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51.2.4 (2007-07-06)
6- Support for swap with UUID on VMWare ESX 3 at least with dumpuuid (Bruno Cornec)
7- Fix a problem in directory link handling in mindi seen on gentoo64 (Francesco Talamona/Bruno Cornec)
8- Add README.proliant to document Virtual Media usage (Bruno Cornec)
9- Add support for megaraid_sas (Daniel Hill/Bruno Cornec)
10- No more acpi=off by default during restore (Bruno Cornec)
11- /var/cache/mindi now useed by default for mindi images (Bruno Cornec)
12- Add support for LSI SAS1064E (Brandon Poyner/Bruno Cornec)
13- Fix a bug on the MODULE variable and grep -F usage with spaces. (Bruno Cornec)
14- Fix Virtual media usage (Patrick Albert)
15- Improve VMWare ESX support (Bruno Cornec)
16- Fix a x86_64 bug (Bruno Cornec)
17- MINDI_TMP now used in analyze-my-lvm (Bruno Cornec)
18- Fx bugs for optimised libs (Debian, Centos/RHEL5) (Brandon Poyner/Andree Leidenfrost/Bruno Cornec)
19- Remove a hack for x86_64 in spec file due to a RH bug (Bruno Cornec)
20- Remove all support for mindi.conf for 2.2.x branch (Bruno Cornec)
21- Gentoo support improvements (kernel, kbd, deps, ...) (Francesco Talamona/Bruno Cornec)
22- parted is required by mindi (Francesco Talamona/Bruno Cornec)
23- Add support for i2o (Fix #165) (Bruno Cornec)
24- Now supports USB keyboard/mouse at restore time better (Bruno Cornec)
25- Support for HP xw9300 NIC (forcedeth) added (Bruno Cornec)
26- Improved log at restore time (Bruno Cornec)
27- Add support for 3w-9xxx 3w_9xxx (Fix #163) (Bruno Cornec)
28- Fix a bug where mondorestore.log was truncated (Bruno Cornec)
29- Fix a Debian packaging bug for good (#142 and #126)
30- Removes some now unnecessary commands concerning /root/images/mindi. (Andree Leidenfrost)
31- Support of Debian optimised libraries in /lib/i686/cmov (Andree Leidenfrost)
32- lsmod usage replaced by /proc/modules and a MODULES variable (Andree Leidenfrost/Bruno Cornec)
33- Fix a fedora build bug for /etc/mindi (Bruno Cornec)
351.2.3 (2007-04-26)
36- FORCE_MODS variable to support additional modules at will (Bruno Cornec)
37- Better log file content in mondoarchive.log from the copy of the mindi log (Bruno Cornec)
38- Stricter POSIX compliance for mindi to allow usage with dash on Ubuntu (Fix for #154)
401.2.2 (2007-04-16)
41- Add support for new megaraid driver (HP NetServers with 2.6) (P.C.J.G.Brunier)
42- Add support for adpahci (Proliant DL 140 G3 - SATA) (Abhijit Das/Bruno Cornec)
43- Mindi log file is now added to mondoarchive log file to ease debug (Bruno Cornec)
44- Suppress losetup usage in start-nfs (unreliable and doesn't work with QEMU (Bruno Cornec)
45- Fix a bug where losetup is called with only one parameter (#140) (Bruno Cornec)
46- Fix a bug on NFS in FC6 - fscache module needed (Bruno Cornec)
47- Add build support for Mandriva 2007.1, RREL 5 and Debian 4.0 (Bruno Cornec)
48- Fix a bug for FC6 where the boot disk size was again insufficient (Rene Ribaud/Bruno Cornec)
49- On CentOS 4.4 mdrun isn't available anymore so init should use mdadm instead (Momtchil Momtchev/Bruno Cornec)
50- Add support for raid456 driver (Mark Nienberg/Bruno Cornec)
51- Add the DENY_MODS variable in mindi allowing to describes modules that you don't want to include as part of the restore boot environment (HP Open Call OCMP e.g; needs it) (Bruno Cornec)
52- Add GetInitrdFilesystemToUse function to support initramfs type of initrd (SuSE 10.2/Debian 3.x/FC 6/...) (Andree Leidenfrost)
53- Fix a bug for ia64 in kernel reference in elilo.conf (Andree Leidenfrost)
54- Check that /boot/efi is mounted on ia64 (Andree Leidenfrost)
55- Protect some rm -rf to avoid raw removals (Bruno Cornec)
56- Better messages for analyze-my-lvm (Bruno Cornec)
57- Add support for newer Qlogic drivers (qla2300 & 2400), mpt, dm and ohci (Josef Jetzinger/Bruno Cornec)
58- Fix a bug in mindi for the FAILSAFE support (Scott Cummings)
59- PATH fixed for init in restore (/usr/games added for petris) (Andree Leidenfrost)
60- Fiw a bug where restore failing because no archive files are found when -G is used (Andree Leidenfrost)
61- /media is now completely excluded as per StandardsCompliance (Bruno Cornec)
631.2.1 (2006-12-23)
64- mindi now supports a configuration file (Bruno Cornec)
65- Fix again support for LABEL on swap partitions (Bruno Cornec)
66- mindi now prints mindi-busybox version (Bruno Cornec)
67- mindi now supports gzip compression format (#113) (Bruno Cornec)
68- Inline code of some useless functions for readability (Bruno Cornec)
69- Add support for nvidia and ahci drivers (Bruno Cornec)
70- Remove wrong full path name for cut (Matija Nalis/Bruno Cornec)
71- UUID support (Bruno Cornec)
72- Cleaner messages generated on screen (with defaults) and in logs (Bruno Cornec)
73- First use of a configuration file with mindi to permit variable to be overwritten (Bruno Cornec)
74- All temporary files are now under MINDI_TMP, unique dir under /tmp by default and not removed when called by mondo (Bruno Cornec)
75- All generated files are now under CACHE_LOC, /var/cache/mindi by default (Bruno Cornec)
76- Fix bug #100 where the temporary dir could be removed and be /home (Matija Nalis/Bruno Cornec)
77- Should now work correctly under x86_64 distributions (Bruno Cornec)
78- Fix a blocking bug in mindi where a " was misplaced (Bruno Cornec)
79- New MindiExit function called everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
80- TAG is now per package (Bruno Cornec)
81- Add CentOS build support (Andy Wright/Bruno Cornec)
82- Removal of grep -w|-x during restore as not supported by busybox fixes bug #101 (Alfred Chua/Bruno Cornec)
83- init now reports the mindi version when executed (Bruno Cornec)
851.2.0 (2006-10-04)
86- busybox is now a separate package and binaries are not provided anymore in mindi - Fix #37 (Bruno Cornec)
87- deplist.txt adapted to use more busybox modules (Bruno Cornec)
88- start-nfs now exports variables taken from PXE command line to mondo to override parameters during archiving - Fix bug #21 (Bruno Cornec)
89- Fix for bug #71 mindi now works correctly on x86_64 (Brendan Bouffler/Bruno Cornec)
90- ReadAllLink function added to mindi and 3 older functions suppressed + use of readlink where useful (Bruno Cornec)
91- Other fixes for labelled swap support (Michael Shapiro/Bruno Cornec)
92- Fix for bug #4 (B. Baumer)
93- Fix PXE documentation (Brendan Bouffler)
94- Attempt to fix bug #25 - bonding support (Michael Shapiro/Bruno Cornec)
95- Write start and finish time to log - Fix bug #33 (Bruno Cornec)
96- Fix for bug #46 (Klaus Ade Johnstad)
981.0.9 (2006-08-05)
99- Fix for bug #22 RHEL4 + LVM + LABEL support (Bruno Cornec)
100- Fix for bug #8 keyboard support incorrect (Bruno Cornec)
101- New NFS/PXE support. start-nfs is now a fixed script. Allow more possibilities at restore time (Bruno Cornec)
102- new global variables + Bug fixes for LVM (Bruno Cornec)
103- SuSE RPMS now use bzip2 (Lars Rupp/Bruno Cornec)
104- Fix a bug for filesystems with LABEL in fstab not mounted (Bruno Cornec)
105- Qlogic 2300 and 2200 are now supported (Bruno Cornec)
106- Use busybox 1.1.3 for net part (Bruno Cornec)
107- Fix various screen corruption for 'Configure LVM' (Andree Leidenfrost)
108- Fix Adaptec Zero-Channel RAID Cards support bug #6455 (Bruno Cornec)
109- Fix a bug with redhat_label not initialized in the loop systematically
110(Anthony P. Machon/Bruno Cornec)
111- nfsmount option added to allow redeployment from another NFS server (Bruno Cornec)
112- Replaced all occurrences of egrep with 'grep -E' and of fgrep with 'grep -F' (Andree Leidenfrost)
113- Fix a bug in analyze-my-lvm for RHEL3 where vgdisplay prints an additional
114field sometimes (#) ( Cornec)
115- Deal properly with LVM tool lvmiopversion and with lvmcreate_initrd and pvdata - fixes [[debianBTS(351687)]] (Andree Leidenfrost)
116- Handle the format /dev/mapper/<VG>-<LV> for LVM devices - fix for [[debianBTS(362926)]] (Andree Leidenfrost)
1181.0.8-3 (2006-06-07)
119- exec-shield removed for mindi (Bruno Cornec)
120- Fix a bug for ia64 build in mindi where locallib was undefined (Bruno Cornec)
121- Fix a bug for SuSE and Debian where $dfam was used in (Bruno Cornec)
122- Make the init script mdadm-aware (Andree Leidenfrost)
1241.0.8-2 (2006-06-02)
125- Fix bugs in the swap+LABEL code found on rhel4 (Peter Naber/Bruno Cornec)
126- PXE mode now supports change of NIC for redeployment (Bruno Cornec)
1281.0.8-1 (2006-05-25)
129- new build process (Bruno Cornec)
130- Fix a bug when a disk less than 2.8 MB can be built, to include enough modules to support SCSI cds (Bruno Cornec)
131- Fix a bug in .spec for RPM build (%attr now unused) (Bruno Cornec)
132- Add support for LABEL on swap partitions (Michel Loiseleur + Julien Pinon)
133- Attempt to fix bug 6827 (addition of a script for busybox udhcpc to support pxe/dhcp restore) (Bruno Cornec)
134- support of dm and LVM v2 (Andree Leidenfrost)
135- analyze-my-lvm is under $MINDI_LIB (Andree Leidenfrost)
136- Fix a bug introduced by trying to avoid an error message when modprobe.d doesn't exist (Johannes Franken)
137- Fix for Bug #6975 (/net is now excluded from kernel search location) (Bruno Cornec)
138- Allow 5670 MB fllopy disks for lilo as well (Bruno Cornec)
139- Add missing net modules (Klaus Ade Johnstad)
1411.0.7 (2006-03-10)
142- Fix issue for 2.6 kernels with VIA chipsets (Andree Leidenfrost)
143- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds (Bruno Cornec)
144- init revamped (removed unnecessary second general module loading phase, start NFS appropriately depending on PXE or simple NFS) (Andree Leidenfrost)
145- Changed module 'nfsacl' to 'nfs_acl' (Andree Leidenfrost)
146- Mindi/DiskSize is gone (Bruno Cornec)
147- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
148- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
149- Bug fix for chown in (JeffS)
150- CHANGES renamed also in now (Bruno Cornec)
151- rpmlint cleanups
152- Get mindi to look for analyze-my-lvm in it's library directory MINDI_LIB (See also [[debianBTS(351446)]].)
153- mindi only deletes freshly created 1440kb images in case of error (See also [[debianBTS(348966)]].) (Andree Leidenfrost)
154- try standard grub-install in grub-MR restore script before trying anything fancy (Andree Leidenfrost)
155- busybox mount should be called with -o ro for PXE (Make RHEL 3 works in PXE
156with a 2.6 failsafe kernel now available) (Bruno Cornec)
157- Fix mindi for 2.6 Failsafe support (Bruno Cornec)
158- mindi now depends on grep >= 2.5 (for -m option) (Marco Puggelli/Bruno Cornec)
159- Fix a bug in LVM context for RHEL4 in GetValueFromField (Rémi Bondoin/Bruno Cornec)
160- New RPM Build environement (Bruno Cornec)
161- mindi now supports x86_64 natively (Bruno Cornec)
162- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds (Bruno Cornec)
1641.06 (2005-12-23)
165- mindi manpage added (Andree Leidenfrost)
166- clean up remaining mount points, mindi.err at the end (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
167- fix bugs for SuSE distro around tar, tr and find arguments order (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
168- new version used for better PXE support (Bruno Cornec)
169- USB keyboard support (Bruno Cornec)
170- -p should now work with ISO/PXE/NFS modes (Bruno Cornec)
171- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance) (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
172- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball) (Bruno Cornec)
173- install script rewritten and used for RPM build, with new layout (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
174- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
175- use MONDO_LIB exported by mondoarchive instead of MONDO_HOME guessed (Bruno Cornec)
176- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0, mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
177- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
178- VMPlayer support
179- Code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements (Wolfgang Rosenauer/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec
180- New switches for PXE mode (ping & ipconf, Cf README.pxe) (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
181- mindi-kernel added to SVN (Bruno Cornec)
1831.05 (2005-11-19)
184- Bug fix for ldd output incorrectly handled, leading to "grep not found" error (Andree Leidenfrost)
185- NFS now works in interactive mode, and nolock problems are solve (Andree Leidenfrost)
186- IA-64 support is now working for rhel 3 (Bruno Cornec)
187- add MINDI_CONF to the mindi LOGFILE (Philippe De Muyter)
188- Speed up fdisk'ing dev/ida raid devices (Philippe De Muyter)
1901.04 (2005-05-03)
191- support exec-shield
192- added 'ide-generic' module to IDE modules in mindi to ensure that kernels with fully modularised IDE sub-system boot
193- rewrote script 'wait-for-petris' to ensure that petris actually starts and can be restarted reliably
194- fixed syntax error in mindi where a wrong delimiter is used in and sed call when processing file '/etc/'
195- removed '#!/bin/bash' from file 'rootfs/etc/bashrc' (bashrc get sourced, not executed)
196- removed executable flag from:
197- 'rootfs/etc/'
198- 'rootfs/root/.profile'
2001.03 (2004-09-29)
201- better support of SLES 8
2031.02 (2004-07-21)
204- better kernel-level logging
205- added ACL, xattr binaries to deplist.txt
206- fixed obscure bug which occasionally stopped mindi from correctly finding and documenting all LVM2 LVM-on-RAID volumes
2081.01 (2004-06-21)
209- added ide_tape and other modules to mindi's config detection
210- unmount errant ramdisk ($mtpt) if fail to create boot floppy
211- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
2131.00 (2004-06-18)
214- first 1.0x release
215- catch Ctrl-Alt-Del; trigger soft reset
216- better support of SuSE 9.1
217- added mdadm to deplist.txt
218- better detection of multiple Mindis (Martin Fürstenau)
219- don't complain if just a Mindi boot CD & not a platform for Mondo
220- updated busybox to 1.0.0pre10
221- removed uClibc
222- add memtest support
223- 2.6 kernel support
224- removed Embleer files (Andree Leidenfrost)
225- LVM v2 support for 2.6 (Takeru Komoriya)
226- added kernel-only floppy support, to accommodate really big kernels
227- updated+rebuilt busybox
228- added star support
229- mount /sys at boot-time
230- better 64-bit and 2.6 kernel support
231- better LVM, failsafe kernel support (Jim Richard)
232- use LILO, not raw kernel, on 1.4MB boot floppy
233- record names of unsaved modules for future reference
234- enlarged ramdisk by 8MB
236v0.95 (2004-03-25)
237- changed some '==' to '=' --- now more RH6-friendly
238- allow absolute pathnames again in deplist
239- disable multifunc cd thing
240- better Gentoo support (Bill)
241- better OnStream support
242- better Slackware support (Laurenz)
243- added partimagehack-static to deplist.txt
244- recompiled Busybox - 10k smaller, better stack-handling
245- fixed boot screen typo
246- added support for 'auto' fs format
247- better devfs support for Mandrake users
248- better Debian+LVM support (Ralph Grewe)
249- updated analyze-my-lvm to handle floating-point gigabyte -L values
251v0.94 (2003-09-24)
252- altered rootfs's /dev entry to stop cvs from becoming confused
254- added multi-function CD support to mindi and sbin/post-init
255- re-mount root as rw just in case
256- ask user to remove last data (floppy) disk if nec. (Tom Mortell)
257- added support for 5th column in mountlist.txt for labels
258- added symlinks.tgz
259- suppress erroneous error messages re: failsafe kernel
261v0.93 (2003-06-04)
262- added cciss.o to SCSI_MODS
263- if format type is (e.g.) ext3,ext2 then use 1st entry
264- re-enabled fsck*
265- if cciss in use then enable it at boot-time
266- added /dev/ataraid/* to boot disk via ataraid.tgz (Luc S.)
267- better ISO support
268- tweaked mindi to use 10-15% fewer floppies
269- added RUN_AFTER_INITIAL_BOOT_PHASE var at start of Mindi, which user may use to force Mindi to run command before bootstrapping to aux data disks or CD - e.g. 'echo engage > /proc/scsi/something'
270- allow for Debian & other Stiefkinder that use 'none', not 'swap' as the mountpoint of the swap partition
271- removed afio dependency
272- added RUN_AFTER_BOOT_PHASE_COMPLETE to let user specify a command to be run by Mindi after it boots but before it runs mondorestore
273- re-worked and tarball not to use tgz's
274- cleared up the boot msg
275- updated busybox to 0.60.5; updated uClibc to 0.9.19
276- add #!/bin/sh to start of insert-all-my-modules
277- fixed obscure bug in install-additional-tools
278- change grep -m1 to grep | head -n1, for Debian users
279- moved lib.tar.bz2 and vmlinuz to mindi-kernel tarball/rpm
281v0.92 (2003-05-04)
282- fixed LVM/RAID bugs (Brian Borgeson)
283- if bad lilo, give more verbose error before quitting
284- added mt and perl to deplist.txt
285- insmod ide-cd, cdrom, isofs, just in case
286- boot-time tmpfs ramdisk is now 40m (was 34m)
287- cleaned up logs
288- iso mode now calls Interactive
289- make SizeOfPartition() more Debian-friendly (Andree Leidenfrost)
290- clean up some calls to grep, esp. partition_mountpt=...
291- corrected some bashisms, to suit Debian ped- er, users
292- made first line refer to bash, not sh, to make sure the Debian people know Mindi requires bash, not hs
293- changed grep -v "#" and grep -vx "#.*" to grep -vx " *#.*"
294- disabled code which would make Mindi use sfdisk instead of fdisk if it looked as if Debian's fdisk would misbehave
296v0.91 (2003-04-04)
297- updated ResolveSoftlinks() to work better with b0rkn Gentoo devfs /dev
298- patched analyze-my-lvm (Benjamin Mampaey)
299- detect built-in boot.b files in lilo
300- return w/err, don't abort, if Matt Nelson's RH8 system is farked
301- better at finding isolinux.bin
302- better at analyzing dependencies when running on broken distributions
303- try harder to boot from CD, even if tape fails
304- added ADDITIONAL_BOOT_PARAMS to be sent to kernel
305- better resolution of relative softlinks, leading to fewer duplicates on data disks and therefore fewer data disks
306- detect Debian+devfs; use sfdisk instead of fdisk in that eventuality, to work around yet another of Debian's warts
307- removed /lib/libuuid.* from rootfs.tgz
308- fixed vi
309- mindi now uses gawk --traditional (making gawk behave in a functionally identical way to awk) - PASS; great, so now Debian needs to fix its awk :)
310- removed / from list of dirs accessed when trying to resolve deplist entry
311- spinner bugfix; handle odd LABELs properly (Tom Mortell)
313v0.90 (2002-12-08)
314- new stable branch
315- EXTRA_SPACE=16384
316- fixed deplist.txt
318v0.72 (2002-12-02)
319- misc code clean-ups
320- save boot device's boot sector
321- detect and beware Compaq diagnostic partitions
322- better handling of devfs V non-devfs kernels and boot devs
323- trimmed to busybox 0.60.3 binary on boot disk
324- mindi now resides in /usr/local/bin
325- removed lilo from dependencies
326- more Gentoo-friendly
328v0.71 (2002-11-17)
329- if your kernel's builddate doesn't match any of the kernels in your /boot directory then fudge the issue & find the closest match (*grumble* Debian)
330- scan tape & CD at start, to force inclusion of modules on boot device
331- double EXTRA_SPACE if >7 disks
332- slimmer, more lithesome logfile
333- now accepts --findkernel
334- line 1982 - dd count=24000 should be count=$ramdisksize (Andras Korn)
335- better handling of non-Linux partitions on DevFS-enabled kernels
336- fixed Debian/ramdisksize/bloat problem (Johannes Franken)
337- fixed 2.4.20/fdisk eccentricity (Alistair Stevens)
338- updated kernel to 2.4.18-mdk6
339- generate mountlist in dev-abetical order ;)
340- fixed minor bug in .spec file
341- better at finding /boot/boot.b if your distro breaks the de facto standard
342- fixed minor bug in MakeMountlist
343- fixed
344- cleaned up deplist.txt
345- added rudimentary -v / -version flag
346- line 1180 or so --- duplicate mindi.iso entires --- fixed
347- added /bin/[ - a softlink to /bin/sh
348- ListAllPartitions() - sanity fix (KP)
349- fixed .spec bug
350- better feedback
351- added Markus's RAID patch
352- ListAllPartitions() - include /mnt/win* (Hugo)
354v0.70 (2002-09-08)
355- better logging by dependency-calculating code
356- better handling of dependencies, specifically softlinks
357- if called by mondo then use mondo's temp dir as our temp dir too
358- changed gawk to $AWK in a few places, to allow for Debian
359- added host* config files to deplist
360- added tftp, ifconfig to busybox
361- added RPC support to uClibc
362- cleaned up creation of Mondo-Mindi configuration file
363- fixed bug in TryToFindKernelPath which stopped it from handling multiple, same-version kernels gracefully
364- cleaned up deplist.txt
365- receive 'DIFFERENTIAL' variable from Mondo
366- better Debian compatibility, esp. w/detection of ver# (Hector Alvarez)
367- better devfs support; call fgrep in places instead of grep (Andrew Korn)
368- fixed analyze-my-lvm (Ralph Gruwe)
370v0.65-1 (2002-07-14)
371- moved 50K of stuff from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
372- added x11-tools.tgz option
373- updated /dev/console and /dev/tty0 (Paul Stevens)
374- cleaned up /mnt/groovy-stuff V /tmp/tmpfs code
375- catch sigint, sighup, etc.
376- fixed LILO-related message.txt mistake
377- .spec file clean-up; automation; config file (Carl Wilhem Soderstrom)
379v0.64-1 (2002-07-13)
380- fixed RH7.3 readonly bug
381- improved nfs config file creation
382- search more locations for isolinux.bin
383- added isonuke option
384- faster data disk creation
385- better DevFS support (Hector Alvarez, DuckX)
386- nfs-related fix (Hans Lie)
387- abort if vfat filesystem present but mkfs.vfat missing
388- removed softlink to pico
389- allow Mondo to say no compression will be used
390- added [ to ramdisk
391- tar data disks with -b [block size] of 32k
392- don't autoboot to 'RESTORE' screen - it's scary!
393- let user choose lilo or syslinux as boot loader
394- added syslinux support
395- cleaned up message screens
397v0.63-7 (2002-06-04)
398- improved logging
400v0.63-6 (2002-06-02)
401- sped it up a bit
402- fixed ISO creation bug
404v0.63-5 (2002-05-22)
405- fixed RAID mountlist bug (Daniel Grandjean)
406- better at German kbd support (Klaus Guntermann)
407- no longer abort if MONDO_PATH cannot be discerned
408- updated .spec file (Jesse Keating)
410v0.63-4 (2002-05-06)
411- added less.bin to deplist.txt
412- copy mondo-restore.cfg configuration file to /var/cache/mondo-archive
413- increased EXTRA_SPACE to 16384
414- fixed bug in -H (RESTORE) function
416v0.63-2 (2002-04-25)
417- added mkdir -p to fix mountlist.txt-copying bug (Bruno Vidal)
418- made sure mindi.iso (for tape users) copies kernel to [cd dir]/vmlinuz
420v0.63 (2002-04-23)
421- minor cosmetic improvements
422- improved homedir-locating code
423- make sure the kernel is copied to [cd build dir]/vmlinuz
425v0.62 (2002-04-08)
426- keep certain /dev directories compressed until boot-time, to allow Mindi to support larger kernels
427- cleaned up logging a lot
428- better detection of the kernel currently in use
429- added /dev/nst* to ramdisk
430- amend isolinux.cfg to specify the correct ramdisk size
432v0.60 (2002-03-31)
433- bootable CD's now use ISOLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
434- abort if isolinux not found
435- abort if multiple copies of Mindi found lying around
436- include mountlist.txt in ramdisk
438v0.59 (2002-03-21)
439- change sbin/init's Die() function (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
440- improve friendliness of kernel-related warning msg (Andy Glass)
441- added s/w switch re: making floppies (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
443v0.58-r7 (2002-03-10)
444- excluded two unused vars (Carl Soderstrom)
446v0.58-r6 (2002-03-03)
447- reassemble large data/library files who have older 'mv' code which doesn't like to overwrite symlinks - affects older RH+Slack systems (Andrew Bulhak)
448- call /usr/bin/logger, not 'logger', in LogIt()
449- run chmod 755 `which start-nfs` before running start-nfs
451v0.58-r5 (2002-02-24)
452- pathname problem fixed (Fred Feirtag)
453- patch to Debianize mindi a bit (H�tor Garc� �varez)
454- removed mondo-manual.html
455- moved /dev/{cciss,ida,rd} from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
456- cleaned up the refs to analyze-my-lvm a bit (Hugo)
457- sped up disk-creation by 20-30%
458- make sure mondo-restore.cfg is on data disk as well as boot disk
459- added support for -C (cdstream) mode
461v0.58-r4 (2002-02-18)
462- quash error if /opt not found
463- use /tmp/groovy-stuff instead of /mnt/groovy-stuff for handling data disks and their contents, for tape users
465v0.58-r3 (2002-02-17)
466- misc enhancements
467- uses self-resizing ramdisk (tmpfs) for /tmp
468- allows Mondo to exclude certain devices from mountlist
469- incorporated .spec patch (Ian Kent)
470- replaced &> /dev/null with > /dev/null 2> /dev/null
471- added vi to busybox again
473v0.58-r2 (2002-02-11)
474- fixed errant tar warning
475- replaced libc5 with uClibc
476- compiled busybox and open against uClibc
477- moved minor scripts+tools from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
478- Mindi can now accommodate a kernel of up to 1290KB in size
479- no longer insists on cdrecord being present
481v0.58 (2002-02-10)
482- more pointed error messages
483- fixed silly 'cp' error (Markus Marquardt)
484- use type C's embleer file for type B Windows partitions
485- increased EXTRA_SPACE from 4096 to 8192
486- cosmetic bugfixes
487- nfs users boot into nfs options by default
489v0.57 (2002-02-05)
490- abort if mounted partition is specified as an imagedev
491- understand 'FAILSAFE' as kernel alternative
492- added analyze-my-lvm to tools available thru PATH
493- better discovery of locale and keymap file (Claude Mah�
494- compatible with 1.2x and the new 1.38+ stuff
495- better 'bug-me' script (Troff)
497v0.56 (2002-02-01)
498- compatible with Mondo v1.5x devel branch
499- mindi's softlink now goes in /usr/sbin; was /usr/bin
500- include nfs.o, nfsd.o, lockd.o and sunrpc.o on data disks if available
501- patched .spec file to make it easier to change installdir (Ian Mortimer)
502- updated README
503- moved many global vars to start of script
504- better at finding US kbd maps
505- migrating to a single configuration file, /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg, for Mondo users; file is not in use yet but is there for future expansion
507v0.55 (2002-01-28)
508- MINDI_HOME and MONDO_HOME defined at start of each source file, making it easier to relocate Mindi and Mondo if desired
509- tries to mount /dev/hd[a-h] at boot-time, looking for CD-ROM; was hd[a-d]
510- re-enabled the msg asking user to upgrade LILO if v21.6
511- Lin/Win users are much, _much_ less likely to run out of disk space now when restoring from backups (Carlos Molina)
512- patch from Andrej Borsenkow to help w/Mandrake 8.1
513- disabled ramdisk free space checker (some distros don't like it)
515v0.54 (2002-01-25)
516- don't abort if kernel is too big for 1.72MB floppy
517- better handling of eccentric distros and their keybd layouts
518- cosmetic fixes
519- sprinkled comments liberally inside deplist.txt
520- added gawk and awk to deplist
521- lilo has been added to .spec file
522- changed a couple of FatalError()'s to Die()'s
523- better TurboLinux 7 / LVM compatibility
525v0.53 (2002-01-20)
526- better support of non-Red Hat, non-Debian keyboard resource files
527- cleaned up /sbin/init's output
528- replaced libc5 mount with user's own 'mount'
529- updated embleer.C.bz2
530- missing /dev/hdb2 found & replaced (thanks, Troff)
531- populated /dev/rd and /dev/ida on ramdisk (Michael Eisenberg)
532- improved SizeOfPartition() function
533- improved TryToFindKernelPath() function
534- don't offer NFS users Nuke Mode
535- finds and uses lilo.real if user is using Debian, a distro which installs a shell script where the lilo executable should go
536- improved support for XFS users who opt to use failsafe kernel
537- uses user's lsmod, depmod, insmod, etc.
538- fixed freeze-up resulting from missing 'cat $mappath' command
539- mount tmpfs at /tmp/tmpfs for mondo-restore's benefit
540- try to create /dev/fd0u1722 if it is missing from /dev
541- added .spec file to tarball
543v0.52-2 (2002-01-10)
544- fixed a bug in the handling of non-English keyboard maps
545- force failsafe kernel to provide reiserfs.o, xfs.o, jfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o and loop.o at boot-time, just in case
546- added /dev/sr[0-3] devices
547- copy LAST_FILELIST_NUMBER to /tmp, for compatibility with Mondo v1.3x
548- incorporates NFS-related settings, if supplied by Mondo v1.3x
549- replace busybox's mount with standard libc5 mount ater restoring tools from floppies: NFS mounting requires full mount
550- always make mindi.iso
552v0.52-1 (2002-01-06)
553- ramdisk's size has been tweaked
554- if script 'bootstrap' is found at boot-time then execute it
555- use tty8 to show mondo's output log
556- use tty7 to offer a game of Petris (if it exists on disk)
557- be sure to use i386-only keymaps
558- if LILO's "/tmp/dev.0" error occurs then abort & tell user to reboot
559- /sbin and /usr/sbin added temporarily to PATH when Mindi runs
560- if Mondo asks then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
561- if Mondo's tmpdir has post-nuke.tgz in it then extract it and incorporate its files in the data disks
562- losetup /dev/loop0 -d before calling LILO (Norm Crowfoot)
563- if keyboard mapping dir (usu. /lib/kbd or /usr/lib/kbd) cannot be found then don't abort; simply tell the user the default keyboard mapping will be used
564- added /dev/hd[a,b,c,d][17-24] to the rootfs tarball
565- won't use LILO's optimizations when creating boot floppy; however, optimizations are used on CD unless --broken-bios in call to Mondo
566- won't write data disks to start of tape; lets Mondo do that
567- tweaked how Mindi moves all.tar.gz around, to make it more Mondo-friendly
568- tweaked Mindi's disk-splitter
569- user must unmount /dev/loop0 before calling Mindi: LILO insists...
570- added NFS-related entries to deplist.txt
571- if not called by Mondo then don't let user choose Interactive/Nuke/ whatever; just offer Expert
573v0.51-1 (2001-12-25)
574- removed libm.* from rootfs.tgz
575- replaced sh with busybox's ash
576- upgraded busybox to 0.60-2; pared it down, too
577- include tape-related modules on boot disk, if backing up to tape
578- creates a tape-friendly tarball containing tools+modules
579- reassembly of tools+libraries is more reliable now
580- streamlined deplist.txt
581- give user their localized keyboard layout at boot-time
582- fix some cosmetic bugs
584v0.50-4 (2001-12-19)
585- log Mindi's version# in the event of a fatal error
586- make Mindi's boot-time output more esthetically pleasing
587- if filesystem is type 'image', according to Mondo, then in filelist its partition type will be listed as the hexadecimal string (e.g. 'b', '83', etc.) and the partition mountpoint will be 'image'
589v0.50-2 (2001-12-15)
590- support for newer features in Mondo v1.3x
592v0.50-1 (2001-12-14)
593- correctly lists RAID constituent partitions in mountlist
594- breaks compatibility with Mondo v1.2x
595- if user's fstab has weird line(s) then ignore; don't abort
596- working on CDROM_MODS, trying to make it work on Stewart Charnell's hardware setup
597- cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-init a bit
599v0.48-2 (2001-12-09)
600- when insmod'g modules from ramdisk's root dir, use 'ls /*.o*' (was 'ls /*.*') to find them
601- if RAID controller(s) are detected then pause for 10s to let them intialize by themselves (some 3ware RAID controllers require this)
602- cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-ini; the former now controls initialization of hardware, drivers, tools, etc. and the latter runs mondo-restore if it exists
603- better detection of and compatibility with SCSI CD-ROM drives
604- chopsize is now 64KB; was 128KB
605- cleaned up mindi's logging
607v0.48-1 (2001-12-08)
608- better logging of find-and-mount-cdrom's progress (to /tmp/mondo-restore.log)
609- somehow, lilo was re-enabled in deplist.txt; DISABLED (again *g*)
610- added 'linear' to the list of modules Mindi always backs up
611- if called by Mondo then pass the name & device of the user's boot loader to the restore phase, by copying BOOTLOADER.* to the ramdisk
612- if loading from floppies then try to mount CD-ROM a 2nd time after extracting files from data floppies, just in case user is a CD user who couldn't get their CD-ROM drive to work initially
613- added fix to make sure /root/images/mindi is created (Charlie Root)
614- aware of 'iso' boot mode, for future expansion
616v0.47 (2001-12-04)
617- added /dev/cdrom/cdrom[1-4] to the devices automatically excluded from mountlist.txt
618- added '-f-' to the end of most tar commands, to see if it fixes a bug in some obscure Debian distros
619- added network-related dependencies to deplist.txt
620- if called by Mondo then don't write floppy images to disks; let Mondo do that: less irritating for user
621- if called by Mondo then do some clever tricks to add mondo-restore and its dependencies (mondo-restore is now a dynamic executable)
622- finally gotten klogd to squelch echoing of kernel msgs to console
624v0.46 (2001-11-29)
625- finally fixed that 'lib/modules/2.4.12-xfs not found' bug! :-D
626- cosmetic changes and minor bugfixes
627- excluded lilo.conf and lilo from deplist.txt; use user's copy instead
628- if your fstab mentions a RAID partition but your raidtab doesn't then Mindi will terminate in a sane manner with a sane error message
629- fixed a bug in bug-me (heh, how ironic)
630- include and run (sys)klogd to try to pipe kernel msgs to logfile
631- call hdparm to speed up access to CD-ROM drive
633v0.45 (2001-11-15)
634- disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
635- include /etc/fstab in logfile
636- removed lzop.* from aux-tools; should come from user's distro anyway
637- tweaked data disk size and data disk formatting command
638- make ISO bootable image (as well as floppies) when backing up to tape
639- copy boot images (floppy + CD) from temp dir to /root/images/mindi after making them, just in case the user wants them later
640- added md5sum to deplist.txt
641- added pico->vi softlink to ramdisk
642- in the ramdisk's /etc/bashrc, added /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/sbin to the PATH= command
643- call insert-all-modules as background task; pause 3 seconds after calling it, before proceeding <--- /sbin/init
644- call to devfs has been moved to before call to post-init
645- added 'md5sum -> busybox' softlink
646- Mindi now uses busybox's printf, md5sum, mount, umount, vi ...NB: I said, 'vi' :-) Now you have an editor again! :-)
647- added lilo.real to deplist.txt, to allow for Debian's evil new distro
648- added lzop to deplist.txt
649- no longer including lzop in Mindi's tarball / RPM
650- improved Mindi's error-reporting a little bit
651- changed deplist.txt's /etc/* to just *
652- restructured the calls in /sbin/post-init that reinitialize the LVM and RAID modules
653- if mkfs.ext2 is not in PATH then abort
654- Mindi uses a 'filename cache' to speed itself up at run-time (Jean-David Marrow)
655- Red Hat 7.2 uses a weird /etc/; I've worked around it...
656- tested with Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2
658v0.44 (2001-10-28)
659- at boot-time, activate LV's if they exist
660- restructured deplist.txt a bit (cosmetic change)
661- re-enabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
662- analyze-my-lvm fails gracefully if you're not using LVM but inserted the module anyway
664v0.43 (2001-10-21)
665- made Mindi work with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
666- if mkisofs is not found, say so; don't just say, 'an error occurred while I was trying to make an ISO image'
667- when formatting and writing floppies, if /dev/fd0's size is indeterminable then I'll use /dev/fd0H1440 instead
668- make sure xfs.o, jfs.o, reiserfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o modules are backed up (if they exist) to boot disks
669- fixed a silly bug that stopped Mindi from handling its own modules properly; only affects newbie users with broken kernels (i.e. the very people that Mindi's failsafe kernel was meant to help!)
670- added lzop (Marcus Oberhumer's file compressor) to aux-tools.tgz
671- added Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch; if user uses the switch (i.e. '--cd-recovery yes') then the CD will boot to a screen that pauses until the user types RESTORE; then, it will enter Nuke Mode
672- added Stephan Zegherd's "superformat" patch
673- failsafe kernel is now 2.4.12 with XFS, JFS and lots of SCSI modules; the addition of XFS and extensive SCSI support will increase the size of Mindi's RPM / tarball significantly but I think it's worth it
674- at boot-time, find out whether there are any RAID partitions; and if there are, whether they are 'started' yet; if not, run raidstart to start them at boot-time, before user can try to mount anything
675- Mindi's failsafe kernel & modules are handled more elegantly now; if you have raid1.o, scsi.o, etc. loaded at backup-time then Mindi finds its corresponding modules in its tarball of failsafe modules and stores them so that at boot-time you can do SCSI, RAID, etc.
676- removed gawk, printf from deplist.txt
678v0.42 (2001-10-10)
679- make sure lvm-mod, raid0, raid1 and raid5 modules are backed up
680- added 'you need a ramdisk' to FAQ
681- changed the slice size from 20KB to 64KB; speeds up Mindi by 25% and doesn't have any negative side-effects (...that I can see)
682- when searching for your current kernel version, do not examine a file if it does not exist (it sounds obvious, I know...)
683- when asking user to send me a copy of their log file, point out that it may contain info which they do not want me to see but that they are SOL unless I can actually see their log file
684- fixed a silly bug that would crop up when a Linux-Mandrake 8.1 user would use a devfs-enabled kernel and RAID partitions at the same time
685- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
686- data floppies are now 1.44MB each; boot floppy is still 1.72MB
687- if binutils or libbinutils is not installed, abort
688- fixed a bug which meant that some big files overwrote each other at backup-time and caused library-related problems are boot-time
689- enabled comments ('#') in deplist.txt
690- disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt; user may re-enable the line if s/he wants those tools available at boot-time
691- tested successfully with the following distros - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel
692- better at guessing the size of swap partition
693- drop minix tools from deplist; user can restore them if s/he wants to use the minix filesystem
694- don't backup _all_ cdrom modules (if backing up 'cdrom.o'); be selective! ...minor bug in ListKerneModulePaths has been fixed
695- if the user has two glibc libraries - one in /lib and one in /lib/i686 - then Mindi will re-jig the softlinks so that only the version in /lib is backed up, to save space on the data disks
696- major rewrite of the code that copies the tools and libraries from the data disks; prettier, faster and more stable (and did I mention how kind it is to your hard-working hands?)
697- better handling of crazy libraries and softlinks thereto
698- new boot-time script, 'bug-me', copies user's logs to a floppy and tells him/her to e-mail them to me if mondo-restore aborts
699- ignore kernels named vmlinux (note the 'X'); traditionally, kernels are named vmlinuz (note the 'Z') or something similar
700- no longer backup all modules to CD/tape; just backup the ones loaded at backup-time; this saves boot-time ramdisk space
701- removed all references to LOOPDEVICE
702- LVM is supported (experimental; watch this space...)
703- included a tarball of 'sane' /dev/loop* nodes which will be extracted and added to the boot disk; this helps maintain Mindi's backward- compatibility with non-devfs kernels and distros
704- when copying modules to boot or data disks, uncompress them first if they are gzipped (some distros come with compressed modules)
705- no longer copies all loaded modules to the 2.88 MB El Torito bootable floppy image; instead, it copies FLOPPY_MODS to the 1.72 MB image, CDROM_MODS to the 2.88 MB image, and _all_ modules that were loaded at backup-time to the data disks - supports tape streamers, in conjunction with Mondo
706- uses busybox's sync again; let's see if that breaks anything...
707- if Mondo is backing up to tape streamer then write the tape's size to /tmp/TAPESIZE and the drive's device to /tmp/TAPEDEV-LIVES-HERE on the ramdisk
708- floppy disk modules (ide-floppy.o and floppy.o) now are copied to the ramdisk, whether the user's kernel or the failsafe kernel is being used
710v0.41 (2001-09-28)
711- excluded *.old from the 'boot.b' list when searching for boot.b
712- updated Mindi's own failsafe kernel+modules to v2.4.10
713- added umount to deplist again
714- improved Mindi's support of modular kernels (esp. modular CD-ROM drive and floppy disk drives)
715- don't accuse Linux 2.4.10 users of having a 'buggy kernel'
716- restored the libc5 versions of sync and umount (dropped from deplist but also from busybox)
717- fixed a lot of silly bugs related to incorporating Busybox in Mindi
718- experimental LVM support
719- added 'analyze-my-lvm' script to the tarball; Mindi uses it now
720- able to recognize & record LVM mounts, adding them to the mountlist
721- added the LVM executables (listed in the lvm-0.xx-i386.rpm) to deplist.txt; they won't be added unless you have them and you won't
722 have them unless you're using LVM, so this is not 'bloat' IMO :)
723- added date and sync to deplist again
724- when working on LVM stuff, use 'echo y | pvcreate -ff' (was '..-f')
725- amended format-...-kludge to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between cols checked the fsck.reiserfs is in deplist.txt (yes it is)
726- incorporated busybox 0.60-1; now, Mindi is faster at run-time and smaller at boot-time; you can fit a typical system onto 3 floppies; also, a kernel up to 1MB in size (approx.) can now be accommodated
727- supports kernels that have MODULAR support for CD-ROM's or floppies
728- Mindi copies only the loaded modules to the data disks but it copies _all_ modules to the CD, just in case
729- thanks to busybox your floppy-based Mindi boot disk set should now be able to accommodate a kernel of up to 1MB in size
730- boot into Expert Mode unless boot disk was generated by Mondo
731- exclude all softlinks from list of 'eligible' kernels
732- exclude kernels with 'vmlinux' in their names
733- removed A LOT of files from deplist.txt's dependency list; they are listed in deplist.removed, in case you want to put them back :-)
734- excludes libX11, libXext, libXi, libgtk, libgdk ALWAYS, whether you add them to deplist.txt or not; [cancel this by editing line 485]
735- rewrote AddFileToDir() to make it more efficient (but slower...)
736- strip chaff from binaries; strip comments from bash scripts; strip comments from /etc/termcap
738v0.40 (2001-09-16)
739- if you use a softlink to your CD dev, e.g. /dev/cdrecorder->scd0, then Mindi should handle it properly now (i.e. not bomb out)
740- if you have a large kernel & lots of modules loaded, Mindi will only copy as many modules to the ramdisk as will _fit_ on a ramdisk that will have to go alongside your kernel on a 2.88MB floppy disk
741- if your kernel does not support loopfs, Mindi will say so & abort
742- turned some warnings into fatal errors, to help the user to figure out exactly why Mindi won't work on their kernel
743- changed mke2fs -N24 to -N32, to see if it helps braindead distros
744- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
745- gone back to the old 'insert-my-modules' for now; it's more reliable
746- working on the 'insert-all-my-modules' script, to make it compatible with a wider range of insane distros and kernels
747- dropped the '-c' option from LILO call - removed cdrecord, mkisofs, vi, route and diff from deplist.txt
748- slowed down the 'split data between floppies' routine; made it try harder to squeeze more data onto each floppy
749- excluding nvidia modules from the "insert-all-my-modules" script because it sometimes causes freeze-ups
750- added code to copy your fstab, lilo.conf, etc. to a tarball which, in the event of an error, Mindi will ask the user to e-mail me
752v0.39 (2001-09-08)
753- plays nicely with devfs, so long as your old /dev/hdX, /dev/sdX softlinks are still there :-)
754- if your swap partition isn't mounted, Mindi will decide that it is 125MB; it used to abort but now it just warns & makes a good guess
755- testing the failsafe kernel & associated scripts
756- only use lilo's "-c" option if NOT a 2.88MB floppy disk image
757- copes better with .o, .gz, etc. module suffixes
758- better 'loaded modules / not loaded modules' feedback at boot-time
759- semi-forces isofs and ide-cd (not isofs.o and ide-cd.o); the former will be more compatible with stock kernels - e.g. Red Hat, Mandrake; also added vfat, fat & a few other modules to the list of 'foced'.
760- removed the '-c' switch from the call to LILO (some BIOSes don't like it very much)
761- removed chaff from ramdisk's /etc/login.defs, saving approx 7K
762- format the boot disks with -N 24 (was -N 64)
763- do not insist on CD #1 (at boot-time) if there is no 'CD #' marker
764- amend format-and-kludge-vfat; now, it will not abort if it cannot find its entry in mountlist; it doesn't need to find the entry anyway, except to check that the kludge works (which it does)
765- if user chooses to use Mindi's failsafe 2.4.9 kernel, Mindi will load Mindi's versions of user's modules at boot-time
766- make label-devices-as-necessary log its efforts
767- added e2label and tune2fs to deplist.txt
768- if you boot in Normal Mode, I'll call mondo-restore --interactive instead of just mondo-restore
769- replaced K7-compatible 2.4.7 kernel with a 586-comp'ble 2.4.9 kernel
770- improved the post-run clean-up
771- force the copying/loading of isofs.o and ide-cd.o, which enhances Mindi's support for kernels that have modular CD-ROM support
772- Interactive Mode offers to edit /tmp/mountlist.txt before running mondo-restore (good idea from F. Boon)
773- /dev/hd[e-h]* have been added to the ramdisk
774- disabled Cuckoo and Bootstrap Modes (they weren't doing anything anyway & were probably confusing some users)
775- removed 'edit mountlist?' question (because mondo-restore takes care of that now, via a user-friendly mountlist editor)
776- included a copy of mondo-manual.html
777- only kludge /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1 (if vfat, of course); otherwise, use regular mkfs.vfat
778- use mkfs.dos if mkfs.vfat does not exist
779- moved some scripts from rootfs.tgz to Mondo's restore-scripts.tgz
781v0.38 (2001-08-18)
782- clarified the 'more than one kernel found' comment
783- updated the README to emphasize that the scripts are deprecated
784- when displaying mountlist on screen, make it easier to read
785- changed most 'echo's to 'LogIt()'s; log most screen output to /var/log/mindi.log
786- user can now use a stock 2.4.7 kernel (which comes with Mindi) if the user's distro's kernel isn't right for a boot disk
788v0.37 (2001-08-11) - changed the boot screen a little bit
789- changed the "cannot boot from CD-ROM" message (more informative now)
790- if an 'insmod'ed module cannot be found, warn but don't abort
791- that whole loop-mount/extract tgz to ramdisk thing --- if it fails, abort, don't try to continue; also, ask if loopfs is supported by kernel (if not, that might explain the error)
792- in addition to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules, also search /root/oss/modules for kernel modules (Phillip Deackes)
793- run syslog and klogd at restore-time, to pipe sys & knl messages to /tmp/mondo-restore.log
794- default restore-time boot mode is now 'interactive' (unless the disk is a 1.72MB, in which case default mode is still 'expert')
795- if CDROM can't find itself (long story, re: El Torito) then the script will say, "Your kernel is b0rken." This will reduce the number of erroneous error reports that I receive from users
796- working on implementing Cuckoo Mode again
798v0.36 (2001-08-03)
799- testing it with LM8, RH71 and Slack8
800- explicitily exluding /mnt/floppy and /floppy from mountlist.txt
801- warn if afio not found (Mondo needs afio)
802- optional --custom <temp dir> <out dir> switch added, to let the user specify where the temp dirs and created images will be stored
803- changed /sbin/init to install modules _before_ trying to mount CD-ROM (David Granz)
804- create a gawk->awk shortcut at restore-time if necessary
805- specifically exclude /dev/fd0h1440 and /dev/fd0H1440 from mountlist
806- removed silly "was CD inserted?" message
808v0.35 (2001-07-31)
809- if LILO fails, it writes its errors to the screen
810- use user's boot.b and LILO instead of Mindi's
811- tarball/RPM no longer includes boot.b or lilo
812- mke2fs' output will be echoed to screen, if an error occurs
813- doubled the -N inode allocations and removed some of the -i inode fiddles, just in case they are making Red Hat 7.1 choke
815v0.34 (2001-07-25)
816- includes patch to rid Mindi of its dependence on /dev/loop devices
817 (Bill Davidsen)
818- includes patch from 0ystein Skalsem, to fix a disk-formatting problem
819- warns if kernel is 2.4.0-2.4.5; encourages user to upgrade
821v0.33 (2001-07-20)
822- excludes all devices containing ':/' (i.e. NFS mountlists)
823- the FORMAT/SYS replacement, "format-and-kludge-vfat" now writes its logfile to /tmp/format-and-kludge-vfat.log
824- /etc/fstab now mounts floppies for read/write access by default
825- format-and-kludge-vfat should only write to log once now
826- added vi, top to deplist.txt
827- updated the rootfs.tgz's README
828- mountlist is written to screen as well as mountlist.txt
829- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
830- changed 'mkfs' lines, to format the loop-mounted files instead of the device nodes which makes Mindi work better with kernels 2.4.6+
831- Mindi can now handle kernels of up to 930K in size
832- sped up the process of spreading data files across data disks by approx 20%
834v0.32 (2001-07-18)
835- software RAID is now supported
836- added the 'raidtools' binaries to deplist.txt
837- add /etc/fstab and /etc/raidtab to deplist.txt
838- added /dev/md* to the ramdisk's /dev directory
839- modified MakeMountlist() to calculate correctly the sizes of RAID partitions, if they are present in /etc/fstab
840- moved the 'LOOPDEVICE=...' code into the regular main() section
841- install-additional-tools makes a softlink '/etc/raidtab' that points to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/raidtab; also, '/etc/fstab.orig' that points to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/fstab
842- added line to 'install-additional-tools' that will delete the dummy modprobe before installing data from datadisk(s)
843- mkdir -p $outdir at the beginning, just in case...
845v0.31 (2001-07-16) - included DoJ's patch to make Mindi play more nicely with devfs
846- slightly better and README
848v0.30 (2001-07-15)
849- added klogd and syslogd to deplist.txt
850- can now cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" entries in /etc/fstab
851- should ignore NFS-mounted partitions now
853v0.29 (2001-07-14)
854- stopped the 'modprobe' errors that used to occur at the beginning; they didn't mean anything but they did worry some novice users
855- removed losetup from rootfs.tgz (wasn't doing anything useful)
856- removed the 'txt-or-gui' stuff from Mindi (never used it anyway)
857- added clear to deplist.txt
858- moved rootfs.tgz's "mondo/" scripts to Mondo's "restore-scripts.tgz" tarball; tarball will be untarred and contents added to the data disks at run-time, if Mindi finds the tarball
859- if user lacks fd0u1722 but has fd0h1722 then use the latter
860- boot-up msg is more informative
861- fixed obscure bug in find-and-mount-cdrom
862- better at coping with hda1/2/3/4 (normal people use hda1/5/6/7 but if you really want to exhaust your primaries, well hey, your life)
863- the 'outstring sucks!' message is now more informative
865v0.28 (2001-07-07)
866- if AddFileToDir() is called with a file that does not exist, Mindi warns but does not abort
867- should work with gzipped modules (which end in '.o.gz') and NVidia modules (which don't end in anything)
868- should work with Red Hat's now
869- misc. cosmetic changes to Mondo boot-time and restore-phase scripts, to make the visual output cleaner & more legible
870- insist-on-cd retracts the CD tray after asking for next CD, in case the user did not close the drive before pressing <enter>
871- if unable to create 1.72MB boot disk then warn but do not abort
872- put creation date on the boot-up screen
873- create data disks with tarballs up to 1700KB in size; tries harder to fill each data disk to the brim
874- changed the call to make ext3 partitions; now, it uses a call to mkfs -t ext3 -j -Jsize=10 -q <device> (as requested by ext3 manual)
875- tested w/ext3; works fine
876- install-additional-tools doesn't call sync until after all softlinks have been finalized; that's to make sure we call the _right_ sync
877- ramdisk is now (size of all files in data disks PLUS 8192) KB
878- RPM and SRPM published
879- mount CDROM at start of untar-me, just in case it wasn't mounted
880- when restoring selectively, log the archives that have matches & the number of matches (inc. if zero)
882v0.26 (2001-07-05)
883- has been tested with XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2 and vfat
884- compatible (but not tested) with ext3
885- better at finding your kernel, even if you have several kernels of the same version (now checks the build date, too)
886- better file-spreading algorithm; a little faster; much more reliable
887- includes a copy of LILO, to make the boot disks properly
888- tells you how big the tarballs are, when it assembles them
889- compare-me uses 'insist-on-cd' instead of internal subroutine
890- it looks as if Mindi can actually cope with 920K kernels now :)
891- fixed some silly multi-CD bugs that would stop big files from being restored if they were spread across CD's
893v0.25 (2001-07-04)
894- uses its own copy of lilo
895- removed all "~" (backup copies) from rootfs.tgz
896- updated the rootfs's README - stablilo-me, not hack-me
897- improved the formatting of the lilo.conf as it is created
898- replace all libc5 tools with libc6 (user's) tools at restore-time
899- added diff to deplist.txt
900- copy io.sys and msdos.sys (if found) to data disk(s) at run-time; softlinks them to /*.sys at boot-time
901- fixed some vfat formatting-related issues w/Embleer (always tricky); the kludge's error-handling is better and its exit is more graceful
902- say 'type nuke to restore automatically' in msg if Mondo called me
903- backup all modules, not just the ones present/loaded at run-time; the loaded modules go on boot disk but ALL go on data disk
904- reduced the max data per disk from 1700 to 1680, to suit ext2's needs
905- DidMondoCallMe() replaces 'ps ax | grep | blah blah'
906- includes user's /etc/termcap and /usr/bin/pico on disk(s)
907- cosmetic changes to restore-time scripts (spaces, newlines, etc.)
908- pipe kernel's msgs to /var/log/messages
909- make sure /etc/lilo.conf is 600 (RW by root only)
911v0.24 (2001-07-03)
912- can accommodate a kernel >900KB in size
913- generates lilo.conf on-the-fly; no default/template file anymore
914- copies io.sys and msdos.sys to the CD (if you have them)
915- add the embleer tarballs to mindi-0.xx.tgz, so that users can format and make bootable msdos/Win9x partitions
916- added printf and hdparm to deplist.txt
917- incorporated Bruno Cornec's Mondo 0.991 scripts in Mindi
918- separated README into README, INSTALL and TODO
919- fixed silly {ramdisk}/sbin/InsistOnCD bug
920- took out mke2fs and libext from rootfs.tgz
921- rootfs.tgz's "/etc/bashrc" now includes /usr/share/mindi
922- compare-mode uses IDE optimization to speed things up
923- don't quibble over resizing partitions if <2MB difference
924- fixed silly InsistOnCD bug
926v0.23 (2001-07-02)
927- don't copy *.mdsg to boot floppy image
928- fixed erroneous 'cannot make ISO image' error message
929- can accommodate a kernel as large as 890K
930- now uses lilo, not syslinux (lilo works better w/2.88MB boot images)
931- creates & formats disk images on the fly (no more .img.gz templates)
932- boot disks are formatted ext2, like the data disks
933- creates 1.72MB and El Torito 2.88MB boot floppies/images
934- if called by Mondo, doesn't list images or offer to copy to FDD/CDRw
935- includes the distro's name and kernel version in LILO's message
937v0.22 (2001-07-01)
938- don't add a ramdisk; use rootfs & that's it
939- dependency-calculator runs approx. twice as fast as in v0.20
940- tested with Linux Mandrake 8.0; works well, if you recompile kernel to include floppy disk support (which LM8's kernel does not)
941- supports bigger kernels now, up to 900K in size
942- deplist.txt may now include directories, not just files
943- ignores kernel filenames that are hyperlinks
944- uses awk instead of gawk; drop the awk/gawk-finding thing
945- uses gzip, not bzip2; dropped bzip2, mv, ls to make rootfs smaller
946- copies user's /dev/fd0* devices to boot disk
947- calls Mindi's copy of syslinux, not user's copy
948- use modules' paths, e.g. instead of just 'insmod fubar', use 'insmod /lib/modules/2.4.5-ac117/vfat/fubar.o'
949- in boot.msg, XXXXX is part 1 of the 2nd line, YYYYY is part 2 of the 2nd line, and ZZZZZ is Mindi's version# (in the 1st line)
951v0.21 (2001-06-30)
952- df, du, find, lsmod, rmmod have been removed from rootfs.tgz
953- at boot-time, inserts kernel modules w/user's original parameters
954- deletes the slices after recombining them & restoring the files
955- includes the MINDI_VER version number in boot.msg
956- if boot disk is too small, lists the files & which one is too big
957- syslinux now waits 10 seconds before booting floppy
958- 'insert-all-my-modules' is copied to rootfs, not to a data disk
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