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1# $Id: ChangeLog 575 2006-05-25 11:34:35Z bcornec $
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3MINDI CHANGES
4
51.0.8 (2006-05-25)
6- new build process (Bruno Cornec)
7- Fix a bug when a disk less than 2.8 MB can be built, to
8  include enough modules to support SCSI cds
9  (Bruno Cornec)
10- Fix a bug in .spec for RPM build (%attr now unused)
11  (Bruno Cornec)
12- Add support for LABEL on swap partitions
13  (Michel Loiseleur + Julien Pinon)
14- Attempt to fix bug 6827 (addition of a script for
15  busybox udhcpc to support pxe/dhcp restore)
16  (Bruno Cornec)
17- support of dm and LVM v2 (Andree Leidenfrost)
18- analyze-my-lvm is under $MINDI_LIB (Andree Leidenfrost)
19- Fix a bug introduced by trying to avoid an error
20  message when modprobe.d doesn't exist
21  (Johannes Franken)
22- Fix for Bug #6975 (/net is now excluded from kernel search location)
23  (Bruno Cornec)
24- Allow 5670 MB fllopy disks for lilo as well (Bruno Cornec)
25- Add missing net modules (Klaus Ade Johnstad)
26
271.0.7 (2006-03-10)
28- Fix issue for 2.6 kernels with VIA chipsets (Andree Leidenfrost)
29- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds
30  (Bruno Cornec)
31- init revamped (removed unnecessary second general module loading phase,
32  start NFS appropriately depending on PXE or simple NFS)
33  (Andree Leidenfrost)
34- Changed module 'nfsacl' to 'nfs_acl' (Andree Leidenfrost)
35- Mindi/DiskSize is gone (Bruno Cornec)
36- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed
37  (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
38- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
39- Bug fix for chown in install.sh (JeffS)
40- CHANGES renamed also in install.sh now (Bruno Cornec)
41- rpmlint cleanups
42- Get mindi to look for analyze-my-lvm in it's library directory MINDI_LIB (See also Debian bug #351446.)
43- mindi only deletes freshly created 1440kb images in case of error (See also Debian Bug #348966.)
44  (Andree Leidenfrost)
45- try standard grub-install in grub-MR restore script before trying anything fancy
46  (Andree Leidenfrost)
47- busybox mount should be called with -o ro for PXE (Make RHEL 3 works in PXE
48with a 2.6 failsafe kernel now available)
49  (Bruno Cornec)
50- Fix mindi for 2.6 Failsafe support
51  (Bruno Cornec)
52- mindi now depends on grep >= 2.5 (for -m option)
53  (Marco Puggelli/Bruno Cornec)
54- Fix a bug in LVM context for RHEL4 in GetValueFromField
55  (Rémi Bondoin/Bruno Cornec)
56- New RPM Build environement (Bruno Cornec)
57- mindi now supports x86_64 natively (Bruno Cornec)
58- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds
59  (Bruno Cornec)
60
611.06 (2005-12-23)
62- mindi manpage added (Andree Leidenfrost)
63- clean up remaining mount points, mindi.err at the end (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
64- fix bugs for SuSE distro around tar, tr and find arguments order
65  (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
66- new busybox.net version used for better PXE support (Bruno Cornec)
67- USB keyboard support (Bruno Cornec)
68- -p should now work with ISO/PXE/NFS modes (Bruno Cornec)
69- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
70  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
71- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
72  (Bruno Cornec)
73- install script rewritten and used for RPM build, with new layout
74  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
75- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
76- use MONDO_LIB exported by mondoarchive instead of MONDO_HOME guessed
77  (Bruno Cornec)
78- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
79  mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
80- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
81- VMPlayer support
82- Code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
83  (Wolfgang Rosenauer/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec
84- New switches for PXE mode (ping & ipconf, Cf README.pxe)
85  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
86- mindi-kernel added to SVN (Bruno Cornec)
87
881.05 (2005-11-19)
89- Bug fix for ldd output incorrectly handled, leading to "grep not found" error
90  (Andree Leidenfrost)
91- NFS now works in interactive mode, and nolock problems are solve
92  (Andree Leidenfrost)
93- IA-64 support is now working for rhel 3
94  (Bruno Cornec)
95- add MINDI_CONF to the mindi LOGFILE
96  (Philippe De Muyter)
97- Speed up fdisk'ing dev/ida raid devices
98  (Philippe De Muyter)
99
1001.04
101- support exec-shield
102- added 'ide-generic' module to IDE modules in mindi to ensure that kernels
103  with fully modularised IDE sub-system boot
104- rewrote script 'wait-for-petris' to ensure that petris actually starts and
105  can be restarted reliably
106- fixed syntax error in mindi where a wrong delimiter is used in and sed call
107  when processing file '/etc/issue.net'
108- removed '#!/bin/bash' from file 'rootfs/etc/bashrc' (bashrc get sourced, not
109  executed)
110- removed executable flag from:
111  - 'rootfs/etc/ld.so.cache'
112  - 'rootfs/root/.profile'
113
114
1151.03
116- better support of SLES 8
117
118
1191.02
120- better kernel-level logging
121- added ACL, xattr binaries to deplist.txt
122- fixed obscure bug which occasionally stopped mindi from correctly finding
123  and documenting all LVM2 LVM-on-RAID volumes
124
125 
1261.01
127- added ide_tape and other modules to mindi's config detection
128- unmount errant ramdisk ($mtpt) if fail to create boot floppy
129- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
130
131
1321.00
133- first 1.0x release
134- catch Ctrl-Alt-Del; trigger soft reset
135- better support of SuSE 9.1
136- added mdadm to deplist.txt
137- better detection of multiple Mindis (Martin Fürstenau)
138- don't complain if just a Mindi boot CD & not a platform for Mondo
139- updated busybox to 1.0.0pre10
140- removed uClibc
141- add memtest support
142- 2.6 kernel support
143- removed Embleer files (Andree Leidenfrost)
144- LVM v2 support for 2.6 (Takeru Komoriya)
145- added kernel-only floppy support, to accommodate really big kernels
146- updated+rebuilt busybox
147- added star support
148- mount /sys at boot-time
149- better 64-bit and 2.6 kernel support
150- better LVM, failsafe kernel support (Jim Richard)
151- use LILO, not raw kernel, on 1.4MB boot floppy
152- record names of unsaved modules for future reference
153- enlarged ramdisk by 8MB
154
155v0.95
156- changed some '==' to '=' --- now more RH6-friendly
157- allow absolute pathnames again in deplist
158- disable multifunc cd thing
159- better Gentoo support (Bill)
160- better OnStream support
161- better Slackware support (Laurenz)
162- added partimagehack-static to deplist.txt
163- recompiled Busybox - 10k smaller, better stack-handling
164- fixed boot screen typo
165- added support for 'auto' fs format
166- better devfs support for Mandrake users
167- better Debian+LVM support (Ralph Grewe)
168- updated analyze-my-lvm to handle floating-point gigabyte -L values
169
170
171v0.94
172- altered rootfs's /dev entry to stop cvs from becoming confused
173- tweaked MAX_COMPRESSED_SIZE
174- added multi-function CD support to mindi and sbin/post-init
175- re-mount root as rw just in case
176- ask user to remove last data (floppy) disk if nec. (Tom Mortell)
177- added support for 5th column in mountlist.txt for labels
178- added symlinks.tgz
179- suppress erroneous error messages re: failsafe kernel
180
181
182v0.93
183- added cciss.o to SCSI_MODS
184- if format type is (e.g.) ext3,ext2 then use 1st entry
185- re-enabled fsck*
186- if cciss in use then enable it at boot-time
187- added /dev/ataraid/* to boot disk via ataraid.tgz (Luc S.)
188- better ISO support
189- tweaked mindi to use 10-15% fewer floppies
190- added RUN_AFTER_INITIAL_BOOT_PHASE var at start of Mindi, which
191  user may use to force Mindi to run command before bootstrapping
192  to aux data disks or CD - e.g. 'echo engage > /proc/scsi/something'
193- allow for Debian & other Stiefkinder that use 'none', not 'swap'
194  as the mountpoint of the swap partition
195- removed afio dependency
196- added RUN_AFTER_BOOT_PHASE_COMPLETE to let user specify a command
197  to be run by Mindi after it boots but before it runs mondorestore
198- re-worked install.sh and tarball not to use tgz's
199- cleared up the boot msg
200- updated busybox to 0.60.5; updated uClibc to 0.9.19
201- add #!/bin/sh to start of insert-all-my-modules
202- fixed obscure bug in install-additional-tools
203- change grep -m1 to grep | head -n1, for Debian users
204- moved lib.tar.bz2 and vmlinuz to mindi-kernel tarball/rpm
205
206
207v0.92
208- fixed LVM/RAID bugs (Brian Borgeson)
209- if bad lilo, give more verbose error before quitting
210- added mt and perl to deplist.txt
211- insmod ide-cd, cdrom, isofs, just in case
212- boot-time tmpfs ramdisk is now 40m (was 34m)
213- cleaned up logs
214- iso mode now calls Interactive
215- make SizeOfPartition() more Debian-friendly (Andree Leidenfrost)
216- clean up some calls to grep, esp. partition_mountpt=...
217- corrected some bashisms, to suit Debian ped- er, users
218- made first line refer to bash, not sh, to make sure
219  the Debian people know Mindi requires bash, not hs
220- changed grep -v "#" and grep -vx "#.*" to grep -vx " *#.*"
221- disabled code which would make Mindi use sfdisk instead of fdisk
222  if it looked as if Debian's fdisk would misbehave
223
224
225v0.90
226- updated ResolveSoftlinks() to work better with b0rkn Gentoo devfs /dev
227- patched analyze-my-lvm (Benjamin Mampaey)
228- detect built-in boot.b files in lilo
229- return w/err, don't abort, if Matt Nelson's RH8 system is farked
230- better at finding isolinux.bin
231- better at analyzing dependencies when running on broken distributions
232- try harder to boot from CD, even if tape fails
233- added ADDITIONAL_BOOT_PARAMS to be sent to kernel
234- better resolution of relative softlinks, leading to fewer
235  duplicates on data disks and therefore fewer data disks
236- detect Debian+devfs; use sfdisk instead of fdisk in that
237  eventuality, to work around yet another of Debian's warts
238- removed /lib/libuuid.* from rootfs.tgz
239- fixed vi
240- mindi now uses gawk --traditional (making gawk behave in a functionally
241  identical way to awk) - PASS; great, so now Debian needs to fix its awk :)
242- removed / from list of dirs accessed when trying to resolve deplist entry
243- spinner bugfix; handle odd LABELs properly (Tom Mortell)
244
245
24612-08-2002
247""""""""""
248v0.90 (DEVEL)
249- new stable branch
250- EXTRA_SPACE=16384
251- fixed deplist.txt
252
253
25412-02-2002
255""""""""""
256v0.72 (DEVEL)
257- misc code clean-ups
258- save boot device's boot sector
259- detect and beware Compaq diagnostic partitions
260- better handling of devfs V non-devfs kernels and boot devs
261- trimmed to busybox 0.60.3 binary on boot disk
262- mindi now resides in /usr/local/bin
263- removed lilo from dependencies
264- more Gentoo-friendly
265
266
26711-17-2002
268""""""""""
269v0.71 (DEVEL)
270- if your kernel's builddate doesn't match any of the kernels in
271  your /boot directory then fudge the issue & find the closest
272  match (*grumble* Debian)
273- scan tape & CD at start, to force inclusion of modules on boot device
274- double EXTRA_SPACE if >7 disks
275- slimmer, more lithesome logfile
276- now accepts --findkernel
277- line 1982 - dd count=24000 should be count=$ramdisksize (Andras Korn)
278- better handling of non-Linux partitions on DevFS-enabled kernels
279- fixed Debian/ramdisksize/bloat problem (Johannes Franken)
280- fixed 2.4.20/fdisk eccentricity (Alistair Stevens)
281- updated kernel to 2.4.18-mdk6
282- generate mountlist in dev-abetical order ;)
283- fixed minor bug in .spec file
284- better at finding /boot/boot.b if your distro breaks the de facto standard
285- fixed minor bug in MakeMountlist
286- fixed install.sh
287- cleaned up deplist.txt
288- added rudimentary -v / -version flag
289- line 1180 or so --- duplicate mindi.iso entires --- fixed
290- added /bin/[ - a softlink to /bin/sh
291- ListAllPartitions() - sanity fix (KP)
292- fixed .spec bug
293- better feedback
294- added Markus's RAID patch
295- ListAllPartitions() - include /mnt/win* (Hugo)
296
297
29809-08-2002
299""""""""""
300v0.70 (UNSTABLE)
301- better logging by dependency-calculating code
302- better handling of dependencies, specifically softlinks
303- if called by mondo then use mondo's temp dir as our temp dir too
304- changed gawk to $AWK in a few places, to allow for Debian
305- added host* config files to deplist
306- added tftp, ifconfig to busybox
307- added RPC support to uClibc
308- cleaned up creation of Mondo-Mindi configuration file
309- fixed bug in TryToFindKernelPath which stopped it from handling
310  multiple, same-version kernels gracefully
311- cleaned up deplist.txt
312- receive 'DIFFERENTIAL' variable from Mondo
313- better Debian compatibility, esp. w/detection of ver# (Hector Alvarez)
314- better devfs support; call fgrep in places instead of grep (Andrew Korn)
315- fixed analyze-my-lvm (Ralph Gruwe)
316
317
31807-14-2002
319""""""""""
320v0.65-1
321- moved 50K of stuff from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
322- added x11-tools.tgz option
323- updated /dev/console and /dev/tty0 (Paul Stevens)
324- cleaned up /mnt/groovy-stuff V /tmp/tmpfs code
325- catch sigint, sighup, etc.
326- fixed LILO-related message.txt mistake
327- .spec file clean-up; automation; config file (Carl Wilhem Soderstrom)
328
329
33007-14-2002
331""""""""""
332v0.64-1
333- fixed RH7.3 readonly bug
334- improved nfs config file creation
335- search more locations for isolinux.bin
336- added isonuke option
337- faster data disk creation
338- better DevFS support (Hector Alvarez, DuckX)
339- nfs-related fix (Hans Lie)
340- abort if vfat filesystem present but mkfs.vfat missing
341- removed softlink to pico
342- allow Mondo to say no compression will be used
343- added [ to ramdisk
344- tar data disks with -b [block size] of 32k
345- don't autoboot to 'RESTORE' screen - it's scary!
346- let user choose lilo or syslinux as boot loader
347- added syslinux support
348- cleaned up message screens
349
350
35106-04-2002
352""""""""""
353v0.63-7
354- improved logging
355
356
35706-02-2002
358""""""""""
359v0.63-6
360- sped it up a bit
361- fixed ISO creation bug
362
363
36405-22-2002
365""""""""""
366v0.63-5
367- fixed RAID mountlist bug (Daniel Grandjean)
368- better at German kbd support (Klaus Guntermann)
369- no longer abort if MONDO_PATH cannot be discerned
370- updated .spec file (Jesse Keating)
371
372
37305-06-2002
374""""""""""
375v0.63-4
376- added less.bin to deplist.txt
377- copy mondo-restore.cfg configuration file to /var/cache/mondo-archive
378- increased EXTRA_SPACE to 16384
379- fixed bug in -H (RESTORE) function
380
381
38204-25-2002
383""""""""""
384v0.63-2
385- added mkdir -p to fix mountlist.txt-copying bug (Bruno Vidal)
386- made sure mindi.iso (for tape users) copies kernel to [cd dir]/vmlinuz
387
388
38904-23-2002
390""""""""""
391v0.63
392- minor cosmetic improvements
393- improved homedir-locating code
394- make sure the kernel is copied to [cd build dir]/vmlinuz
395
396
39704-08-2002
398""""""""""
399v0.62
400- keep certain /dev directories compressed until boot-time, to allow
401  Mindi to support larger kernels
402- cleaned up logging a lot
403- better detection of the kernel currently in use
404- added /dev/nst* to ramdisk
405- amend isolinux.cfg to specify the correct ramdisk size
406
407
40803-31-2002
409""""""""""
410v0.60
411- bootable CD's now use ISOLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
412- abort if isolinux not found
413- abort if multiple copies of Mindi found lying around
414- include mountlist.txt in ramdisk
415
416
41703-21-2002
418""""""""""
419v0.59
420- change sbin/init's Die() function (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
421- improve friendliness of kernel-related warning msg (Andy Glass)
422- added s/w switch re: making floppies (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
423
424
42503-10-2002
426""""""""""
427v0.58-r7
428- excluded two unused vars (Carl Soderstrom)
429
430
43103-03-2002
432""""""""""
433v0.58-r6
434- reassemble large data/library files who have older 'mv' code which doesn't
435  like to overwrite symlinks - affects older RH+Slack systems (Andrew Bulhak)
436- call /usr/bin/logger, not 'logger', in LogIt()
437- run chmod 755 `which start-nfs` before running start-nfs
438
439
44002-24-2002
441""""""""""
442v0.58-r5
443- pathname problem fixed (Fred Feirtag)
444- patch to Debianize mindi a bit (H�tor Garc� �varez)
445- removed mondo-manual.html
446- moved /dev/{cciss,ida,rd} from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
447- cleaned up the refs to analyze-my-lvm a bit (Hugo)
448- sped up disk-creation by 20-30%
449- make sure mondo-restore.cfg is on data disk as well as boot disk
450- added support for -C (cdstream) mode
451
452
45302-18-2002
454""""""""""
455v0.58-r4
456- quash error if /opt not found
457- use /tmp/groovy-stuff instead of /mnt/groovy-stuff for
458  handling data disks and their contents, for tape users
459
460
46102-17-2002
462""""""""""
463v0.58-r3
464- misc enhancements
465- uses self-resizing ramdisk (tmpfs) for /tmp
466- allows Mondo to exclude certain devices from mountlist
467- incorporated .spec patch (Ian Kent)
468- replaced &> /dev/null with > /dev/null 2> /dev/null
469- added vi to busybox again
470
471
47202-11-2002
473""""""""""
474v0.58-r2
475- fixed errant tar warning
476- replaced libc5 with uClibc
477- compiled busybox and open against uClibc
478- moved minor scripts+tools from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
479- Mindi can now accommodate a kernel of up to 1290KB in size
480- no longer insists on cdrecord being present
481
482
48302-10-2002
484""""""""""
485v0.58
486- more pointed error messages
487- fixed silly 'cp' error (Markus Marquardt)
488- use type C's embleer file for type B Windows partitions
489- increased EXTRA_SPACE from 4096 to 8192
490- cosmetic bugfixes
491- nfs users boot into nfs options by default
492
493
49402-05-2002
495""""""""""
496v0.57
497- abort if mounted partition is specified as an imagedev
498- understand 'FAILSAFE' as kernel alternative
499- added analyze-my-lvm to tools available thru PATH
500- better discovery of locale and keymap file (Claude Mah�
501- compatible with 1.2x and the new 1.38+ stuff
502- better 'bug-me' script (Troff)
503
504
50502-01-2002
506""""""""""
507v0.56
508- compatible with Mondo v1.5x devel branch
509- mindi's softlink now goes in /usr/sbin; was /usr/bin
510- include nfs.o, nfsd.o, lockd.o and sunrpc.o on data disks if available
511- patched .spec file to make it easier to change installdir (Ian Mortimer)
512- updated README
513- moved many global vars to start of script
514- better at finding US kbd maps
515- migrating to a single configuration file, /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg, for
516  Mondo users; file is not in use yet but is there for future expansion
517
518
51901-28-2002
520""""""""""
521v0.55
522- MINDI_HOME and MONDO_HOME defined at start of each source file, making
523  it easier to relocate Mindi and Mondo if desired
524- tries to mount /dev/hd[a-h] at boot-time, looking for CD-ROM; was hd[a-d]
525- re-enabled the msg asking user to upgrade LILO if v21.6
526- Lin/Win users are much, _much_ less likely to run out of disk space now
527  when restoring from backups (Carlos Molina)
528- patch from Andrej Borsenkow to help w/Mandrake 8.1
529- disabled ramdisk free space checker (some distros don't like it)
530
531
53201-25-2002
533""""""""""
534v0.54
535- don't abort if kernel is too big for 1.72MB floppy
536- better handling of eccentric distros and their keybd layouts
537- cosmetic fixes
538- sprinkled comments liberally inside deplist.txt
539- added gawk and awk to deplist
540- lilo has been added to .spec file
541- changed a couple of FatalError()'s to Die()'s
542- better TurboLinux 7 / LVM compatibility
543
544
54501-20-2002
546""""""""""
547v0.53
548- better support of non-Red Hat, non-Debian keyboard resource files
549- cleaned up /sbin/init's output
550- replaced libc5 mount with user's own 'mount'
551- updated embleer.C.bz2
552- missing /dev/hdb2 found & replaced (thanks, Troff)
553- populated /dev/rd and /dev/ida on ramdisk (Michael Eisenberg)
554- improved SizeOfPartition() function
555- improved TryToFindKernelPath() function
556- don't offer NFS users Nuke Mode
557- finds and uses lilo.real if user is using Debian, a distro which
558  installs a shell script where the lilo executable should go
559- improved support for XFS users who opt to use failsafe kernel
560- uses user's lsmod, depmod, insmod, etc.
561- fixed freeze-up resulting from missing 'cat $mappath' command
562- mount tmpfs at /tmp/tmpfs for mondo-restore's benefit
563- try to create /dev/fd0u1722 if it is missing from /dev
564- added .spec file to tarball
565
566
56701-10-2002
568""""""""""
569v0.52-2
570- fixed a bug in the handling of non-English keyboard maps
571- force failsafe kernel to provide reiserfs.o, xfs.o, jfs.o, ext2.o,
572  ext3.o and loop.o at boot-time, just in case
573- added /dev/sr[0-3] devices
574- copy LAST_FILELIST_NUMBER to /tmp, for compatibility with Mondo v1.3x
575- incorporates NFS-related settings, if supplied by Mondo v1.3x
576- replace busybox's mount with standard libc5 mount ater restoring
577  tools from floppies: NFS mounting requires full mount
578- always make mindi.iso
579
580
58101-06-2002
582""""""""""
583v0.52-1
584- ramdisk's size has been tweaked
585- if script 'bootstrap' is found at boot-time then execute it
586- use tty8 to show mondo's output log
587- use tty7 to offer a game of Petris (if it exists on disk)
588- be sure to use i386-only keymaps
589- if LILO's "/tmp/dev.0" error occurs then abort & tell user to reboot
590- /sbin and /usr/sbin added temporarily to PATH when Mindi runs
591- if Mondo asks then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
592- if Mondo's tmpdir has post-nuke.tgz in it then extract it and
593  incorporate its files in the data disks
594- losetup /dev/loop0 -d before calling LILO (Norm Crowfoot)
595- if keyboard mapping dir (usu. /lib/kbd or /usr/lib/kbd) cannot be
596  found then don't abort; simply tell the user the default keyboard
597  mapping will be used
598- added /dev/hd[a,b,c,d][17-24] to the rootfs tarball
599- won't use LILO's optimizations when creating boot floppy; however,
600  optimizations are used on CD unless --broken-bios in call to Mondo
601- won't write data disks to start of tape; lets Mondo do that
602- tweaked how Mindi moves all.tar.gz around, to make it more
603  Mondo-friendly
604- tweaked Mindi's disk-splitter
605- user must unmount /dev/loop0 before calling Mindi: LILO insists...
606- added NFS-related entries to deplist.txt
607- if not called by Mondo then don't let user choose Interactive/Nuke/
608  whatever; just offer Expert
609
610
61112-25-2001
612""""""""""
613v0.51-1
614    - removed libm.* from rootfs.tgz
615    - replaced sh with busybox's ash
616    - upgraded busybox to 0.60-2; pared it down, too
617        - include tape-related modules on boot disk, if backing up to tape
618    - creates a tape-friendly tarball containing tools+modules
619    - reassembly of tools+libraries is more reliable now
620    - streamlined deplist.txt
621    - give user their localized keyboard layout at boot-time
622    - fix some cosmetic bugs
623
624
62512-19-2001
626""""""""""
627v0.50-4
628    - log Mindi's version# in the event of a fatal error
629    - make Mindi's boot-time output more esthetically pleasing
630    - if filesystem is type 'image', according to Mondo, then in filelist
631      its partition type will be listed as the hexadecimal string (e.g.
632          'b', '83', etc.) and the partition mountpoint will be 'image'
633
634
63512-15-2001
636""""""""""
637v0.50-2
638    - support for newer features in Mondo v1.3x
639
640
641v0.50-1
642    - correctly lists RAID constituent partitions in mountlist
643    - breaks compatibility with Mondo v1.2x
644    - if user's fstab has weird line(s) then ignore; don't abort
645    - working on CDROM_MODS, trying to make it work on Stewart Charnell's
646      hardware setup
647    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-init a bit
648
649
650v0.48-2
651    - when insmod'g modules from ramdisk's root dir, use 'ls /*.o*'
652      (was 'ls /*.*') to find them
653    - if RAID controller(s) are detected then pause for 10s to let them
654      intialize by themselves (some 3ware RAID controllers require this)
655    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-ini; the former now controls
656      initialization of hardware, drivers, tools, etc. and the latter
657      runs mondo-restore if it exists
658    - better detection of and compatibility with SCSI CD-ROM drives
659    - chopsize is now 64KB; was 128KB
660    - cleaned up mindi's logging
661
662
663v0.48-1
664    - better logging of find-and-mount-cdrom's progress (to
665          /tmp/mondo-restore.log)
666    - somehow, lilo was re-enabled in deplist.txt; DISABLED (again *g*)
667    - added 'linear' to the list of modules Mindi always backs up
668    - if called by Mondo then pass the name & device of the user's boot
669          loader to the restore phase, by copying BOOTLOADER.* to the ramdisk
670    - if loading from floppies then try to mount CD-ROM a 2nd time after
671      extracting files from data floppies, just in case user is a CD user
672      who couldn't get their CD-ROM drive to work initially
673    - added fix to make sure /root/images/mindi is created (Charlie Root)
674    - aware of 'iso' boot mode, for future expansion
675
676
677v0.47
678    - added /dev/cdrom/cdrom[1-4] to the devices automatically excluded
679      from mountlist.txt
680    - added '-f-' to the end of most tar commands, to see if it fixes a
681      bug in some obscure Debian distros
682    - added network-related dependencies to deplist.txt
683    - if called by Mondo then don't write floppy images to disks; let
684      Mondo do that: less irritating for user
685    - if called by Mondo then do some clever tricks to add mondo-restore
686      and its dependencies (mondo-restore is now a dynamic executable)
687    - finally gotten klogd to squelch echoing of kernel msgs to console
688
689
690v0.46
691    - finally fixed that 'lib/modules/2.4.12-xfs not found' bug! :-D
692    - cosmetic changes and minor bugfixes
693    - excluded lilo.conf and lilo from deplist.txt; use user's copy instead
694    - if your fstab mentions a RAID partition but your raidtab doesn't then
695      Mindi will terminate in a sane manner with a sane error message
696    - fixed a bug in bug-me (heh, how ironic)
697    - include and run (sys)klogd to try to pipe kernel msgs to logfile
698    - call hdparm to speed up access to CD-ROM drive
699
700
701v0.45
702    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
703    - include /etc/fstab in logfile
704    - removed lzop.* from aux-tools; should come from user's distro anyway
705    - tweaked data disk size and data disk formatting command
706    - make ISO bootable image (as well as floppies) when backing up to tape
707    - copy boot images (floppy + CD) from temp dir to /root/images/mindi
708      after making them, just in case the user wants them later
709    - added md5sum to deplist.txt
710    - added pico->vi softlink to ramdisk
711    - in the ramdisk's /etc/bashrc, added /usr/local/bin and
712          /usr/local/sbin to the PATH= command
713    - call insert-all-modules as background task; pause 3 seconds after
714      calling it, before proceeding <--- /sbin/init
715    - call to devfs has been moved to before call to post-init
716    - added 'md5sum -> busybox' softlink
717    - Mindi now uses busybox's printf, md5sum, mount, umount, vi
718      ...NB: I said, 'vi' :-) Now you have an editor again! :-)
719    - added lilo.real to deplist.txt, to allow for Debian's evil new distro
720    - added lzop to deplist.txt
721    - no longer including lzop in Mindi's tarball / RPM
722    - improved Mindi's error-reporting a little bit
723    - changed deplist.txt's /etc/* to just *
724    - restructured the calls in /sbin/post-init that reinitialize the LVM
725      and RAID modules
726    - if mkfs.ext2 is not in PATH then abort
727    - Mindi uses a 'filename cache' to speed itself up at run-time
728      (Jean-David Marrow)
729    - Red Hat 7.2 uses a weird /etc/issue.net; I've worked around it...
730    - tested with Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2
731
732
733v0.44
734    - at boot-time, activate LV's if they exist
735    - restructured deplist.txt a bit (cosmetic change)
736    - re-enabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
737    - analyze-my-lvm fails gracefully if you're not using LVM but inserted
738      the module anyway
739
740
741v0.43
742    - made Mindi work with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
743    - if mkisofs is not found, say so; don't just say, 'an error occurred
744      while I was trying to make an ISO image'
745    - when formatting and writing floppies, if /dev/fd0's size is
746      indeterminable then I'll use /dev/fd0H1440 instead
747    - make sure xfs.o, jfs.o, reiserfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o modules are
748      backed up (if they exist) to boot disks
749    - fixed a silly bug that stopped Mindi from handling its own modules
750      properly; only affects newbie users with broken kernels (i.e. the
751      very people that Mindi's failsafe kernel was meant to help!)
752    - added lzop (Marcus Oberhumer's file compressor) to aux-tools.tgz
753    - added Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch; if user uses the switch
754      (i.e. '--cd-recovery yes') then the CD will boot to a screen that
755      pauses until the user types RESTORE; then, it will enter Nuke Mode
756    - added Stephan Zegherd's "superformat" patch
757    - failsafe kernel is now 2.4.12 with XFS, JFS and lots of SCSI modules;
758      the addition of XFS and extensive SCSI support will increase the
759      size of Mindi's RPM / tarball significantly but I think it's worth it
760    - at boot-time, find out whether there are any RAID partitions; and if
761      there are, whether they are 'started' yet; if not, run raidstart to
762      start them at boot-time, before user can try to mount anything
763    - Mindi's failsafe kernel & modules are handled more elegantly now;
764      if you have raid1.o, scsi.o, etc. loaded at backup-time then Mindi
765      finds its corresponding modules in its tarball of failsafe modules
766      and stores them so that at boot-time you can do SCSI, RAID, etc.
767    - removed gawk, printf from deplist.txt
768
769
770v0.42
771    - make sure lvm-mod, raid0, raid1 and raid5 modules are backed up
772    - added 'you need a ramdisk' to FAQ
773    - changed the slice size from 20KB to 64KB; speeds up Mindi by 25%
774      and doesn't have any negative side-effects (...that I can see)
775    - when searching for your current kernel version, do not examine
776      a file if it does not exist (it sounds obvious, I know...)
777    - when asking user to send me a copy of their log file, point out
778      that it may contain info which they do not want me to see but that
779      they are SOL unless I can actually see their log file
780    - fixed a silly bug that would crop up when a Linux-Mandrake 8.1 user
781      would use a devfs-enabled kernel and RAID partitions at the same time
782    - plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
783    - data floppies are now 1.44MB each; boot floppy is still 1.72MB
784    - if binutils or libbinutils is not installed, abort
785    - fixed a bug which meant that some big files overwrote each other
786          at backup-time and caused library-related problems are boot-time
787    - enabled comments ('#') in deplist.txt
788    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt; user may re-enable the line if
789      s/he wants those tools available at boot-time
790    - tested successfully with the following distros
791      - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel
792      - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel
793    - better at guessing the size of swap partition
794    - drop minix tools from deplist; user can restore them if s/he wants
795          to use the minix filesystem
796    - don't backup _all_ cdrom modules (if backing up 'cdrom.o'); be
797      selective! ...minor bug in ListKerneModulePaths has been fixed
798    - if the user has two glibc libraries - one in /lib and one in
799      /lib/i686 - then Mindi will re-jig the softlinks so that only the
800      version in /lib is backed up, to save space on the data disks
801    - major rewrite of the code that copies the tools and libraries from
802      the data disks; prettier, faster and more stable (and did I mention
803      how kind it is to your hard-working hands?)
804    - better handling of crazy libraries and softlinks thereto
805    - new boot-time script, 'bug-me', copies user's logs to a floppy and
806          tells him/her to e-mail them to me if mondo-restore aborts
807    - ignore kernels named vmlinux (note the 'X'); traditionally, kernels
808      are named vmlinuz (note the 'Z') or something similar
809    - no longer backup all modules to CD/tape; just backup the ones loaded
810          at backup-time; this saves boot-time ramdisk space
811    - removed all references to LOOPDEVICE
812    - LVM is supported (experimental; watch this space...)
813    - included a tarball of 'sane' /dev/loop* nodes which will be extracted
814          and added to the boot disk; this helps maintain Mindi's backward-
815          compatibility with non-devfs kernels and distros
816    - when copying modules to boot or data disks, uncompress them first
817          if they are gzipped (some distros come with compressed modules)
818    - no longer copies all loaded modules to the 2.88 MB El Torito bootable
819      floppy image; instead, it copies FLOPPY_MODS to the 1.72 MB image,
820          CDROM_MODS to the 2.88 MB image, and _all_ modules that were loaded
821          at backup-time to the data disks
822        - supports tape streamers, in conjunction with Mondo
823    - uses busybox's sync again; let's see if that breaks anything...
824    - if Mondo is backing up to tape streamer then write the tape's size to
825          /tmp/TAPESIZE and the drive's device to /tmp/TAPEDEV-LIVES-HERE on
826          the ramdisk
827    - floppy disk modules (ide-floppy.o and floppy.o) now are copied
828          to the ramdisk, whether the user's kernel or the failsafe kernel
829          is being used
830
831
832v0.41
833    - excluded *.old from the 'boot.b' list when searching for boot.b
834    - updated Mindi's own failsafe kernel+modules to v2.4.10
835    - added umount to deplist again
836    - improved Mindi's support of modular kernels (esp. modular CD-ROM
837          drive and floppy disk drives)
838    - don't accuse Linux 2.4.10 users of having a 'buggy kernel'
839    - restored the libc5 versions of sync and umount (dropped from
840          deplist but also from busybox)
841    - fixed a lot of silly bugs related to incorporating Busybox in Mindi
842        - experimental LVM support
843    - added 'analyze-my-lvm' script to the tarball; Mindi uses it now
844    - able to recognize & record LVM mounts, adding them to the mountlist
845    - added the LVM executables (listed in the lvm-0.xx-i386.rpm) to
846      deplist.txt; they won't be added unless you have them and you won't
847      have them unless you're using LVM, so this is not 'bloat' IMO :)
848    - added date and sync to deplist again
849    - when working on LVM stuff, use 'echo y | pvcreate -ff' (was '..-f')
850    - amended format-...-kludge to allow for mountlists with >1
851          spaces between cols
852      checked the fsck.reiserfs is in deplist.txt (yes it is)
853    - incorporated busybox 0.60-1; now, Mindi is faster at run-time and
854          smaller at boot-time; you can fit a typical system onto 3 floppies;
855          also, a kernel up to 1MB in size (approx.) can now be accommodated
856    - supports kernels that have MODULAR support for CD-ROM's or floppies
857    - Mindi copies only the loaded modules to the data disks but it copies
858          _all_ modules to the CD, just in case
859    - thanks to busybox your floppy-based Mindi boot disk set should now be
860          able to accommodate a kernel of up to 1MB in size
861    - boot into Expert Mode unless boot disk was generated by Mondo
862    - exclude all softlinks from list of 'eligible' kernels
863        - exclude kernels with 'vmlinux' in their names
864    - removed A LOT of files from deplist.txt's dependency list; they are
865          listed in deplist.removed, in case you want to put them back :-)
866    - excludes libX11, libXext, libXi, libgtk, libgdk ALWAYS, whether you
867          add them to deplist.txt or not; [cancel this by editing line 485]
868    - rewrote AddFileToDir() to make it more efficient (but slower...)
869    - strip chaff from binaries; strip comments from bash scripts; strip
870          comments from /etc/termcap
871
872
873v0.40
874    - if you use a softlink to your CD dev, e.g. /dev/cdrecorder->scd0,
875          then Mindi should handle it properly now (i.e. not bomb out)
876    - if you have a large kernel & lots of modules loaded, Mindi will only
877      copy as many modules to the ramdisk as will _fit_ on a ramdisk that
878          will have to go alongside your kernel on a 2.88MB floppy disk
879    - if your kernel does not support loopfs, Mindi will say so & abort
880    - turned some warnings into fatal errors, to help the user to figure
881      out exactly why Mindi won't work on their kernel
882    - changed mke2fs -N24 to -N32, to see if it helps braindead distros
883    - Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
884    - gone back to the old 'insert-my-modules' for now; it's more reliable
885    - working on the 'insert-all-my-modules' script, to make it compatible
886      with a wider range of insane distros and kernels
887    - dropped the '-c' option from LILO call
888        - removed cdrecord, mkisofs, vi, route and diff from deplist.txt
889    - slowed down the 'split data between floppies' routine; made it
890          try harder to squeeze more data onto each floppy
891    - excluding nvidia modules from the "insert-all-my-modules" script
892          because it sometimes causes freeze-ups
893    - added code to copy your fstab, lilo.conf, etc. to a tarball which, in
894          the event of an error, Mindi will ask the user to e-mail me
895
896
897v0.39
898    - plays nicely with devfs, so long as your old /dev/hdX, /dev/sdX
899      softlinks are still there :-)
900    - if your swap partition isn't mounted, Mindi will decide that it is
901      125MB; it used to abort but now it just warns & makes a good guess
902    - testing the failsafe kernel & associated scripts
903    - only use lilo's "-c" option if NOT a 2.88MB floppy disk image
904    - copes better with .o, .gz, etc. module suffixes
905    - better 'loaded modules / not loaded modules' feedback at boot-time
906    - semi-forces isofs and ide-cd (not isofs.o and ide-cd.o); the former
907          will be more compatible with stock kernels - e.g. Red Hat, Mandrake;
908          also added vfat, fat & a few other modules to the list of 'foced'.
909    - removed the '-c' switch from the call to LILO (some BIOSes don't
910          like it very much)
911    - removed chaff from ramdisk's /etc/login.defs, saving approx 7K
912    - format the boot disks with -N 24 (was -N 64)
913    - do not insist on CD #1 (at boot-time) if there is no 'CD #' marker
914    - amend format-and-kludge-vfat; now, it will not abort if it cannot
915      find its entry in mountlist; it doesn't need to find the entry
916          anyway, except to check that the kludge works (which it does)
917    - if user chooses to use Mindi's failsafe 2.4.9 kernel, Mindi will load
918          Mindi's versions of user's modules at boot-time
919    - make label-devices-as-necessary log its efforts
920    - added e2label and tune2fs to deplist.txt
921        - if you boot in Normal Mode, I'll call mondo-restore --interactive
922          instead of just mondo-restore
923        - replaced K7-compatible 2.4.7 kernel with a 586-comp'ble 2.4.9 kernel
924    - improved the post-run clean-up
925    - force the copying/loading of isofs.o and ide-cd.o, which enhances
926          Mindi's support for kernels that have modular CD-ROM support
927    - Interactive Mode offers to edit /tmp/mountlist.txt before running
928          mondo-restore (good idea from F. Boon)
929    - /dev/hd[e-h]* have been added to the ramdisk
930    - disabled Cuckoo and Bootstrap Modes (they weren't doing anything
931          anyway & were probably confusing some users)
932    - removed 'edit mountlist?' question (because mondo-restore takes
933          care of that now, via a user-friendly mountlist editor)
934    - included a copy of mondo-manual.html
935    - only kludge /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1 (if vfat, of course);
936          otherwise, use regular mkfs.vfat
937        - use mkfs.dos if mkfs.vfat does not exist
938    - moved some scripts from rootfs.tgz to Mondo's restore-scripts.tgz
939
940
941v0.38                                                              08/18/2001
942        - clarified the 'more than one kernel found' comment
943    - updated the README to emphasize that the scripts are deprecated
944    - when displaying mountlist on screen, make it easier to read
945    - changed most 'echo's to 'LogIt()'s; log most screen output to
946          /var/log/mindi.log
947    - user can now use a stock 2.4.7 kernel (which comes with Mindi)
948          if the user's distro's kernel isn't right for a boot disk
949
950
951v0.37                                                              08/12/2001
952        - changed the boot screen a little bit
953    - changed the "cannot boot from CD-ROM" message (more informative now)
954    - if an 'insmod'ed module cannot be found, warn but don't abort
955    - that whole loop-mount/extract tgz to ramdisk thing --- if it fails,
956          abort, don't try to continue; also, ask if loopfs is supported by
957      kernel (if not, that might explain the error)
958    - in addition to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules, also search
959          /root/oss/modules for kernel modules (Phillip Deackes)
960    - run syslog and klogd at restore-time, to pipe sys & knl messages to
961          /tmp/mondo-restore.log
962    - default restore-time boot mode is now 'interactive' (unless the
963          disk is a 1.72MB, in which case default mode is still 'expert')
964    - if CDROM can't find itself (long story, re: El Torito) then the
965      script will say, "Your kernel is b0rken." This will reduce the
966      number of erroneous error reports that I receive from users
967    - working on implementing Cuckoo Mode again
968
969
970v0.36                                                              08/03/2001
971    - testing it with LM8, RH71 and Slack8
972    - explicitily exluding /mnt/floppy and /floppy from mountlist.txt
973    - warn if afio not found (Mondo needs afio)
974    - optional --custom <temp dir> <out dir> switch added, to let the user
975      specify where the temp dirs and created images will be stored
976    - changed /sbin/init to install modules _before_ trying to mount
977          CD-ROM (David Granz)
978    - create a gawk->awk shortcut at restore-time if necessary
979    - specifically exclude /dev/fd0h1440 and /dev/fd0H1440 from mountlist
980    - removed silly "was CD inserted?" message
981
982
983v0.35
984    - if LILO fails, it writes its errors to the screen
985    - use user's boot.b and LILO instead of Mindi's
986    - tarball/RPM no longer includes boot.b or lilo
987    - mke2fs' output will be echoed to screen, if an error occurs
988    - doubled the -N inode allocations and removed some of the -i inode
989      fiddles, just in case they are making Red Hat 7.1 choke
990
991
992v0.34
993    - includes patch to rid Mindi of its dependence on /dev/loop devices
994      (Bill Davidsen)
995    - includes patch from 0ystein Skalsem, to fix a disk-formatting problem
996    - warns if kernel is 2.4.0-2.4.5; encourages user to upgrade
997
998
999v0.33
1000    - excludes all devices containing ':/' (i.e. NFS mountlists)
1001    - the FORMAT/SYS replacement, "format-and-kludge-vfat" now writes
1002      its logfile to /tmp/format-and-kludge-vfat.log
1003    - /etc/fstab now mounts floppies for read/write access by default
1004    - format-and-kludge-vfat should only write to log once now
1005    - added vi, top to deplist.txt
1006    - updated the rootfs.tgz's README
1007    - mountlist is written to screen as well as mountlist.txt
1008    - tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1009    - changed 'mkfs' lines, to format the loop-mounted files instead of the
1010      device nodes which makes Mindi work better with kernels 2.4.6+
1011    - Mindi can now handle kernels of up to 930K in size
1012    - sped up the process of spreading data files across data disks
1013      by approx 20%
1014
1015
1016v0.32
1017    - software RAID is now supported
1018    - added the 'raidtools' binaries to deplist.txt
1019    - add /etc/fstab and /etc/raidtab to deplist.txt
1020    - added /dev/md* to the ramdisk's /dev directory
1021    - modified MakeMountlist() to calculate correctly the sizes of
1022      RAID partitions, if they are present in /etc/fstab
1023    - moved the 'LOOPDEVICE=...' code into the regular main() section
1024    - install-additional-tools makes a softlink '/etc/raidtab' that points
1025      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/raidtab; also, '/etc/fstab.orig' that points
1026      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/fstab
1027    - added line to 'install-additional-tools' that will delete the
1028      dummy modprobe before installing data from datadisk(s)
1029    - mkdir -p $outdir at the beginning, just in case...
1030
1031
1032
1033v0.31
1034        - included DoJ's patch to make Mindi play more nicely with devfs
1035    - slightly better install.sh and README
1036
1037
1038v0.30
1039        - added klogd and syslogd to deplist.txt
1040    - can now cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" entries in /etc/fstab
1041    - should ignore NFS-mounted partitions now
1042
1043
1044v0.29
1045    - stopped the 'modprobe' errors that used to occur at the beginning;
1046      they didn't mean anything but they did worry some novice users
1047        - removed losetup from rootfs.tgz (wasn't doing anything useful)
1048    - removed the 'txt-or-gui' stuff from Mindi (never used it anyway)
1049    - added clear to deplist.txt
1050    - moved rootfs.tgz's "mondo/" scripts to Mondo's "restore-scripts.tgz"
1051      tarball; tarball will be untarred and contents added to the
1052          data disks at run-time, if Mindi finds the tarball
1053    - if user lacks fd0u1722 but has fd0h1722 then use the latter
1054    - boot-up msg is more informative
1055    - fixed obscure bug in find-and-mount-cdrom
1056    - better at coping with hda1/2/3/4 (normal people use hda1/5/6/7 but
1057      if you really want to exhaust your primaries, well hey, your life)
1058    - the 'outstring sucks!' message is now more informative
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1060
1061v0.28
1062        - if AddFileToDir() is called with a file that does not exist, Mindi
1063          warns but does not abort
1064    - should work with gzipped modules (which end in '.o.gz') and
1065          NVidia modules (which don't end in anything)
1066    - should work with Red Hat's issue.net now
1067        - misc. cosmetic changes to Mondo boot-time and restore-phase scripts,
1068          to make the visual output cleaner & more legible
1069    - insist-on-cd retracts the CD tray after asking for next CD, in case
1070      the user did not close the drive before pressing <enter>
1071    - if unable to create 1.72MB boot disk then warn but do not abort
1072    - put creation date on the boot-up screen
1073    - create data disks with tarballs up to 1700KB in size; tries harder
1074          to fill each data disk to the brim
1075    - changed the call to make ext3 partitions; now, it uses a call to
1076      mkfs -t ext3 -j -Jsize=10 -q <device> (as requested by ext3 manual)
1077    - tested w/ext3; works fine
1078    - install-additional-tools doesn't call sync until after all softlinks
1079      have been finalized; that's to make sure we call the _right_ sync
1080    - ramdisk is now (size of all files in data disks PLUS 8192) KB
1081    - RPM and SRPM published
1082    - mount CDROM at start of untar-me, just in case it wasn't mounted
1083    - when restoring selectively, log the archives that have matches
1084          & the number of matches (inc. if zero)
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1086
1087v0.26
1088    - has been tested with XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2 and vfat
1089    - compatible (but not tested) with ext3
1090    - better at finding your kernel, even if you have several kernels
1091      of the same version (now checks the build date, too)
1092    - better file-spreading algorithm; a little faster; much more reliable
1093        - includes a copy of LILO, to make the boot disks properly
1094        - tells you how big the tarballs are, when it assembles them
1095    - compare-me uses 'insist-on-cd' instead of internal subroutine
1096    - it looks as if Mindi can actually cope with 920K kernels now :)
1097    - fixed some silly multi-CD bugs that would stop big files from being
1098      restored if they were spread across CD's
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1101v0.25
1102    - uses its own copy of lilo
1103        - removed all "~" (backup copies) from rootfs.tgz
1104        - updated the rootfs's README - stablilo-me, not hack-me
1105    - improved the formatting of the lilo.conf as it is created
1106        - replace all libc5 tools with libc6 (user's) tools at restore-time
1107    - added diff to deplist.txt
1108    - copy io.sys and msdos.sys (if found) to data disk(s) at
1109          run-time; softlinks them to /*.sys at boot-time
1110    - fixed some vfat formatting-related issues w/Embleer (always tricky);
1111          the kludge's error-handling is better and its exit is more graceful
1112    - say 'type nuke to restore automatically' in msg if Mondo called me
1113    - backup all modules, not just the ones present/loaded at run-time;
1114      the loaded modules go on boot disk but ALL go on data disk
1115    - reduced the max data per disk from 1700 to 1680, to suit ext2's needs
1116    - DidMondoCallMe() replaces 'ps ax | grep | blah blah'
1117    - includes user's /etc/termcap and /usr/bin/pico on disk(s)
1118    - cosmetic changes to restore-time scripts (spaces, newlines, etc.)
1119    - pipe kernel's msgs to /var/log/messages
1120    - make sure /etc/lilo.conf is 600 (RW by root only)
1121
1122
1123v0.24
1124    - can accommodate a kernel >900KB in size
1125        - generates lilo.conf on-the-fly; no default/template file anymore
1126    - copies io.sys and msdos.sys to the CD (if you have them)
1127    - add the embleer tarballs to mindi-0.xx.tgz, so that users can
1128          format and make bootable msdos/Win9x partitions
1129    - added printf and hdparm to deplist.txt
1130    - incorporated Bruno Cornec's Mondo 0.991 scripts in Mindi
1131        - separated README into README, INSTALL and TODO
1132    - fixed silly {ramdisk}/sbin/InsistOnCD bug
1133    - took out mke2fs and libext from rootfs.tgz
1134    - rootfs.tgz's "/etc/bashrc" now includes /usr/share/mindi
1135    - compare-mode uses IDE optimization to speed things up
1136    - don't quibble over resizing partitions if <2MB difference
1137    - fixed silly InsistOnCD bug
1138
1139
1140v0.23
1141        - don't copy *.mdsg to boot floppy image
1142    - fixed erroneous 'cannot make ISO image' error message
1143    - can accommodate a kernel as large as 890K
1144        - now uses lilo, not syslinux (lilo works better w/2.88MB boot images)
1145    - creates & formats disk images on the fly (no more .img.gz templates)
1146    - boot disks are formatted ext2, like the data disks
1147    - creates 1.72MB and El Torito 2.88MB boot floppies/images
1148        - if called by Mondo, doesn't list images or offer to copy to FDD/CDRw
1149        - includes the distro's name and kernel version in LILO's message
1150
1151
1152v0.22
1153        - don't add a ramdisk; use rootfs & that's it
1154        - dependency-calculator runs approx. twice as fast as in v0.20
1155        - tested with Linux Mandrake 8.0; works well, if you recompile
1156          kernel to include floppy disk support (which LM8's kernel does not)
1157        - supports bigger kernels now, up to 900K in size
1158        - deplist.txt may now include directories, not just files
1159        - ignores kernel filenames that are hyperlinks
1160        - uses awk instead of gawk; drop the awk/gawk-finding thing
1161        - uses gzip, not bzip2; dropped bzip2, mv, ls to make rootfs smaller
1162        - copies user's /dev/fd0* devices to boot disk
1163        - calls Mindi's copy of syslinux, not user's copy
1164        - use modules' paths, e.g. instead of just 'insmod fubar', use
1165          'insmod /lib/modules/2.4.5-ac117/vfat/fubar.o'
1166        - in boot.msg, XXXXX is part 1 of the 2nd line, YYYYY is part 2 of
1167          the 2nd line, and ZZZZZ is Mindi's version# (in the 1st line)
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1170v0.21
1171        - df, du, find, lsmod, rmmod have been removed from rootfs.tgz
1172        - at boot-time, inserts kernel modules w/user's original parameters
1173        - deletes the slices after recombining them & restoring the files
1174        - includes the MINDI_VER version number in boot.msg
1175        - if boot disk is too small, lists the files & which one is too big
1176        - syslinux now waits 10 seconds before booting floppy
1177        - 'insert-all-my-modules' is copied to rootfs, not to a data disk
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