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1# $Id: ChangeLog 617 2006-06-02 22:13:10Z bcornec $
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3MINDI CHANGES
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51.0.8-2 (2006-06-02)
6- Fix bugs in the swap+LABEL code found on rhel4
7  (Peter Naber/Bruno Cornec)
8- PXE mode now supports change of NIC for redeployment
9  (Bruno Cornec)
10
111.0.8-1 (2006-05-25)
12- new build process (Bruno Cornec)
13- Fix a bug when a disk less than 2.8 MB can be built, to
14  include enough modules to support SCSI cds
15  (Bruno Cornec)
16- Fix a bug in .spec for RPM build (%attr now unused)
17  (Bruno Cornec)
18- Add support for LABEL on swap partitions
19  (Michel Loiseleur + Julien Pinon)
20- Attempt to fix bug 6827 (addition of a script for
21  busybox udhcpc to support pxe/dhcp restore)
22  (Bruno Cornec)
23- support of dm and LVM v2 (Andree Leidenfrost)
24- analyze-my-lvm is under $MINDI_LIB (Andree Leidenfrost)
25- Fix a bug introduced by trying to avoid an error
26  message when modprobe.d doesn't exist
27  (Johannes Franken)
28- Fix for Bug #6975 (/net is now excluded from kernel search location)
29  (Bruno Cornec)
30- Allow 5670 MB fllopy disks for lilo as well (Bruno Cornec)
31- Add missing net modules (Klaus Ade Johnstad)
32
331.0.7 (2006-03-10)
34- Fix issue for 2.6 kernels with VIA chipsets (Andree Leidenfrost)
35- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds
36  (Bruno Cornec)
37- init revamped (removed unnecessary second general module loading phase,
38  start NFS appropriately depending on PXE or simple NFS)
39  (Andree Leidenfrost)
40- Changed module 'nfsacl' to 'nfs_acl' (Andree Leidenfrost)
41- Mindi/DiskSize is gone (Bruno Cornec)
42- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed
43  (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
44- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
45- Bug fix for chown in install.sh (JeffS)
46- CHANGES renamed also in install.sh now (Bruno Cornec)
47- rpmlint cleanups
48- Get mindi to look for analyze-my-lvm in it's library directory MINDI_LIB (See also Debian bug #351446.)
49- mindi only deletes freshly created 1440kb images in case of error (See also Debian Bug #348966.)
50  (Andree Leidenfrost)
51- try standard grub-install in grub-MR restore script before trying anything fancy
52  (Andree Leidenfrost)
53- busybox mount should be called with -o ro for PXE (Make RHEL 3 works in PXE
54with a 2.6 failsafe kernel now available)
55  (Bruno Cornec)
56- Fix mindi for 2.6 Failsafe support
57  (Bruno Cornec)
58- mindi now depends on grep >= 2.5 (for -m option)
59  (Marco Puggelli/Bruno Cornec)
60- Fix a bug in LVM context for RHEL4 in GetValueFromField
61  (Rémi Bondoin/Bruno Cornec)
62- New RPM Build environement (Bruno Cornec)
63- mindi now supports x86_64 natively (Bruno Cornec)
64- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds
65  (Bruno Cornec)
66
671.06 (2005-12-23)
68- mindi manpage added (Andree Leidenfrost)
69- clean up remaining mount points, mindi.err at the end (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
70- fix bugs for SuSE distro around tar, tr and find arguments order
71  (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
72- new busybox.net version used for better PXE support (Bruno Cornec)
73- USB keyboard support (Bruno Cornec)
74- -p should now work with ISO/PXE/NFS modes (Bruno Cornec)
75- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
76  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
77- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
78  (Bruno Cornec)
79- install script rewritten and used for RPM build, with new layout
80  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
81- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
82- use MONDO_LIB exported by mondoarchive instead of MONDO_HOME guessed
83  (Bruno Cornec)
84- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
85  mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
86- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
87- VMPlayer support
88- Code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
89  (Wolfgang Rosenauer/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec
90- New switches for PXE mode (ping & ipconf, Cf README.pxe)
91  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
92- mindi-kernel added to SVN (Bruno Cornec)
93
941.05 (2005-11-19)
95- Bug fix for ldd output incorrectly handled, leading to "grep not found" error
96  (Andree Leidenfrost)
97- NFS now works in interactive mode, and nolock problems are solve
98  (Andree Leidenfrost)
99- IA-64 support is now working for rhel 3
100  (Bruno Cornec)
101- add MINDI_CONF to the mindi LOGFILE
102  (Philippe De Muyter)
103- Speed up fdisk'ing dev/ida raid devices
104  (Philippe De Muyter)
105
1061.04
107- support exec-shield
108- added 'ide-generic' module to IDE modules in mindi to ensure that kernels
109  with fully modularised IDE sub-system boot
110- rewrote script 'wait-for-petris' to ensure that petris actually starts and
111  can be restarted reliably
112- fixed syntax error in mindi where a wrong delimiter is used in and sed call
113  when processing file '/etc/issue.net'
114- removed '#!/bin/bash' from file 'rootfs/etc/bashrc' (bashrc get sourced, not
115  executed)
116- removed executable flag from:
117  - 'rootfs/etc/ld.so.cache'
118  - 'rootfs/root/.profile'
119
120
1211.03
122- better support of SLES 8
123
124
1251.02
126- better kernel-level logging
127- added ACL, xattr binaries to deplist.txt
128- fixed obscure bug which occasionally stopped mindi from correctly finding
129  and documenting all LVM2 LVM-on-RAID volumes
130
131 
1321.01
133- added ide_tape and other modules to mindi's config detection
134- unmount errant ramdisk ($mtpt) if fail to create boot floppy
135- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
136
137
1381.00
139- first 1.0x release
140- catch Ctrl-Alt-Del; trigger soft reset
141- better support of SuSE 9.1
142- added mdadm to deplist.txt
143- better detection of multiple Mindis (Martin Fürstenau)
144- don't complain if just a Mindi boot CD & not a platform for Mondo
145- updated busybox to 1.0.0pre10
146- removed uClibc
147- add memtest support
148- 2.6 kernel support
149- removed Embleer files (Andree Leidenfrost)
150- LVM v2 support for 2.6 (Takeru Komoriya)
151- added kernel-only floppy support, to accommodate really big kernels
152- updated+rebuilt busybox
153- added star support
154- mount /sys at boot-time
155- better 64-bit and 2.6 kernel support
156- better LVM, failsafe kernel support (Jim Richard)
157- use LILO, not raw kernel, on 1.4MB boot floppy
158- record names of unsaved modules for future reference
159- enlarged ramdisk by 8MB
160
161v0.95
162- changed some '==' to '=' --- now more RH6-friendly
163- allow absolute pathnames again in deplist
164- disable multifunc cd thing
165- better Gentoo support (Bill)
166- better OnStream support
167- better Slackware support (Laurenz)
168- added partimagehack-static to deplist.txt
169- recompiled Busybox - 10k smaller, better stack-handling
170- fixed boot screen typo
171- added support for 'auto' fs format
172- better devfs support for Mandrake users
173- better Debian+LVM support (Ralph Grewe)
174- updated analyze-my-lvm to handle floating-point gigabyte -L values
175
176
177v0.94
178- altered rootfs's /dev entry to stop cvs from becoming confused
179- tweaked MAX_COMPRESSED_SIZE
180- added multi-function CD support to mindi and sbin/post-init
181- re-mount root as rw just in case
182- ask user to remove last data (floppy) disk if nec. (Tom Mortell)
183- added support for 5th column in mountlist.txt for labels
184- added symlinks.tgz
185- suppress erroneous error messages re: failsafe kernel
186
187
188v0.93
189- added cciss.o to SCSI_MODS
190- if format type is (e.g.) ext3,ext2 then use 1st entry
191- re-enabled fsck*
192- if cciss in use then enable it at boot-time
193- added /dev/ataraid/* to boot disk via ataraid.tgz (Luc S.)
194- better ISO support
195- tweaked mindi to use 10-15% fewer floppies
196- added RUN_AFTER_INITIAL_BOOT_PHASE var at start of Mindi, which
197  user may use to force Mindi to run command before bootstrapping
198  to aux data disks or CD - e.g. 'echo engage > /proc/scsi/something'
199- allow for Debian & other Stiefkinder that use 'none', not 'swap'
200  as the mountpoint of the swap partition
201- removed afio dependency
202- added RUN_AFTER_BOOT_PHASE_COMPLETE to let user specify a command
203  to be run by Mindi after it boots but before it runs mondorestore
204- re-worked install.sh and tarball not to use tgz's
205- cleared up the boot msg
206- updated busybox to 0.60.5; updated uClibc to 0.9.19
207- add #!/bin/sh to start of insert-all-my-modules
208- fixed obscure bug in install-additional-tools
209- change grep -m1 to grep | head -n1, for Debian users
210- moved lib.tar.bz2 and vmlinuz to mindi-kernel tarball/rpm
211
212
213v0.92
214- fixed LVM/RAID bugs (Brian Borgeson)
215- if bad lilo, give more verbose error before quitting
216- added mt and perl to deplist.txt
217- insmod ide-cd, cdrom, isofs, just in case
218- boot-time tmpfs ramdisk is now 40m (was 34m)
219- cleaned up logs
220- iso mode now calls Interactive
221- make SizeOfPartition() more Debian-friendly (Andree Leidenfrost)
222- clean up some calls to grep, esp. partition_mountpt=...
223- corrected some bashisms, to suit Debian ped- er, users
224- made first line refer to bash, not sh, to make sure
225  the Debian people know Mindi requires bash, not hs
226- changed grep -v "#" and grep -vx "#.*" to grep -vx " *#.*"
227- disabled code which would make Mindi use sfdisk instead of fdisk
228  if it looked as if Debian's fdisk would misbehave
229
230
231v0.90
232- updated ResolveSoftlinks() to work better with b0rkn Gentoo devfs /dev
233- patched analyze-my-lvm (Benjamin Mampaey)
234- detect built-in boot.b files in lilo
235- return w/err, don't abort, if Matt Nelson's RH8 system is farked
236- better at finding isolinux.bin
237- better at analyzing dependencies when running on broken distributions
238- try harder to boot from CD, even if tape fails
239- added ADDITIONAL_BOOT_PARAMS to be sent to kernel
240- better resolution of relative softlinks, leading to fewer
241  duplicates on data disks and therefore fewer data disks
242- detect Debian+devfs; use sfdisk instead of fdisk in that
243  eventuality, to work around yet another of Debian's warts
244- removed /lib/libuuid.* from rootfs.tgz
245- fixed vi
246- mindi now uses gawk --traditional (making gawk behave in a functionally
247  identical way to awk) - PASS; great, so now Debian needs to fix its awk :)
248- removed / from list of dirs accessed when trying to resolve deplist entry
249- spinner bugfix; handle odd LABELs properly (Tom Mortell)
250
251
25212-08-2002
253""""""""""
254v0.90 (DEVEL)
255- new stable branch
256- EXTRA_SPACE=16384
257- fixed deplist.txt
258
259
26012-02-2002
261""""""""""
262v0.72 (DEVEL)
263- misc code clean-ups
264- save boot device's boot sector
265- detect and beware Compaq diagnostic partitions
266- better handling of devfs V non-devfs kernels and boot devs
267- trimmed to busybox 0.60.3 binary on boot disk
268- mindi now resides in /usr/local/bin
269- removed lilo from dependencies
270- more Gentoo-friendly
271
272
27311-17-2002
274""""""""""
275v0.71 (DEVEL)
276- if your kernel's builddate doesn't match any of the kernels in
277  your /boot directory then fudge the issue & find the closest
278  match (*grumble* Debian)
279- scan tape & CD at start, to force inclusion of modules on boot device
280- double EXTRA_SPACE if >7 disks
281- slimmer, more lithesome logfile
282- now accepts --findkernel
283- line 1982 - dd count=24000 should be count=$ramdisksize (Andras Korn)
284- better handling of non-Linux partitions on DevFS-enabled kernels
285- fixed Debian/ramdisksize/bloat problem (Johannes Franken)
286- fixed 2.4.20/fdisk eccentricity (Alistair Stevens)
287- updated kernel to 2.4.18-mdk6
288- generate mountlist in dev-abetical order ;)
289- fixed minor bug in .spec file
290- better at finding /boot/boot.b if your distro breaks the de facto standard
291- fixed minor bug in MakeMountlist
292- fixed install.sh
293- cleaned up deplist.txt
294- added rudimentary -v / -version flag
295- line 1180 or so --- duplicate mindi.iso entires --- fixed
296- added /bin/[ - a softlink to /bin/sh
297- ListAllPartitions() - sanity fix (KP)
298- fixed .spec bug
299- better feedback
300- added Markus's RAID patch
301- ListAllPartitions() - include /mnt/win* (Hugo)
302
303
30409-08-2002
305""""""""""
306v0.70 (UNSTABLE)
307- better logging by dependency-calculating code
308- better handling of dependencies, specifically softlinks
309- if called by mondo then use mondo's temp dir as our temp dir too
310- changed gawk to $AWK in a few places, to allow for Debian
311- added host* config files to deplist
312- added tftp, ifconfig to busybox
313- added RPC support to uClibc
314- cleaned up creation of Mondo-Mindi configuration file
315- fixed bug in TryToFindKernelPath which stopped it from handling
316  multiple, same-version kernels gracefully
317- cleaned up deplist.txt
318- receive 'DIFFERENTIAL' variable from Mondo
319- better Debian compatibility, esp. w/detection of ver# (Hector Alvarez)
320- better devfs support; call fgrep in places instead of grep (Andrew Korn)
321- fixed analyze-my-lvm (Ralph Gruwe)
322
323
32407-14-2002
325""""""""""
326v0.65-1
327- moved 50K of stuff from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
328- added x11-tools.tgz option
329- updated /dev/console and /dev/tty0 (Paul Stevens)
330- cleaned up /mnt/groovy-stuff V /tmp/tmpfs code
331- catch sigint, sighup, etc.
332- fixed LILO-related message.txt mistake
333- .spec file clean-up; automation; config file (Carl Wilhem Soderstrom)
334
335
33607-14-2002
337""""""""""
338v0.64-1
339- fixed RH7.3 readonly bug
340- improved nfs config file creation
341- search more locations for isolinux.bin
342- added isonuke option
343- faster data disk creation
344- better DevFS support (Hector Alvarez, DuckX)
345- nfs-related fix (Hans Lie)
346- abort if vfat filesystem present but mkfs.vfat missing
347- removed softlink to pico
348- allow Mondo to say no compression will be used
349- added [ to ramdisk
350- tar data disks with -b [block size] of 32k
351- don't autoboot to 'RESTORE' screen - it's scary!
352- let user choose lilo or syslinux as boot loader
353- added syslinux support
354- cleaned up message screens
355
356
35706-04-2002
358""""""""""
359v0.63-7
360- improved logging
361
362
36306-02-2002
364""""""""""
365v0.63-6
366- sped it up a bit
367- fixed ISO creation bug
368
369
37005-22-2002
371""""""""""
372v0.63-5
373- fixed RAID mountlist bug (Daniel Grandjean)
374- better at German kbd support (Klaus Guntermann)
375- no longer abort if MONDO_PATH cannot be discerned
376- updated .spec file (Jesse Keating)
377
378
37905-06-2002
380""""""""""
381v0.63-4
382- added less.bin to deplist.txt
383- copy mondo-restore.cfg configuration file to /var/cache/mondo-archive
384- increased EXTRA_SPACE to 16384
385- fixed bug in -H (RESTORE) function
386
387
38804-25-2002
389""""""""""
390v0.63-2
391- added mkdir -p to fix mountlist.txt-copying bug (Bruno Vidal)
392- made sure mindi.iso (for tape users) copies kernel to [cd dir]/vmlinuz
393
394
39504-23-2002
396""""""""""
397v0.63
398- minor cosmetic improvements
399- improved homedir-locating code
400- make sure the kernel is copied to [cd build dir]/vmlinuz
401
402
40304-08-2002
404""""""""""
405v0.62
406- keep certain /dev directories compressed until boot-time, to allow
407  Mindi to support larger kernels
408- cleaned up logging a lot
409- better detection of the kernel currently in use
410- added /dev/nst* to ramdisk
411- amend isolinux.cfg to specify the correct ramdisk size
412
413
41403-31-2002
415""""""""""
416v0.60
417- bootable CD's now use ISOLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
418- abort if isolinux not found
419- abort if multiple copies of Mindi found lying around
420- include mountlist.txt in ramdisk
421
422
42303-21-2002
424""""""""""
425v0.59
426- change sbin/init's Die() function (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
427- improve friendliness of kernel-related warning msg (Andy Glass)
428- added s/w switch re: making floppies (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
429
430
43103-10-2002
432""""""""""
433v0.58-r7
434- excluded two unused vars (Carl Soderstrom)
435
436
43703-03-2002
438""""""""""
439v0.58-r6
440- reassemble large data/library files who have older 'mv' code which doesn't
441  like to overwrite symlinks - affects older RH+Slack systems (Andrew Bulhak)
442- call /usr/bin/logger, not 'logger', in LogIt()
443- run chmod 755 `which start-nfs` before running start-nfs
444
445
44602-24-2002
447""""""""""
448v0.58-r5
449- pathname problem fixed (Fred Feirtag)
450- patch to Debianize mindi a bit (H�tor Garc� �varez)
451- removed mondo-manual.html
452- moved /dev/{cciss,ida,rd} from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
453- cleaned up the refs to analyze-my-lvm a bit (Hugo)
454- sped up disk-creation by 20-30%
455- make sure mondo-restore.cfg is on data disk as well as boot disk
456- added support for -C (cdstream) mode
457
458
45902-18-2002
460""""""""""
461v0.58-r4
462- quash error if /opt not found
463- use /tmp/groovy-stuff instead of /mnt/groovy-stuff for
464  handling data disks and their contents, for tape users
465
466
46702-17-2002
468""""""""""
469v0.58-r3
470- misc enhancements
471- uses self-resizing ramdisk (tmpfs) for /tmp
472- allows Mondo to exclude certain devices from mountlist
473- incorporated .spec patch (Ian Kent)
474- replaced &> /dev/null with > /dev/null 2> /dev/null
475- added vi to busybox again
476
477
47802-11-2002
479""""""""""
480v0.58-r2
481- fixed errant tar warning
482- replaced libc5 with uClibc
483- compiled busybox and open against uClibc
484- moved minor scripts+tools from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
485- Mindi can now accommodate a kernel of up to 1290KB in size
486- no longer insists on cdrecord being present
487
488
48902-10-2002
490""""""""""
491v0.58
492- more pointed error messages
493- fixed silly 'cp' error (Markus Marquardt)
494- use type C's embleer file for type B Windows partitions
495- increased EXTRA_SPACE from 4096 to 8192
496- cosmetic bugfixes
497- nfs users boot into nfs options by default
498
499
50002-05-2002
501""""""""""
502v0.57
503- abort if mounted partition is specified as an imagedev
504- understand 'FAILSAFE' as kernel alternative
505- added analyze-my-lvm to tools available thru PATH
506- better discovery of locale and keymap file (Claude Mah�
507- compatible with 1.2x and the new 1.38+ stuff
508- better 'bug-me' script (Troff)
509
510
51102-01-2002
512""""""""""
513v0.56
514- compatible with Mondo v1.5x devel branch
515- mindi's softlink now goes in /usr/sbin; was /usr/bin
516- include nfs.o, nfsd.o, lockd.o and sunrpc.o on data disks if available
517- patched .spec file to make it easier to change installdir (Ian Mortimer)
518- updated README
519- moved many global vars to start of script
520- better at finding US kbd maps
521- migrating to a single configuration file, /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg, for
522  Mondo users; file is not in use yet but is there for future expansion
523
524
52501-28-2002
526""""""""""
527v0.55
528- MINDI_HOME and MONDO_HOME defined at start of each source file, making
529  it easier to relocate Mindi and Mondo if desired
530- tries to mount /dev/hd[a-h] at boot-time, looking for CD-ROM; was hd[a-d]
531- re-enabled the msg asking user to upgrade LILO if v21.6
532- Lin/Win users are much, _much_ less likely to run out of disk space now
533  when restoring from backups (Carlos Molina)
534- patch from Andrej Borsenkow to help w/Mandrake 8.1
535- disabled ramdisk free space checker (some distros don't like it)
536
537
53801-25-2002
539""""""""""
540v0.54
541- don't abort if kernel is too big for 1.72MB floppy
542- better handling of eccentric distros and their keybd layouts
543- cosmetic fixes
544- sprinkled comments liberally inside deplist.txt
545- added gawk and awk to deplist
546- lilo has been added to .spec file
547- changed a couple of FatalError()'s to Die()'s
548- better TurboLinux 7 / LVM compatibility
549
550
55101-20-2002
552""""""""""
553v0.53
554- better support of non-Red Hat, non-Debian keyboard resource files
555- cleaned up /sbin/init's output
556- replaced libc5 mount with user's own 'mount'
557- updated embleer.C.bz2
558- missing /dev/hdb2 found & replaced (thanks, Troff)
559- populated /dev/rd and /dev/ida on ramdisk (Michael Eisenberg)
560- improved SizeOfPartition() function
561- improved TryToFindKernelPath() function
562- don't offer NFS users Nuke Mode
563- finds and uses lilo.real if user is using Debian, a distro which
564  installs a shell script where the lilo executable should go
565- improved support for XFS users who opt to use failsafe kernel
566- uses user's lsmod, depmod, insmod, etc.
567- fixed freeze-up resulting from missing 'cat $mappath' command
568- mount tmpfs at /tmp/tmpfs for mondo-restore's benefit
569- try to create /dev/fd0u1722 if it is missing from /dev
570- added .spec file to tarball
571
572
57301-10-2002
574""""""""""
575v0.52-2
576- fixed a bug in the handling of non-English keyboard maps
577- force failsafe kernel to provide reiserfs.o, xfs.o, jfs.o, ext2.o,
578  ext3.o and loop.o at boot-time, just in case
579- added /dev/sr[0-3] devices
580- copy LAST_FILELIST_NUMBER to /tmp, for compatibility with Mondo v1.3x
581- incorporates NFS-related settings, if supplied by Mondo v1.3x
582- replace busybox's mount with standard libc5 mount ater restoring
583  tools from floppies: NFS mounting requires full mount
584- always make mindi.iso
585
586
58701-06-2002
588""""""""""
589v0.52-1
590- ramdisk's size has been tweaked
591- if script 'bootstrap' is found at boot-time then execute it
592- use tty8 to show mondo's output log
593- use tty7 to offer a game of Petris (if it exists on disk)
594- be sure to use i386-only keymaps
595- if LILO's "/tmp/dev.0" error occurs then abort & tell user to reboot
596- /sbin and /usr/sbin added temporarily to PATH when Mindi runs
597- if Mondo asks then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
598- if Mondo's tmpdir has post-nuke.tgz in it then extract it and
599  incorporate its files in the data disks
600- losetup /dev/loop0 -d before calling LILO (Norm Crowfoot)
601- if keyboard mapping dir (usu. /lib/kbd or /usr/lib/kbd) cannot be
602  found then don't abort; simply tell the user the default keyboard
603  mapping will be used
604- added /dev/hd[a,b,c,d][17-24] to the rootfs tarball
605- won't use LILO's optimizations when creating boot floppy; however,
606  optimizations are used on CD unless --broken-bios in call to Mondo
607- won't write data disks to start of tape; lets Mondo do that
608- tweaked how Mindi moves all.tar.gz around, to make it more
609  Mondo-friendly
610- tweaked Mindi's disk-splitter
611- user must unmount /dev/loop0 before calling Mindi: LILO insists...
612- added NFS-related entries to deplist.txt
613- if not called by Mondo then don't let user choose Interactive/Nuke/
614  whatever; just offer Expert
615
616
61712-25-2001
618""""""""""
619v0.51-1
620    - removed libm.* from rootfs.tgz
621    - replaced sh with busybox's ash
622    - upgraded busybox to 0.60-2; pared it down, too
623        - include tape-related modules on boot disk, if backing up to tape
624    - creates a tape-friendly tarball containing tools+modules
625    - reassembly of tools+libraries is more reliable now
626    - streamlined deplist.txt
627    - give user their localized keyboard layout at boot-time
628    - fix some cosmetic bugs
629
630
63112-19-2001
632""""""""""
633v0.50-4
634    - log Mindi's version# in the event of a fatal error
635    - make Mindi's boot-time output more esthetically pleasing
636    - if filesystem is type 'image', according to Mondo, then in filelist
637      its partition type will be listed as the hexadecimal string (e.g.
638          'b', '83', etc.) and the partition mountpoint will be 'image'
639
640
64112-15-2001
642""""""""""
643v0.50-2
644    - support for newer features in Mondo v1.3x
645
646
647v0.50-1
648    - correctly lists RAID constituent partitions in mountlist
649    - breaks compatibility with Mondo v1.2x
650    - if user's fstab has weird line(s) then ignore; don't abort
651    - working on CDROM_MODS, trying to make it work on Stewart Charnell's
652      hardware setup
653    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-init a bit
654
655
656v0.48-2
657    - when insmod'g modules from ramdisk's root dir, use 'ls /*.o*'
658      (was 'ls /*.*') to find them
659    - if RAID controller(s) are detected then pause for 10s to let them
660      intialize by themselves (some 3ware RAID controllers require this)
661    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-ini; the former now controls
662      initialization of hardware, drivers, tools, etc. and the latter
663      runs mondo-restore if it exists
664    - better detection of and compatibility with SCSI CD-ROM drives
665    - chopsize is now 64KB; was 128KB
666    - cleaned up mindi's logging
667
668
669v0.48-1
670    - better logging of find-and-mount-cdrom's progress (to
671          /tmp/mondo-restore.log)
672    - somehow, lilo was re-enabled in deplist.txt; DISABLED (again *g*)
673    - added 'linear' to the list of modules Mindi always backs up
674    - if called by Mondo then pass the name & device of the user's boot
675          loader to the restore phase, by copying BOOTLOADER.* to the ramdisk
676    - if loading from floppies then try to mount CD-ROM a 2nd time after
677      extracting files from data floppies, just in case user is a CD user
678      who couldn't get their CD-ROM drive to work initially
679    - added fix to make sure /root/images/mindi is created (Charlie Root)
680    - aware of 'iso' boot mode, for future expansion
681
682
683v0.47
684    - added /dev/cdrom/cdrom[1-4] to the devices automatically excluded
685      from mountlist.txt
686    - added '-f-' to the end of most tar commands, to see if it fixes a
687      bug in some obscure Debian distros
688    - added network-related dependencies to deplist.txt
689    - if called by Mondo then don't write floppy images to disks; let
690      Mondo do that: less irritating for user
691    - if called by Mondo then do some clever tricks to add mondo-restore
692      and its dependencies (mondo-restore is now a dynamic executable)
693    - finally gotten klogd to squelch echoing of kernel msgs to console
694
695
696v0.46
697    - finally fixed that 'lib/modules/2.4.12-xfs not found' bug! :-D
698    - cosmetic changes and minor bugfixes
699    - excluded lilo.conf and lilo from deplist.txt; use user's copy instead
700    - if your fstab mentions a RAID partition but your raidtab doesn't then
701      Mindi will terminate in a sane manner with a sane error message
702    - fixed a bug in bug-me (heh, how ironic)
703    - include and run (sys)klogd to try to pipe kernel msgs to logfile
704    - call hdparm to speed up access to CD-ROM drive
705
706
707v0.45
708    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
709    - include /etc/fstab in logfile
710    - removed lzop.* from aux-tools; should come from user's distro anyway
711    - tweaked data disk size and data disk formatting command
712    - make ISO bootable image (as well as floppies) when backing up to tape
713    - copy boot images (floppy + CD) from temp dir to /root/images/mindi
714      after making them, just in case the user wants them later
715    - added md5sum to deplist.txt
716    - added pico->vi softlink to ramdisk
717    - in the ramdisk's /etc/bashrc, added /usr/local/bin and
718          /usr/local/sbin to the PATH= command
719    - call insert-all-modules as background task; pause 3 seconds after
720      calling it, before proceeding <--- /sbin/init
721    - call to devfs has been moved to before call to post-init
722    - added 'md5sum -> busybox' softlink
723    - Mindi now uses busybox's printf, md5sum, mount, umount, vi
724      ...NB: I said, 'vi' :-) Now you have an editor again! :-)
725    - added lilo.real to deplist.txt, to allow for Debian's evil new distro
726    - added lzop to deplist.txt
727    - no longer including lzop in Mindi's tarball / RPM
728    - improved Mindi's error-reporting a little bit
729    - changed deplist.txt's /etc/* to just *
730    - restructured the calls in /sbin/post-init that reinitialize the LVM
731      and RAID modules
732    - if mkfs.ext2 is not in PATH then abort
733    - Mindi uses a 'filename cache' to speed itself up at run-time
734      (Jean-David Marrow)
735    - Red Hat 7.2 uses a weird /etc/issue.net; I've worked around it...
736    - tested with Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2
737
738
739v0.44
740    - at boot-time, activate LV's if they exist
741    - restructured deplist.txt a bit (cosmetic change)
742    - re-enabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
743    - analyze-my-lvm fails gracefully if you're not using LVM but inserted
744      the module anyway
745
746
747v0.43
748    - made Mindi work with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
749    - if mkisofs is not found, say so; don't just say, 'an error occurred
750      while I was trying to make an ISO image'
751    - when formatting and writing floppies, if /dev/fd0's size is
752      indeterminable then I'll use /dev/fd0H1440 instead
753    - make sure xfs.o, jfs.o, reiserfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o modules are
754      backed up (if they exist) to boot disks
755    - fixed a silly bug that stopped Mindi from handling its own modules
756      properly; only affects newbie users with broken kernels (i.e. the
757      very people that Mindi's failsafe kernel was meant to help!)
758    - added lzop (Marcus Oberhumer's file compressor) to aux-tools.tgz
759    - added Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch; if user uses the switch
760      (i.e. '--cd-recovery yes') then the CD will boot to a screen that
761      pauses until the user types RESTORE; then, it will enter Nuke Mode
762    - added Stephan Zegherd's "superformat" patch
763    - failsafe kernel is now 2.4.12 with XFS, JFS and lots of SCSI modules;
764      the addition of XFS and extensive SCSI support will increase the
765      size of Mindi's RPM / tarball significantly but I think it's worth it
766    - at boot-time, find out whether there are any RAID partitions; and if
767      there are, whether they are 'started' yet; if not, run raidstart to
768      start them at boot-time, before user can try to mount anything
769    - Mindi's failsafe kernel & modules are handled more elegantly now;
770      if you have raid1.o, scsi.o, etc. loaded at backup-time then Mindi
771      finds its corresponding modules in its tarball of failsafe modules
772      and stores them so that at boot-time you can do SCSI, RAID, etc.
773    - removed gawk, printf from deplist.txt
774
775
776v0.42
777    - make sure lvm-mod, raid0, raid1 and raid5 modules are backed up
778    - added 'you need a ramdisk' to FAQ
779    - changed the slice size from 20KB to 64KB; speeds up Mindi by 25%
780      and doesn't have any negative side-effects (...that I can see)
781    - when searching for your current kernel version, do not examine
782      a file if it does not exist (it sounds obvious, I know...)
783    - when asking user to send me a copy of their log file, point out
784      that it may contain info which they do not want me to see but that
785      they are SOL unless I can actually see their log file
786    - fixed a silly bug that would crop up when a Linux-Mandrake 8.1 user
787      would use a devfs-enabled kernel and RAID partitions at the same time
788    - plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
789    - data floppies are now 1.44MB each; boot floppy is still 1.72MB
790    - if binutils or libbinutils is not installed, abort
791    - fixed a bug which meant that some big files overwrote each other
792          at backup-time and caused library-related problems are boot-time
793    - enabled comments ('#') in deplist.txt
794    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt; user may re-enable the line if
795      s/he wants those tools available at boot-time
796    - tested successfully with the following distros
797      - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel
798      - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel
799    - better at guessing the size of swap partition
800    - drop minix tools from deplist; user can restore them if s/he wants
801          to use the minix filesystem
802    - don't backup _all_ cdrom modules (if backing up 'cdrom.o'); be
803      selective! ...minor bug in ListKerneModulePaths has been fixed
804    - if the user has two glibc libraries - one in /lib and one in
805      /lib/i686 - then Mindi will re-jig the softlinks so that only the
806      version in /lib is backed up, to save space on the data disks
807    - major rewrite of the code that copies the tools and libraries from
808      the data disks; prettier, faster and more stable (and did I mention
809      how kind it is to your hard-working hands?)
810    - better handling of crazy libraries and softlinks thereto
811    - new boot-time script, 'bug-me', copies user's logs to a floppy and
812          tells him/her to e-mail them to me if mondo-restore aborts
813    - ignore kernels named vmlinux (note the 'X'); traditionally, kernels
814      are named vmlinuz (note the 'Z') or something similar
815    - no longer backup all modules to CD/tape; just backup the ones loaded
816          at backup-time; this saves boot-time ramdisk space
817    - removed all references to LOOPDEVICE
818    - LVM is supported (experimental; watch this space...)
819    - included a tarball of 'sane' /dev/loop* nodes which will be extracted
820          and added to the boot disk; this helps maintain Mindi's backward-
821          compatibility with non-devfs kernels and distros
822    - when copying modules to boot or data disks, uncompress them first
823          if they are gzipped (some distros come with compressed modules)
824    - no longer copies all loaded modules to the 2.88 MB El Torito bootable
825      floppy image; instead, it copies FLOPPY_MODS to the 1.72 MB image,
826          CDROM_MODS to the 2.88 MB image, and _all_ modules that were loaded
827          at backup-time to the data disks
828        - supports tape streamers, in conjunction with Mondo
829    - uses busybox's sync again; let's see if that breaks anything...
830    - if Mondo is backing up to tape streamer then write the tape's size to
831          /tmp/TAPESIZE and the drive's device to /tmp/TAPEDEV-LIVES-HERE on
832          the ramdisk
833    - floppy disk modules (ide-floppy.o and floppy.o) now are copied
834          to the ramdisk, whether the user's kernel or the failsafe kernel
835          is being used
836
837
838v0.41
839    - excluded *.old from the 'boot.b' list when searching for boot.b
840    - updated Mindi's own failsafe kernel+modules to v2.4.10
841    - added umount to deplist again
842    - improved Mindi's support of modular kernels (esp. modular CD-ROM
843          drive and floppy disk drives)
844    - don't accuse Linux 2.4.10 users of having a 'buggy kernel'
845    - restored the libc5 versions of sync and umount (dropped from
846          deplist but also from busybox)
847    - fixed a lot of silly bugs related to incorporating Busybox in Mindi
848        - experimental LVM support
849    - added 'analyze-my-lvm' script to the tarball; Mindi uses it now
850    - able to recognize & record LVM mounts, adding them to the mountlist
851    - added the LVM executables (listed in the lvm-0.xx-i386.rpm) to
852      deplist.txt; they won't be added unless you have them and you won't
853      have them unless you're using LVM, so this is not 'bloat' IMO :)
854    - added date and sync to deplist again
855    - when working on LVM stuff, use 'echo y | pvcreate -ff' (was '..-f')
856    - amended format-...-kludge to allow for mountlists with >1
857          spaces between cols
858      checked the fsck.reiserfs is in deplist.txt (yes it is)
859    - incorporated busybox 0.60-1; now, Mindi is faster at run-time and
860          smaller at boot-time; you can fit a typical system onto 3 floppies;
861          also, a kernel up to 1MB in size (approx.) can now be accommodated
862    - supports kernels that have MODULAR support for CD-ROM's or floppies
863    - Mindi copies only the loaded modules to the data disks but it copies
864          _all_ modules to the CD, just in case
865    - thanks to busybox your floppy-based Mindi boot disk set should now be
866          able to accommodate a kernel of up to 1MB in size
867    - boot into Expert Mode unless boot disk was generated by Mondo
868    - exclude all softlinks from list of 'eligible' kernels
869        - exclude kernels with 'vmlinux' in their names
870    - removed A LOT of files from deplist.txt's dependency list; they are
871          listed in deplist.removed, in case you want to put them back :-)
872    - excludes libX11, libXext, libXi, libgtk, libgdk ALWAYS, whether you
873          add them to deplist.txt or not; [cancel this by editing line 485]
874    - rewrote AddFileToDir() to make it more efficient (but slower...)
875    - strip chaff from binaries; strip comments from bash scripts; strip
876          comments from /etc/termcap
877
878
879v0.40
880    - if you use a softlink to your CD dev, e.g. /dev/cdrecorder->scd0,
881          then Mindi should handle it properly now (i.e. not bomb out)
882    - if you have a large kernel & lots of modules loaded, Mindi will only
883      copy as many modules to the ramdisk as will _fit_ on a ramdisk that
884          will have to go alongside your kernel on a 2.88MB floppy disk
885    - if your kernel does not support loopfs, Mindi will say so & abort
886    - turned some warnings into fatal errors, to help the user to figure
887      out exactly why Mindi won't work on their kernel
888    - changed mke2fs -N24 to -N32, to see if it helps braindead distros
889    - Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
890    - gone back to the old 'insert-my-modules' for now; it's more reliable
891    - working on the 'insert-all-my-modules' script, to make it compatible
892      with a wider range of insane distros and kernels
893    - dropped the '-c' option from LILO call
894        - removed cdrecord, mkisofs, vi, route and diff from deplist.txt
895    - slowed down the 'split data between floppies' routine; made it
896          try harder to squeeze more data onto each floppy
897    - excluding nvidia modules from the "insert-all-my-modules" script
898          because it sometimes causes freeze-ups
899    - added code to copy your fstab, lilo.conf, etc. to a tarball which, in
900          the event of an error, Mindi will ask the user to e-mail me
901
902
903v0.39
904    - plays nicely with devfs, so long as your old /dev/hdX, /dev/sdX
905      softlinks are still there :-)
906    - if your swap partition isn't mounted, Mindi will decide that it is
907      125MB; it used to abort but now it just warns & makes a good guess
908    - testing the failsafe kernel & associated scripts
909    - only use lilo's "-c" option if NOT a 2.88MB floppy disk image
910    - copes better with .o, .gz, etc. module suffixes
911    - better 'loaded modules / not loaded modules' feedback at boot-time
912    - semi-forces isofs and ide-cd (not isofs.o and ide-cd.o); the former
913          will be more compatible with stock kernels - e.g. Red Hat, Mandrake;
914          also added vfat, fat & a few other modules to the list of 'foced'.
915    - removed the '-c' switch from the call to LILO (some BIOSes don't
916          like it very much)
917    - removed chaff from ramdisk's /etc/login.defs, saving approx 7K
918    - format the boot disks with -N 24 (was -N 64)
919    - do not insist on CD #1 (at boot-time) if there is no 'CD #' marker
920    - amend format-and-kludge-vfat; now, it will not abort if it cannot
921      find its entry in mountlist; it doesn't need to find the entry
922          anyway, except to check that the kludge works (which it does)
923    - if user chooses to use Mindi's failsafe 2.4.9 kernel, Mindi will load
924          Mindi's versions of user's modules at boot-time
925    - make label-devices-as-necessary log its efforts
926    - added e2label and tune2fs to deplist.txt
927        - if you boot in Normal Mode, I'll call mondo-restore --interactive
928          instead of just mondo-restore
929        - replaced K7-compatible 2.4.7 kernel with a 586-comp'ble 2.4.9 kernel
930    - improved the post-run clean-up
931    - force the copying/loading of isofs.o and ide-cd.o, which enhances
932          Mindi's support for kernels that have modular CD-ROM support
933    - Interactive Mode offers to edit /tmp/mountlist.txt before running
934          mondo-restore (good idea from F. Boon)
935    - /dev/hd[e-h]* have been added to the ramdisk
936    - disabled Cuckoo and Bootstrap Modes (they weren't doing anything
937          anyway & were probably confusing some users)
938    - removed 'edit mountlist?' question (because mondo-restore takes
939          care of that now, via a user-friendly mountlist editor)
940    - included a copy of mondo-manual.html
941    - only kludge /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1 (if vfat, of course);
942          otherwise, use regular mkfs.vfat
943        - use mkfs.dos if mkfs.vfat does not exist
944    - moved some scripts from rootfs.tgz to Mondo's restore-scripts.tgz
945
946
947v0.38                                                              08/18/2001
948        - clarified the 'more than one kernel found' comment
949    - updated the README to emphasize that the scripts are deprecated
950    - when displaying mountlist on screen, make it easier to read
951    - changed most 'echo's to 'LogIt()'s; log most screen output to
952          /var/log/mindi.log
953    - user can now use a stock 2.4.7 kernel (which comes with Mindi)
954          if the user's distro's kernel isn't right for a boot disk
955
956
957v0.37                                                              08/12/2001
958        - changed the boot screen a little bit
959    - changed the "cannot boot from CD-ROM" message (more informative now)
960    - if an 'insmod'ed module cannot be found, warn but don't abort
961    - that whole loop-mount/extract tgz to ramdisk thing --- if it fails,
962          abort, don't try to continue; also, ask if loopfs is supported by
963      kernel (if not, that might explain the error)
964    - in addition to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules, also search
965          /root/oss/modules for kernel modules (Phillip Deackes)
966    - run syslog and klogd at restore-time, to pipe sys & knl messages to
967          /tmp/mondo-restore.log
968    - default restore-time boot mode is now 'interactive' (unless the
969          disk is a 1.72MB, in which case default mode is still 'expert')
970    - if CDROM can't find itself (long story, re: El Torito) then the
971      script will say, "Your kernel is b0rken." This will reduce the
972      number of erroneous error reports that I receive from users
973    - working on implementing Cuckoo Mode again
974
975
976v0.36                                                              08/03/2001
977    - testing it with LM8, RH71 and Slack8
978    - explicitily exluding /mnt/floppy and /floppy from mountlist.txt
979    - warn if afio not found (Mondo needs afio)
980    - optional --custom <temp dir> <out dir> switch added, to let the user
981      specify where the temp dirs and created images will be stored
982    - changed /sbin/init to install modules _before_ trying to mount
983          CD-ROM (David Granz)
984    - create a gawk->awk shortcut at restore-time if necessary
985    - specifically exclude /dev/fd0h1440 and /dev/fd0H1440 from mountlist
986    - removed silly "was CD inserted?" message
987
988
989v0.35
990    - if LILO fails, it writes its errors to the screen
991    - use user's boot.b and LILO instead of Mindi's
992    - tarball/RPM no longer includes boot.b or lilo
993    - mke2fs' output will be echoed to screen, if an error occurs
994    - doubled the -N inode allocations and removed some of the -i inode
995      fiddles, just in case they are making Red Hat 7.1 choke
996
997
998v0.34
999    - includes patch to rid Mindi of its dependence on /dev/loop devices
1000      (Bill Davidsen)
1001    - includes patch from 0ystein Skalsem, to fix a disk-formatting problem
1002    - warns if kernel is 2.4.0-2.4.5; encourages user to upgrade
1003
1004
1005v0.33
1006    - excludes all devices containing ':/' (i.e. NFS mountlists)
1007    - the FORMAT/SYS replacement, "format-and-kludge-vfat" now writes
1008      its logfile to /tmp/format-and-kludge-vfat.log
1009    - /etc/fstab now mounts floppies for read/write access by default
1010    - format-and-kludge-vfat should only write to log once now
1011    - added vi, top to deplist.txt
1012    - updated the rootfs.tgz's README
1013    - mountlist is written to screen as well as mountlist.txt
1014    - tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1015    - changed 'mkfs' lines, to format the loop-mounted files instead of the
1016      device nodes which makes Mindi work better with kernels 2.4.6+
1017    - Mindi can now handle kernels of up to 930K in size
1018    - sped up the process of spreading data files across data disks
1019      by approx 20%
1020
1021
1022v0.32
1023    - software RAID is now supported
1024    - added the 'raidtools' binaries to deplist.txt
1025    - add /etc/fstab and /etc/raidtab to deplist.txt
1026    - added /dev/md* to the ramdisk's /dev directory
1027    - modified MakeMountlist() to calculate correctly the sizes of
1028      RAID partitions, if they are present in /etc/fstab
1029    - moved the 'LOOPDEVICE=...' code into the regular main() section
1030    - install-additional-tools makes a softlink '/etc/raidtab' that points
1031      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/raidtab; also, '/etc/fstab.orig' that points
1032      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/fstab
1033    - added line to 'install-additional-tools' that will delete the
1034      dummy modprobe before installing data from datadisk(s)
1035    - mkdir -p $outdir at the beginning, just in case...
1036
1037
1038
1039v0.31
1040        - included DoJ's patch to make Mindi play more nicely with devfs
1041    - slightly better install.sh and README
1042
1043
1044v0.30
1045        - added klogd and syslogd to deplist.txt
1046    - can now cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" entries in /etc/fstab
1047    - should ignore NFS-mounted partitions now
1048
1049
1050v0.29
1051    - stopped the 'modprobe' errors that used to occur at the beginning;
1052      they didn't mean anything but they did worry some novice users
1053        - removed losetup from rootfs.tgz (wasn't doing anything useful)
1054    - removed the 'txt-or-gui' stuff from Mindi (never used it anyway)
1055    - added clear to deplist.txt
1056    - moved rootfs.tgz's "mondo/" scripts to Mondo's "restore-scripts.tgz"
1057      tarball; tarball will be untarred and contents added to the
1058          data disks at run-time, if Mindi finds the tarball
1059    - if user lacks fd0u1722 but has fd0h1722 then use the latter
1060    - boot-up msg is more informative
1061    - fixed obscure bug in find-and-mount-cdrom
1062    - better at coping with hda1/2/3/4 (normal people use hda1/5/6/7 but
1063      if you really want to exhaust your primaries, well hey, your life)
1064    - the 'outstring sucks!' message is now more informative
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1066
1067v0.28
1068        - if AddFileToDir() is called with a file that does not exist, Mindi
1069          warns but does not abort
1070    - should work with gzipped modules (which end in '.o.gz') and
1071          NVidia modules (which don't end in anything)
1072    - should work with Red Hat's issue.net now
1073        - misc. cosmetic changes to Mondo boot-time and restore-phase scripts,
1074          to make the visual output cleaner & more legible
1075    - insist-on-cd retracts the CD tray after asking for next CD, in case
1076      the user did not close the drive before pressing <enter>
1077    - if unable to create 1.72MB boot disk then warn but do not abort
1078    - put creation date on the boot-up screen
1079    - create data disks with tarballs up to 1700KB in size; tries harder
1080          to fill each data disk to the brim
1081    - changed the call to make ext3 partitions; now, it uses a call to
1082      mkfs -t ext3 -j -Jsize=10 -q <device> (as requested by ext3 manual)
1083    - tested w/ext3; works fine
1084    - install-additional-tools doesn't call sync until after all softlinks
1085      have been finalized; that's to make sure we call the _right_ sync
1086    - ramdisk is now (size of all files in data disks PLUS 8192) KB
1087    - RPM and SRPM published
1088    - mount CDROM at start of untar-me, just in case it wasn't mounted
1089    - when restoring selectively, log the archives that have matches
1090          & the number of matches (inc. if zero)
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1093v0.26
1094    - has been tested with XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2 and vfat
1095    - compatible (but not tested) with ext3
1096    - better at finding your kernel, even if you have several kernels
1097      of the same version (now checks the build date, too)
1098    - better file-spreading algorithm; a little faster; much more reliable
1099        - includes a copy of LILO, to make the boot disks properly
1100        - tells you how big the tarballs are, when it assembles them
1101    - compare-me uses 'insist-on-cd' instead of internal subroutine
1102    - it looks as if Mindi can actually cope with 920K kernels now :)
1103    - fixed some silly multi-CD bugs that would stop big files from being
1104      restored if they were spread across CD's
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1106
1107v0.25
1108    - uses its own copy of lilo
1109        - removed all "~" (backup copies) from rootfs.tgz
1110        - updated the rootfs's README - stablilo-me, not hack-me
1111    - improved the formatting of the lilo.conf as it is created
1112        - replace all libc5 tools with libc6 (user's) tools at restore-time
1113    - added diff to deplist.txt
1114    - copy io.sys and msdos.sys (if found) to data disk(s) at
1115          run-time; softlinks them to /*.sys at boot-time
1116    - fixed some vfat formatting-related issues w/Embleer (always tricky);
1117          the kludge's error-handling is better and its exit is more graceful
1118    - say 'type nuke to restore automatically' in msg if Mondo called me
1119    - backup all modules, not just the ones present/loaded at run-time;
1120      the loaded modules go on boot disk but ALL go on data disk
1121    - reduced the max data per disk from 1700 to 1680, to suit ext2's needs
1122    - DidMondoCallMe() replaces 'ps ax | grep | blah blah'
1123    - includes user's /etc/termcap and /usr/bin/pico on disk(s)
1124    - cosmetic changes to restore-time scripts (spaces, newlines, etc.)
1125    - pipe kernel's msgs to /var/log/messages
1126    - make sure /etc/lilo.conf is 600 (RW by root only)
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1128
1129v0.24
1130    - can accommodate a kernel >900KB in size
1131        - generates lilo.conf on-the-fly; no default/template file anymore
1132    - copies io.sys and msdos.sys to the CD (if you have them)
1133    - add the embleer tarballs to mindi-0.xx.tgz, so that users can
1134          format and make bootable msdos/Win9x partitions
1135    - added printf and hdparm to deplist.txt
1136    - incorporated Bruno Cornec's Mondo 0.991 scripts in Mindi
1137        - separated README into README, INSTALL and TODO
1138    - fixed silly {ramdisk}/sbin/InsistOnCD bug
1139    - took out mke2fs and libext from rootfs.tgz
1140    - rootfs.tgz's "/etc/bashrc" now includes /usr/share/mindi
1141    - compare-mode uses IDE optimization to speed things up
1142    - don't quibble over resizing partitions if <2MB difference
1143    - fixed silly InsistOnCD bug
1144
1145
1146v0.23
1147        - don't copy *.mdsg to boot floppy image
1148    - fixed erroneous 'cannot make ISO image' error message
1149    - can accommodate a kernel as large as 890K
1150        - now uses lilo, not syslinux (lilo works better w/2.88MB boot images)
1151    - creates & formats disk images on the fly (no more .img.gz templates)
1152    - boot disks are formatted ext2, like the data disks
1153    - creates 1.72MB and El Torito 2.88MB boot floppies/images
1154        - if called by Mondo, doesn't list images or offer to copy to FDD/CDRw
1155        - includes the distro's name and kernel version in LILO's message
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1157
1158v0.22
1159        - don't add a ramdisk; use rootfs & that's it
1160        - dependency-calculator runs approx. twice as fast as in v0.20
1161        - tested with Linux Mandrake 8.0; works well, if you recompile
1162          kernel to include floppy disk support (which LM8's kernel does not)
1163        - supports bigger kernels now, up to 900K in size
1164        - deplist.txt may now include directories, not just files
1165        - ignores kernel filenames that are hyperlinks
1166        - uses awk instead of gawk; drop the awk/gawk-finding thing
1167        - uses gzip, not bzip2; dropped bzip2, mv, ls to make rootfs smaller
1168        - copies user's /dev/fd0* devices to boot disk
1169        - calls Mindi's copy of syslinux, not user's copy
1170        - use modules' paths, e.g. instead of just 'insmod fubar', use
1171          'insmod /lib/modules/2.4.5-ac117/vfat/fubar.o'
1172        - in boot.msg, XXXXX is part 1 of the 2nd line, YYYYY is part 2 of
1173          the 2nd line, and ZZZZZ is Mindi's version# (in the 1st line)
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1175
1176v0.21
1177        - df, du, find, lsmod, rmmod have been removed from rootfs.tgz
1178        - at boot-time, inserts kernel modules w/user's original parameters
1179        - deletes the slices after recombining them & restoring the files
1180        - includes the MINDI_VER version number in boot.msg
1181        - if boot disk is too small, lists the files & which one is too big
1182        - syslinux now waits 10 seconds before booting floppy
1183        - 'insert-all-my-modules' is copied to rootfs, not to a data disk
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