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3MINDI CHANGES
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51.0.8-3 (2006-06-07)
6- exec-shield removed for mindi
7  (Bruno Cornec)
8- Fix a bug for ia64 build in mindi where locallib was undefined
9  (Bruno Cornec)
10- Fix a bug for SuSE and Debian where $dfam was used in install.sh
11  (Bruno Cornec)
12- Make the init script mdadm-aware
13  (Andree Leidenfrost)
14
151.0.8-2 (2006-06-02)
16- Fix bugs in the swap+LABEL code found on rhel4
17  (Peter Naber/Bruno Cornec)
18- PXE mode now supports change of NIC for redeployment
19  (Bruno Cornec)
20
211.0.8-1 (2006-05-25)
22- new build process (Bruno Cornec)
23- Fix a bug when a disk less than 2.8 MB can be built, to
24  include enough modules to support SCSI cds
25  (Bruno Cornec)
26- Fix a bug in .spec for RPM build (%attr now unused)
27  (Bruno Cornec)
28- Add support for LABEL on swap partitions
29  (Michel Loiseleur + Julien Pinon)
30- Attempt to fix bug 6827 (addition of a script for
31  busybox udhcpc to support pxe/dhcp restore)
32  (Bruno Cornec)
33- support of dm and LVM v2 (Andree Leidenfrost)
34- analyze-my-lvm is under $MINDI_LIB (Andree Leidenfrost)
35- Fix a bug introduced by trying to avoid an error
36  message when modprobe.d doesn't exist
37  (Johannes Franken)
38- Fix for Bug #6975 (/net is now excluded from kernel search location)
39  (Bruno Cornec)
40- Allow 5670 MB fllopy disks for lilo as well (Bruno Cornec)
41- Add missing net modules (Klaus Ade Johnstad)
42
431.0.7 (2006-03-10)
44- Fix issue for 2.6 kernels with VIA chipsets (Andree Leidenfrost)
45- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds
46  (Bruno Cornec)
47- init revamped (removed unnecessary second general module loading phase,
48  start NFS appropriately depending on PXE or simple NFS)
49  (Andree Leidenfrost)
50- Changed module 'nfsacl' to 'nfs_acl' (Andree Leidenfrost)
51- Mindi/DiskSize is gone (Bruno Cornec)
52- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed
53  (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
54- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
55- Bug fix for chown in install.sh (JeffS)
56- CHANGES renamed also in install.sh now (Bruno Cornec)
57- rpmlint cleanups
58- Get mindi to look for analyze-my-lvm in it's library directory MINDI_LIB (See also Debian bug #351446.)
59- mindi only deletes freshly created 1440kb images in case of error (See also Debian Bug #348966.)
60  (Andree Leidenfrost)
61- try standard grub-install in grub-MR restore script before trying anything fancy
62  (Andree Leidenfrost)
63- busybox mount should be called with -o ro for PXE (Make RHEL 3 works in PXE
64with a 2.6 failsafe kernel now available)
65  (Bruno Cornec)
66- Fix mindi for 2.6 Failsafe support
67  (Bruno Cornec)
68- mindi now depends on grep >= 2.5 (for -m option)
69  (Marco Puggelli/Bruno Cornec)
70- Fix a bug in LVM context for RHEL4 in GetValueFromField
71  (Rémi Bondoin/Bruno Cornec)
72- New RPM Build environement (Bruno Cornec)
73- mindi now supports x86_64 natively (Bruno Cornec)
74- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds
75  (Bruno Cornec)
76
771.06 (2005-12-23)
78- mindi manpage added (Andree Leidenfrost)
79- clean up remaining mount points, mindi.err at the end (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
80- fix bugs for SuSE distro around tar, tr and find arguments order
81  (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
82- new busybox.net version used for better PXE support (Bruno Cornec)
83- USB keyboard support (Bruno Cornec)
84- -p should now work with ISO/PXE/NFS modes (Bruno Cornec)
85- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
86  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
87- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
88  (Bruno Cornec)
89- install script rewritten and used for RPM build, with new layout
90  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
91- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
92- use MONDO_LIB exported by mondoarchive instead of MONDO_HOME guessed
93  (Bruno Cornec)
94- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
95  mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
96- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
97- VMPlayer support
98- Code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
99  (Wolfgang Rosenauer/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec
100- New switches for PXE mode (ping & ipconf, Cf README.pxe)
101  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
102- mindi-kernel added to SVN (Bruno Cornec)
103
1041.05 (2005-11-19)
105- Bug fix for ldd output incorrectly handled, leading to "grep not found" error
106  (Andree Leidenfrost)
107- NFS now works in interactive mode, and nolock problems are solve
108  (Andree Leidenfrost)
109- IA-64 support is now working for rhel 3
110  (Bruno Cornec)
111- add MINDI_CONF to the mindi LOGFILE
112  (Philippe De Muyter)
113- Speed up fdisk'ing dev/ida raid devices
114  (Philippe De Muyter)
115
1161.04
117- support exec-shield
118- added 'ide-generic' module to IDE modules in mindi to ensure that kernels
119  with fully modularised IDE sub-system boot
120- rewrote script 'wait-for-petris' to ensure that petris actually starts and
121  can be restarted reliably
122- fixed syntax error in mindi where a wrong delimiter is used in and sed call
123  when processing file '/etc/issue.net'
124- removed '#!/bin/bash' from file 'rootfs/etc/bashrc' (bashrc get sourced, not
125  executed)
126- removed executable flag from:
127  - 'rootfs/etc/ld.so.cache'
128  - 'rootfs/root/.profile'
129
130
1311.03
132- better support of SLES 8
133
134
1351.02
136- better kernel-level logging
137- added ACL, xattr binaries to deplist.txt
138- fixed obscure bug which occasionally stopped mindi from correctly finding
139  and documenting all LVM2 LVM-on-RAID volumes
140
141 
1421.01
143- added ide_tape and other modules to mindi's config detection
144- unmount errant ramdisk ($mtpt) if fail to create boot floppy
145- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
146
147
1481.00
149- first 1.0x release
150- catch Ctrl-Alt-Del; trigger soft reset
151- better support of SuSE 9.1
152- added mdadm to deplist.txt
153- better detection of multiple Mindis (Martin Fürstenau)
154- don't complain if just a Mindi boot CD & not a platform for Mondo
155- updated busybox to 1.0.0pre10
156- removed uClibc
157- add memtest support
158- 2.6 kernel support
159- removed Embleer files (Andree Leidenfrost)
160- LVM v2 support for 2.6 (Takeru Komoriya)
161- added kernel-only floppy support, to accommodate really big kernels
162- updated+rebuilt busybox
163- added star support
164- mount /sys at boot-time
165- better 64-bit and 2.6 kernel support
166- better LVM, failsafe kernel support (Jim Richard)
167- use LILO, not raw kernel, on 1.4MB boot floppy
168- record names of unsaved modules for future reference
169- enlarged ramdisk by 8MB
170
171v0.95
172- changed some '==' to '=' --- now more RH6-friendly
173- allow absolute pathnames again in deplist
174- disable multifunc cd thing
175- better Gentoo support (Bill)
176- better OnStream support
177- better Slackware support (Laurenz)
178- added partimagehack-static to deplist.txt
179- recompiled Busybox - 10k smaller, better stack-handling
180- fixed boot screen typo
181- added support for 'auto' fs format
182- better devfs support for Mandrake users
183- better Debian+LVM support (Ralph Grewe)
184- updated analyze-my-lvm to handle floating-point gigabyte -L values
185
186
187v0.94
188- altered rootfs's /dev entry to stop cvs from becoming confused
189- tweaked MAX_COMPRESSED_SIZE
190- added multi-function CD support to mindi and sbin/post-init
191- re-mount root as rw just in case
192- ask user to remove last data (floppy) disk if nec. (Tom Mortell)
193- added support for 5th column in mountlist.txt for labels
194- added symlinks.tgz
195- suppress erroneous error messages re: failsafe kernel
196
197
198v0.93
199- added cciss.o to SCSI_MODS
200- if format type is (e.g.) ext3,ext2 then use 1st entry
201- re-enabled fsck*
202- if cciss in use then enable it at boot-time
203- added /dev/ataraid/* to boot disk via ataraid.tgz (Luc S.)
204- better ISO support
205- tweaked mindi to use 10-15% fewer floppies
206- added RUN_AFTER_INITIAL_BOOT_PHASE var at start of Mindi, which
207  user may use to force Mindi to run command before bootstrapping
208  to aux data disks or CD - e.g. 'echo engage > /proc/scsi/something'
209- allow for Debian & other Stiefkinder that use 'none', not 'swap'
210  as the mountpoint of the swap partition
211- removed afio dependency
212- added RUN_AFTER_BOOT_PHASE_COMPLETE to let user specify a command
213  to be run by Mindi after it boots but before it runs mondorestore
214- re-worked install.sh and tarball not to use tgz's
215- cleared up the boot msg
216- updated busybox to 0.60.5; updated uClibc to 0.9.19
217- add #!/bin/sh to start of insert-all-my-modules
218- fixed obscure bug in install-additional-tools
219- change grep -m1 to grep | head -n1, for Debian users
220- moved lib.tar.bz2 and vmlinuz to mindi-kernel tarball/rpm
221
222
223v0.92
224- fixed LVM/RAID bugs (Brian Borgeson)
225- if bad lilo, give more verbose error before quitting
226- added mt and perl to deplist.txt
227- insmod ide-cd, cdrom, isofs, just in case
228- boot-time tmpfs ramdisk is now 40m (was 34m)
229- cleaned up logs
230- iso mode now calls Interactive
231- make SizeOfPartition() more Debian-friendly (Andree Leidenfrost)
232- clean up some calls to grep, esp. partition_mountpt=...
233- corrected some bashisms, to suit Debian ped- er, users
234- made first line refer to bash, not sh, to make sure
235  the Debian people know Mindi requires bash, not hs
236- changed grep -v "#" and grep -vx "#.*" to grep -vx " *#.*"
237- disabled code which would make Mindi use sfdisk instead of fdisk
238  if it looked as if Debian's fdisk would misbehave
239
240
241v0.90
242- updated ResolveSoftlinks() to work better with b0rkn Gentoo devfs /dev
243- patched analyze-my-lvm (Benjamin Mampaey)
244- detect built-in boot.b files in lilo
245- return w/err, don't abort, if Matt Nelson's RH8 system is farked
246- better at finding isolinux.bin
247- better at analyzing dependencies when running on broken distributions
248- try harder to boot from CD, even if tape fails
249- added ADDITIONAL_BOOT_PARAMS to be sent to kernel
250- better resolution of relative softlinks, leading to fewer
251  duplicates on data disks and therefore fewer data disks
252- detect Debian+devfs; use sfdisk instead of fdisk in that
253  eventuality, to work around yet another of Debian's warts
254- removed /lib/libuuid.* from rootfs.tgz
255- fixed vi
256- mindi now uses gawk --traditional (making gawk behave in a functionally
257  identical way to awk) - PASS; great, so now Debian needs to fix its awk :)
258- removed / from list of dirs accessed when trying to resolve deplist entry
259- spinner bugfix; handle odd LABELs properly (Tom Mortell)
260
261
26212-08-2002
263""""""""""
264v0.90 (DEVEL)
265- new stable branch
266- EXTRA_SPACE=16384
267- fixed deplist.txt
268
269
27012-02-2002
271""""""""""
272v0.72 (DEVEL)
273- misc code clean-ups
274- save boot device's boot sector
275- detect and beware Compaq diagnostic partitions
276- better handling of devfs V non-devfs kernels and boot devs
277- trimmed to busybox 0.60.3 binary on boot disk
278- mindi now resides in /usr/local/bin
279- removed lilo from dependencies
280- more Gentoo-friendly
281
282
28311-17-2002
284""""""""""
285v0.71 (DEVEL)
286- if your kernel's builddate doesn't match any of the kernels in
287  your /boot directory then fudge the issue & find the closest
288  match (*grumble* Debian)
289- scan tape & CD at start, to force inclusion of modules on boot device
290- double EXTRA_SPACE if >7 disks
291- slimmer, more lithesome logfile
292- now accepts --findkernel
293- line 1982 - dd count=24000 should be count=$ramdisksize (Andras Korn)
294- better handling of non-Linux partitions on DevFS-enabled kernels
295- fixed Debian/ramdisksize/bloat problem (Johannes Franken)
296- fixed 2.4.20/fdisk eccentricity (Alistair Stevens)
297- updated kernel to 2.4.18-mdk6
298- generate mountlist in dev-abetical order ;)
299- fixed minor bug in .spec file
300- better at finding /boot/boot.b if your distro breaks the de facto standard
301- fixed minor bug in MakeMountlist
302- fixed install.sh
303- cleaned up deplist.txt
304- added rudimentary -v / -version flag
305- line 1180 or so --- duplicate mindi.iso entires --- fixed
306- added /bin/[ - a softlink to /bin/sh
307- ListAllPartitions() - sanity fix (KP)
308- fixed .spec bug
309- better feedback
310- added Markus's RAID patch
311- ListAllPartitions() - include /mnt/win* (Hugo)
312
313
31409-08-2002
315""""""""""
316v0.70 (UNSTABLE)
317- better logging by dependency-calculating code
318- better handling of dependencies, specifically softlinks
319- if called by mondo then use mondo's temp dir as our temp dir too
320- changed gawk to $AWK in a few places, to allow for Debian
321- added host* config files to deplist
322- added tftp, ifconfig to busybox
323- added RPC support to uClibc
324- cleaned up creation of Mondo-Mindi configuration file
325- fixed bug in TryToFindKernelPath which stopped it from handling
326  multiple, same-version kernels gracefully
327- cleaned up deplist.txt
328- receive 'DIFFERENTIAL' variable from Mondo
329- better Debian compatibility, esp. w/detection of ver# (Hector Alvarez)
330- better devfs support; call fgrep in places instead of grep (Andrew Korn)
331- fixed analyze-my-lvm (Ralph Gruwe)
332
333
33407-14-2002
335""""""""""
336v0.65-1
337- moved 50K of stuff from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
338- added x11-tools.tgz option
339- updated /dev/console and /dev/tty0 (Paul Stevens)
340- cleaned up /mnt/groovy-stuff V /tmp/tmpfs code
341- catch sigint, sighup, etc.
342- fixed LILO-related message.txt mistake
343- .spec file clean-up; automation; config file (Carl Wilhem Soderstrom)
344
345
34607-14-2002
347""""""""""
348v0.64-1
349- fixed RH7.3 readonly bug
350- improved nfs config file creation
351- search more locations for isolinux.bin
352- added isonuke option
353- faster data disk creation
354- better DevFS support (Hector Alvarez, DuckX)
355- nfs-related fix (Hans Lie)
356- abort if vfat filesystem present but mkfs.vfat missing
357- removed softlink to pico
358- allow Mondo to say no compression will be used
359- added [ to ramdisk
360- tar data disks with -b [block size] of 32k
361- don't autoboot to 'RESTORE' screen - it's scary!
362- let user choose lilo or syslinux as boot loader
363- added syslinux support
364- cleaned up message screens
365
366
36706-04-2002
368""""""""""
369v0.63-7
370- improved logging
371
372
37306-02-2002
374""""""""""
375v0.63-6
376- sped it up a bit
377- fixed ISO creation bug
378
379
38005-22-2002
381""""""""""
382v0.63-5
383- fixed RAID mountlist bug (Daniel Grandjean)
384- better at German kbd support (Klaus Guntermann)
385- no longer abort if MONDO_PATH cannot be discerned
386- updated .spec file (Jesse Keating)
387
388
38905-06-2002
390""""""""""
391v0.63-4
392- added less.bin to deplist.txt
393- copy mondo-restore.cfg configuration file to /var/cache/mondo-archive
394- increased EXTRA_SPACE to 16384
395- fixed bug in -H (RESTORE) function
396
397
39804-25-2002
399""""""""""
400v0.63-2
401- added mkdir -p to fix mountlist.txt-copying bug (Bruno Vidal)
402- made sure mindi.iso (for tape users) copies kernel to [cd dir]/vmlinuz
403
404
40504-23-2002
406""""""""""
407v0.63
408- minor cosmetic improvements
409- improved homedir-locating code
410- make sure the kernel is copied to [cd build dir]/vmlinuz
411
412
41304-08-2002
414""""""""""
415v0.62
416- keep certain /dev directories compressed until boot-time, to allow
417  Mindi to support larger kernels
418- cleaned up logging a lot
419- better detection of the kernel currently in use
420- added /dev/nst* to ramdisk
421- amend isolinux.cfg to specify the correct ramdisk size
422
423
42403-31-2002
425""""""""""
426v0.60
427- bootable CD's now use ISOLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
428- abort if isolinux not found
429- abort if multiple copies of Mindi found lying around
430- include mountlist.txt in ramdisk
431
432
43303-21-2002
434""""""""""
435v0.59
436- change sbin/init's Die() function (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
437- improve friendliness of kernel-related warning msg (Andy Glass)
438- added s/w switch re: making floppies (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
439
440
44103-10-2002
442""""""""""
443v0.58-r7
444- excluded two unused vars (Carl Soderstrom)
445
446
44703-03-2002
448""""""""""
449v0.58-r6
450- reassemble large data/library files who have older 'mv' code which doesn't
451  like to overwrite symlinks - affects older RH+Slack systems (Andrew Bulhak)
452- call /usr/bin/logger, not 'logger', in LogIt()
453- run chmod 755 `which start-nfs` before running start-nfs
454
455
45602-24-2002
457""""""""""
458v0.58-r5
459- pathname problem fixed (Fred Feirtag)
460- patch to Debianize mindi a bit (H�tor Garc� �varez)
461- removed mondo-manual.html
462- moved /dev/{cciss,ida,rd} from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
463- cleaned up the refs to analyze-my-lvm a bit (Hugo)
464- sped up disk-creation by 20-30%
465- make sure mondo-restore.cfg is on data disk as well as boot disk
466- added support for -C (cdstream) mode
467
468
46902-18-2002
470""""""""""
471v0.58-r4
472- quash error if /opt not found
473- use /tmp/groovy-stuff instead of /mnt/groovy-stuff for
474  handling data disks and their contents, for tape users
475
476
47702-17-2002
478""""""""""
479v0.58-r3
480- misc enhancements
481- uses self-resizing ramdisk (tmpfs) for /tmp
482- allows Mondo to exclude certain devices from mountlist
483- incorporated .spec patch (Ian Kent)
484- replaced &> /dev/null with > /dev/null 2> /dev/null
485- added vi to busybox again
486
487
48802-11-2002
489""""""""""
490v0.58-r2
491- fixed errant tar warning
492- replaced libc5 with uClibc
493- compiled busybox and open against uClibc
494- moved minor scripts+tools from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
495- Mindi can now accommodate a kernel of up to 1290KB in size
496- no longer insists on cdrecord being present
497
498
49902-10-2002
500""""""""""
501v0.58
502- more pointed error messages
503- fixed silly 'cp' error (Markus Marquardt)
504- use type C's embleer file for type B Windows partitions
505- increased EXTRA_SPACE from 4096 to 8192
506- cosmetic bugfixes
507- nfs users boot into nfs options by default
508
509
51002-05-2002
511""""""""""
512v0.57
513- abort if mounted partition is specified as an imagedev
514- understand 'FAILSAFE' as kernel alternative
515- added analyze-my-lvm to tools available thru PATH
516- better discovery of locale and keymap file (Claude Mah�
517- compatible with 1.2x and the new 1.38+ stuff
518- better 'bug-me' script (Troff)
519
520
52102-01-2002
522""""""""""
523v0.56
524- compatible with Mondo v1.5x devel branch
525- mindi's softlink now goes in /usr/sbin; was /usr/bin
526- include nfs.o, nfsd.o, lockd.o and sunrpc.o on data disks if available
527- patched .spec file to make it easier to change installdir (Ian Mortimer)
528- updated README
529- moved many global vars to start of script
530- better at finding US kbd maps
531- migrating to a single configuration file, /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg, for
532  Mondo users; file is not in use yet but is there for future expansion
533
534
53501-28-2002
536""""""""""
537v0.55
538- MINDI_HOME and MONDO_HOME defined at start of each source file, making
539  it easier to relocate Mindi and Mondo if desired
540- tries to mount /dev/hd[a-h] at boot-time, looking for CD-ROM; was hd[a-d]
541- re-enabled the msg asking user to upgrade LILO if v21.6
542- Lin/Win users are much, _much_ less likely to run out of disk space now
543  when restoring from backups (Carlos Molina)
544- patch from Andrej Borsenkow to help w/Mandrake 8.1
545- disabled ramdisk free space checker (some distros don't like it)
546
547
54801-25-2002
549""""""""""
550v0.54
551- don't abort if kernel is too big for 1.72MB floppy
552- better handling of eccentric distros and their keybd layouts
553- cosmetic fixes
554- sprinkled comments liberally inside deplist.txt
555- added gawk and awk to deplist
556- lilo has been added to .spec file
557- changed a couple of FatalError()'s to Die()'s
558- better TurboLinux 7 / LVM compatibility
559
560
56101-20-2002
562""""""""""
563v0.53
564- better support of non-Red Hat, non-Debian keyboard resource files
565- cleaned up /sbin/init's output
566- replaced libc5 mount with user's own 'mount'
567- updated embleer.C.bz2
568- missing /dev/hdb2 found & replaced (thanks, Troff)
569- populated /dev/rd and /dev/ida on ramdisk (Michael Eisenberg)
570- improved SizeOfPartition() function
571- improved TryToFindKernelPath() function
572- don't offer NFS users Nuke Mode
573- finds and uses lilo.real if user is using Debian, a distro which
574  installs a shell script where the lilo executable should go
575- improved support for XFS users who opt to use failsafe kernel
576- uses user's lsmod, depmod, insmod, etc.
577- fixed freeze-up resulting from missing 'cat $mappath' command
578- mount tmpfs at /tmp/tmpfs for mondo-restore's benefit
579- try to create /dev/fd0u1722 if it is missing from /dev
580- added .spec file to tarball
581
582
58301-10-2002
584""""""""""
585v0.52-2
586- fixed a bug in the handling of non-English keyboard maps
587- force failsafe kernel to provide reiserfs.o, xfs.o, jfs.o, ext2.o,
588  ext3.o and loop.o at boot-time, just in case
589- added /dev/sr[0-3] devices
590- copy LAST_FILELIST_NUMBER to /tmp, for compatibility with Mondo v1.3x
591- incorporates NFS-related settings, if supplied by Mondo v1.3x
592- replace busybox's mount with standard libc5 mount ater restoring
593  tools from floppies: NFS mounting requires full mount
594- always make mindi.iso
595
596
59701-06-2002
598""""""""""
599v0.52-1
600- ramdisk's size has been tweaked
601- if script 'bootstrap' is found at boot-time then execute it
602- use tty8 to show mondo's output log
603- use tty7 to offer a game of Petris (if it exists on disk)
604- be sure to use i386-only keymaps
605- if LILO's "/tmp/dev.0" error occurs then abort & tell user to reboot
606- /sbin and /usr/sbin added temporarily to PATH when Mindi runs
607- if Mondo asks then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
608- if Mondo's tmpdir has post-nuke.tgz in it then extract it and
609  incorporate its files in the data disks
610- losetup /dev/loop0 -d before calling LILO (Norm Crowfoot)
611- if keyboard mapping dir (usu. /lib/kbd or /usr/lib/kbd) cannot be
612  found then don't abort; simply tell the user the default keyboard
613  mapping will be used
614- added /dev/hd[a,b,c,d][17-24] to the rootfs tarball
615- won't use LILO's optimizations when creating boot floppy; however,
616  optimizations are used on CD unless --broken-bios in call to Mondo
617- won't write data disks to start of tape; lets Mondo do that
618- tweaked how Mindi moves all.tar.gz around, to make it more
619  Mondo-friendly
620- tweaked Mindi's disk-splitter
621- user must unmount /dev/loop0 before calling Mindi: LILO insists...
622- added NFS-related entries to deplist.txt
623- if not called by Mondo then don't let user choose Interactive/Nuke/
624  whatever; just offer Expert
625
626
62712-25-2001
628""""""""""
629v0.51-1
630    - removed libm.* from rootfs.tgz
631    - replaced sh with busybox's ash
632    - upgraded busybox to 0.60-2; pared it down, too
633        - include tape-related modules on boot disk, if backing up to tape
634    - creates a tape-friendly tarball containing tools+modules
635    - reassembly of tools+libraries is more reliable now
636    - streamlined deplist.txt
637    - give user their localized keyboard layout at boot-time
638    - fix some cosmetic bugs
639
640
64112-19-2001
642""""""""""
643v0.50-4
644    - log Mindi's version# in the event of a fatal error
645    - make Mindi's boot-time output more esthetically pleasing
646    - if filesystem is type 'image', according to Mondo, then in filelist
647      its partition type will be listed as the hexadecimal string (e.g.
648          'b', '83', etc.) and the partition mountpoint will be 'image'
649
650
65112-15-2001
652""""""""""
653v0.50-2
654    - support for newer features in Mondo v1.3x
655
656
657v0.50-1
658    - correctly lists RAID constituent partitions in mountlist
659    - breaks compatibility with Mondo v1.2x
660    - if user's fstab has weird line(s) then ignore; don't abort
661    - working on CDROM_MODS, trying to make it work on Stewart Charnell's
662      hardware setup
663    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-init a bit
664
665
666v0.48-2
667    - when insmod'g modules from ramdisk's root dir, use 'ls /*.o*'
668      (was 'ls /*.*') to find them
669    - if RAID controller(s) are detected then pause for 10s to let them
670      intialize by themselves (some 3ware RAID controllers require this)
671    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-ini; the former now controls
672      initialization of hardware, drivers, tools, etc. and the latter
673      runs mondo-restore if it exists
674    - better detection of and compatibility with SCSI CD-ROM drives
675    - chopsize is now 64KB; was 128KB
676    - cleaned up mindi's logging
677
678
679v0.48-1
680    - better logging of find-and-mount-cdrom's progress (to
681          /tmp/mondo-restore.log)
682    - somehow, lilo was re-enabled in deplist.txt; DISABLED (again *g*)
683    - added 'linear' to the list of modules Mindi always backs up
684    - if called by Mondo then pass the name & device of the user's boot
685          loader to the restore phase, by copying BOOTLOADER.* to the ramdisk
686    - if loading from floppies then try to mount CD-ROM a 2nd time after
687      extracting files from data floppies, just in case user is a CD user
688      who couldn't get their CD-ROM drive to work initially
689    - added fix to make sure /root/images/mindi is created (Charlie Root)
690    - aware of 'iso' boot mode, for future expansion
691
692
693v0.47
694    - added /dev/cdrom/cdrom[1-4] to the devices automatically excluded
695      from mountlist.txt
696    - added '-f-' to the end of most tar commands, to see if it fixes a
697      bug in some obscure Debian distros
698    - added network-related dependencies to deplist.txt
699    - if called by Mondo then don't write floppy images to disks; let
700      Mondo do that: less irritating for user
701    - if called by Mondo then do some clever tricks to add mondo-restore
702      and its dependencies (mondo-restore is now a dynamic executable)
703    - finally gotten klogd to squelch echoing of kernel msgs to console
704
705
706v0.46
707    - finally fixed that 'lib/modules/2.4.12-xfs not found' bug! :-D
708    - cosmetic changes and minor bugfixes
709    - excluded lilo.conf and lilo from deplist.txt; use user's copy instead
710    - if your fstab mentions a RAID partition but your raidtab doesn't then
711      Mindi will terminate in a sane manner with a sane error message
712    - fixed a bug in bug-me (heh, how ironic)
713    - include and run (sys)klogd to try to pipe kernel msgs to logfile
714    - call hdparm to speed up access to CD-ROM drive
715
716
717v0.45
718    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
719    - include /etc/fstab in logfile
720    - removed lzop.* from aux-tools; should come from user's distro anyway
721    - tweaked data disk size and data disk formatting command
722    - make ISO bootable image (as well as floppies) when backing up to tape
723    - copy boot images (floppy + CD) from temp dir to /root/images/mindi
724      after making them, just in case the user wants them later
725    - added md5sum to deplist.txt
726    - added pico->vi softlink to ramdisk
727    - in the ramdisk's /etc/bashrc, added /usr/local/bin and
728          /usr/local/sbin to the PATH= command
729    - call insert-all-modules as background task; pause 3 seconds after
730      calling it, before proceeding <--- /sbin/init
731    - call to devfs has been moved to before call to post-init
732    - added 'md5sum -> busybox' softlink
733    - Mindi now uses busybox's printf, md5sum, mount, umount, vi
734      ...NB: I said, 'vi' :-) Now you have an editor again! :-)
735    - added lilo.real to deplist.txt, to allow for Debian's evil new distro
736    - added lzop to deplist.txt
737    - no longer including lzop in Mindi's tarball / RPM
738    - improved Mindi's error-reporting a little bit
739    - changed deplist.txt's /etc/* to just *
740    - restructured the calls in /sbin/post-init that reinitialize the LVM
741      and RAID modules
742    - if mkfs.ext2 is not in PATH then abort
743    - Mindi uses a 'filename cache' to speed itself up at run-time
744      (Jean-David Marrow)
745    - Red Hat 7.2 uses a weird /etc/issue.net; I've worked around it...
746    - tested with Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2
747
748
749v0.44
750    - at boot-time, activate LV's if they exist
751    - restructured deplist.txt a bit (cosmetic change)
752    - re-enabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
753    - analyze-my-lvm fails gracefully if you're not using LVM but inserted
754      the module anyway
755
756
757v0.43
758    - made Mindi work with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
759    - if mkisofs is not found, say so; don't just say, 'an error occurred
760      while I was trying to make an ISO image'
761    - when formatting and writing floppies, if /dev/fd0's size is
762      indeterminable then I'll use /dev/fd0H1440 instead
763    - make sure xfs.o, jfs.o, reiserfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o modules are
764      backed up (if they exist) to boot disks
765    - fixed a silly bug that stopped Mindi from handling its own modules
766      properly; only affects newbie users with broken kernels (i.e. the
767      very people that Mindi's failsafe kernel was meant to help!)
768    - added lzop (Marcus Oberhumer's file compressor) to aux-tools.tgz
769    - added Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch; if user uses the switch
770      (i.e. '--cd-recovery yes') then the CD will boot to a screen that
771      pauses until the user types RESTORE; then, it will enter Nuke Mode
772    - added Stephan Zegherd's "superformat" patch
773    - failsafe kernel is now 2.4.12 with XFS, JFS and lots of SCSI modules;
774      the addition of XFS and extensive SCSI support will increase the
775      size of Mindi's RPM / tarball significantly but I think it's worth it
776    - at boot-time, find out whether there are any RAID partitions; and if
777      there are, whether they are 'started' yet; if not, run raidstart to
778      start them at boot-time, before user can try to mount anything
779    - Mindi's failsafe kernel & modules are handled more elegantly now;
780      if you have raid1.o, scsi.o, etc. loaded at backup-time then Mindi
781      finds its corresponding modules in its tarball of failsafe modules
782      and stores them so that at boot-time you can do SCSI, RAID, etc.
783    - removed gawk, printf from deplist.txt
784
785
786v0.42
787    - make sure lvm-mod, raid0, raid1 and raid5 modules are backed up
788    - added 'you need a ramdisk' to FAQ
789    - changed the slice size from 20KB to 64KB; speeds up Mindi by 25%
790      and doesn't have any negative side-effects (...that I can see)
791    - when searching for your current kernel version, do not examine
792      a file if it does not exist (it sounds obvious, I know...)
793    - when asking user to send me a copy of their log file, point out
794      that it may contain info which they do not want me to see but that
795      they are SOL unless I can actually see their log file
796    - fixed a silly bug that would crop up when a Linux-Mandrake 8.1 user
797      would use a devfs-enabled kernel and RAID partitions at the same time
798    - plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
799    - data floppies are now 1.44MB each; boot floppy is still 1.72MB
800    - if binutils or libbinutils is not installed, abort
801    - fixed a bug which meant that some big files overwrote each other
802          at backup-time and caused library-related problems are boot-time
803    - enabled comments ('#') in deplist.txt
804    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt; user may re-enable the line if
805      s/he wants those tools available at boot-time
806    - tested successfully with the following distros
807      - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel
808      - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel
809    - better at guessing the size of swap partition
810    - drop minix tools from deplist; user can restore them if s/he wants
811          to use the minix filesystem
812    - don't backup _all_ cdrom modules (if backing up 'cdrom.o'); be
813      selective! ...minor bug in ListKerneModulePaths has been fixed
814    - if the user has two glibc libraries - one in /lib and one in
815      /lib/i686 - then Mindi will re-jig the softlinks so that only the
816      version in /lib is backed up, to save space on the data disks
817    - major rewrite of the code that copies the tools and libraries from
818      the data disks; prettier, faster and more stable (and did I mention
819      how kind it is to your hard-working hands?)
820    - better handling of crazy libraries and softlinks thereto
821    - new boot-time script, 'bug-me', copies user's logs to a floppy and
822          tells him/her to e-mail them to me if mondo-restore aborts
823    - ignore kernels named vmlinux (note the 'X'); traditionally, kernels
824      are named vmlinuz (note the 'Z') or something similar
825    - no longer backup all modules to CD/tape; just backup the ones loaded
826          at backup-time; this saves boot-time ramdisk space
827    - removed all references to LOOPDEVICE
828    - LVM is supported (experimental; watch this space...)
829    - included a tarball of 'sane' /dev/loop* nodes which will be extracted
830          and added to the boot disk; this helps maintain Mindi's backward-
831          compatibility with non-devfs kernels and distros
832    - when copying modules to boot or data disks, uncompress them first
833          if they are gzipped (some distros come with compressed modules)
834    - no longer copies all loaded modules to the 2.88 MB El Torito bootable
835      floppy image; instead, it copies FLOPPY_MODS to the 1.72 MB image,
836          CDROM_MODS to the 2.88 MB image, and _all_ modules that were loaded
837          at backup-time to the data disks
838        - supports tape streamers, in conjunction with Mondo
839    - uses busybox's sync again; let's see if that breaks anything...
840    - if Mondo is backing up to tape streamer then write the tape's size to
841          /tmp/TAPESIZE and the drive's device to /tmp/TAPEDEV-LIVES-HERE on
842          the ramdisk
843    - floppy disk modules (ide-floppy.o and floppy.o) now are copied
844          to the ramdisk, whether the user's kernel or the failsafe kernel
845          is being used
846
847
848v0.41
849    - excluded *.old from the 'boot.b' list when searching for boot.b
850    - updated Mindi's own failsafe kernel+modules to v2.4.10
851    - added umount to deplist again
852    - improved Mindi's support of modular kernels (esp. modular CD-ROM
853          drive and floppy disk drives)
854    - don't accuse Linux 2.4.10 users of having a 'buggy kernel'
855    - restored the libc5 versions of sync and umount (dropped from
856          deplist but also from busybox)
857    - fixed a lot of silly bugs related to incorporating Busybox in Mindi
858        - experimental LVM support
859    - added 'analyze-my-lvm' script to the tarball; Mindi uses it now
860    - able to recognize & record LVM mounts, adding them to the mountlist
861    - added the LVM executables (listed in the lvm-0.xx-i386.rpm) to
862      deplist.txt; they won't be added unless you have them and you won't
863      have them unless you're using LVM, so this is not 'bloat' IMO :)
864    - added date and sync to deplist again
865    - when working on LVM stuff, use 'echo y | pvcreate -ff' (was '..-f')
866    - amended format-...-kludge to allow for mountlists with >1
867          spaces between cols
868      checked the fsck.reiserfs is in deplist.txt (yes it is)
869    - incorporated busybox 0.60-1; now, Mindi is faster at run-time and
870          smaller at boot-time; you can fit a typical system onto 3 floppies;
871          also, a kernel up to 1MB in size (approx.) can now be accommodated
872    - supports kernels that have MODULAR support for CD-ROM's or floppies
873    - Mindi copies only the loaded modules to the data disks but it copies
874          _all_ modules to the CD, just in case
875    - thanks to busybox your floppy-based Mindi boot disk set should now be
876          able to accommodate a kernel of up to 1MB in size
877    - boot into Expert Mode unless boot disk was generated by Mondo
878    - exclude all softlinks from list of 'eligible' kernels
879        - exclude kernels with 'vmlinux' in their names
880    - removed A LOT of files from deplist.txt's dependency list; they are
881          listed in deplist.removed, in case you want to put them back :-)
882    - excludes libX11, libXext, libXi, libgtk, libgdk ALWAYS, whether you
883          add them to deplist.txt or not; [cancel this by editing line 485]
884    - rewrote AddFileToDir() to make it more efficient (but slower...)
885    - strip chaff from binaries; strip comments from bash scripts; strip
886          comments from /etc/termcap
887
888
889v0.40
890    - if you use a softlink to your CD dev, e.g. /dev/cdrecorder->scd0,
891          then Mindi should handle it properly now (i.e. not bomb out)
892    - if you have a large kernel & lots of modules loaded, Mindi will only
893      copy as many modules to the ramdisk as will _fit_ on a ramdisk that
894          will have to go alongside your kernel on a 2.88MB floppy disk
895    - if your kernel does not support loopfs, Mindi will say so & abort
896    - turned some warnings into fatal errors, to help the user to figure
897      out exactly why Mindi won't work on their kernel
898    - changed mke2fs -N24 to -N32, to see if it helps braindead distros
899    - Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
900    - gone back to the old 'insert-my-modules' for now; it's more reliable
901    - working on the 'insert-all-my-modules' script, to make it compatible
902      with a wider range of insane distros and kernels
903    - dropped the '-c' option from LILO call
904        - removed cdrecord, mkisofs, vi, route and diff from deplist.txt
905    - slowed down the 'split data between floppies' routine; made it
906          try harder to squeeze more data onto each floppy
907    - excluding nvidia modules from the "insert-all-my-modules" script
908          because it sometimes causes freeze-ups
909    - added code to copy your fstab, lilo.conf, etc. to a tarball which, in
910          the event of an error, Mindi will ask the user to e-mail me
911
912
913v0.39
914    - plays nicely with devfs, so long as your old /dev/hdX, /dev/sdX
915      softlinks are still there :-)
916    - if your swap partition isn't mounted, Mindi will decide that it is
917      125MB; it used to abort but now it just warns & makes a good guess
918    - testing the failsafe kernel & associated scripts
919    - only use lilo's "-c" option if NOT a 2.88MB floppy disk image
920    - copes better with .o, .gz, etc. module suffixes
921    - better 'loaded modules / not loaded modules' feedback at boot-time
922    - semi-forces isofs and ide-cd (not isofs.o and ide-cd.o); the former
923          will be more compatible with stock kernels - e.g. Red Hat, Mandrake;
924          also added vfat, fat & a few other modules to the list of 'foced'.
925    - removed the '-c' switch from the call to LILO (some BIOSes don't
926          like it very much)
927    - removed chaff from ramdisk's /etc/login.defs, saving approx 7K
928    - format the boot disks with -N 24 (was -N 64)
929    - do not insist on CD #1 (at boot-time) if there is no 'CD #' marker
930    - amend format-and-kludge-vfat; now, it will not abort if it cannot
931      find its entry in mountlist; it doesn't need to find the entry
932          anyway, except to check that the kludge works (which it does)
933    - if user chooses to use Mindi's failsafe 2.4.9 kernel, Mindi will load
934          Mindi's versions of user's modules at boot-time
935    - make label-devices-as-necessary log its efforts
936    - added e2label and tune2fs to deplist.txt
937        - if you boot in Normal Mode, I'll call mondo-restore --interactive
938          instead of just mondo-restore
939        - replaced K7-compatible 2.4.7 kernel with a 586-comp'ble 2.4.9 kernel
940    - improved the post-run clean-up
941    - force the copying/loading of isofs.o and ide-cd.o, which enhances
942          Mindi's support for kernels that have modular CD-ROM support
943    - Interactive Mode offers to edit /tmp/mountlist.txt before running
944          mondo-restore (good idea from F. Boon)
945    - /dev/hd[e-h]* have been added to the ramdisk
946    - disabled Cuckoo and Bootstrap Modes (they weren't doing anything
947          anyway & were probably confusing some users)
948    - removed 'edit mountlist?' question (because mondo-restore takes
949          care of that now, via a user-friendly mountlist editor)
950    - included a copy of mondo-manual.html
951    - only kludge /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1 (if vfat, of course);
952          otherwise, use regular mkfs.vfat
953        - use mkfs.dos if mkfs.vfat does not exist
954    - moved some scripts from rootfs.tgz to Mondo's restore-scripts.tgz
955
956
957v0.38                                                              08/18/2001
958        - clarified the 'more than one kernel found' comment
959    - updated the README to emphasize that the scripts are deprecated
960    - when displaying mountlist on screen, make it easier to read
961    - changed most 'echo's to 'LogIt()'s; log most screen output to
962          /var/log/mindi.log
963    - user can now use a stock 2.4.7 kernel (which comes with Mindi)
964          if the user's distro's kernel isn't right for a boot disk
965
966
967v0.37                                                              08/12/2001
968        - changed the boot screen a little bit
969    - changed the "cannot boot from CD-ROM" message (more informative now)
970    - if an 'insmod'ed module cannot be found, warn but don't abort
971    - that whole loop-mount/extract tgz to ramdisk thing --- if it fails,
972          abort, don't try to continue; also, ask if loopfs is supported by
973      kernel (if not, that might explain the error)
974    - in addition to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules, also search
975          /root/oss/modules for kernel modules (Phillip Deackes)
976    - run syslog and klogd at restore-time, to pipe sys & knl messages to
977          /tmp/mondo-restore.log
978    - default restore-time boot mode is now 'interactive' (unless the
979          disk is a 1.72MB, in which case default mode is still 'expert')
980    - if CDROM can't find itself (long story, re: El Torito) then the
981      script will say, "Your kernel is b0rken." This will reduce the
982      number of erroneous error reports that I receive from users
983    - working on implementing Cuckoo Mode again
984
985
986v0.36                                                              08/03/2001
987    - testing it with LM8, RH71 and Slack8
988    - explicitily exluding /mnt/floppy and /floppy from mountlist.txt
989    - warn if afio not found (Mondo needs afio)
990    - optional --custom <temp dir> <out dir> switch added, to let the user
991      specify where the temp dirs and created images will be stored
992    - changed /sbin/init to install modules _before_ trying to mount
993          CD-ROM (David Granz)
994    - create a gawk->awk shortcut at restore-time if necessary
995    - specifically exclude /dev/fd0h1440 and /dev/fd0H1440 from mountlist
996    - removed silly "was CD inserted?" message
997
998
999v0.35
1000    - if LILO fails, it writes its errors to the screen
1001    - use user's boot.b and LILO instead of Mindi's
1002    - tarball/RPM no longer includes boot.b or lilo
1003    - mke2fs' output will be echoed to screen, if an error occurs
1004    - doubled the -N inode allocations and removed some of the -i inode
1005      fiddles, just in case they are making Red Hat 7.1 choke
1006
1007
1008v0.34
1009    - includes patch to rid Mindi of its dependence on /dev/loop devices
1010      (Bill Davidsen)
1011    - includes patch from 0ystein Skalsem, to fix a disk-formatting problem
1012    - warns if kernel is 2.4.0-2.4.5; encourages user to upgrade
1013
1014
1015v0.33
1016    - excludes all devices containing ':/' (i.e. NFS mountlists)
1017    - the FORMAT/SYS replacement, "format-and-kludge-vfat" now writes
1018      its logfile to /tmp/format-and-kludge-vfat.log
1019    - /etc/fstab now mounts floppies for read/write access by default
1020    - format-and-kludge-vfat should only write to log once now
1021    - added vi, top to deplist.txt
1022    - updated the rootfs.tgz's README
1023    - mountlist is written to screen as well as mountlist.txt
1024    - tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1025    - changed 'mkfs' lines, to format the loop-mounted files instead of the
1026      device nodes which makes Mindi work better with kernels 2.4.6+
1027    - Mindi can now handle kernels of up to 930K in size
1028    - sped up the process of spreading data files across data disks
1029      by approx 20%
1030
1031
1032v0.32
1033    - software RAID is now supported
1034    - added the 'raidtools' binaries to deplist.txt
1035    - add /etc/fstab and /etc/raidtab to deplist.txt
1036    - added /dev/md* to the ramdisk's /dev directory
1037    - modified MakeMountlist() to calculate correctly the sizes of
1038      RAID partitions, if they are present in /etc/fstab
1039    - moved the 'LOOPDEVICE=...' code into the regular main() section
1040    - install-additional-tools makes a softlink '/etc/raidtab' that points
1041      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/raidtab; also, '/etc/fstab.orig' that points
1042      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/fstab
1043    - added line to 'install-additional-tools' that will delete the
1044      dummy modprobe before installing data from datadisk(s)
1045    - mkdir -p $outdir at the beginning, just in case...
1046
1047
1048
1049v0.31
1050        - included DoJ's patch to make Mindi play more nicely with devfs
1051    - slightly better install.sh and README
1052
1053
1054v0.30
1055        - added klogd and syslogd to deplist.txt
1056    - can now cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" entries in /etc/fstab
1057    - should ignore NFS-mounted partitions now
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1060v0.29
1061    - stopped the 'modprobe' errors that used to occur at the beginning;
1062      they didn't mean anything but they did worry some novice users
1063        - removed losetup from rootfs.tgz (wasn't doing anything useful)
1064    - removed the 'txt-or-gui' stuff from Mindi (never used it anyway)
1065    - added clear to deplist.txt
1066    - moved rootfs.tgz's "mondo/" scripts to Mondo's "restore-scripts.tgz"
1067      tarball; tarball will be untarred and contents added to the
1068          data disks at run-time, if Mindi finds the tarball
1069    - if user lacks fd0u1722 but has fd0h1722 then use the latter
1070    - boot-up msg is more informative
1071    - fixed obscure bug in find-and-mount-cdrom
1072    - better at coping with hda1/2/3/4 (normal people use hda1/5/6/7 but
1073      if you really want to exhaust your primaries, well hey, your life)
1074    - the 'outstring sucks!' message is now more informative
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1077v0.28
1078        - if AddFileToDir() is called with a file that does not exist, Mindi
1079          warns but does not abort
1080    - should work with gzipped modules (which end in '.o.gz') and
1081          NVidia modules (which don't end in anything)
1082    - should work with Red Hat's issue.net now
1083        - misc. cosmetic changes to Mondo boot-time and restore-phase scripts,
1084          to make the visual output cleaner & more legible
1085    - insist-on-cd retracts the CD tray after asking for next CD, in case
1086      the user did not close the drive before pressing <enter>
1087    - if unable to create 1.72MB boot disk then warn but do not abort
1088    - put creation date on the boot-up screen
1089    - create data disks with tarballs up to 1700KB in size; tries harder
1090          to fill each data disk to the brim
1091    - changed the call to make ext3 partitions; now, it uses a call to
1092      mkfs -t ext3 -j -Jsize=10 -q <device> (as requested by ext3 manual)
1093    - tested w/ext3; works fine
1094    - install-additional-tools doesn't call sync until after all softlinks
1095      have been finalized; that's to make sure we call the _right_ sync
1096    - ramdisk is now (size of all files in data disks PLUS 8192) KB
1097    - RPM and SRPM published
1098    - mount CDROM at start of untar-me, just in case it wasn't mounted
1099    - when restoring selectively, log the archives that have matches
1100          & the number of matches (inc. if zero)
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1103v0.26
1104    - has been tested with XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2 and vfat
1105    - compatible (but not tested) with ext3
1106    - better at finding your kernel, even if you have several kernels
1107      of the same version (now checks the build date, too)
1108    - better file-spreading algorithm; a little faster; much more reliable
1109        - includes a copy of LILO, to make the boot disks properly
1110        - tells you how big the tarballs are, when it assembles them
1111    - compare-me uses 'insist-on-cd' instead of internal subroutine
1112    - it looks as if Mindi can actually cope with 920K kernels now :)
1113    - fixed some silly multi-CD bugs that would stop big files from being
1114      restored if they were spread across CD's
1115
1116
1117v0.25
1118    - uses its own copy of lilo
1119        - removed all "~" (backup copies) from rootfs.tgz
1120        - updated the rootfs's README - stablilo-me, not hack-me
1121    - improved the formatting of the lilo.conf as it is created
1122        - replace all libc5 tools with libc6 (user's) tools at restore-time
1123    - added diff to deplist.txt
1124    - copy io.sys and msdos.sys (if found) to data disk(s) at
1125          run-time; softlinks them to /*.sys at boot-time
1126    - fixed some vfat formatting-related issues w/Embleer (always tricky);
1127          the kludge's error-handling is better and its exit is more graceful
1128    - say 'type nuke to restore automatically' in msg if Mondo called me
1129    - backup all modules, not just the ones present/loaded at run-time;
1130      the loaded modules go on boot disk but ALL go on data disk
1131    - reduced the max data per disk from 1700 to 1680, to suit ext2's needs
1132    - DidMondoCallMe() replaces 'ps ax | grep | blah blah'
1133    - includes user's /etc/termcap and /usr/bin/pico on disk(s)
1134    - cosmetic changes to restore-time scripts (spaces, newlines, etc.)
1135    - pipe kernel's msgs to /var/log/messages
1136    - make sure /etc/lilo.conf is 600 (RW by root only)
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1138
1139v0.24
1140    - can accommodate a kernel >900KB in size
1141        - generates lilo.conf on-the-fly; no default/template file anymore
1142    - copies io.sys and msdos.sys to the CD (if you have them)
1143    - add the embleer tarballs to mindi-0.xx.tgz, so that users can
1144          format and make bootable msdos/Win9x partitions
1145    - added printf and hdparm to deplist.txt
1146    - incorporated Bruno Cornec's Mondo 0.991 scripts in Mindi
1147        - separated README into README, INSTALL and TODO
1148    - fixed silly {ramdisk}/sbin/InsistOnCD bug
1149    - took out mke2fs and libext from rootfs.tgz
1150    - rootfs.tgz's "/etc/bashrc" now includes /usr/share/mindi
1151    - compare-mode uses IDE optimization to speed things up
1152    - don't quibble over resizing partitions if <2MB difference
1153    - fixed silly InsistOnCD bug
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1155
1156v0.23
1157        - don't copy *.mdsg to boot floppy image
1158    - fixed erroneous 'cannot make ISO image' error message
1159    - can accommodate a kernel as large as 890K
1160        - now uses lilo, not syslinux (lilo works better w/2.88MB boot images)
1161    - creates & formats disk images on the fly (no more .img.gz templates)
1162    - boot disks are formatted ext2, like the data disks
1163    - creates 1.72MB and El Torito 2.88MB boot floppies/images
1164        - if called by Mondo, doesn't list images or offer to copy to FDD/CDRw
1165        - includes the distro's name and kernel version in LILO's message
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1167
1168v0.22
1169        - don't add a ramdisk; use rootfs & that's it
1170        - dependency-calculator runs approx. twice as fast as in v0.20
1171        - tested with Linux Mandrake 8.0; works well, if you recompile
1172          kernel to include floppy disk support (which LM8's kernel does not)
1173        - supports bigger kernels now, up to 900K in size
1174        - deplist.txt may now include directories, not just files
1175        - ignores kernel filenames that are hyperlinks
1176        - uses awk instead of gawk; drop the awk/gawk-finding thing
1177        - uses gzip, not bzip2; dropped bzip2, mv, ls to make rootfs smaller
1178        - copies user's /dev/fd0* devices to boot disk
1179        - calls Mindi's copy of syslinux, not user's copy
1180        - use modules' paths, e.g. instead of just 'insmod fubar', use
1181          'insmod /lib/modules/2.4.5-ac117/vfat/fubar.o'
1182        - in boot.msg, XXXXX is part 1 of the 2nd line, YYYYY is part 2 of
1183          the 2nd line, and ZZZZZ is Mindi's version# (in the 1st line)
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1186v0.21
1187        - df, du, find, lsmod, rmmod have been removed from rootfs.tgz
1188        - at boot-time, inserts kernel modules w/user's original parameters
1189        - deletes the slices after recombining them & restoring the files
1190        - includes the MINDI_VER version number in boot.msg
1191        - if boot disk is too small, lists the files & which one is too big
1192        - syslinux now waits 10 seconds before booting floppy
1193        - 'insert-all-my-modules' is copied to rootfs, not to a data disk
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