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1# $Id: ChangeLog 636 2006-06-07 15:44:52Z bcornec $
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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 (2005-05-03)
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
1301.03 (
131- better support of SLES 8
132
1331.02 (2004-07-21)
134- better kernel-level logging
135- added ACL, xattr binaries to deplist.txt
136- fixed obscure bug which occasionally stopped mindi from correctly finding
137  and documenting all LVM2 LVM-on-RAID volumes
138 
1391.01
140- added ide_tape and other modules to mindi's config detection
141- unmount errant ramdisk ($mtpt) if fail to create boot floppy
142- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
143
1441.00
145- first 1.0x release
146- catch Ctrl-Alt-Del; trigger soft reset
147- better support of SuSE 9.1
148- added mdadm to deplist.txt
149- better detection of multiple Mindis (Martin Fürstenau)
150- don't complain if just a Mindi boot CD & not a platform for Mondo
151- updated busybox to 1.0.0pre10
152- removed uClibc
153- add memtest support
154- 2.6 kernel support
155- removed Embleer files (Andree Leidenfrost)
156- LVM v2 support for 2.6 (Takeru Komoriya)
157- added kernel-only floppy support, to accommodate really big kernels
158- updated+rebuilt busybox
159- added star support
160- mount /sys at boot-time
161- better 64-bit and 2.6 kernel support
162- better LVM, failsafe kernel support (Jim Richard)
163- use LILO, not raw kernel, on 1.4MB boot floppy
164- record names of unsaved modules for future reference
165- enlarged ramdisk by 8MB
166
167v0.95
168- changed some '==' to '=' --- now more RH6-friendly
169- allow absolute pathnames again in deplist
170- disable multifunc cd thing
171- better Gentoo support (Bill)
172- better OnStream support
173- better Slackware support (Laurenz)
174- added partimagehack-static to deplist.txt
175- recompiled Busybox - 10k smaller, better stack-handling
176- fixed boot screen typo
177- added support for 'auto' fs format
178- better devfs support for Mandrake users
179- better Debian+LVM support (Ralph Grewe)
180- updated analyze-my-lvm to handle floating-point gigabyte -L values
181
182v0.94
183- altered rootfs's /dev entry to stop cvs from becoming confused
184- tweaked MAX_COMPRESSED_SIZE
185- added multi-function CD support to mindi and sbin/post-init
186- re-mount root as rw just in case
187- ask user to remove last data (floppy) disk if nec. (Tom Mortell)
188- added support for 5th column in mountlist.txt for labels
189- added symlinks.tgz
190- suppress erroneous error messages re: failsafe kernel
191
192v0.93
193- added cciss.o to SCSI_MODS
194- if format type is (e.g.) ext3,ext2 then use 1st entry
195- re-enabled fsck*
196- if cciss in use then enable it at boot-time
197- added /dev/ataraid/* to boot disk via ataraid.tgz (Luc S.)
198- better ISO support
199- tweaked mindi to use 10-15% fewer floppies
200- added RUN_AFTER_INITIAL_BOOT_PHASE var at start of Mindi, which
201  user may use to force Mindi to run command before bootstrapping
202  to aux data disks or CD - e.g. 'echo engage > /proc/scsi/something'
203- allow for Debian & other Stiefkinder that use 'none', not 'swap'
204  as the mountpoint of the swap partition
205- removed afio dependency
206- added RUN_AFTER_BOOT_PHASE_COMPLETE to let user specify a command
207  to be run by Mindi after it boots but before it runs mondorestore
208- re-worked install.sh and tarball not to use tgz's
209- cleared up the boot msg
210- updated busybox to 0.60.5; updated uClibc to 0.9.19
211- add #!/bin/sh to start of insert-all-my-modules
212- fixed obscure bug in install-additional-tools
213- change grep -m1 to grep | head -n1, for Debian users
214- moved lib.tar.bz2 and vmlinuz to mindi-kernel tarball/rpm
215
216v0.92
217- fixed LVM/RAID bugs (Brian Borgeson)
218- if bad lilo, give more verbose error before quitting
219- added mt and perl to deplist.txt
220- insmod ide-cd, cdrom, isofs, just in case
221- boot-time tmpfs ramdisk is now 40m (was 34m)
222- cleaned up logs
223- iso mode now calls Interactive
224- make SizeOfPartition() more Debian-friendly (Andree Leidenfrost)
225- clean up some calls to grep, esp. partition_mountpt=...
226- corrected some bashisms, to suit Debian ped- er, users
227- made first line refer to bash, not sh, to make sure
228  the Debian people know Mindi requires bash, not hs
229- changed grep -v "#" and grep -vx "#.*" to grep -vx " *#.*"
230- disabled code which would make Mindi use sfdisk instead of fdisk
231  if it looked as if Debian's fdisk would misbehave
232
233v0.91
234- updated ResolveSoftlinks() to work better with b0rkn Gentoo devfs /dev
235- patched analyze-my-lvm (Benjamin Mampaey)
236- detect built-in boot.b files in lilo
237- return w/err, don't abort, if Matt Nelson's RH8 system is farked
238- better at finding isolinux.bin
239- better at analyzing dependencies when running on broken distributions
240- try harder to boot from CD, even if tape fails
241- added ADDITIONAL_BOOT_PARAMS to be sent to kernel
242- better resolution of relative softlinks, leading to fewer
243  duplicates on data disks and therefore fewer data disks
244- detect Debian+devfs; use sfdisk instead of fdisk in that
245  eventuality, to work around yet another of Debian's warts
246- removed /lib/libuuid.* from rootfs.tgz
247- fixed vi
248- mindi now uses gawk --traditional (making gawk behave in a functionally
249  identical way to awk) - PASS; great, so now Debian needs to fix its awk :)
250- removed / from list of dirs accessed when trying to resolve deplist entry
251- spinner bugfix; handle odd LABELs properly (Tom Mortell)
252
253v0.90 (2002-12-08)
254- new stable branch
255- EXTRA_SPACE=16384
256- fixed deplist.txt
257
258v0.72 (2002-12-02)
259- misc code clean-ups
260- save boot device's boot sector
261- detect and beware Compaq diagnostic partitions
262- better handling of devfs V non-devfs kernels and boot devs
263- trimmed to busybox 0.60.3 binary on boot disk
264- mindi now resides in /usr/local/bin
265- removed lilo from dependencies
266- more Gentoo-friendly
267
268v0.71 (2002-11-17)
269- if your kernel's builddate doesn't match any of the kernels in
270  your /boot directory then fudge the issue & find the closest
271  match (*grumble* Debian)
272- scan tape & CD at start, to force inclusion of modules on boot device
273- double EXTRA_SPACE if >7 disks
274- slimmer, more lithesome logfile
275- now accepts --findkernel
276- line 1982 - dd count=24000 should be count=$ramdisksize (Andras Korn)
277- better handling of non-Linux partitions on DevFS-enabled kernels
278- fixed Debian/ramdisksize/bloat problem (Johannes Franken)
279- fixed 2.4.20/fdisk eccentricity (Alistair Stevens)
280- updated kernel to 2.4.18-mdk6
281- generate mountlist in dev-abetical order ;)
282- fixed minor bug in .spec file
283- better at finding /boot/boot.b if your distro breaks the de facto standard
284- fixed minor bug in MakeMountlist
285- fixed install.sh
286- cleaned up deplist.txt
287- added rudimentary -v / -version flag
288- line 1180 or so --- duplicate mindi.iso entires --- fixed
289- added /bin/[ - a softlink to /bin/sh
290- ListAllPartitions() - sanity fix (KP)
291- fixed .spec bug
292- better feedback
293- added Markus's RAID patch
294- ListAllPartitions() - include /mnt/win* (Hugo)
295
296v0.70 (2002-09-08)
297- better logging by dependency-calculating code
298- better handling of dependencies, specifically softlinks
299- if called by mondo then use mondo's temp dir as our temp dir too
300- changed gawk to $AWK in a few places, to allow for Debian
301- added host* config files to deplist
302- added tftp, ifconfig to busybox
303- added RPC support to uClibc
304- cleaned up creation of Mondo-Mindi configuration file
305- fixed bug in TryToFindKernelPath which stopped it from handling
306  multiple, same-version kernels gracefully
307- cleaned up deplist.txt
308- receive 'DIFFERENTIAL' variable from Mondo
309- better Debian compatibility, esp. w/detection of ver# (Hector Alvarez)
310- better devfs support; call fgrep in places instead of grep (Andrew Korn)
311- fixed analyze-my-lvm (Ralph Gruwe)
312
313v0.65-1 (2002-07-14)
314- moved 50K of stuff from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
315- added x11-tools.tgz option
316- updated /dev/console and /dev/tty0 (Paul Stevens)
317- cleaned up /mnt/groovy-stuff V /tmp/tmpfs code
318- catch sigint, sighup, etc.
319- fixed LILO-related message.txt mistake
320- .spec file clean-up; automation; config file (Carl Wilhem Soderstrom)
321
322v0.64-1 (2002-07-14)
323- fixed RH7.3 readonly bug
324- improved nfs config file creation
325- search more locations for isolinux.bin
326- added isonuke option
327- faster data disk creation
328- better DevFS support (Hector Alvarez, DuckX)
329- nfs-related fix (Hans Lie)
330- abort if vfat filesystem present but mkfs.vfat missing
331- removed softlink to pico
332- allow Mondo to say no compression will be used
333- added [ to ramdisk
334- tar data disks with -b [block size] of 32k
335- don't autoboot to 'RESTORE' screen - it's scary!
336- let user choose lilo or syslinux as boot loader
337- added syslinux support
338- cleaned up message screens
339
340v0.63-7 (2002-06-04)
341- improved logging
342
343v0.63-6 (2002-06-02)
344- sped it up a bit
345- fixed ISO creation bug
346
347v0.63-5 (2002-05-22)
348- fixed RAID mountlist bug (Daniel Grandjean)
349- better at German kbd support (Klaus Guntermann)
350- no longer abort if MONDO_PATH cannot be discerned
351- updated .spec file (Jesse Keating)
352
353v0.63-4 (2002-05-06)
354- added less.bin to deplist.txt
355- copy mondo-restore.cfg configuration file to /var/cache/mondo-archive
356- increased EXTRA_SPACE to 16384
357- fixed bug in -H (RESTORE) function
358
359v0.63-2 (2002-04-25)
360- added mkdir -p to fix mountlist.txt-copying bug (Bruno Vidal)
361- made sure mindi.iso (for tape users) copies kernel to [cd dir]/vmlinuz
362
363v0.63 (2002-04-23)
364- minor cosmetic improvements
365- improved homedir-locating code
366- make sure the kernel is copied to [cd build dir]/vmlinuz
367
368v0.62 (2002-04-08)
369- keep certain /dev directories compressed until boot-time, to allow
370  Mindi to support larger kernels
371- cleaned up logging a lot
372- better detection of the kernel currently in use
373- added /dev/nst* to ramdisk
374- amend isolinux.cfg to specify the correct ramdisk size
375
376v0.60 (2002-03-31)
377- bootable CD's now use ISOLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
378- abort if isolinux not found
379- abort if multiple copies of Mindi found lying around
380- include mountlist.txt in ramdisk
381
382v0.59 (2002-03-21)
383- change sbin/init's Die() function (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
384- improve friendliness of kernel-related warning msg (Andy Glass)
385- added s/w switch re: making floppies (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
386
387v0.58-r7 (2002-03-10)
388- excluded two unused vars (Carl Soderstrom)
389
390v0.58-r6 (2002-03-03)
391- reassemble large data/library files who have older 'mv' code which doesn't
392  like to overwrite symlinks - affects older RH+Slack systems (Andrew Bulhak)
393- call /usr/bin/logger, not 'logger', in LogIt()
394- run chmod 755 `which start-nfs` before running start-nfs
395
396
397v0.58-r5 (2002-02-24)
398- pathname problem fixed (Fred Feirtag)
399- patch to Debianize mindi a bit (H�tor Garc� �varez)
400- removed mondo-manual.html
401- moved /dev/{cciss,ida,rd} from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
402- cleaned up the refs to analyze-my-lvm a bit (Hugo)
403- sped up disk-creation by 20-30%
404- make sure mondo-restore.cfg is on data disk as well as boot disk
405- added support for -C (cdstream) mode
406
407v0.58-r4 (2002-02-18)
408- quash error if /opt not found
409- use /tmp/groovy-stuff instead of /mnt/groovy-stuff for
410  handling data disks and their contents, for tape users
411
412v0.58-r3 (2002-02-17)
413- misc enhancements
414- uses self-resizing ramdisk (tmpfs) for /tmp
415- allows Mondo to exclude certain devices from mountlist
416- incorporated .spec patch (Ian Kent)
417- replaced &> /dev/null with > /dev/null 2> /dev/null
418- added vi to busybox again
419
420v0.58-r2 (2002-02-11)
421- fixed errant tar warning
422- replaced libc5 with uClibc
423- compiled busybox and open against uClibc
424- moved minor scripts+tools from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
425- Mindi can now accommodate a kernel of up to 1290KB in size
426- no longer insists on cdrecord being present
427
428v0.58 (2002-02-10)
429- more pointed error messages
430- fixed silly 'cp' error (Markus Marquardt)
431- use type C's embleer file for type B Windows partitions
432- increased EXTRA_SPACE from 4096 to 8192
433- cosmetic bugfixes
434- nfs users boot into nfs options by default
435
436v0.57 (2002-02-05)
437- abort if mounted partition is specified as an imagedev
438- understand 'FAILSAFE' as kernel alternative
439- added analyze-my-lvm to tools available thru PATH
440- better discovery of locale and keymap file (Claude Mah�
441- compatible with 1.2x and the new 1.38+ stuff
442- better 'bug-me' script (Troff)
443
444v0.56 (2002-02-01)
445- compatible with Mondo v1.5x devel branch
446- mindi's softlink now goes in /usr/sbin; was /usr/bin
447- include nfs.o, nfsd.o, lockd.o and sunrpc.o on data disks if available
448- patched .spec file to make it easier to change installdir (Ian Mortimer)
449- updated README
450- moved many global vars to start of script
451- better at finding US kbd maps
452- migrating to a single configuration file, /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg, for
453  Mondo users; file is not in use yet but is there for future expansion
454
455v0.55 (2002-01-28)
456- MINDI_HOME and MONDO_HOME defined at start of each source file, making
457  it easier to relocate Mindi and Mondo if desired
458- tries to mount /dev/hd[a-h] at boot-time, looking for CD-ROM; was hd[a-d]
459- re-enabled the msg asking user to upgrade LILO if v21.6
460- Lin/Win users are much, _much_ less likely to run out of disk space now
461  when restoring from backups (Carlos Molina)
462- patch from Andrej Borsenkow to help w/Mandrake 8.1
463- disabled ramdisk free space checker (some distros don't like it)
464
465v0.54 (2002-01-25)
466- don't abort if kernel is too big for 1.72MB floppy
467- better handling of eccentric distros and their keybd layouts
468- cosmetic fixes
469- sprinkled comments liberally inside deplist.txt
470- added gawk and awk to deplist
471- lilo has been added to .spec file
472- changed a couple of FatalError()'s to Die()'s
473- better TurboLinux 7 / LVM compatibility
474
475v0.53 (2002-01-20)
476- better support of non-Red Hat, non-Debian keyboard resource files
477- cleaned up /sbin/init's output
478- replaced libc5 mount with user's own 'mount'
479- updated embleer.C.bz2
480- missing /dev/hdb2 found & replaced (thanks, Troff)
481- populated /dev/rd and /dev/ida on ramdisk (Michael Eisenberg)
482- improved SizeOfPartition() function
483- improved TryToFindKernelPath() function
484- don't offer NFS users Nuke Mode
485- finds and uses lilo.real if user is using Debian, a distro which
486  installs a shell script where the lilo executable should go
487- improved support for XFS users who opt to use failsafe kernel
488- uses user's lsmod, depmod, insmod, etc.
489- fixed freeze-up resulting from missing 'cat $mappath' command
490- mount tmpfs at /tmp/tmpfs for mondo-restore's benefit
491- try to create /dev/fd0u1722 if it is missing from /dev
492- added .spec file to tarball
493
494v0.52-2 (2002-01-10)
495- fixed a bug in the handling of non-English keyboard maps
496- force failsafe kernel to provide reiserfs.o, xfs.o, jfs.o, ext2.o,
497  ext3.o and loop.o at boot-time, just in case
498- added /dev/sr[0-3] devices
499- copy LAST_FILELIST_NUMBER to /tmp, for compatibility with Mondo v1.3x
500- incorporates NFS-related settings, if supplied by Mondo v1.3x
501- replace busybox's mount with standard libc5 mount ater restoring
502  tools from floppies: NFS mounting requires full mount
503- always make mindi.iso
504
505v0.52-1 (2002-01-06)
506- ramdisk's size has been tweaked
507- if script 'bootstrap' is found at boot-time then execute it
508- use tty8 to show mondo's output log
509- use tty7 to offer a game of Petris (if it exists on disk)
510- be sure to use i386-only keymaps
511- if LILO's "/tmp/dev.0" error occurs then abort & tell user to reboot
512- /sbin and /usr/sbin added temporarily to PATH when Mindi runs
513- if Mondo asks then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
514- if Mondo's tmpdir has post-nuke.tgz in it then extract it and
515  incorporate its files in the data disks
516- losetup /dev/loop0 -d before calling LILO (Norm Crowfoot)
517- if keyboard mapping dir (usu. /lib/kbd or /usr/lib/kbd) cannot be
518  found then don't abort; simply tell the user the default keyboard
519  mapping will be used
520- added /dev/hd[a,b,c,d][17-24] to the rootfs tarball
521- won't use LILO's optimizations when creating boot floppy; however,
522  optimizations are used on CD unless --broken-bios in call to Mondo
523- won't write data disks to start of tape; lets Mondo do that
524- tweaked how Mindi moves all.tar.gz around, to make it more
525  Mondo-friendly
526- tweaked Mindi's disk-splitter
527- user must unmount /dev/loop0 before calling Mindi: LILO insists...
528- added NFS-related entries to deplist.txt
529- if not called by Mondo then don't let user choose Interactive/Nuke/
530  whatever; just offer Expert
531
532v0.51-1 (2001-12-25)
533    - removed libm.* from rootfs.tgz
534    - replaced sh with busybox's ash
535    - upgraded busybox to 0.60-2; pared it down, too
536        - include tape-related modules on boot disk, if backing up to tape
537    - creates a tape-friendly tarball containing tools+modules
538    - reassembly of tools+libraries is more reliable now
539    - streamlined deplist.txt
540    - give user their localized keyboard layout at boot-time
541    - fix some cosmetic bugs
542
543v0.50-4 (2011-12-19)
544    - log Mindi's version# in the event of a fatal error
545    - make Mindi's boot-time output more esthetically pleasing
546    - if filesystem is type 'image', according to Mondo, then in filelist
547      its partition type will be listed as the hexadecimal string (e.g.
548          'b', '83', etc.) and the partition mountpoint will be 'image'
549
550v0.50-2 (2001-12-15)
551    - support for newer features in Mondo v1.3x
552
553v0.50-1
554    - correctly lists RAID constituent partitions in mountlist
555    - breaks compatibility with Mondo v1.2x
556    - if user's fstab has weird line(s) then ignore; don't abort
557    - working on CDROM_MODS, trying to make it work on Stewart Charnell's
558      hardware setup
559    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-init a bit
560
561v0.48-2
562    - when insmod'g modules from ramdisk's root dir, use 'ls /*.o*'
563      (was 'ls /*.*') to find them
564    - if RAID controller(s) are detected then pause for 10s to let them
565      intialize by themselves (some 3ware RAID controllers require this)
566    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-ini; the former now controls
567      initialization of hardware, drivers, tools, etc. and the latter
568      runs mondo-restore if it exists
569    - better detection of and compatibility with SCSI CD-ROM drives
570    - chopsize is now 64KB; was 128KB
571    - cleaned up mindi's logging
572
573v0.48-1
574    - better logging of find-and-mount-cdrom's progress (to
575          /tmp/mondo-restore.log)
576    - somehow, lilo was re-enabled in deplist.txt; DISABLED (again *g*)
577    - added 'linear' to the list of modules Mindi always backs up
578    - if called by Mondo then pass the name & device of the user's boot
579          loader to the restore phase, by copying BOOTLOADER.* to the ramdisk
580    - if loading from floppies then try to mount CD-ROM a 2nd time after
581      extracting files from data floppies, just in case user is a CD user
582      who couldn't get their CD-ROM drive to work initially
583    - added fix to make sure /root/images/mindi is created (Charlie Root)
584    - aware of 'iso' boot mode, for future expansion
585
586v0.47
587    - added /dev/cdrom/cdrom[1-4] to the devices automatically excluded
588      from mountlist.txt
589    - added '-f-' to the end of most tar commands, to see if it fixes a
590      bug in some obscure Debian distros
591    - added network-related dependencies to deplist.txt
592    - if called by Mondo then don't write floppy images to disks; let
593      Mondo do that: less irritating for user
594    - if called by Mondo then do some clever tricks to add mondo-restore
595      and its dependencies (mondo-restore is now a dynamic executable)
596    - finally gotten klogd to squelch echoing of kernel msgs to console
597
598v0.46
599    - finally fixed that 'lib/modules/2.4.12-xfs not found' bug! :-D
600    - cosmetic changes and minor bugfixes
601    - excluded lilo.conf and lilo from deplist.txt; use user's copy instead
602    - if your fstab mentions a RAID partition but your raidtab doesn't then
603      Mindi will terminate in a sane manner with a sane error message
604    - fixed a bug in bug-me (heh, how ironic)
605    - include and run (sys)klogd to try to pipe kernel msgs to logfile
606    - call hdparm to speed up access to CD-ROM drive
607
608v0.45
609    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
610    - include /etc/fstab in logfile
611    - removed lzop.* from aux-tools; should come from user's distro anyway
612    - tweaked data disk size and data disk formatting command
613    - make ISO bootable image (as well as floppies) when backing up to tape
614    - copy boot images (floppy + CD) from temp dir to /root/images/mindi
615      after making them, just in case the user wants them later
616    - added md5sum to deplist.txt
617    - added pico->vi softlink to ramdisk
618    - in the ramdisk's /etc/bashrc, added /usr/local/bin and
619          /usr/local/sbin to the PATH= command
620    - call insert-all-modules as background task; pause 3 seconds after
621      calling it, before proceeding <--- /sbin/init
622    - call to devfs has been moved to before call to post-init
623    - added 'md5sum -> busybox' softlink
624    - Mindi now uses busybox's printf, md5sum, mount, umount, vi
625      ...NB: I said, 'vi' :-) Now you have an editor again! :-)
626    - added lilo.real to deplist.txt, to allow for Debian's evil new distro
627    - added lzop to deplist.txt
628    - no longer including lzop in Mindi's tarball / RPM
629    - improved Mindi's error-reporting a little bit
630    - changed deplist.txt's /etc/* to just *
631    - restructured the calls in /sbin/post-init that reinitialize the LVM
632      and RAID modules
633    - if mkfs.ext2 is not in PATH then abort
634    - Mindi uses a 'filename cache' to speed itself up at run-time
635      (Jean-David Marrow)
636    - Red Hat 7.2 uses a weird /etc/issue.net; I've worked around it...
637    - tested with Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2
638
639v0.44
640    - at boot-time, activate LV's if they exist
641    - restructured deplist.txt a bit (cosmetic change)
642    - re-enabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
643    - analyze-my-lvm fails gracefully if you're not using LVM but inserted
644      the module anyway
645
646v0.43
647    - made Mindi work with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
648    - if mkisofs is not found, say so; don't just say, 'an error occurred
649      while I was trying to make an ISO image'
650    - when formatting and writing floppies, if /dev/fd0's size is
651      indeterminable then I'll use /dev/fd0H1440 instead
652    - make sure xfs.o, jfs.o, reiserfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o modules are
653      backed up (if they exist) to boot disks
654    - fixed a silly bug that stopped Mindi from handling its own modules
655      properly; only affects newbie users with broken kernels (i.e. the
656      very people that Mindi's failsafe kernel was meant to help!)
657    - added lzop (Marcus Oberhumer's file compressor) to aux-tools.tgz
658    - added Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch; if user uses the switch
659      (i.e. '--cd-recovery yes') then the CD will boot to a screen that
660      pauses until the user types RESTORE; then, it will enter Nuke Mode
661    - added Stephan Zegherd's "superformat" patch
662    - failsafe kernel is now 2.4.12 with XFS, JFS and lots of SCSI modules;
663      the addition of XFS and extensive SCSI support will increase the
664      size of Mindi's RPM / tarball significantly but I think it's worth it
665    - at boot-time, find out whether there are any RAID partitions; and if
666      there are, whether they are 'started' yet; if not, run raidstart to
667      start them at boot-time, before user can try to mount anything
668    - Mindi's failsafe kernel & modules are handled more elegantly now;
669      if you have raid1.o, scsi.o, etc. loaded at backup-time then Mindi
670      finds its corresponding modules in its tarball of failsafe modules
671      and stores them so that at boot-time you can do SCSI, RAID, etc.
672    - removed gawk, printf from deplist.txt
673
674v0.42
675    - make sure lvm-mod, raid0, raid1 and raid5 modules are backed up
676    - added 'you need a ramdisk' to FAQ
677    - changed the slice size from 20KB to 64KB; speeds up Mindi by 25%
678      and doesn't have any negative side-effects (...that I can see)
679    - when searching for your current kernel version, do not examine
680      a file if it does not exist (it sounds obvious, I know...)
681    - when asking user to send me a copy of their log file, point out
682      that it may contain info which they do not want me to see but that
683      they are SOL unless I can actually see their log file
684    - fixed a silly bug that would crop up when a Linux-Mandrake 8.1 user
685      would use a devfs-enabled kernel and RAID partitions at the same time
686    - plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
687    - data floppies are now 1.44MB each; boot floppy is still 1.72MB
688    - if binutils or libbinutils is not installed, abort
689    - fixed a bug which meant that some big files overwrote each other
690          at backup-time and caused library-related problems are boot-time
691    - enabled comments ('#') in deplist.txt
692    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt; user may re-enable the line if
693      s/he wants those tools available at boot-time
694    - tested successfully with the following distros
695      - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel
696      - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel
697    - better at guessing the size of swap partition
698    - drop minix tools from deplist; user can restore them if s/he wants
699          to use the minix filesystem
700    - don't backup _all_ cdrom modules (if backing up 'cdrom.o'); be
701      selective! ...minor bug in ListKerneModulePaths has been fixed
702    - if the user has two glibc libraries - one in /lib and one in
703      /lib/i686 - then Mindi will re-jig the softlinks so that only the
704      version in /lib is backed up, to save space on the data disks
705    - major rewrite of the code that copies the tools and libraries from
706      the data disks; prettier, faster and more stable (and did I mention
707      how kind it is to your hard-working hands?)
708    - better handling of crazy libraries and softlinks thereto
709    - new boot-time script, 'bug-me', copies user's logs to a floppy and
710          tells him/her to e-mail them to me if mondo-restore aborts
711    - ignore kernels named vmlinux (note the 'X'); traditionally, kernels
712      are named vmlinuz (note the 'Z') or something similar
713    - no longer backup all modules to CD/tape; just backup the ones loaded
714          at backup-time; this saves boot-time ramdisk space
715    - removed all references to LOOPDEVICE
716    - LVM is supported (experimental; watch this space...)
717    - included a tarball of 'sane' /dev/loop* nodes which will be extracted
718          and added to the boot disk; this helps maintain Mindi's backward-
719          compatibility with non-devfs kernels and distros
720    - when copying modules to boot or data disks, uncompress them first
721          if they are gzipped (some distros come with compressed modules)
722    - no longer copies all loaded modules to the 2.88 MB El Torito bootable
723      floppy image; instead, it copies FLOPPY_MODS to the 1.72 MB image,
724          CDROM_MODS to the 2.88 MB image, and _all_ modules that were loaded
725          at backup-time to the data disks
726        - supports tape streamers, in conjunction with Mondo
727    - uses busybox's sync again; let's see if that breaks anything...
728    - if Mondo is backing up to tape streamer then write the tape's size to
729          /tmp/TAPESIZE and the drive's device to /tmp/TAPEDEV-LIVES-HERE on
730          the ramdisk
731    - floppy disk modules (ide-floppy.o and floppy.o) now are copied
732          to the ramdisk, whether the user's kernel or the failsafe kernel
733          is being used
734
735v0.41
736    - excluded *.old from the 'boot.b' list when searching for boot.b
737    - updated Mindi's own failsafe kernel+modules to v2.4.10
738    - added umount to deplist again
739    - improved Mindi's support of modular kernels (esp. modular CD-ROM
740          drive and floppy disk drives)
741    - don't accuse Linux 2.4.10 users of having a 'buggy kernel'
742    - restored the libc5 versions of sync and umount (dropped from
743          deplist but also from busybox)
744    - fixed a lot of silly bugs related to incorporating Busybox in Mindi
745        - experimental LVM support
746    - added 'analyze-my-lvm' script to the tarball; Mindi uses it now
747    - able to recognize & record LVM mounts, adding them to the mountlist
748    - added the LVM executables (listed in the lvm-0.xx-i386.rpm) to
749      deplist.txt; they won't be added unless you have them and you won't
750      have them unless you're using LVM, so this is not 'bloat' IMO :)
751    - added date and sync to deplist again
752    - when working on LVM stuff, use 'echo y | pvcreate -ff' (was '..-f')
753    - amended format-...-kludge to allow for mountlists with >1
754          spaces between cols
755      checked the fsck.reiserfs is in deplist.txt (yes it is)
756    - incorporated busybox 0.60-1; now, Mindi is faster at run-time and
757          smaller at boot-time; you can fit a typical system onto 3 floppies;
758          also, a kernel up to 1MB in size (approx.) can now be accommodated
759    - supports kernels that have MODULAR support for CD-ROM's or floppies
760    - Mindi copies only the loaded modules to the data disks but it copies
761          _all_ modules to the CD, just in case
762    - thanks to busybox your floppy-based Mindi boot disk set should now be
763          able to accommodate a kernel of up to 1MB in size
764    - boot into Expert Mode unless boot disk was generated by Mondo
765    - exclude all softlinks from list of 'eligible' kernels
766        - exclude kernels with 'vmlinux' in their names
767    - removed A LOT of files from deplist.txt's dependency list; they are
768          listed in deplist.removed, in case you want to put them back :-)
769    - excludes libX11, libXext, libXi, libgtk, libgdk ALWAYS, whether you
770          add them to deplist.txt or not; [cancel this by editing line 485]
771    - rewrote AddFileToDir() to make it more efficient (but slower...)
772    - strip chaff from binaries; strip comments from bash scripts; strip
773          comments from /etc/termcap
774
775v0.40
776    - if you use a softlink to your CD dev, e.g. /dev/cdrecorder->scd0,
777          then Mindi should handle it properly now (i.e. not bomb out)
778    - if you have a large kernel & lots of modules loaded, Mindi will only
779      copy as many modules to the ramdisk as will _fit_ on a ramdisk that
780          will have to go alongside your kernel on a 2.88MB floppy disk
781    - if your kernel does not support loopfs, Mindi will say so & abort
782    - turned some warnings into fatal errors, to help the user to figure
783      out exactly why Mindi won't work on their kernel
784    - changed mke2fs -N24 to -N32, to see if it helps braindead distros
785    - Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
786    - gone back to the old 'insert-my-modules' for now; it's more reliable
787    - working on the 'insert-all-my-modules' script, to make it compatible
788      with a wider range of insane distros and kernels
789    - dropped the '-c' option from LILO call
790        - removed cdrecord, mkisofs, vi, route and diff from deplist.txt
791    - slowed down the 'split data between floppies' routine; made it
792          try harder to squeeze more data onto each floppy
793    - excluding nvidia modules from the "insert-all-my-modules" script
794          because it sometimes causes freeze-ups
795    - added code to copy your fstab, lilo.conf, etc. to a tarball which, in
796          the event of an error, Mindi will ask the user to e-mail me
797
798v0.39
799    - plays nicely with devfs, so long as your old /dev/hdX, /dev/sdX
800      softlinks are still there :-)
801    - if your swap partition isn't mounted, Mindi will decide that it is
802      125MB; it used to abort but now it just warns & makes a good guess
803    - testing the failsafe kernel & associated scripts
804    - only use lilo's "-c" option if NOT a 2.88MB floppy disk image
805    - copes better with .o, .gz, etc. module suffixes
806    - better 'loaded modules / not loaded modules' feedback at boot-time
807    - semi-forces isofs and ide-cd (not isofs.o and ide-cd.o); the former
808          will be more compatible with stock kernels - e.g. Red Hat, Mandrake;
809          also added vfat, fat & a few other modules to the list of 'foced'.
810    - removed the '-c' switch from the call to LILO (some BIOSes don't
811          like it very much)
812    - removed chaff from ramdisk's /etc/login.defs, saving approx 7K
813    - format the boot disks with -N 24 (was -N 64)
814    - do not insist on CD #1 (at boot-time) if there is no 'CD #' marker
815    - amend format-and-kludge-vfat; now, it will not abort if it cannot
816      find its entry in mountlist; it doesn't need to find the entry
817          anyway, except to check that the kludge works (which it does)
818    - if user chooses to use Mindi's failsafe 2.4.9 kernel, Mindi will load
819          Mindi's versions of user's modules at boot-time
820    - make label-devices-as-necessary log its efforts
821    - added e2label and tune2fs to deplist.txt
822        - if you boot in Normal Mode, I'll call mondo-restore --interactive
823          instead of just mondo-restore
824        - replaced K7-compatible 2.4.7 kernel with a 586-comp'ble 2.4.9 kernel
825    - improved the post-run clean-up
826    - force the copying/loading of isofs.o and ide-cd.o, which enhances
827          Mindi's support for kernels that have modular CD-ROM support
828    - Interactive Mode offers to edit /tmp/mountlist.txt before running
829          mondo-restore (good idea from F. Boon)
830    - /dev/hd[e-h]* have been added to the ramdisk
831    - disabled Cuckoo and Bootstrap Modes (they weren't doing anything
832          anyway & were probably confusing some users)
833    - removed 'edit mountlist?' question (because mondo-restore takes
834          care of that now, via a user-friendly mountlist editor)
835    - included a copy of mondo-manual.html
836    - only kludge /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1 (if vfat, of course);
837          otherwise, use regular mkfs.vfat
838        - use mkfs.dos if mkfs.vfat does not exist
839    - moved some scripts from rootfs.tgz to Mondo's restore-scripts.tgz
840
841v0.38                                                              08/18/2001
842        - clarified the 'more than one kernel found' comment
843    - updated the README to emphasize that the scripts are deprecated
844    - when displaying mountlist on screen, make it easier to read
845    - changed most 'echo's to 'LogIt()'s; log most screen output to
846          /var/log/mindi.log
847    - user can now use a stock 2.4.7 kernel (which comes with Mindi)
848          if the user's distro's kernel isn't right for a boot disk
849
850v0.37                                                              08/12/2001
851        - changed the boot screen a little bit
852    - changed the "cannot boot from CD-ROM" message (more informative now)
853    - if an 'insmod'ed module cannot be found, warn but don't abort
854    - that whole loop-mount/extract tgz to ramdisk thing --- if it fails,
855          abort, don't try to continue; also, ask if loopfs is supported by
856      kernel (if not, that might explain the error)
857    - in addition to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules, also search
858          /root/oss/modules for kernel modules (Phillip Deackes)
859    - run syslog and klogd at restore-time, to pipe sys & knl messages to
860          /tmp/mondo-restore.log
861    - default restore-time boot mode is now 'interactive' (unless the
862          disk is a 1.72MB, in which case default mode is still 'expert')
863    - if CDROM can't find itself (long story, re: El Torito) then the
864      script will say, "Your kernel is b0rken." This will reduce the
865      number of erroneous error reports that I receive from users
866    - working on implementing Cuckoo Mode again
867
868v0.36                                                              08/03/2001
869    - testing it with LM8, RH71 and Slack8
870    - explicitily exluding /mnt/floppy and /floppy from mountlist.txt
871    - warn if afio not found (Mondo needs afio)
872    - optional --custom <temp dir> <out dir> switch added, to let the user
873      specify where the temp dirs and created images will be stored
874    - changed /sbin/init to install modules _before_ trying to mount
875          CD-ROM (David Granz)
876    - create a gawk->awk shortcut at restore-time if necessary
877    - specifically exclude /dev/fd0h1440 and /dev/fd0H1440 from mountlist
878    - removed silly "was CD inserted?" message
879
880v0.35
881    - if LILO fails, it writes its errors to the screen
882    - use user's boot.b and LILO instead of Mindi's
883    - tarball/RPM no longer includes boot.b or lilo
884    - mke2fs' output will be echoed to screen, if an error occurs
885    - doubled the -N inode allocations and removed some of the -i inode
886      fiddles, just in case they are making Red Hat 7.1 choke
887
888v0.34
889    - includes patch to rid Mindi of its dependence on /dev/loop devices
890      (Bill Davidsen)
891    - includes patch from 0ystein Skalsem, to fix a disk-formatting problem
892    - warns if kernel is 2.4.0-2.4.5; encourages user to upgrade
893
894v0.33
895    - excludes all devices containing ':/' (i.e. NFS mountlists)
896    - the FORMAT/SYS replacement, "format-and-kludge-vfat" now writes
897      its logfile to /tmp/format-and-kludge-vfat.log
898    - /etc/fstab now mounts floppies for read/write access by default
899    - format-and-kludge-vfat should only write to log once now
900    - added vi, top to deplist.txt
901    - updated the rootfs.tgz's README
902    - mountlist is written to screen as well as mountlist.txt
903    - tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
904    - changed 'mkfs' lines, to format the loop-mounted files instead of the
905      device nodes which makes Mindi work better with kernels 2.4.6+
906    - Mindi can now handle kernels of up to 930K in size
907    - sped up the process of spreading data files across data disks
908      by approx 20%
909
910v0.32
911    - software RAID is now supported
912    - added the 'raidtools' binaries to deplist.txt
913    - add /etc/fstab and /etc/raidtab to deplist.txt
914    - added /dev/md* to the ramdisk's /dev directory
915    - modified MakeMountlist() to calculate correctly the sizes of
916      RAID partitions, if they are present in /etc/fstab
917    - moved the 'LOOPDEVICE=...' code into the regular main() section
918    - install-additional-tools makes a softlink '/etc/raidtab' that points
919      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/raidtab; also, '/etc/fstab.orig' that points
920      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/fstab
921    - added line to 'install-additional-tools' that will delete the
922      dummy modprobe before installing data from datadisk(s)
923    - mkdir -p $outdir at the beginning, just in case...
924
925v0.31
926        - included DoJ's patch to make Mindi play more nicely with devfs
927    - slightly better install.sh and README
928
929v0.30
930        - added klogd and syslogd to deplist.txt
931    - can now cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" entries in /etc/fstab
932    - should ignore NFS-mounted partitions now
933
934v0.29
935    - stopped the 'modprobe' errors that used to occur at the beginning;
936      they didn't mean anything but they did worry some novice users
937        - removed losetup from rootfs.tgz (wasn't doing anything useful)
938    - removed the 'txt-or-gui' stuff from Mindi (never used it anyway)
939    - added clear to deplist.txt
940    - moved rootfs.tgz's "mondo/" scripts to Mondo's "restore-scripts.tgz"
941      tarball; tarball will be untarred and contents added to the
942          data disks at run-time, if Mindi finds the tarball
943    - if user lacks fd0u1722 but has fd0h1722 then use the latter
944    - boot-up msg is more informative
945    - fixed obscure bug in find-and-mount-cdrom
946    - better at coping with hda1/2/3/4 (normal people use hda1/5/6/7 but
947      if you really want to exhaust your primaries, well hey, your life)
948    - the 'outstring sucks!' message is now more informative
949
950v0.28
951        - if AddFileToDir() is called with a file that does not exist, Mindi
952          warns but does not abort
953    - should work with gzipped modules (which end in '.o.gz') and
954          NVidia modules (which don't end in anything)
955    - should work with Red Hat's issue.net now
956        - misc. cosmetic changes to Mondo boot-time and restore-phase scripts,
957          to make the visual output cleaner & more legible
958    - insist-on-cd retracts the CD tray after asking for next CD, in case
959      the user did not close the drive before pressing <enter>
960    - if unable to create 1.72MB boot disk then warn but do not abort
961    - put creation date on the boot-up screen
962    - create data disks with tarballs up to 1700KB in size; tries harder
963          to fill each data disk to the brim
964    - changed the call to make ext3 partitions; now, it uses a call to
965      mkfs -t ext3 -j -Jsize=10 -q <device> (as requested by ext3 manual)
966    - tested w/ext3; works fine
967    - install-additional-tools doesn't call sync until after all softlinks
968      have been finalized; that's to make sure we call the _right_ sync
969    - ramdisk is now (size of all files in data disks PLUS 8192) KB
970    - RPM and SRPM published
971    - mount CDROM at start of untar-me, just in case it wasn't mounted
972    - when restoring selectively, log the archives that have matches
973          & the number of matches (inc. if zero)
974
975v0.26
976    - has been tested with XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2 and vfat
977    - compatible (but not tested) with ext3
978    - better at finding your kernel, even if you have several kernels
979      of the same version (now checks the build date, too)
980    - better file-spreading algorithm; a little faster; much more reliable
981        - includes a copy of LILO, to make the boot disks properly
982        - tells you how big the tarballs are, when it assembles them
983    - compare-me uses 'insist-on-cd' instead of internal subroutine
984    - it looks as if Mindi can actually cope with 920K kernels now :)
985    - fixed some silly multi-CD bugs that would stop big files from being
986      restored if they were spread across CD's
987
988v0.25
989    - uses its own copy of lilo
990        - removed all "~" (backup copies) from rootfs.tgz
991        - updated the rootfs's README - stablilo-me, not hack-me
992    - improved the formatting of the lilo.conf as it is created
993        - replace all libc5 tools with libc6 (user's) tools at restore-time
994    - added diff to deplist.txt
995    - copy io.sys and msdos.sys (if found) to data disk(s) at
996          run-time; softlinks them to /*.sys at boot-time
997    - fixed some vfat formatting-related issues w/Embleer (always tricky);
998          the kludge's error-handling is better and its exit is more graceful
999    - say 'type nuke to restore automatically' in msg if Mondo called me
1000    - backup all modules, not just the ones present/loaded at run-time;
1001      the loaded modules go on boot disk but ALL go on data disk
1002    - reduced the max data per disk from 1700 to 1680, to suit ext2's needs
1003    - DidMondoCallMe() replaces 'ps ax | grep | blah blah'
1004    - includes user's /etc/termcap and /usr/bin/pico on disk(s)
1005    - cosmetic changes to restore-time scripts (spaces, newlines, etc.)
1006    - pipe kernel's msgs to /var/log/messages
1007    - make sure /etc/lilo.conf is 600 (RW by root only)
1008
1009v0.24
1010    - can accommodate a kernel >900KB in size
1011        - generates lilo.conf on-the-fly; no default/template file anymore
1012    - copies io.sys and msdos.sys to the CD (if you have them)
1013    - add the embleer tarballs to mindi-0.xx.tgz, so that users can
1014          format and make bootable msdos/Win9x partitions
1015    - added printf and hdparm to deplist.txt
1016    - incorporated Bruno Cornec's Mondo 0.991 scripts in Mindi
1017        - separated README into README, INSTALL and TODO
1018    - fixed silly {ramdisk}/sbin/InsistOnCD bug
1019    - took out mke2fs and libext from rootfs.tgz
1020    - rootfs.tgz's "/etc/bashrc" now includes /usr/share/mindi
1021    - compare-mode uses IDE optimization to speed things up
1022    - don't quibble over resizing partitions if <2MB difference
1023    - fixed silly InsistOnCD bug
1024
1025v0.23
1026        - don't copy *.mdsg to boot floppy image
1027    - fixed erroneous 'cannot make ISO image' error message
1028    - can accommodate a kernel as large as 890K
1029        - now uses lilo, not syslinux (lilo works better w/2.88MB boot images)
1030    - creates & formats disk images on the fly (no more .img.gz templates)
1031    - boot disks are formatted ext2, like the data disks
1032    - creates 1.72MB and El Torito 2.88MB boot floppies/images
1033        - if called by Mondo, doesn't list images or offer to copy to FDD/CDRw
1034        - includes the distro's name and kernel version in LILO's message
1035
1036v0.22
1037        - don't add a ramdisk; use rootfs & that's it
1038        - dependency-calculator runs approx. twice as fast as in v0.20
1039        - tested with Linux Mandrake 8.0; works well, if you recompile
1040          kernel to include floppy disk support (which LM8's kernel does not)
1041        - supports bigger kernels now, up to 900K in size
1042        - deplist.txt may now include directories, not just files
1043        - ignores kernel filenames that are hyperlinks
1044        - uses awk instead of gawk; drop the awk/gawk-finding thing
1045        - uses gzip, not bzip2; dropped bzip2, mv, ls to make rootfs smaller
1046        - copies user's /dev/fd0* devices to boot disk
1047        - calls Mindi's copy of syslinux, not user's copy
1048        - use modules' paths, e.g. instead of just 'insmod fubar', use
1049          'insmod /lib/modules/2.4.5-ac117/vfat/fubar.o'
1050        - in boot.msg, XXXXX is part 1 of the 2nd line, YYYYY is part 2 of
1051          the 2nd line, and ZZZZZ is Mindi's version# (in the 1st line)
1052
1053v0.21
1054        - df, du, find, lsmod, rmmod have been removed from rootfs.tgz
1055        - at boot-time, inserts kernel modules w/user's original parameters
1056        - deletes the slices after recombining them & restoring the files
1057        - includes the MINDI_VER version number in boot.msg
1058        - if boot disk is too small, lists the files & which one is too big
1059        - syslinux now waits 10 seconds before booting floppy
1060        - 'insert-all-my-modules' is copied to rootfs, not to a data disk
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