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3MINDI CHANGES
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51.0.8 (2006-05-25)
6- new build process (Bruno Cornec)
7- Fix a bug when a disk less than 2.8 MB can be built, to
8  include enough modules to support SCSI cds
9  (Bruno Cornec)
10- Fix a bug in .spec for RPM build (%attr now unused)
11  (Bruno Cornec)
12- Add support for LABEL on swap partitions
13  (Michel Loiseleur + Julien Pinon)
14- Attempt to fix bug 6827 (addition of a script for
15  busybox udhcpc to support pxe/dhcp restore)
16  (Bruno Cornec)
17- support of dm and LVM v2 (Andree Leidenfrost)
18- analyze-my-lvm is under $MINDI_LIB (Andree Leidenfrost)
19- Fix a bug introduced by trying to avoid an error
20  message when modprobe.d doesn't exist
21  (Johannes Franken)
22- Fix for Bug #6975 (/net is now excluded from kernel search location)
23  (Bruno Cornec)
24- Allow 5670 MB fllopy disks for lilo as well (Bruno Cornec)
25- Add missing net modules (Klaus Ade Johnstad)
26
271.0.7 (2006-03-10)
28- Fix issue for 2.6 kernels with VIA chipsets (Andree Leidenfrost)
29- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds
30  (Bruno Cornec)
31- init revamped (removed unnecessary second general module loading phase,
32  start NFS appropriately depending on PXE or simple NFS)
33  (Andree Leidenfrost)
34- Changed module 'nfsacl' to 'nfs_acl' (Andree Leidenfrost)
35- Mindi/DiskSize is gone (Bruno Cornec)
36- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed
37  (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
38- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
39- Bug fix for chown in install.sh (JeffS)
40- CHANGES renamed also in install.sh now (Bruno Cornec)
41
421.06 (2005-12-23)
43- mindi manpage added (Andree Leidenfrost)
44- clean up remaining mount points, mindi.err at the end (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
45- fix bugs for SuSE distro around tar, tr and find arguments order
46  (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
47- new busybox.net version used for better PXE support (Bruno Cornec)
48- USB keyboard support (Bruno Cornec)
49- -p should now work with ISO/PXE/NFS modes (Bruno Cornec)
50- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
51  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
52- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
53  (Bruno Cornec)
54- install script rewritten and used for RPM build, with new layout
55  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
56- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
57- use MONDO_LIB exported by mondoarchive instead of MONDO_HOME guessed
58  (Bruno Cornec)
59- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
60  mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
61- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
62- VMPlayer support
63- Code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
64  (Wolfgang Rosenauer/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec
65- New switches for PXE mode (ping & ipconf, Cf README.pxe)
66  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
67- mindi-kernel added to SVN (Bruno Cornec)
68
691.05 (2005-11-19)
70- Bug fix for ldd output incorrectly handled, leading to "grep not found" error
71  (Andree Leidenfrost)
72- NFS now works in interactive mode, and nolock problems are solve
73  (Andree Leidenfrost)
74- IA-64 support is now working for rhel 3
75  (Bruno Cornec)
76- add MINDI_CONF to the mindi LOGFILE
77  (Philippe De Muyter)
78- Speed up fdisk'ing dev/ida raid devices
79  (Philippe De Muyter)
80
811.04
82- support exec-shield
83- added 'ide-generic' module to IDE modules in mindi to ensure that kernels
84  with fully modularised IDE sub-system boot
85- rewrote script 'wait-for-petris' to ensure that petris actually starts and
86  can be restarted reliably
87- fixed syntax error in mindi where a wrong delimiter is used in and sed call
88  when processing file '/etc/issue.net'
89- removed '#!/bin/bash' from file 'rootfs/etc/bashrc' (bashrc get sourced, not
90  executed)
91- removed executable flag from:
92  - 'rootfs/etc/ld.so.cache'
93  - 'rootfs/root/.profile'
94
95
961.03
97- better support of SLES 8
98
99
1001.02
101- better kernel-level logging
102- added ACL, xattr binaries to deplist.txt
103- fixed obscure bug which occasionally stopped mindi from correctly finding
104  and documenting all LVM2 LVM-on-RAID volumes
105
106 
1071.01
108- added ide_tape and other modules to mindi's config detection
109- unmount errant ramdisk ($mtpt) if fail to create boot floppy
110- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
111
112
1131.00
114- first 1.0x release
115- catch Ctrl-Alt-Del; trigger soft reset
116- better support of SuSE 9.1
117- added mdadm to deplist.txt
118- better detection of multiple Mindis (Martin Fürstenau)
119- don't complain if just a Mindi boot CD & not a platform for Mondo
120- updated busybox to 1.0.0pre10
121- removed uClibc
122- add memtest support
123- 2.6 kernel support
124- removed Embleer files (Andree Leidenfrost)
125- LVM v2 support for 2.6 (Takeru Komoriya)
126- added kernel-only floppy support, to accommodate really big kernels
127- updated+rebuilt busybox
128- added star support
129- mount /sys at boot-time
130- better 64-bit and 2.6 kernel support
131- better LVM, failsafe kernel support (Jim Richard)
132- use LILO, not raw kernel, on 1.4MB boot floppy
133- record names of unsaved modules for future reference
134- enlarged ramdisk by 8MB
135
136v0.95
137- changed some '==' to '=' --- now more RH6-friendly
138- allow absolute pathnames again in deplist
139- disable multifunc cd thing
140- better Gentoo support (Bill)
141- better OnStream support
142- better Slackware support (Laurenz)
143- added partimagehack-static to deplist.txt
144- recompiled Busybox - 10k smaller, better stack-handling
145- fixed boot screen typo
146- added support for 'auto' fs format
147- better devfs support for Mandrake users
148- better Debian+LVM support (Ralph Grewe)
149- updated analyze-my-lvm to handle floating-point gigabyte -L values
150
151
152v0.94
153- altered rootfs's /dev entry to stop cvs from becoming confused
154- tweaked MAX_COMPRESSED_SIZE
155- added multi-function CD support to mindi and sbin/post-init
156- re-mount root as rw just in case
157- ask user to remove last data (floppy) disk if nec. (Tom Mortell)
158- added support for 5th column in mountlist.txt for labels
159- added symlinks.tgz
160- suppress erroneous error messages re: failsafe kernel
161
162
163v0.93
164- added cciss.o to SCSI_MODS
165- if format type is (e.g.) ext3,ext2 then use 1st entry
166- re-enabled fsck*
167- if cciss in use then enable it at boot-time
168- added /dev/ataraid/* to boot disk via ataraid.tgz (Luc S.)
169- better ISO support
170- tweaked mindi to use 10-15% fewer floppies
171- added RUN_AFTER_INITIAL_BOOT_PHASE var at start of Mindi, which
172  user may use to force Mindi to run command before bootstrapping
173  to aux data disks or CD - e.g. 'echo engage > /proc/scsi/something'
174- allow for Debian & other Stiefkinder that use 'none', not 'swap'
175  as the mountpoint of the swap partition
176- removed afio dependency
177- added RUN_AFTER_BOOT_PHASE_COMPLETE to let user specify a command
178  to be run by Mindi after it boots but before it runs mondorestore
179- re-worked install.sh and tarball not to use tgz's
180- cleared up the boot msg
181- updated busybox to 0.60.5; updated uClibc to 0.9.19
182- add #!/bin/sh to start of insert-all-my-modules
183- fixed obscure bug in install-additional-tools
184- change grep -m1 to grep | head -n1, for Debian users
185- moved lib.tar.bz2 and vmlinuz to mindi-kernel tarball/rpm
186
187
188v0.92
189- fixed LVM/RAID bugs (Brian Borgeson)
190- if bad lilo, give more verbose error before quitting
191- added mt and perl to deplist.txt
192- insmod ide-cd, cdrom, isofs, just in case
193- boot-time tmpfs ramdisk is now 40m (was 34m)
194- cleaned up logs
195- iso mode now calls Interactive
196- make SizeOfPartition() more Debian-friendly (Andree Leidenfrost)
197- clean up some calls to grep, esp. partition_mountpt=...
198- corrected some bashisms, to suit Debian ped- er, users
199- made first line refer to bash, not sh, to make sure
200  the Debian people know Mindi requires bash, not hs
201- changed grep -v "#" and grep -vx "#.*" to grep -vx " *#.*"
202- disabled code which would make Mindi use sfdisk instead of fdisk
203  if it looked as if Debian's fdisk would misbehave
204
205
206v0.90
207- updated ResolveSoftlinks() to work better with b0rkn Gentoo devfs /dev
208- patched analyze-my-lvm (Benjamin Mampaey)
209- detect built-in boot.b files in lilo
210- return w/err, don't abort, if Matt Nelson's RH8 system is farked
211- better at finding isolinux.bin
212- better at analyzing dependencies when running on broken distributions
213- try harder to boot from CD, even if tape fails
214- added ADDITIONAL_BOOT_PARAMS to be sent to kernel
215- better resolution of relative softlinks, leading to fewer
216  duplicates on data disks and therefore fewer data disks
217- detect Debian+devfs; use sfdisk instead of fdisk in that
218  eventuality, to work around yet another of Debian's warts
219- removed /lib/libuuid.* from rootfs.tgz
220- fixed vi
221- mindi now uses gawk --traditional (making gawk behave in a functionally
222  identical way to awk) - PASS; great, so now Debian needs to fix its awk :)
223- removed / from list of dirs accessed when trying to resolve deplist entry
224- spinner bugfix; handle odd LABELs properly (Tom Mortell)
225
226
22712-08-2002
228""""""""""
229v0.90 (DEVEL)
230- new stable branch
231- EXTRA_SPACE=16384
232- fixed deplist.txt
233
234
23512-02-2002
236""""""""""
237v0.72 (DEVEL)
238- misc code clean-ups
239- save boot device's boot sector
240- detect and beware Compaq diagnostic partitions
241- better handling of devfs V non-devfs kernels and boot devs
242- trimmed to busybox 0.60.3 binary on boot disk
243- mindi now resides in /usr/local/bin
244- removed lilo from dependencies
245- more Gentoo-friendly
246
247
24811-17-2002
249""""""""""
250v0.71 (DEVEL)
251- if your kernel's builddate doesn't match any of the kernels in
252  your /boot directory then fudge the issue & find the closest
253  match (*grumble* Debian)
254- scan tape & CD at start, to force inclusion of modules on boot device
255- double EXTRA_SPACE if >7 disks
256- slimmer, more lithesome logfile
257- now accepts --findkernel
258- line 1982 - dd count=24000 should be count=$ramdisksize (Andras Korn)
259- better handling of non-Linux partitions on DevFS-enabled kernels
260- fixed Debian/ramdisksize/bloat problem (Johannes Franken)
261- fixed 2.4.20/fdisk eccentricity (Alistair Stevens)
262- updated kernel to 2.4.18-mdk6
263- generate mountlist in dev-abetical order ;)
264- fixed minor bug in .spec file
265- better at finding /boot/boot.b if your distro breaks the de facto standard
266- fixed minor bug in MakeMountlist
267- fixed install.sh
268- cleaned up deplist.txt
269- added rudimentary -v / -version flag
270- line 1180 or so --- duplicate mindi.iso entires --- fixed
271- added /bin/[ - a softlink to /bin/sh
272- ListAllPartitions() - sanity fix (KP)
273- fixed .spec bug
274- better feedback
275- added Markus's RAID patch
276- ListAllPartitions() - include /mnt/win* (Hugo)
277
278
27909-08-2002
280""""""""""
281v0.70 (UNSTABLE)
282- better logging by dependency-calculating code
283- better handling of dependencies, specifically softlinks
284- if called by mondo then use mondo's temp dir as our temp dir too
285- changed gawk to $AWK in a few places, to allow for Debian
286- added host* config files to deplist
287- added tftp, ifconfig to busybox
288- added RPC support to uClibc
289- cleaned up creation of Mondo-Mindi configuration file
290- fixed bug in TryToFindKernelPath which stopped it from handling
291  multiple, same-version kernels gracefully
292- cleaned up deplist.txt
293- receive 'DIFFERENTIAL' variable from Mondo
294- better Debian compatibility, esp. w/detection of ver# (Hector Alvarez)
295- better devfs support; call fgrep in places instead of grep (Andrew Korn)
296- fixed analyze-my-lvm (Ralph Gruwe)
297
298
29907-14-2002
300""""""""""
301v0.65-1
302- moved 50K of stuff from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
303- added x11-tools.tgz option
304- updated /dev/console and /dev/tty0 (Paul Stevens)
305- cleaned up /mnt/groovy-stuff V /tmp/tmpfs code
306- catch sigint, sighup, etc.
307- fixed LILO-related message.txt mistake
308- .spec file clean-up; automation; config file (Carl Wilhem Soderstrom)
309
310
31107-14-2002
312""""""""""
313v0.64-1
314- fixed RH7.3 readonly bug
315- improved nfs config file creation
316- search more locations for isolinux.bin
317- added isonuke option
318- faster data disk creation
319- better DevFS support (Hector Alvarez, DuckX)
320- nfs-related fix (Hans Lie)
321- abort if vfat filesystem present but mkfs.vfat missing
322- removed softlink to pico
323- allow Mondo to say no compression will be used
324- added [ to ramdisk
325- tar data disks with -b [block size] of 32k
326- don't autoboot to 'RESTORE' screen - it's scary!
327- let user choose lilo or syslinux as boot loader
328- added syslinux support
329- cleaned up message screens
330
331
33206-04-2002
333""""""""""
334v0.63-7
335- improved logging
336
337
33806-02-2002
339""""""""""
340v0.63-6
341- sped it up a bit
342- fixed ISO creation bug
343
344
34505-22-2002
346""""""""""
347v0.63-5
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
353
35405-06-2002
355""""""""""
356v0.63-4
357- added less.bin to deplist.txt
358- copy mondo-restore.cfg configuration file to /var/cache/mondo-archive
359- increased EXTRA_SPACE to 16384
360- fixed bug in -H (RESTORE) function
361
362
36304-25-2002
364""""""""""
365v0.63-2
366- added mkdir -p to fix mountlist.txt-copying bug (Bruno Vidal)
367- made sure mindi.iso (for tape users) copies kernel to [cd dir]/vmlinuz
368
369
37004-23-2002
371""""""""""
372v0.63
373- minor cosmetic improvements
374- improved homedir-locating code
375- make sure the kernel is copied to [cd build dir]/vmlinuz
376
377
37804-08-2002
379""""""""""
380v0.62
381- keep certain /dev directories compressed until boot-time, to allow
382  Mindi to support larger kernels
383- cleaned up logging a lot
384- better detection of the kernel currently in use
385- added /dev/nst* to ramdisk
386- amend isolinux.cfg to specify the correct ramdisk size
387
388
38903-31-2002
390""""""""""
391v0.60
392- bootable CD's now use ISOLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
393- abort if isolinux not found
394- abort if multiple copies of Mindi found lying around
395- include mountlist.txt in ramdisk
396
397
39803-21-2002
399""""""""""
400v0.59
401- change sbin/init's Die() function (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
402- improve friendliness of kernel-related warning msg (Andy Glass)
403- added s/w switch re: making floppies (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
404
405
40603-10-2002
407""""""""""
408v0.58-r7
409- excluded two unused vars (Carl Soderstrom)
410
411
41203-03-2002
413""""""""""
414v0.58-r6
415- reassemble large data/library files who have older 'mv' code which doesn't
416  like to overwrite symlinks - affects older RH+Slack systems (Andrew Bulhak)
417- call /usr/bin/logger, not 'logger', in LogIt()
418- run chmod 755 `which start-nfs` before running start-nfs
419
420
42102-24-2002
422""""""""""
423v0.58-r5
424- pathname problem fixed (Fred Feirtag)
425- patch to Debianize mindi a bit (H�tor Garc� �varez)
426- removed mondo-manual.html
427- moved /dev/{cciss,ida,rd} from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
428- cleaned up the refs to analyze-my-lvm a bit (Hugo)
429- sped up disk-creation by 20-30%
430- make sure mondo-restore.cfg is on data disk as well as boot disk
431- added support for -C (cdstream) mode
432
433
43402-18-2002
435""""""""""
436v0.58-r4
437- quash error if /opt not found
438- use /tmp/groovy-stuff instead of /mnt/groovy-stuff for
439  handling data disks and their contents, for tape users
440
441
44202-17-2002
443""""""""""
444v0.58-r3
445- misc enhancements
446- uses self-resizing ramdisk (tmpfs) for /tmp
447- allows Mondo to exclude certain devices from mountlist
448- incorporated .spec patch (Ian Kent)
449- replaced &> /dev/null with > /dev/null 2> /dev/null
450- added vi to busybox again
451
452
45302-11-2002
454""""""""""
455v0.58-r2
456- fixed errant tar warning
457- replaced libc5 with uClibc
458- compiled busybox and open against uClibc
459- moved minor scripts+tools from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
460- Mindi can now accommodate a kernel of up to 1290KB in size
461- no longer insists on cdrecord being present
462
463
46402-10-2002
465""""""""""
466v0.58
467- more pointed error messages
468- fixed silly 'cp' error (Markus Marquardt)
469- use type C's embleer file for type B Windows partitions
470- increased EXTRA_SPACE from 4096 to 8192
471- cosmetic bugfixes
472- nfs users boot into nfs options by default
473
474
47502-05-2002
476""""""""""
477v0.57
478- abort if mounted partition is specified as an imagedev
479- understand 'FAILSAFE' as kernel alternative
480- added analyze-my-lvm to tools available thru PATH
481- better discovery of locale and keymap file (Claude Mah�
482- compatible with 1.2x and the new 1.38+ stuff
483- better 'bug-me' script (Troff)
484
485
48602-01-2002
487""""""""""
488v0.56
489- compatible with Mondo v1.5x devel branch
490- mindi's softlink now goes in /usr/sbin; was /usr/bin
491- include nfs.o, nfsd.o, lockd.o and sunrpc.o on data disks if available
492- patched .spec file to make it easier to change installdir (Ian Mortimer)
493- updated README
494- moved many global vars to start of script
495- better at finding US kbd maps
496- migrating to a single configuration file, /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg, for
497  Mondo users; file is not in use yet but is there for future expansion
498
499
50001-28-2002
501""""""""""
502v0.55
503- MINDI_HOME and MONDO_HOME defined at start of each source file, making
504  it easier to relocate Mindi and Mondo if desired
505- tries to mount /dev/hd[a-h] at boot-time, looking for CD-ROM; was hd[a-d]
506- re-enabled the msg asking user to upgrade LILO if v21.6
507- Lin/Win users are much, _much_ less likely to run out of disk space now
508  when restoring from backups (Carlos Molina)
509- patch from Andrej Borsenkow to help w/Mandrake 8.1
510- disabled ramdisk free space checker (some distros don't like it)
511
512
51301-25-2002
514""""""""""
515v0.54
516- don't abort if kernel is too big for 1.72MB floppy
517- better handling of eccentric distros and their keybd layouts
518- cosmetic fixes
519- sprinkled comments liberally inside deplist.txt
520- added gawk and awk to deplist
521- lilo has been added to .spec file
522- changed a couple of FatalError()'s to Die()'s
523- better TurboLinux 7 / LVM compatibility
524
525
52601-20-2002
527""""""""""
528v0.53
529- better support of non-Red Hat, non-Debian keyboard resource files
530- cleaned up /sbin/init's output
531- replaced libc5 mount with user's own 'mount'
532- updated embleer.C.bz2
533- missing /dev/hdb2 found & replaced (thanks, Troff)
534- populated /dev/rd and /dev/ida on ramdisk (Michael Eisenberg)
535- improved SizeOfPartition() function
536- improved TryToFindKernelPath() function
537- don't offer NFS users Nuke Mode
538- finds and uses lilo.real if user is using Debian, a distro which
539  installs a shell script where the lilo executable should go
540- improved support for XFS users who opt to use failsafe kernel
541- uses user's lsmod, depmod, insmod, etc.
542- fixed freeze-up resulting from missing 'cat $mappath' command
543- mount tmpfs at /tmp/tmpfs for mondo-restore's benefit
544- try to create /dev/fd0u1722 if it is missing from /dev
545- added .spec file to tarball
546
547
54801-10-2002
549""""""""""
550v0.52-2
551- fixed a bug in the handling of non-English keyboard maps
552- force failsafe kernel to provide reiserfs.o, xfs.o, jfs.o, ext2.o,
553  ext3.o and loop.o at boot-time, just in case
554- added /dev/sr[0-3] devices
555- copy LAST_FILELIST_NUMBER to /tmp, for compatibility with Mondo v1.3x
556- incorporates NFS-related settings, if supplied by Mondo v1.3x
557- replace busybox's mount with standard libc5 mount ater restoring
558  tools from floppies: NFS mounting requires full mount
559- always make mindi.iso
560
561
56201-06-2002
563""""""""""
564v0.52-1
565- ramdisk's size has been tweaked
566- if script 'bootstrap' is found at boot-time then execute it
567- use tty8 to show mondo's output log
568- use tty7 to offer a game of Petris (if it exists on disk)
569- be sure to use i386-only keymaps
570- if LILO's "/tmp/dev.0" error occurs then abort & tell user to reboot
571- /sbin and /usr/sbin added temporarily to PATH when Mindi runs
572- if Mondo asks then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
573- if Mondo's tmpdir has post-nuke.tgz in it then extract it and
574  incorporate its files in the data disks
575- losetup /dev/loop0 -d before calling LILO (Norm Crowfoot)
576- if keyboard mapping dir (usu. /lib/kbd or /usr/lib/kbd) cannot be
577  found then don't abort; simply tell the user the default keyboard
578  mapping will be used
579- added /dev/hd[a,b,c,d][17-24] to the rootfs tarball
580- won't use LILO's optimizations when creating boot floppy; however,
581  optimizations are used on CD unless --broken-bios in call to Mondo
582- won't write data disks to start of tape; lets Mondo do that
583- tweaked how Mindi moves all.tar.gz around, to make it more
584  Mondo-friendly
585- tweaked Mindi's disk-splitter
586- user must unmount /dev/loop0 before calling Mindi: LILO insists...
587- added NFS-related entries to deplist.txt
588- if not called by Mondo then don't let user choose Interactive/Nuke/
589  whatever; just offer Expert
590
591
59212-25-2001
593""""""""""
594v0.51-1
595    - removed libm.* from rootfs.tgz
596    - replaced sh with busybox's ash
597    - upgraded busybox to 0.60-2; pared it down, too
598        - include tape-related modules on boot disk, if backing up to tape
599    - creates a tape-friendly tarball containing tools+modules
600    - reassembly of tools+libraries is more reliable now
601    - streamlined deplist.txt
602    - give user their localized keyboard layout at boot-time
603    - fix some cosmetic bugs
604
605
60612-19-2001
607""""""""""
608v0.50-4
609    - log Mindi's version# in the event of a fatal error
610    - make Mindi's boot-time output more esthetically pleasing
611    - if filesystem is type 'image', according to Mondo, then in filelist
612      its partition type will be listed as the hexadecimal string (e.g.
613          'b', '83', etc.) and the partition mountpoint will be 'image'
614
615
61612-15-2001
617""""""""""
618v0.50-2
619    - support for newer features in Mondo v1.3x
620
621
622v0.50-1
623    - correctly lists RAID constituent partitions in mountlist
624    - breaks compatibility with Mondo v1.2x
625    - if user's fstab has weird line(s) then ignore; don't abort
626    - working on CDROM_MODS, trying to make it work on Stewart Charnell's
627      hardware setup
628    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-init a bit
629
630
631v0.48-2
632    - when insmod'g modules from ramdisk's root dir, use 'ls /*.o*'
633      (was 'ls /*.*') to find them
634    - if RAID controller(s) are detected then pause for 10s to let them
635      intialize by themselves (some 3ware RAID controllers require this)
636    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-ini; the former now controls
637      initialization of hardware, drivers, tools, etc. and the latter
638      runs mondo-restore if it exists
639    - better detection of and compatibility with SCSI CD-ROM drives
640    - chopsize is now 64KB; was 128KB
641    - cleaned up mindi's logging
642
643
644v0.48-1
645    - better logging of find-and-mount-cdrom's progress (to
646          /tmp/mondo-restore.log)
647    - somehow, lilo was re-enabled in deplist.txt; DISABLED (again *g*)
648    - added 'linear' to the list of modules Mindi always backs up
649    - if called by Mondo then pass the name & device of the user's boot
650          loader to the restore phase, by copying BOOTLOADER.* to the ramdisk
651    - if loading from floppies then try to mount CD-ROM a 2nd time after
652      extracting files from data floppies, just in case user is a CD user
653      who couldn't get their CD-ROM drive to work initially
654    - added fix to make sure /root/images/mindi is created (Charlie Root)
655    - aware of 'iso' boot mode, for future expansion
656
657
658v0.47
659    - added /dev/cdrom/cdrom[1-4] to the devices automatically excluded
660      from mountlist.txt
661    - added '-f-' to the end of most tar commands, to see if it fixes a
662      bug in some obscure Debian distros
663    - added network-related dependencies to deplist.txt
664    - if called by Mondo then don't write floppy images to disks; let
665      Mondo do that: less irritating for user
666    - if called by Mondo then do some clever tricks to add mondo-restore
667      and its dependencies (mondo-restore is now a dynamic executable)
668    - finally gotten klogd to squelch echoing of kernel msgs to console
669
670
671v0.46
672    - finally fixed that 'lib/modules/2.4.12-xfs not found' bug! :-D
673    - cosmetic changes and minor bugfixes
674    - excluded lilo.conf and lilo from deplist.txt; use user's copy instead
675    - if your fstab mentions a RAID partition but your raidtab doesn't then
676      Mindi will terminate in a sane manner with a sane error message
677    - fixed a bug in bug-me (heh, how ironic)
678    - include and run (sys)klogd to try to pipe kernel msgs to logfile
679    - call hdparm to speed up access to CD-ROM drive
680
681
682v0.45
683    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
684    - include /etc/fstab in logfile
685    - removed lzop.* from aux-tools; should come from user's distro anyway
686    - tweaked data disk size and data disk formatting command
687    - make ISO bootable image (as well as floppies) when backing up to tape
688    - copy boot images (floppy + CD) from temp dir to /root/images/mindi
689      after making them, just in case the user wants them later
690    - added md5sum to deplist.txt
691    - added pico->vi softlink to ramdisk
692    - in the ramdisk's /etc/bashrc, added /usr/local/bin and
693          /usr/local/sbin to the PATH= command
694    - call insert-all-modules as background task; pause 3 seconds after
695      calling it, before proceeding <--- /sbin/init
696    - call to devfs has been moved to before call to post-init
697    - added 'md5sum -> busybox' softlink
698    - Mindi now uses busybox's printf, md5sum, mount, umount, vi
699      ...NB: I said, 'vi' :-) Now you have an editor again! :-)
700    - added lilo.real to deplist.txt, to allow for Debian's evil new distro
701    - added lzop to deplist.txt
702    - no longer including lzop in Mindi's tarball / RPM
703    - improved Mindi's error-reporting a little bit
704    - changed deplist.txt's /etc/* to just *
705    - restructured the calls in /sbin/post-init that reinitialize the LVM
706      and RAID modules
707    - if mkfs.ext2 is not in PATH then abort
708    - Mindi uses a 'filename cache' to speed itself up at run-time
709      (Jean-David Marrow)
710    - Red Hat 7.2 uses a weird /etc/issue.net; I've worked around it...
711    - tested with Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2
712
713
714v0.44
715    - at boot-time, activate LV's if they exist
716    - restructured deplist.txt a bit (cosmetic change)
717    - re-enabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
718    - analyze-my-lvm fails gracefully if you're not using LVM but inserted
719      the module anyway
720
721
722v0.43
723    - made Mindi work with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
724    - if mkisofs is not found, say so; don't just say, 'an error occurred
725      while I was trying to make an ISO image'
726    - when formatting and writing floppies, if /dev/fd0's size is
727      indeterminable then I'll use /dev/fd0H1440 instead
728    - make sure xfs.o, jfs.o, reiserfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o modules are
729      backed up (if they exist) to boot disks
730    - fixed a silly bug that stopped Mindi from handling its own modules
731      properly; only affects newbie users with broken kernels (i.e. the
732      very people that Mindi's failsafe kernel was meant to help!)
733    - added lzop (Marcus Oberhumer's file compressor) to aux-tools.tgz
734    - added Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch; if user uses the switch
735      (i.e. '--cd-recovery yes') then the CD will boot to a screen that
736      pauses until the user types RESTORE; then, it will enter Nuke Mode
737    - added Stephan Zegherd's "superformat" patch
738    - failsafe kernel is now 2.4.12 with XFS, JFS and lots of SCSI modules;
739      the addition of XFS and extensive SCSI support will increase the
740      size of Mindi's RPM / tarball significantly but I think it's worth it
741    - at boot-time, find out whether there are any RAID partitions; and if
742      there are, whether they are 'started' yet; if not, run raidstart to
743      start them at boot-time, before user can try to mount anything
744    - Mindi's failsafe kernel & modules are handled more elegantly now;
745      if you have raid1.o, scsi.o, etc. loaded at backup-time then Mindi
746      finds its corresponding modules in its tarball of failsafe modules
747      and stores them so that at boot-time you can do SCSI, RAID, etc.
748    - removed gawk, printf from deplist.txt
749
750
751v0.42
752    - make sure lvm-mod, raid0, raid1 and raid5 modules are backed up
753    - added 'you need a ramdisk' to FAQ
754    - changed the slice size from 20KB to 64KB; speeds up Mindi by 25%
755      and doesn't have any negative side-effects (...that I can see)
756    - when searching for your current kernel version, do not examine
757      a file if it does not exist (it sounds obvious, I know...)
758    - when asking user to send me a copy of their log file, point out
759      that it may contain info which they do not want me to see but that
760      they are SOL unless I can actually see their log file
761    - fixed a silly bug that would crop up when a Linux-Mandrake 8.1 user
762      would use a devfs-enabled kernel and RAID partitions at the same time
763    - plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
764    - data floppies are now 1.44MB each; boot floppy is still 1.72MB
765    - if binutils or libbinutils is not installed, abort
766    - fixed a bug which meant that some big files overwrote each other
767          at backup-time and caused library-related problems are boot-time
768    - enabled comments ('#') in deplist.txt
769    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt; user may re-enable the line if
770      s/he wants those tools available at boot-time
771    - tested successfully with the following distros
772      - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel
773      - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel
774    - better at guessing the size of swap partition
775    - drop minix tools from deplist; user can restore them if s/he wants
776          to use the minix filesystem
777    - don't backup _all_ cdrom modules (if backing up 'cdrom.o'); be
778      selective! ...minor bug in ListKerneModulePaths has been fixed
779    - if the user has two glibc libraries - one in /lib and one in
780      /lib/i686 - then Mindi will re-jig the softlinks so that only the
781      version in /lib is backed up, to save space on the data disks
782    - major rewrite of the code that copies the tools and libraries from
783      the data disks; prettier, faster and more stable (and did I mention
784      how kind it is to your hard-working hands?)
785    - better handling of crazy libraries and softlinks thereto
786    - new boot-time script, 'bug-me', copies user's logs to a floppy and
787          tells him/her to e-mail them to me if mondo-restore aborts
788    - ignore kernels named vmlinux (note the 'X'); traditionally, kernels
789      are named vmlinuz (note the 'Z') or something similar
790    - no longer backup all modules to CD/tape; just backup the ones loaded
791          at backup-time; this saves boot-time ramdisk space
792    - removed all references to LOOPDEVICE
793    - LVM is supported (experimental; watch this space...)
794    - included a tarball of 'sane' /dev/loop* nodes which will be extracted
795          and added to the boot disk; this helps maintain Mindi's backward-
796          compatibility with non-devfs kernels and distros
797    - when copying modules to boot or data disks, uncompress them first
798          if they are gzipped (some distros come with compressed modules)
799    - no longer copies all loaded modules to the 2.88 MB El Torito bootable
800      floppy image; instead, it copies FLOPPY_MODS to the 1.72 MB image,
801          CDROM_MODS to the 2.88 MB image, and _all_ modules that were loaded
802          at backup-time to the data disks
803        - supports tape streamers, in conjunction with Mondo
804    - uses busybox's sync again; let's see if that breaks anything...
805    - if Mondo is backing up to tape streamer then write the tape's size to
806          /tmp/TAPESIZE and the drive's device to /tmp/TAPEDEV-LIVES-HERE on
807          the ramdisk
808    - floppy disk modules (ide-floppy.o and floppy.o) now are copied
809          to the ramdisk, whether the user's kernel or the failsafe kernel
810          is being used
811
812
813v0.41
814    - excluded *.old from the 'boot.b' list when searching for boot.b
815    - updated Mindi's own failsafe kernel+modules to v2.4.10
816    - added umount to deplist again
817    - improved Mindi's support of modular kernels (esp. modular CD-ROM
818          drive and floppy disk drives)
819    - don't accuse Linux 2.4.10 users of having a 'buggy kernel'
820    - restored the libc5 versions of sync and umount (dropped from
821          deplist but also from busybox)
822    - fixed a lot of silly bugs related to incorporating Busybox in Mindi
823        - experimental LVM support
824    - added 'analyze-my-lvm' script to the tarball; Mindi uses it now
825    - able to recognize & record LVM mounts, adding them to the mountlist
826    - added the LVM executables (listed in the lvm-0.xx-i386.rpm) to
827      deplist.txt; they won't be added unless you have them and you won't
828      have them unless you're using LVM, so this is not 'bloat' IMO :)
829    - added date and sync to deplist again
830    - when working on LVM stuff, use 'echo y | pvcreate -ff' (was '..-f')
831    - amended format-...-kludge to allow for mountlists with >1
832          spaces between cols
833      checked the fsck.reiserfs is in deplist.txt (yes it is)
834    - incorporated busybox 0.60-1; now, Mindi is faster at run-time and
835          smaller at boot-time; you can fit a typical system onto 3 floppies;
836          also, a kernel up to 1MB in size (approx.) can now be accommodated
837    - supports kernels that have MODULAR support for CD-ROM's or floppies
838    - Mindi copies only the loaded modules to the data disks but it copies
839          _all_ modules to the CD, just in case
840    - thanks to busybox your floppy-based Mindi boot disk set should now be
841          able to accommodate a kernel of up to 1MB in size
842    - boot into Expert Mode unless boot disk was generated by Mondo
843    - exclude all softlinks from list of 'eligible' kernels
844        - exclude kernels with 'vmlinux' in their names
845    - removed A LOT of files from deplist.txt's dependency list; they are
846          listed in deplist.removed, in case you want to put them back :-)
847    - excludes libX11, libXext, libXi, libgtk, libgdk ALWAYS, whether you
848          add them to deplist.txt or not; [cancel this by editing line 485]
849    - rewrote AddFileToDir() to make it more efficient (but slower...)
850    - strip chaff from binaries; strip comments from bash scripts; strip
851          comments from /etc/termcap
852
853
854v0.40
855    - if you use a softlink to your CD dev, e.g. /dev/cdrecorder->scd0,
856          then Mindi should handle it properly now (i.e. not bomb out)
857    - if you have a large kernel & lots of modules loaded, Mindi will only
858      copy as many modules to the ramdisk as will _fit_ on a ramdisk that
859          will have to go alongside your kernel on a 2.88MB floppy disk
860    - if your kernel does not support loopfs, Mindi will say so & abort
861    - turned some warnings into fatal errors, to help the user to figure
862      out exactly why Mindi won't work on their kernel
863    - changed mke2fs -N24 to -N32, to see if it helps braindead distros
864    - Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
865    - gone back to the old 'insert-my-modules' for now; it's more reliable
866    - working on the 'insert-all-my-modules' script, to make it compatible
867      with a wider range of insane distros and kernels
868    - dropped the '-c' option from LILO call
869        - removed cdrecord, mkisofs, vi, route and diff from deplist.txt
870    - slowed down the 'split data between floppies' routine; made it
871          try harder to squeeze more data onto each floppy
872    - excluding nvidia modules from the "insert-all-my-modules" script
873          because it sometimes causes freeze-ups
874    - added code to copy your fstab, lilo.conf, etc. to a tarball which, in
875          the event of an error, Mindi will ask the user to e-mail me
876
877
878v0.39
879    - plays nicely with devfs, so long as your old /dev/hdX, /dev/sdX
880      softlinks are still there :-)
881    - if your swap partition isn't mounted, Mindi will decide that it is
882      125MB; it used to abort but now it just warns & makes a good guess
883    - testing the failsafe kernel & associated scripts
884    - only use lilo's "-c" option if NOT a 2.88MB floppy disk image
885    - copes better with .o, .gz, etc. module suffixes
886    - better 'loaded modules / not loaded modules' feedback at boot-time
887    - semi-forces isofs and ide-cd (not isofs.o and ide-cd.o); the former
888          will be more compatible with stock kernels - e.g. Red Hat, Mandrake;
889          also added vfat, fat & a few other modules to the list of 'foced'.
890    - removed the '-c' switch from the call to LILO (some BIOSes don't
891          like it very much)
892    - removed chaff from ramdisk's /etc/login.defs, saving approx 7K
893    - format the boot disks with -N 24 (was -N 64)
894    - do not insist on CD #1 (at boot-time) if there is no 'CD #' marker
895    - amend format-and-kludge-vfat; now, it will not abort if it cannot
896      find its entry in mountlist; it doesn't need to find the entry
897          anyway, except to check that the kludge works (which it does)
898    - if user chooses to use Mindi's failsafe 2.4.9 kernel, Mindi will load
899          Mindi's versions of user's modules at boot-time
900    - make label-devices-as-necessary log its efforts
901    - added e2label and tune2fs to deplist.txt
902        - if you boot in Normal Mode, I'll call mondo-restore --interactive
903          instead of just mondo-restore
904        - replaced K7-compatible 2.4.7 kernel with a 586-comp'ble 2.4.9 kernel
905    - improved the post-run clean-up
906    - force the copying/loading of isofs.o and ide-cd.o, which enhances
907          Mindi's support for kernels that have modular CD-ROM support
908    - Interactive Mode offers to edit /tmp/mountlist.txt before running
909          mondo-restore (good idea from F. Boon)
910    - /dev/hd[e-h]* have been added to the ramdisk
911    - disabled Cuckoo and Bootstrap Modes (they weren't doing anything
912          anyway & were probably confusing some users)
913    - removed 'edit mountlist?' question (because mondo-restore takes
914          care of that now, via a user-friendly mountlist editor)
915    - included a copy of mondo-manual.html
916    - only kludge /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1 (if vfat, of course);
917          otherwise, use regular mkfs.vfat
918        - use mkfs.dos if mkfs.vfat does not exist
919    - moved some scripts from rootfs.tgz to Mondo's restore-scripts.tgz
920
921
922v0.38                                                              08/18/2001
923        - clarified the 'more than one kernel found' comment
924    - updated the README to emphasize that the scripts are deprecated
925    - when displaying mountlist on screen, make it easier to read
926    - changed most 'echo's to 'LogIt()'s; log most screen output to
927          /var/log/mindi.log
928    - user can now use a stock 2.4.7 kernel (which comes with Mindi)
929          if the user's distro's kernel isn't right for a boot disk
930
931
932v0.37                                                              08/12/2001
933        - changed the boot screen a little bit
934    - changed the "cannot boot from CD-ROM" message (more informative now)
935    - if an 'insmod'ed module cannot be found, warn but don't abort
936    - that whole loop-mount/extract tgz to ramdisk thing --- if it fails,
937          abort, don't try to continue; also, ask if loopfs is supported by
938      kernel (if not, that might explain the error)
939    - in addition to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules, also search
940          /root/oss/modules for kernel modules (Phillip Deackes)
941    - run syslog and klogd at restore-time, to pipe sys & knl messages to
942          /tmp/mondo-restore.log
943    - default restore-time boot mode is now 'interactive' (unless the
944          disk is a 1.72MB, in which case default mode is still 'expert')
945    - if CDROM can't find itself (long story, re: El Torito) then the
946      script will say, "Your kernel is b0rken." This will reduce the
947      number of erroneous error reports that I receive from users
948    - working on implementing Cuckoo Mode again
949
950
951v0.36                                                              08/03/2001
952    - testing it with LM8, RH71 and Slack8
953    - explicitily exluding /mnt/floppy and /floppy from mountlist.txt
954    - warn if afio not found (Mondo needs afio)
955    - optional --custom <temp dir> <out dir> switch added, to let the user
956      specify where the temp dirs and created images will be stored
957    - changed /sbin/init to install modules _before_ trying to mount
958          CD-ROM (David Granz)
959    - create a gawk->awk shortcut at restore-time if necessary
960    - specifically exclude /dev/fd0h1440 and /dev/fd0H1440 from mountlist
961    - removed silly "was CD inserted?" message
962
963
964v0.35
965    - if LILO fails, it writes its errors to the screen
966    - use user's boot.b and LILO instead of Mindi's
967    - tarball/RPM no longer includes boot.b or lilo
968    - mke2fs' output will be echoed to screen, if an error occurs
969    - doubled the -N inode allocations and removed some of the -i inode
970      fiddles, just in case they are making Red Hat 7.1 choke
971
972
973v0.34
974    - includes patch to rid Mindi of its dependence on /dev/loop devices
975      (Bill Davidsen)
976    - includes patch from 0ystein Skalsem, to fix a disk-formatting problem
977    - warns if kernel is 2.4.0-2.4.5; encourages user to upgrade
978
979
980v0.33
981    - excludes all devices containing ':/' (i.e. NFS mountlists)
982    - the FORMAT/SYS replacement, "format-and-kludge-vfat" now writes
983      its logfile to /tmp/format-and-kludge-vfat.log
984    - /etc/fstab now mounts floppies for read/write access by default
985    - format-and-kludge-vfat should only write to log once now
986    - added vi, top to deplist.txt
987    - updated the rootfs.tgz's README
988    - mountlist is written to screen as well as mountlist.txt
989    - tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
990    - changed 'mkfs' lines, to format the loop-mounted files instead of the
991      device nodes which makes Mindi work better with kernels 2.4.6+
992    - Mindi can now handle kernels of up to 930K in size
993    - sped up the process of spreading data files across data disks
994      by approx 20%
995
996
997v0.32
998    - software RAID is now supported
999    - added the 'raidtools' binaries to deplist.txt
1000    - add /etc/fstab and /etc/raidtab to deplist.txt
1001    - added /dev/md* to the ramdisk's /dev directory
1002    - modified MakeMountlist() to calculate correctly the sizes of
1003      RAID partitions, if they are present in /etc/fstab
1004    - moved the 'LOOPDEVICE=...' code into the regular main() section
1005    - install-additional-tools makes a softlink '/etc/raidtab' that points
1006      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/raidtab; also, '/etc/fstab.orig' that points
1007      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/fstab
1008    - added line to 'install-additional-tools' that will delete the
1009      dummy modprobe before installing data from datadisk(s)
1010    - mkdir -p $outdir at the beginning, just in case...
1011
1012
1013
1014v0.31
1015        - included DoJ's patch to make Mindi play more nicely with devfs
1016    - slightly better install.sh and README
1017
1018
1019v0.30
1020        - added klogd and syslogd to deplist.txt
1021    - can now cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" entries in /etc/fstab
1022    - should ignore NFS-mounted partitions now
1023
1024
1025v0.29
1026    - stopped the 'modprobe' errors that used to occur at the beginning;
1027      they didn't mean anything but they did worry some novice users
1028        - removed losetup from rootfs.tgz (wasn't doing anything useful)
1029    - removed the 'txt-or-gui' stuff from Mindi (never used it anyway)
1030    - added clear to deplist.txt
1031    - moved rootfs.tgz's "mondo/" scripts to Mondo's "restore-scripts.tgz"
1032      tarball; tarball will be untarred and contents added to the
1033          data disks at run-time, if Mindi finds the tarball
1034    - if user lacks fd0u1722 but has fd0h1722 then use the latter
1035    - boot-up msg is more informative
1036    - fixed obscure bug in find-and-mount-cdrom
1037    - better at coping with hda1/2/3/4 (normal people use hda1/5/6/7 but
1038      if you really want to exhaust your primaries, well hey, your life)
1039    - the 'outstring sucks!' message is now more informative
1040
1041
1042v0.28
1043        - if AddFileToDir() is called with a file that does not exist, Mindi
1044          warns but does not abort
1045    - should work with gzipped modules (which end in '.o.gz') and
1046          NVidia modules (which don't end in anything)
1047    - should work with Red Hat's issue.net now
1048        - misc. cosmetic changes to Mondo boot-time and restore-phase scripts,
1049          to make the visual output cleaner & more legible
1050    - insist-on-cd retracts the CD tray after asking for next CD, in case
1051      the user did not close the drive before pressing <enter>
1052    - if unable to create 1.72MB boot disk then warn but do not abort
1053    - put creation date on the boot-up screen
1054    - create data disks with tarballs up to 1700KB in size; tries harder
1055          to fill each data disk to the brim
1056    - changed the call to make ext3 partitions; now, it uses a call to
1057      mkfs -t ext3 -j -Jsize=10 -q <device> (as requested by ext3 manual)
1058    - tested w/ext3; works fine
1059    - install-additional-tools doesn't call sync until after all softlinks
1060      have been finalized; that's to make sure we call the _right_ sync
1061    - ramdisk is now (size of all files in data disks PLUS 8192) KB
1062    - RPM and SRPM published
1063    - mount CDROM at start of untar-me, just in case it wasn't mounted
1064    - when restoring selectively, log the archives that have matches
1065          & the number of matches (inc. if zero)
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1067
1068v0.26
1069    - has been tested with XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2 and vfat
1070    - compatible (but not tested) with ext3
1071    - better at finding your kernel, even if you have several kernels
1072      of the same version (now checks the build date, too)
1073    - better file-spreading algorithm; a little faster; much more reliable
1074        - includes a copy of LILO, to make the boot disks properly
1075        - tells you how big the tarballs are, when it assembles them
1076    - compare-me uses 'insist-on-cd' instead of internal subroutine
1077    - it looks as if Mindi can actually cope with 920K kernels now :)
1078    - fixed some silly multi-CD bugs that would stop big files from being
1079      restored if they were spread across CD's
1080
1081
1082v0.25
1083    - uses its own copy of lilo
1084        - removed all "~" (backup copies) from rootfs.tgz
1085        - updated the rootfs's README - stablilo-me, not hack-me
1086    - improved the formatting of the lilo.conf as it is created
1087        - replace all libc5 tools with libc6 (user's) tools at restore-time
1088    - added diff to deplist.txt
1089    - copy io.sys and msdos.sys (if found) to data disk(s) at
1090          run-time; softlinks them to /*.sys at boot-time
1091    - fixed some vfat formatting-related issues w/Embleer (always tricky);
1092          the kludge's error-handling is better and its exit is more graceful
1093    - say 'type nuke to restore automatically' in msg if Mondo called me
1094    - backup all modules, not just the ones present/loaded at run-time;
1095      the loaded modules go on boot disk but ALL go on data disk
1096    - reduced the max data per disk from 1700 to 1680, to suit ext2's needs
1097    - DidMondoCallMe() replaces 'ps ax | grep | blah blah'
1098    - includes user's /etc/termcap and /usr/bin/pico on disk(s)
1099    - cosmetic changes to restore-time scripts (spaces, newlines, etc.)
1100    - pipe kernel's msgs to /var/log/messages
1101    - make sure /etc/lilo.conf is 600 (RW by root only)
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1103
1104v0.24
1105    - can accommodate a kernel >900KB in size
1106        - generates lilo.conf on-the-fly; no default/template file anymore
1107    - copies io.sys and msdos.sys to the CD (if you have them)
1108    - add the embleer tarballs to mindi-0.xx.tgz, so that users can
1109          format and make bootable msdos/Win9x partitions
1110    - added printf and hdparm to deplist.txt
1111    - incorporated Bruno Cornec's Mondo 0.991 scripts in Mindi
1112        - separated README into README, INSTALL and TODO
1113    - fixed silly {ramdisk}/sbin/InsistOnCD bug
1114    - took out mke2fs and libext from rootfs.tgz
1115    - rootfs.tgz's "/etc/bashrc" now includes /usr/share/mindi
1116    - compare-mode uses IDE optimization to speed things up
1117    - don't quibble over resizing partitions if <2MB difference
1118    - fixed silly InsistOnCD bug
1119
1120
1121v0.23
1122        - don't copy *.mdsg to boot floppy image
1123    - fixed erroneous 'cannot make ISO image' error message
1124    - can accommodate a kernel as large as 890K
1125        - now uses lilo, not syslinux (lilo works better w/2.88MB boot images)
1126    - creates & formats disk images on the fly (no more .img.gz templates)
1127    - boot disks are formatted ext2, like the data disks
1128    - creates 1.72MB and El Torito 2.88MB boot floppies/images
1129        - if called by Mondo, doesn't list images or offer to copy to FDD/CDRw
1130        - includes the distro's name and kernel version in LILO's message
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1132
1133v0.22
1134        - don't add a ramdisk; use rootfs & that's it
1135        - dependency-calculator runs approx. twice as fast as in v0.20
1136        - tested with Linux Mandrake 8.0; works well, if you recompile
1137          kernel to include floppy disk support (which LM8's kernel does not)
1138        - supports bigger kernels now, up to 900K in size
1139        - deplist.txt may now include directories, not just files
1140        - ignores kernel filenames that are hyperlinks
1141        - uses awk instead of gawk; drop the awk/gawk-finding thing
1142        - uses gzip, not bzip2; dropped bzip2, mv, ls to make rootfs smaller
1143        - copies user's /dev/fd0* devices to boot disk
1144        - calls Mindi's copy of syslinux, not user's copy
1145        - use modules' paths, e.g. instead of just 'insmod fubar', use
1146          'insmod /lib/modules/2.4.5-ac117/vfat/fubar.o'
1147        - in boot.msg, XXXXX is part 1 of the 2nd line, YYYYY is part 2 of
1148          the 2nd line, and ZZZZZ is Mindi's version# (in the 1st line)
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1150
1151v0.21
1152        - df, du, find, lsmod, rmmod have been removed from rootfs.tgz
1153        - at boot-time, inserts kernel modules w/user's original parameters
1154        - deletes the slices after recombining them & restoring the files
1155        - includes the MINDI_VER version number in boot.msg
1156        - if boot disk is too small, lists the files & which one is too big
1157        - syslinux now waits 10 seconds before booting floppy
1158        - 'insert-all-my-modules' is copied to rootfs, not to a data disk
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