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1# $Id: ChangeLog 618 2006-06-02 22:16:18Z bcornec $
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3MINDI CHANGES
4
51.0.8-2 (2006-06-02)
6- Fix bugs in the swap+LABEL code found on rhel4
7  (Peter Naber/Bruno Cornec)
8- PXE mode now supports change of NIC for redeployment
9  (Bruno Cornec)
10
111.0.8-1 (2006-05-25)
12- new build process (Bruno Cornec)
13- Fix a bug when a disk less than 2.8 MB can be built, to
14  include enough modules to support SCSI cds
15  (Bruno Cornec)
16- Fix a bug in .spec for RPM build (%attr now unused)
17  (Bruno Cornec)
18- Add support for LABEL on swap partitions
19  (Michel Loiseleur + Julien Pinon)
20- Attempt to fix bug 6827 (addition of a script for
21  busybox udhcpc to support pxe/dhcp restore)
22  (Bruno Cornec)
23- support of dm and LVM v2 (Andree Leidenfrost)
24- analyze-my-lvm is under $MINDI_LIB (Andree Leidenfrost)
25- Fix a bug introduced by trying to avoid an error
26  message when modprobe.d doesn't exist
27  (Johannes Franken)
28- Fix for Bug #6975 (/net is now excluded from kernel search location)
29  (Bruno Cornec)
30- Allow 5670 MB fllopy disks for lilo as well (Bruno Cornec)
31- Add missing net modules (Klaus Ade Johnstad)
32
331.0.7 (2006-03-10)
34- Fix issue for 2.6 kernels with VIA chipsets (Andree Leidenfrost)
35- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds
36  (Bruno Cornec)
37- init revamped (removed unnecessary second general module loading phase,
38  start NFS appropriately depending on PXE or simple NFS)
39  (Andree Leidenfrost)
40- Changed module 'nfsacl' to 'nfs_acl' (Andree Leidenfrost)
41- Mindi/DiskSize is gone (Bruno Cornec)
42- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed
43  (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
44- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
45- Bug fix for chown in install.sh (JeffS)
46- CHANGES renamed also in install.sh now (Bruno Cornec)
47
481.06 (2005-12-23)
49- mindi manpage added (Andree Leidenfrost)
50- clean up remaining mount points, mindi.err at the end (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
51- fix bugs for SuSE distro around tar, tr and find arguments order
52  (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
53- new busybox.net version used for better PXE support (Bruno Cornec)
54- USB keyboard support (Bruno Cornec)
55- -p should now work with ISO/PXE/NFS modes (Bruno Cornec)
56- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
57  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
58- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
59  (Bruno Cornec)
60- install script rewritten and used for RPM build, with new layout
61  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
62- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
63- use MONDO_LIB exported by mondoarchive instead of MONDO_HOME guessed
64  (Bruno Cornec)
65- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
66  mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
67- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
68- VMPlayer support
69- Code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
70  (Wolfgang Rosenauer/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec
71- New switches for PXE mode (ping & ipconf, Cf README.pxe)
72  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
73- mindi-kernel added to SVN (Bruno Cornec)
74
751.05 (2005-11-19)
76- Bug fix for ldd output incorrectly handled, leading to "grep not found" error
77  (Andree Leidenfrost)
78- NFS now works in interactive mode, and nolock problems are solve
79  (Andree Leidenfrost)
80- IA-64 support is now working for rhel 3
81  (Bruno Cornec)
82- add MINDI_CONF to the mindi LOGFILE
83  (Philippe De Muyter)
84- Speed up fdisk'ing dev/ida raid devices
85  (Philippe De Muyter)
86
871.04
88- support exec-shield
89- added 'ide-generic' module to IDE modules in mindi to ensure that kernels
90  with fully modularised IDE sub-system boot
91- rewrote script 'wait-for-petris' to ensure that petris actually starts and
92  can be restarted reliably
93- fixed syntax error in mindi where a wrong delimiter is used in and sed call
94  when processing file '/etc/issue.net'
95- removed '#!/bin/bash' from file 'rootfs/etc/bashrc' (bashrc get sourced, not
96  executed)
97- removed executable flag from:
98  - 'rootfs/etc/ld.so.cache'
99  - 'rootfs/root/.profile'
100
101
1021.03
103- better support of SLES 8
104
105
1061.02
107- better kernel-level logging
108- added ACL, xattr binaries to deplist.txt
109- fixed obscure bug which occasionally stopped mindi from correctly finding
110  and documenting all LVM2 LVM-on-RAID volumes
111
112 
1131.01
114- added ide_tape and other modules to mindi's config detection
115- unmount errant ramdisk ($mtpt) if fail to create boot floppy
116- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
117
118
1191.00
120- first 1.0x release
121- catch Ctrl-Alt-Del; trigger soft reset
122- better support of SuSE 9.1
123- added mdadm to deplist.txt
124- better detection of multiple Mindis (Martin Fürstenau)
125- don't complain if just a Mindi boot CD & not a platform for Mondo
126- updated busybox to 1.0.0pre10
127- removed uClibc
128- add memtest support
129- 2.6 kernel support
130- removed Embleer files (Andree Leidenfrost)
131- LVM v2 support for 2.6 (Takeru Komoriya)
132- added kernel-only floppy support, to accommodate really big kernels
133- updated+rebuilt busybox
134- added star support
135- mount /sys at boot-time
136- better 64-bit and 2.6 kernel support
137- better LVM, failsafe kernel support (Jim Richard)
138- use LILO, not raw kernel, on 1.4MB boot floppy
139- record names of unsaved modules for future reference
140- enlarged ramdisk by 8MB
141
142v0.95
143- changed some '==' to '=' --- now more RH6-friendly
144- allow absolute pathnames again in deplist
145- disable multifunc cd thing
146- better Gentoo support (Bill)
147- better OnStream support
148- better Slackware support (Laurenz)
149- added partimagehack-static to deplist.txt
150- recompiled Busybox - 10k smaller, better stack-handling
151- fixed boot screen typo
152- added support for 'auto' fs format
153- better devfs support for Mandrake users
154- better Debian+LVM support (Ralph Grewe)
155- updated analyze-my-lvm to handle floating-point gigabyte -L values
156
157
158v0.94
159- altered rootfs's /dev entry to stop cvs from becoming confused
160- tweaked MAX_COMPRESSED_SIZE
161- added multi-function CD support to mindi and sbin/post-init
162- re-mount root as rw just in case
163- ask user to remove last data (floppy) disk if nec. (Tom Mortell)
164- added support for 5th column in mountlist.txt for labels
165- added symlinks.tgz
166- suppress erroneous error messages re: failsafe kernel
167
168
169v0.93
170- added cciss.o to SCSI_MODS
171- if format type is (e.g.) ext3,ext2 then use 1st entry
172- re-enabled fsck*
173- if cciss in use then enable it at boot-time
174- added /dev/ataraid/* to boot disk via ataraid.tgz (Luc S.)
175- better ISO support
176- tweaked mindi to use 10-15% fewer floppies
177- added RUN_AFTER_INITIAL_BOOT_PHASE var at start of Mindi, which
178  user may use to force Mindi to run command before bootstrapping
179  to aux data disks or CD - e.g. 'echo engage > /proc/scsi/something'
180- allow for Debian & other Stiefkinder that use 'none', not 'swap'
181  as the mountpoint of the swap partition
182- removed afio dependency
183- added RUN_AFTER_BOOT_PHASE_COMPLETE to let user specify a command
184  to be run by Mindi after it boots but before it runs mondorestore
185- re-worked install.sh and tarball not to use tgz's
186- cleared up the boot msg
187- updated busybox to 0.60.5; updated uClibc to 0.9.19
188- add #!/bin/sh to start of insert-all-my-modules
189- fixed obscure bug in install-additional-tools
190- change grep -m1 to grep | head -n1, for Debian users
191- moved lib.tar.bz2 and vmlinuz to mindi-kernel tarball/rpm
192
193
194v0.92
195- fixed LVM/RAID bugs (Brian Borgeson)
196- if bad lilo, give more verbose error before quitting
197- added mt and perl to deplist.txt
198- insmod ide-cd, cdrom, isofs, just in case
199- boot-time tmpfs ramdisk is now 40m (was 34m)
200- cleaned up logs
201- iso mode now calls Interactive
202- make SizeOfPartition() more Debian-friendly (Andree Leidenfrost)
203- clean up some calls to grep, esp. partition_mountpt=...
204- corrected some bashisms, to suit Debian ped- er, users
205- made first line refer to bash, not sh, to make sure
206  the Debian people know Mindi requires bash, not hs
207- changed grep -v "#" and grep -vx "#.*" to grep -vx " *#.*"
208- disabled code which would make Mindi use sfdisk instead of fdisk
209  if it looked as if Debian's fdisk would misbehave
210
211
212v0.90
213- updated ResolveSoftlinks() to work better with b0rkn Gentoo devfs /dev
214- patched analyze-my-lvm (Benjamin Mampaey)
215- detect built-in boot.b files in lilo
216- return w/err, don't abort, if Matt Nelson's RH8 system is farked
217- better at finding isolinux.bin
218- better at analyzing dependencies when running on broken distributions
219- try harder to boot from CD, even if tape fails
220- added ADDITIONAL_BOOT_PARAMS to be sent to kernel
221- better resolution of relative softlinks, leading to fewer
222  duplicates on data disks and therefore fewer data disks
223- detect Debian+devfs; use sfdisk instead of fdisk in that
224  eventuality, to work around yet another of Debian's warts
225- removed /lib/libuuid.* from rootfs.tgz
226- fixed vi
227- mindi now uses gawk --traditional (making gawk behave in a functionally
228  identical way to awk) - PASS; great, so now Debian needs to fix its awk :)
229- removed / from list of dirs accessed when trying to resolve deplist entry
230- spinner bugfix; handle odd LABELs properly (Tom Mortell)
231
232
23312-08-2002
234""""""""""
235v0.90 (DEVEL)
236- new stable branch
237- EXTRA_SPACE=16384
238- fixed deplist.txt
239
240
24112-02-2002
242""""""""""
243v0.72 (DEVEL)
244- misc code clean-ups
245- save boot device's boot sector
246- detect and beware Compaq diagnostic partitions
247- better handling of devfs V non-devfs kernels and boot devs
248- trimmed to busybox 0.60.3 binary on boot disk
249- mindi now resides in /usr/local/bin
250- removed lilo from dependencies
251- more Gentoo-friendly
252
253
25411-17-2002
255""""""""""
256v0.71 (DEVEL)
257- if your kernel's builddate doesn't match any of the kernels in
258  your /boot directory then fudge the issue & find the closest
259  match (*grumble* Debian)
260- scan tape & CD at start, to force inclusion of modules on boot device
261- double EXTRA_SPACE if >7 disks
262- slimmer, more lithesome logfile
263- now accepts --findkernel
264- line 1982 - dd count=24000 should be count=$ramdisksize (Andras Korn)
265- better handling of non-Linux partitions on DevFS-enabled kernels
266- fixed Debian/ramdisksize/bloat problem (Johannes Franken)
267- fixed 2.4.20/fdisk eccentricity (Alistair Stevens)
268- updated kernel to 2.4.18-mdk6
269- generate mountlist in dev-abetical order ;)
270- fixed minor bug in .spec file
271- better at finding /boot/boot.b if your distro breaks the de facto standard
272- fixed minor bug in MakeMountlist
273- fixed install.sh
274- cleaned up deplist.txt
275- added rudimentary -v / -version flag
276- line 1180 or so --- duplicate mindi.iso entires --- fixed
277- added /bin/[ - a softlink to /bin/sh
278- ListAllPartitions() - sanity fix (KP)
279- fixed .spec bug
280- better feedback
281- added Markus's RAID patch
282- ListAllPartitions() - include /mnt/win* (Hugo)
283
284
28509-08-2002
286""""""""""
287v0.70 (UNSTABLE)
288- better logging by dependency-calculating code
289- better handling of dependencies, specifically softlinks
290- if called by mondo then use mondo's temp dir as our temp dir too
291- changed gawk to $AWK in a few places, to allow for Debian
292- added host* config files to deplist
293- added tftp, ifconfig to busybox
294- added RPC support to uClibc
295- cleaned up creation of Mondo-Mindi configuration file
296- fixed bug in TryToFindKernelPath which stopped it from handling
297  multiple, same-version kernels gracefully
298- cleaned up deplist.txt
299- receive 'DIFFERENTIAL' variable from Mondo
300- better Debian compatibility, esp. w/detection of ver# (Hector Alvarez)
301- better devfs support; call fgrep in places instead of grep (Andrew Korn)
302- fixed analyze-my-lvm (Ralph Gruwe)
303
304
30507-14-2002
306""""""""""
307v0.65-1
308- moved 50K of stuff from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
309- added x11-tools.tgz option
310- updated /dev/console and /dev/tty0 (Paul Stevens)
311- cleaned up /mnt/groovy-stuff V /tmp/tmpfs code
312- catch sigint, sighup, etc.
313- fixed LILO-related message.txt mistake
314- .spec file clean-up; automation; config file (Carl Wilhem Soderstrom)
315
316
31707-14-2002
318""""""""""
319v0.64-1
320- fixed RH7.3 readonly bug
321- improved nfs config file creation
322- search more locations for isolinux.bin
323- added isonuke option
324- faster data disk creation
325- better DevFS support (Hector Alvarez, DuckX)
326- nfs-related fix (Hans Lie)
327- abort if vfat filesystem present but mkfs.vfat missing
328- removed softlink to pico
329- allow Mondo to say no compression will be used
330- added [ to ramdisk
331- tar data disks with -b [block size] of 32k
332- don't autoboot to 'RESTORE' screen - it's scary!
333- let user choose lilo or syslinux as boot loader
334- added syslinux support
335- cleaned up message screens
336
337
33806-04-2002
339""""""""""
340v0.63-7
341- improved logging
342
343
34406-02-2002
345""""""""""
346v0.63-6
347- sped it up a bit
348- fixed ISO creation bug
349
350
35105-22-2002
352""""""""""
353v0.63-5
354- fixed RAID mountlist bug (Daniel Grandjean)
355- better at German kbd support (Klaus Guntermann)
356- no longer abort if MONDO_PATH cannot be discerned
357- updated .spec file (Jesse Keating)
358
359
36005-06-2002
361""""""""""
362v0.63-4
363- added less.bin to deplist.txt
364- copy mondo-restore.cfg configuration file to /var/cache/mondo-archive
365- increased EXTRA_SPACE to 16384
366- fixed bug in -H (RESTORE) function
367
368
36904-25-2002
370""""""""""
371v0.63-2
372- added mkdir -p to fix mountlist.txt-copying bug (Bruno Vidal)
373- made sure mindi.iso (for tape users) copies kernel to [cd dir]/vmlinuz
374
375
37604-23-2002
377""""""""""
378v0.63
379- minor cosmetic improvements
380- improved homedir-locating code
381- make sure the kernel is copied to [cd build dir]/vmlinuz
382
383
38404-08-2002
385""""""""""
386v0.62
387- keep certain /dev directories compressed until boot-time, to allow
388  Mindi to support larger kernels
389- cleaned up logging a lot
390- better detection of the kernel currently in use
391- added /dev/nst* to ramdisk
392- amend isolinux.cfg to specify the correct ramdisk size
393
394
39503-31-2002
396""""""""""
397v0.60
398- bootable CD's now use ISOLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
399- abort if isolinux not found
400- abort if multiple copies of Mindi found lying around
401- include mountlist.txt in ramdisk
402
403
40403-21-2002
405""""""""""
406v0.59
407- change sbin/init's Die() function (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
408- improve friendliness of kernel-related warning msg (Andy Glass)
409- added s/w switch re: making floppies (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
410
411
41203-10-2002
413""""""""""
414v0.58-r7
415- excluded two unused vars (Carl Soderstrom)
416
417
41803-03-2002
419""""""""""
420v0.58-r6
421- reassemble large data/library files who have older 'mv' code which doesn't
422  like to overwrite symlinks - affects older RH+Slack systems (Andrew Bulhak)
423- call /usr/bin/logger, not 'logger', in LogIt()
424- run chmod 755 `which start-nfs` before running start-nfs
425
426
42702-24-2002
428""""""""""
429v0.58-r5
430- pathname problem fixed (Fred Feirtag)
431- patch to Debianize mindi a bit (H�tor Garc� �varez)
432- removed mondo-manual.html
433- moved /dev/{cciss,ida,rd} from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
434- cleaned up the refs to analyze-my-lvm a bit (Hugo)
435- sped up disk-creation by 20-30%
436- make sure mondo-restore.cfg is on data disk as well as boot disk
437- added support for -C (cdstream) mode
438
439
44002-18-2002
441""""""""""
442v0.58-r4
443- quash error if /opt not found
444- use /tmp/groovy-stuff instead of /mnt/groovy-stuff for
445  handling data disks and their contents, for tape users
446
447
44802-17-2002
449""""""""""
450v0.58-r3
451- misc enhancements
452- uses self-resizing ramdisk (tmpfs) for /tmp
453- allows Mondo to exclude certain devices from mountlist
454- incorporated .spec patch (Ian Kent)
455- replaced &> /dev/null with > /dev/null 2> /dev/null
456- added vi to busybox again
457
458
45902-11-2002
460""""""""""
461v0.58-r2
462- fixed errant tar warning
463- replaced libc5 with uClibc
464- compiled busybox and open against uClibc
465- moved minor scripts+tools from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
466- Mindi can now accommodate a kernel of up to 1290KB in size
467- no longer insists on cdrecord being present
468
469
47002-10-2002
471""""""""""
472v0.58
473- more pointed error messages
474- fixed silly 'cp' error (Markus Marquardt)
475- use type C's embleer file for type B Windows partitions
476- increased EXTRA_SPACE from 4096 to 8192
477- cosmetic bugfixes
478- nfs users boot into nfs options by default
479
480
48102-05-2002
482""""""""""
483v0.57
484- abort if mounted partition is specified as an imagedev
485- understand 'FAILSAFE' as kernel alternative
486- added analyze-my-lvm to tools available thru PATH
487- better discovery of locale and keymap file (Claude Mah�
488- compatible with 1.2x and the new 1.38+ stuff
489- better 'bug-me' script (Troff)
490
491
49202-01-2002
493""""""""""
494v0.56
495- compatible with Mondo v1.5x devel branch
496- mindi's softlink now goes in /usr/sbin; was /usr/bin
497- include nfs.o, nfsd.o, lockd.o and sunrpc.o on data disks if available
498- patched .spec file to make it easier to change installdir (Ian Mortimer)
499- updated README
500- moved many global vars to start of script
501- better at finding US kbd maps
502- migrating to a single configuration file, /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg, for
503  Mondo users; file is not in use yet but is there for future expansion
504
505
50601-28-2002
507""""""""""
508v0.55
509- MINDI_HOME and MONDO_HOME defined at start of each source file, making
510  it easier to relocate Mindi and Mondo if desired
511- tries to mount /dev/hd[a-h] at boot-time, looking for CD-ROM; was hd[a-d]
512- re-enabled the msg asking user to upgrade LILO if v21.6
513- Lin/Win users are much, _much_ less likely to run out of disk space now
514  when restoring from backups (Carlos Molina)
515- patch from Andrej Borsenkow to help w/Mandrake 8.1
516- disabled ramdisk free space checker (some distros don't like it)
517
518
51901-25-2002
520""""""""""
521v0.54
522- don't abort if kernel is too big for 1.72MB floppy
523- better handling of eccentric distros and their keybd layouts
524- cosmetic fixes
525- sprinkled comments liberally inside deplist.txt
526- added gawk and awk to deplist
527- lilo has been added to .spec file
528- changed a couple of FatalError()'s to Die()'s
529- better TurboLinux 7 / LVM compatibility
530
531
53201-20-2002
533""""""""""
534v0.53
535- better support of non-Red Hat, non-Debian keyboard resource files
536- cleaned up /sbin/init's output
537- replaced libc5 mount with user's own 'mount'
538- updated embleer.C.bz2
539- missing /dev/hdb2 found & replaced (thanks, Troff)
540- populated /dev/rd and /dev/ida on ramdisk (Michael Eisenberg)
541- improved SizeOfPartition() function
542- improved TryToFindKernelPath() function
543- don't offer NFS users Nuke Mode
544- finds and uses lilo.real if user is using Debian, a distro which
545  installs a shell script where the lilo executable should go
546- improved support for XFS users who opt to use failsafe kernel
547- uses user's lsmod, depmod, insmod, etc.
548- fixed freeze-up resulting from missing 'cat $mappath' command
549- mount tmpfs at /tmp/tmpfs for mondo-restore's benefit
550- try to create /dev/fd0u1722 if it is missing from /dev
551- added .spec file to tarball
552
553
55401-10-2002
555""""""""""
556v0.52-2
557- fixed a bug in the handling of non-English keyboard maps
558- force failsafe kernel to provide reiserfs.o, xfs.o, jfs.o, ext2.o,
559  ext3.o and loop.o at boot-time, just in case
560- added /dev/sr[0-3] devices
561- copy LAST_FILELIST_NUMBER to /tmp, for compatibility with Mondo v1.3x
562- incorporates NFS-related settings, if supplied by Mondo v1.3x
563- replace busybox's mount with standard libc5 mount ater restoring
564  tools from floppies: NFS mounting requires full mount
565- always make mindi.iso
566
567
56801-06-2002
569""""""""""
570v0.52-1
571- ramdisk's size has been tweaked
572- if script 'bootstrap' is found at boot-time then execute it
573- use tty8 to show mondo's output log
574- use tty7 to offer a game of Petris (if it exists on disk)
575- be sure to use i386-only keymaps
576- if LILO's "/tmp/dev.0" error occurs then abort & tell user to reboot
577- /sbin and /usr/sbin added temporarily to PATH when Mindi runs
578- if Mondo asks then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
579- if Mondo's tmpdir has post-nuke.tgz in it then extract it and
580  incorporate its files in the data disks
581- losetup /dev/loop0 -d before calling LILO (Norm Crowfoot)
582- if keyboard mapping dir (usu. /lib/kbd or /usr/lib/kbd) cannot be
583  found then don't abort; simply tell the user the default keyboard
584  mapping will be used
585- added /dev/hd[a,b,c,d][17-24] to the rootfs tarball
586- won't use LILO's optimizations when creating boot floppy; however,
587  optimizations are used on CD unless --broken-bios in call to Mondo
588- won't write data disks to start of tape; lets Mondo do that
589- tweaked how Mindi moves all.tar.gz around, to make it more
590  Mondo-friendly
591- tweaked Mindi's disk-splitter
592- user must unmount /dev/loop0 before calling Mindi: LILO insists...
593- added NFS-related entries to deplist.txt
594- if not called by Mondo then don't let user choose Interactive/Nuke/
595  whatever; just offer Expert
596
597
59812-25-2001
599""""""""""
600v0.51-1
601    - removed libm.* from rootfs.tgz
602    - replaced sh with busybox's ash
603    - upgraded busybox to 0.60-2; pared it down, too
604        - include tape-related modules on boot disk, if backing up to tape
605    - creates a tape-friendly tarball containing tools+modules
606    - reassembly of tools+libraries is more reliable now
607    - streamlined deplist.txt
608    - give user their localized keyboard layout at boot-time
609    - fix some cosmetic bugs
610
611
61212-19-2001
613""""""""""
614v0.50-4
615    - log Mindi's version# in the event of a fatal error
616    - make Mindi's boot-time output more esthetically pleasing
617    - if filesystem is type 'image', according to Mondo, then in filelist
618      its partition type will be listed as the hexadecimal string (e.g.
619          'b', '83', etc.) and the partition mountpoint will be 'image'
620
621
62212-15-2001
623""""""""""
624v0.50-2
625    - support for newer features in Mondo v1.3x
626
627
628v0.50-1
629    - correctly lists RAID constituent partitions in mountlist
630    - breaks compatibility with Mondo v1.2x
631    - if user's fstab has weird line(s) then ignore; don't abort
632    - working on CDROM_MODS, trying to make it work on Stewart Charnell's
633      hardware setup
634    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-init a bit
635
636
637v0.48-2
638    - when insmod'g modules from ramdisk's root dir, use 'ls /*.o*'
639      (was 'ls /*.*') to find them
640    - if RAID controller(s) are detected then pause for 10s to let them
641      intialize by themselves (some 3ware RAID controllers require this)
642    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-ini; the former now controls
643      initialization of hardware, drivers, tools, etc. and the latter
644      runs mondo-restore if it exists
645    - better detection of and compatibility with SCSI CD-ROM drives
646    - chopsize is now 64KB; was 128KB
647    - cleaned up mindi's logging
648
649
650v0.48-1
651    - better logging of find-and-mount-cdrom's progress (to
652          /tmp/mondo-restore.log)
653    - somehow, lilo was re-enabled in deplist.txt; DISABLED (again *g*)
654    - added 'linear' to the list of modules Mindi always backs up
655    - if called by Mondo then pass the name & device of the user's boot
656          loader to the restore phase, by copying BOOTLOADER.* to the ramdisk
657    - if loading from floppies then try to mount CD-ROM a 2nd time after
658      extracting files from data floppies, just in case user is a CD user
659      who couldn't get their CD-ROM drive to work initially
660    - added fix to make sure /root/images/mindi is created (Charlie Root)
661    - aware of 'iso' boot mode, for future expansion
662
663
664v0.47
665    - added /dev/cdrom/cdrom[1-4] to the devices automatically excluded
666      from mountlist.txt
667    - added '-f-' to the end of most tar commands, to see if it fixes a
668      bug in some obscure Debian distros
669    - added network-related dependencies to deplist.txt
670    - if called by Mondo then don't write floppy images to disks; let
671      Mondo do that: less irritating for user
672    - if called by Mondo then do some clever tricks to add mondo-restore
673      and its dependencies (mondo-restore is now a dynamic executable)
674    - finally gotten klogd to squelch echoing of kernel msgs to console
675
676
677v0.46
678    - finally fixed that 'lib/modules/2.4.12-xfs not found' bug! :-D
679    - cosmetic changes and minor bugfixes
680    - excluded lilo.conf and lilo from deplist.txt; use user's copy instead
681    - if your fstab mentions a RAID partition but your raidtab doesn't then
682      Mindi will terminate in a sane manner with a sane error message
683    - fixed a bug in bug-me (heh, how ironic)
684    - include and run (sys)klogd to try to pipe kernel msgs to logfile
685    - call hdparm to speed up access to CD-ROM drive
686
687
688v0.45
689    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
690    - include /etc/fstab in logfile
691    - removed lzop.* from aux-tools; should come from user's distro anyway
692    - tweaked data disk size and data disk formatting command
693    - make ISO bootable image (as well as floppies) when backing up to tape
694    - copy boot images (floppy + CD) from temp dir to /root/images/mindi
695      after making them, just in case the user wants them later
696    - added md5sum to deplist.txt
697    - added pico->vi softlink to ramdisk
698    - in the ramdisk's /etc/bashrc, added /usr/local/bin and
699          /usr/local/sbin to the PATH= command
700    - call insert-all-modules as background task; pause 3 seconds after
701      calling it, before proceeding <--- /sbin/init
702    - call to devfs has been moved to before call to post-init
703    - added 'md5sum -> busybox' softlink
704    - Mindi now uses busybox's printf, md5sum, mount, umount, vi
705      ...NB: I said, 'vi' :-) Now you have an editor again! :-)
706    - added lilo.real to deplist.txt, to allow for Debian's evil new distro
707    - added lzop to deplist.txt
708    - no longer including lzop in Mindi's tarball / RPM
709    - improved Mindi's error-reporting a little bit
710    - changed deplist.txt's /etc/* to just *
711    - restructured the calls in /sbin/post-init that reinitialize the LVM
712      and RAID modules
713    - if mkfs.ext2 is not in PATH then abort
714    - Mindi uses a 'filename cache' to speed itself up at run-time
715      (Jean-David Marrow)
716    - Red Hat 7.2 uses a weird /etc/issue.net; I've worked around it...
717    - tested with Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2
718
719
720v0.44
721    - at boot-time, activate LV's if they exist
722    - restructured deplist.txt a bit (cosmetic change)
723    - re-enabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
724    - analyze-my-lvm fails gracefully if you're not using LVM but inserted
725      the module anyway
726
727
728v0.43
729    - made Mindi work with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
730    - if mkisofs is not found, say so; don't just say, 'an error occurred
731      while I was trying to make an ISO image'
732    - when formatting and writing floppies, if /dev/fd0's size is
733      indeterminable then I'll use /dev/fd0H1440 instead
734    - make sure xfs.o, jfs.o, reiserfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o modules are
735      backed up (if they exist) to boot disks
736    - fixed a silly bug that stopped Mindi from handling its own modules
737      properly; only affects newbie users with broken kernels (i.e. the
738      very people that Mindi's failsafe kernel was meant to help!)
739    - added lzop (Marcus Oberhumer's file compressor) to aux-tools.tgz
740    - added Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch; if user uses the switch
741      (i.e. '--cd-recovery yes') then the CD will boot to a screen that
742      pauses until the user types RESTORE; then, it will enter Nuke Mode
743    - added Stephan Zegherd's "superformat" patch
744    - failsafe kernel is now 2.4.12 with XFS, JFS and lots of SCSI modules;
745      the addition of XFS and extensive SCSI support will increase the
746      size of Mindi's RPM / tarball significantly but I think it's worth it
747    - at boot-time, find out whether there are any RAID partitions; and if
748      there are, whether they are 'started' yet; if not, run raidstart to
749      start them at boot-time, before user can try to mount anything
750    - Mindi's failsafe kernel & modules are handled more elegantly now;
751      if you have raid1.o, scsi.o, etc. loaded at backup-time then Mindi
752      finds its corresponding modules in its tarball of failsafe modules
753      and stores them so that at boot-time you can do SCSI, RAID, etc.
754    - removed gawk, printf from deplist.txt
755
756
757v0.42
758    - make sure lvm-mod, raid0, raid1 and raid5 modules are backed up
759    - added 'you need a ramdisk' to FAQ
760    - changed the slice size from 20KB to 64KB; speeds up Mindi by 25%
761      and doesn't have any negative side-effects (...that I can see)
762    - when searching for your current kernel version, do not examine
763      a file if it does not exist (it sounds obvious, I know...)
764    - when asking user to send me a copy of their log file, point out
765      that it may contain info which they do not want me to see but that
766      they are SOL unless I can actually see their log file
767    - fixed a silly bug that would crop up when a Linux-Mandrake 8.1 user
768      would use a devfs-enabled kernel and RAID partitions at the same time
769    - plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
770    - data floppies are now 1.44MB each; boot floppy is still 1.72MB
771    - if binutils or libbinutils is not installed, abort
772    - fixed a bug which meant that some big files overwrote each other
773          at backup-time and caused library-related problems are boot-time
774    - enabled comments ('#') in deplist.txt
775    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt; user may re-enable the line if
776      s/he wants those tools available at boot-time
777    - tested successfully with the following distros
778      - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel
779      - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel
780    - better at guessing the size of swap partition
781    - drop minix tools from deplist; user can restore them if s/he wants
782          to use the minix filesystem
783    - don't backup _all_ cdrom modules (if backing up 'cdrom.o'); be
784      selective! ...minor bug in ListKerneModulePaths has been fixed
785    - if the user has two glibc libraries - one in /lib and one in
786      /lib/i686 - then Mindi will re-jig the softlinks so that only the
787      version in /lib is backed up, to save space on the data disks
788    - major rewrite of the code that copies the tools and libraries from
789      the data disks; prettier, faster and more stable (and did I mention
790      how kind it is to your hard-working hands?)
791    - better handling of crazy libraries and softlinks thereto
792    - new boot-time script, 'bug-me', copies user's logs to a floppy and
793          tells him/her to e-mail them to me if mondo-restore aborts
794    - ignore kernels named vmlinux (note the 'X'); traditionally, kernels
795      are named vmlinuz (note the 'Z') or something similar
796    - no longer backup all modules to CD/tape; just backup the ones loaded
797          at backup-time; this saves boot-time ramdisk space
798    - removed all references to LOOPDEVICE
799    - LVM is supported (experimental; watch this space...)
800    - included a tarball of 'sane' /dev/loop* nodes which will be extracted
801          and added to the boot disk; this helps maintain Mindi's backward-
802          compatibility with non-devfs kernels and distros
803    - when copying modules to boot or data disks, uncompress them first
804          if they are gzipped (some distros come with compressed modules)
805    - no longer copies all loaded modules to the 2.88 MB El Torito bootable
806      floppy image; instead, it copies FLOPPY_MODS to the 1.72 MB image,
807          CDROM_MODS to the 2.88 MB image, and _all_ modules that were loaded
808          at backup-time to the data disks
809        - supports tape streamers, in conjunction with Mondo
810    - uses busybox's sync again; let's see if that breaks anything...
811    - if Mondo is backing up to tape streamer then write the tape's size to
812          /tmp/TAPESIZE and the drive's device to /tmp/TAPEDEV-LIVES-HERE on
813          the ramdisk
814    - floppy disk modules (ide-floppy.o and floppy.o) now are copied
815          to the ramdisk, whether the user's kernel or the failsafe kernel
816          is being used
817
818
819v0.41
820    - excluded *.old from the 'boot.b' list when searching for boot.b
821    - updated Mindi's own failsafe kernel+modules to v2.4.10
822    - added umount to deplist again
823    - improved Mindi's support of modular kernels (esp. modular CD-ROM
824          drive and floppy disk drives)
825    - don't accuse Linux 2.4.10 users of having a 'buggy kernel'
826    - restored the libc5 versions of sync and umount (dropped from
827          deplist but also from busybox)
828    - fixed a lot of silly bugs related to incorporating Busybox in Mindi
829        - experimental LVM support
830    - added 'analyze-my-lvm' script to the tarball; Mindi uses it now
831    - able to recognize & record LVM mounts, adding them to the mountlist
832    - added the LVM executables (listed in the lvm-0.xx-i386.rpm) to
833      deplist.txt; they won't be added unless you have them and you won't
834      have them unless you're using LVM, so this is not 'bloat' IMO :)
835    - added date and sync to deplist again
836    - when working on LVM stuff, use 'echo y | pvcreate -ff' (was '..-f')
837    - amended format-...-kludge to allow for mountlists with >1
838          spaces between cols
839      checked the fsck.reiserfs is in deplist.txt (yes it is)
840    - incorporated busybox 0.60-1; now, Mindi is faster at run-time and
841          smaller at boot-time; you can fit a typical system onto 3 floppies;
842          also, a kernel up to 1MB in size (approx.) can now be accommodated
843    - supports kernels that have MODULAR support for CD-ROM's or floppies
844    - Mindi copies only the loaded modules to the data disks but it copies
845          _all_ modules to the CD, just in case
846    - thanks to busybox your floppy-based Mindi boot disk set should now be
847          able to accommodate a kernel of up to 1MB in size
848    - boot into Expert Mode unless boot disk was generated by Mondo
849    - exclude all softlinks from list of 'eligible' kernels
850        - exclude kernels with 'vmlinux' in their names
851    - removed A LOT of files from deplist.txt's dependency list; they are
852          listed in deplist.removed, in case you want to put them back :-)
853    - excludes libX11, libXext, libXi, libgtk, libgdk ALWAYS, whether you
854          add them to deplist.txt or not; [cancel this by editing line 485]
855    - rewrote AddFileToDir() to make it more efficient (but slower...)
856    - strip chaff from binaries; strip comments from bash scripts; strip
857          comments from /etc/termcap
858
859
860v0.40
861    - if you use a softlink to your CD dev, e.g. /dev/cdrecorder->scd0,
862          then Mindi should handle it properly now (i.e. not bomb out)
863    - if you have a large kernel & lots of modules loaded, Mindi will only
864      copy as many modules to the ramdisk as will _fit_ on a ramdisk that
865          will have to go alongside your kernel on a 2.88MB floppy disk
866    - if your kernel does not support loopfs, Mindi will say so & abort
867    - turned some warnings into fatal errors, to help the user to figure
868      out exactly why Mindi won't work on their kernel
869    - changed mke2fs -N24 to -N32, to see if it helps braindead distros
870    - Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
871    - gone back to the old 'insert-my-modules' for now; it's more reliable
872    - working on the 'insert-all-my-modules' script, to make it compatible
873      with a wider range of insane distros and kernels
874    - dropped the '-c' option from LILO call
875        - removed cdrecord, mkisofs, vi, route and diff from deplist.txt
876    - slowed down the 'split data between floppies' routine; made it
877          try harder to squeeze more data onto each floppy
878    - excluding nvidia modules from the "insert-all-my-modules" script
879          because it sometimes causes freeze-ups
880    - added code to copy your fstab, lilo.conf, etc. to a tarball which, in
881          the event of an error, Mindi will ask the user to e-mail me
882
883
884v0.39
885    - plays nicely with devfs, so long as your old /dev/hdX, /dev/sdX
886      softlinks are still there :-)
887    - if your swap partition isn't mounted, Mindi will decide that it is
888      125MB; it used to abort but now it just warns & makes a good guess
889    - testing the failsafe kernel & associated scripts
890    - only use lilo's "-c" option if NOT a 2.88MB floppy disk image
891    - copes better with .o, .gz, etc. module suffixes
892    - better 'loaded modules / not loaded modules' feedback at boot-time
893    - semi-forces isofs and ide-cd (not isofs.o and ide-cd.o); the former
894          will be more compatible with stock kernels - e.g. Red Hat, Mandrake;
895          also added vfat, fat & a few other modules to the list of 'foced'.
896    - removed the '-c' switch from the call to LILO (some BIOSes don't
897          like it very much)
898    - removed chaff from ramdisk's /etc/login.defs, saving approx 7K
899    - format the boot disks with -N 24 (was -N 64)
900    - do not insist on CD #1 (at boot-time) if there is no 'CD #' marker
901    - amend format-and-kludge-vfat; now, it will not abort if it cannot
902      find its entry in mountlist; it doesn't need to find the entry
903          anyway, except to check that the kludge works (which it does)
904    - if user chooses to use Mindi's failsafe 2.4.9 kernel, Mindi will load
905          Mindi's versions of user's modules at boot-time
906    - make label-devices-as-necessary log its efforts
907    - added e2label and tune2fs to deplist.txt
908        - if you boot in Normal Mode, I'll call mondo-restore --interactive
909          instead of just mondo-restore
910        - replaced K7-compatible 2.4.7 kernel with a 586-comp'ble 2.4.9 kernel
911    - improved the post-run clean-up
912    - force the copying/loading of isofs.o and ide-cd.o, which enhances
913          Mindi's support for kernels that have modular CD-ROM support
914    - Interactive Mode offers to edit /tmp/mountlist.txt before running
915          mondo-restore (good idea from F. Boon)
916    - /dev/hd[e-h]* have been added to the ramdisk
917    - disabled Cuckoo and Bootstrap Modes (they weren't doing anything
918          anyway & were probably confusing some users)
919    - removed 'edit mountlist?' question (because mondo-restore takes
920          care of that now, via a user-friendly mountlist editor)
921    - included a copy of mondo-manual.html
922    - only kludge /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1 (if vfat, of course);
923          otherwise, use regular mkfs.vfat
924        - use mkfs.dos if mkfs.vfat does not exist
925    - moved some scripts from rootfs.tgz to Mondo's restore-scripts.tgz
926
927
928v0.38                                                              08/18/2001
929        - clarified the 'more than one kernel found' comment
930    - updated the README to emphasize that the scripts are deprecated
931    - when displaying mountlist on screen, make it easier to read
932    - changed most 'echo's to 'LogIt()'s; log most screen output to
933          /var/log/mindi.log
934    - user can now use a stock 2.4.7 kernel (which comes with Mindi)
935          if the user's distro's kernel isn't right for a boot disk
936
937
938v0.37                                                              08/12/2001
939        - changed the boot screen a little bit
940    - changed the "cannot boot from CD-ROM" message (more informative now)
941    - if an 'insmod'ed module cannot be found, warn but don't abort
942    - that whole loop-mount/extract tgz to ramdisk thing --- if it fails,
943          abort, don't try to continue; also, ask if loopfs is supported by
944      kernel (if not, that might explain the error)
945    - in addition to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules, also search
946          /root/oss/modules for kernel modules (Phillip Deackes)
947    - run syslog and klogd at restore-time, to pipe sys & knl messages to
948          /tmp/mondo-restore.log
949    - default restore-time boot mode is now 'interactive' (unless the
950          disk is a 1.72MB, in which case default mode is still 'expert')
951    - if CDROM can't find itself (long story, re: El Torito) then the
952      script will say, "Your kernel is b0rken." This will reduce the
953      number of erroneous error reports that I receive from users
954    - working on implementing Cuckoo Mode again
955
956
957v0.36                                                              08/03/2001
958    - testing it with LM8, RH71 and Slack8
959    - explicitily exluding /mnt/floppy and /floppy from mountlist.txt
960    - warn if afio not found (Mondo needs afio)
961    - optional --custom <temp dir> <out dir> switch added, to let the user
962      specify where the temp dirs and created images will be stored
963    - changed /sbin/init to install modules _before_ trying to mount
964          CD-ROM (David Granz)
965    - create a gawk->awk shortcut at restore-time if necessary
966    - specifically exclude /dev/fd0h1440 and /dev/fd0H1440 from mountlist
967    - removed silly "was CD inserted?" message
968
969
970v0.35
971    - if LILO fails, it writes its errors to the screen
972    - use user's boot.b and LILO instead of Mindi's
973    - tarball/RPM no longer includes boot.b or lilo
974    - mke2fs' output will be echoed to screen, if an error occurs
975    - doubled the -N inode allocations and removed some of the -i inode
976      fiddles, just in case they are making Red Hat 7.1 choke
977
978
979v0.34
980    - includes patch to rid Mindi of its dependence on /dev/loop devices
981      (Bill Davidsen)
982    - includes patch from 0ystein Skalsem, to fix a disk-formatting problem
983    - warns if kernel is 2.4.0-2.4.5; encourages user to upgrade
984
985
986v0.33
987    - excludes all devices containing ':/' (i.e. NFS mountlists)
988    - the FORMAT/SYS replacement, "format-and-kludge-vfat" now writes
989      its logfile to /tmp/format-and-kludge-vfat.log
990    - /etc/fstab now mounts floppies for read/write access by default
991    - format-and-kludge-vfat should only write to log once now
992    - added vi, top to deplist.txt
993    - updated the rootfs.tgz's README
994    - mountlist is written to screen as well as mountlist.txt
995    - tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
996    - changed 'mkfs' lines, to format the loop-mounted files instead of the
997      device nodes which makes Mindi work better with kernels 2.4.6+
998    - Mindi can now handle kernels of up to 930K in size
999    - sped up the process of spreading data files across data disks
1000      by approx 20%
1001
1002
1003v0.32
1004    - software RAID is now supported
1005    - added the 'raidtools' binaries to deplist.txt
1006    - add /etc/fstab and /etc/raidtab to deplist.txt
1007    - added /dev/md* to the ramdisk's /dev directory
1008    - modified MakeMountlist() to calculate correctly the sizes of
1009      RAID partitions, if they are present in /etc/fstab
1010    - moved the 'LOOPDEVICE=...' code into the regular main() section
1011    - install-additional-tools makes a softlink '/etc/raidtab' that points
1012      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/raidtab; also, '/etc/fstab.orig' that points
1013      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/fstab
1014    - added line to 'install-additional-tools' that will delete the
1015      dummy modprobe before installing data from datadisk(s)
1016    - mkdir -p $outdir at the beginning, just in case...
1017
1018
1019
1020v0.31
1021        - included DoJ's patch to make Mindi play more nicely with devfs
1022    - slightly better install.sh and README
1023
1024
1025v0.30
1026        - added klogd and syslogd to deplist.txt
1027    - can now cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" entries in /etc/fstab
1028    - should ignore NFS-mounted partitions now
1029
1030
1031v0.29
1032    - stopped the 'modprobe' errors that used to occur at the beginning;
1033      they didn't mean anything but they did worry some novice users
1034        - removed losetup from rootfs.tgz (wasn't doing anything useful)
1035    - removed the 'txt-or-gui' stuff from Mindi (never used it anyway)
1036    - added clear to deplist.txt
1037    - moved rootfs.tgz's "mondo/" scripts to Mondo's "restore-scripts.tgz"
1038      tarball; tarball will be untarred and contents added to the
1039          data disks at run-time, if Mindi finds the tarball
1040    - if user lacks fd0u1722 but has fd0h1722 then use the latter
1041    - boot-up msg is more informative
1042    - fixed obscure bug in find-and-mount-cdrom
1043    - better at coping with hda1/2/3/4 (normal people use hda1/5/6/7 but
1044      if you really want to exhaust your primaries, well hey, your life)
1045    - the 'outstring sucks!' message is now more informative
1046
1047
1048v0.28
1049        - if AddFileToDir() is called with a file that does not exist, Mindi
1050          warns but does not abort
1051    - should work with gzipped modules (which end in '.o.gz') and
1052          NVidia modules (which don't end in anything)
1053    - should work with Red Hat's issue.net now
1054        - misc. cosmetic changes to Mondo boot-time and restore-phase scripts,
1055          to make the visual output cleaner & more legible
1056    - insist-on-cd retracts the CD tray after asking for next CD, in case
1057      the user did not close the drive before pressing <enter>
1058    - if unable to create 1.72MB boot disk then warn but do not abort
1059    - put creation date on the boot-up screen
1060    - create data disks with tarballs up to 1700KB in size; tries harder
1061          to fill each data disk to the brim
1062    - changed the call to make ext3 partitions; now, it uses a call to
1063      mkfs -t ext3 -j -Jsize=10 -q <device> (as requested by ext3 manual)
1064    - tested w/ext3; works fine
1065    - install-additional-tools doesn't call sync until after all softlinks
1066      have been finalized; that's to make sure we call the _right_ sync
1067    - ramdisk is now (size of all files in data disks PLUS 8192) KB
1068    - RPM and SRPM published
1069    - mount CDROM at start of untar-me, just in case it wasn't mounted
1070    - when restoring selectively, log the archives that have matches
1071          & the number of matches (inc. if zero)
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1074v0.26
1075    - has been tested with XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2 and vfat
1076    - compatible (but not tested) with ext3
1077    - better at finding your kernel, even if you have several kernels
1078      of the same version (now checks the build date, too)
1079    - better file-spreading algorithm; a little faster; much more reliable
1080        - includes a copy of LILO, to make the boot disks properly
1081        - tells you how big the tarballs are, when it assembles them
1082    - compare-me uses 'insist-on-cd' instead of internal subroutine
1083    - it looks as if Mindi can actually cope with 920K kernels now :)
1084    - fixed some silly multi-CD bugs that would stop big files from being
1085      restored if they were spread across CD's
1086
1087
1088v0.25
1089    - uses its own copy of lilo
1090        - removed all "~" (backup copies) from rootfs.tgz
1091        - updated the rootfs's README - stablilo-me, not hack-me
1092    - improved the formatting of the lilo.conf as it is created
1093        - replace all libc5 tools with libc6 (user's) tools at restore-time
1094    - added diff to deplist.txt
1095    - copy io.sys and msdos.sys (if found) to data disk(s) at
1096          run-time; softlinks them to /*.sys at boot-time
1097    - fixed some vfat formatting-related issues w/Embleer (always tricky);
1098          the kludge's error-handling is better and its exit is more graceful
1099    - say 'type nuke to restore automatically' in msg if Mondo called me
1100    - backup all modules, not just the ones present/loaded at run-time;
1101      the loaded modules go on boot disk but ALL go on data disk
1102    - reduced the max data per disk from 1700 to 1680, to suit ext2's needs
1103    - DidMondoCallMe() replaces 'ps ax | grep | blah blah'
1104    - includes user's /etc/termcap and /usr/bin/pico on disk(s)
1105    - cosmetic changes to restore-time scripts (spaces, newlines, etc.)
1106    - pipe kernel's msgs to /var/log/messages
1107    - make sure /etc/lilo.conf is 600 (RW by root only)
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1110v0.24
1111    - can accommodate a kernel >900KB in size
1112        - generates lilo.conf on-the-fly; no default/template file anymore
1113    - copies io.sys and msdos.sys to the CD (if you have them)
1114    - add the embleer tarballs to mindi-0.xx.tgz, so that users can
1115          format and make bootable msdos/Win9x partitions
1116    - added printf and hdparm to deplist.txt
1117    - incorporated Bruno Cornec's Mondo 0.991 scripts in Mindi
1118        - separated README into README, INSTALL and TODO
1119    - fixed silly {ramdisk}/sbin/InsistOnCD bug
1120    - took out mke2fs and libext from rootfs.tgz
1121    - rootfs.tgz's "/etc/bashrc" now includes /usr/share/mindi
1122    - compare-mode uses IDE optimization to speed things up
1123    - don't quibble over resizing partitions if <2MB difference
1124    - fixed silly InsistOnCD bug
1125
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1127v0.23
1128        - don't copy *.mdsg to boot floppy image
1129    - fixed erroneous 'cannot make ISO image' error message
1130    - can accommodate a kernel as large as 890K
1131        - now uses lilo, not syslinux (lilo works better w/2.88MB boot images)
1132    - creates & formats disk images on the fly (no more .img.gz templates)
1133    - boot disks are formatted ext2, like the data disks
1134    - creates 1.72MB and El Torito 2.88MB boot floppies/images
1135        - if called by Mondo, doesn't list images or offer to copy to FDD/CDRw
1136        - includes the distro's name and kernel version in LILO's message
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1139v0.22
1140        - don't add a ramdisk; use rootfs & that's it
1141        - dependency-calculator runs approx. twice as fast as in v0.20
1142        - tested with Linux Mandrake 8.0; works well, if you recompile
1143          kernel to include floppy disk support (which LM8's kernel does not)
1144        - supports bigger kernels now, up to 900K in size
1145        - deplist.txt may now include directories, not just files
1146        - ignores kernel filenames that are hyperlinks
1147        - uses awk instead of gawk; drop the awk/gawk-finding thing
1148        - uses gzip, not bzip2; dropped bzip2, mv, ls to make rootfs smaller
1149        - copies user's /dev/fd0* devices to boot disk
1150        - calls Mindi's copy of syslinux, not user's copy
1151        - use modules' paths, e.g. instead of just 'insmod fubar', use
1152          'insmod /lib/modules/2.4.5-ac117/vfat/fubar.o'
1153        - in boot.msg, XXXXX is part 1 of the 2nd line, YYYYY is part 2 of
1154          the 2nd line, and ZZZZZ is Mindi's version# (in the 1st line)
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1157v0.21
1158        - df, du, find, lsmod, rmmod have been removed from rootfs.tgz
1159        - at boot-time, inserts kernel modules w/user's original parameters
1160        - deletes the slices after recombining them & restoring the files
1161        - includes the MINDI_VER version number in boot.msg
1162        - if boot disk is too small, lists the files & which one is too big
1163        - syslinux now waits 10 seconds before booting floppy
1164        - 'insert-all-my-modules' is copied to rootfs, not to a data disk
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