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1# $Id: ChangeLog 649 2006-06-08 09:31:13Z bcornec $
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3MINDI CHANGES
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51.0.8-3 (2006-06-07)
6- exec-shield removed for mindi
7  (Bruno Cornec)
8- Fix a bug for ia64 build in mindi where locallib was undefined
9  (Bruno Cornec)
10- Fix a bug for SuSE and Debian where $dfam was used in install.sh
11  (Bruno Cornec)
12- Make the init script mdadm-aware
13  (Andree Leidenfrost)
14
151.0.8-2 (2006-06-02)
16- Fix bugs in the swap+LABEL code found on rhel4
17  (Peter Naber/Bruno Cornec)
18- PXE mode now supports change of NIC for redeployment
19  (Bruno Cornec)
20
211.0.8-1 (2006-05-25)
22- new build process (Bruno Cornec)
23- Fix a bug when a disk less than 2.8 MB can be built, to
24  include enough modules to support SCSI cds
25  (Bruno Cornec)
26- Fix a bug in .spec for RPM build (%attr now unused)
27  (Bruno Cornec)
28- Add support for LABEL on swap partitions
29  (Michel Loiseleur + Julien Pinon)
30- Attempt to fix bug 6827 (addition of a script for
31  busybox udhcpc to support pxe/dhcp restore)
32  (Bruno Cornec)
33- support of dm and LVM v2 (Andree Leidenfrost)
34- analyze-my-lvm is under $MINDI_LIB (Andree Leidenfrost)
35- Fix a bug introduced by trying to avoid an error
36  message when modprobe.d doesn't exist
37  (Johannes Franken)
38- Fix for Bug #6975 (/net is now excluded from kernel search location)
39  (Bruno Cornec)
40- Allow 5670 MB fllopy disks for lilo as well (Bruno Cornec)
41- Add missing net modules (Klaus Ade Johnstad)
42
431.0.7 (2006-03-10)
44- Fix issue for 2.6 kernels with VIA chipsets (Andree Leidenfrost)
45- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds
46  (Bruno Cornec)
47- init revamped (removed unnecessary second general module loading phase,
48  start NFS appropriately depending on PXE or simple NFS)
49  (Andree Leidenfrost)
50- Changed module 'nfsacl' to 'nfs_acl' (Andree Leidenfrost)
51- Mindi/DiskSize is gone (Bruno Cornec)
52- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed
53  (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
54- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
55- Bug fix for chown in install.sh (JeffS)
56- CHANGES renamed also in install.sh now (Bruno Cornec)
57
581.06 (2005-12-23)
59- mindi manpage added (Andree Leidenfrost)
60- clean up remaining mount points, mindi.err at the end (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
61- fix bugs for SuSE distro around tar, tr and find arguments order
62  (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
63- new busybox.net version used for better PXE support (Bruno Cornec)
64- USB keyboard support (Bruno Cornec)
65- -p should now work with ISO/PXE/NFS modes (Bruno Cornec)
66- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
67  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
68- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
69  (Bruno Cornec)
70- install script rewritten and used for RPM build, with new layout
71  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
72- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
73- use MONDO_LIB exported by mondoarchive instead of MONDO_HOME guessed
74  (Bruno Cornec)
75- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
76  mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
77- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
78- VMPlayer support
79- Code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
80  (Wolfgang Rosenauer/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec
81- New switches for PXE mode (ping & ipconf, Cf README.pxe)
82  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
83- mindi-kernel added to SVN (Bruno Cornec)
84
851.05 (2005-11-19)
86- Bug fix for ldd output incorrectly handled, leading to "grep not found" error
87  (Andree Leidenfrost)
88- NFS now works in interactive mode, and nolock problems are solve
89  (Andree Leidenfrost)
90- IA-64 support is now working for rhel 3
91  (Bruno Cornec)
92- add MINDI_CONF to the mindi LOGFILE
93  (Philippe De Muyter)
94- Speed up fdisk'ing dev/ida raid devices
95  (Philippe De Muyter)
96
971.04 (2005-05-03)
98- support exec-shield
99- added 'ide-generic' module to IDE modules in mindi to ensure that kernels
100  with fully modularised IDE sub-system boot
101- rewrote script 'wait-for-petris' to ensure that petris actually starts and
102  can be restarted reliably
103- fixed syntax error in mindi where a wrong delimiter is used in and sed call
104  when processing file '/etc/issue.net'
105- removed '#!/bin/bash' from file 'rootfs/etc/bashrc' (bashrc get sourced, not
106  executed)
107- removed executable flag from:
108  - 'rootfs/etc/ld.so.cache'
109  - 'rootfs/root/.profile'
110
1111.03 (2004-09-29)
112- better support of SLES 8
113
1141.02 (2004-07-21)
115- better kernel-level logging
116- added ACL, xattr binaries to deplist.txt
117- fixed obscure bug which occasionally stopped mindi from correctly finding
118  and documenting all LVM2 LVM-on-RAID volumes
119 
1201.01 (2004-06-21)
121- added ide_tape and other modules to mindi's config detection
122- unmount errant ramdisk ($mtpt) if fail to create boot floppy
123- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
124
1251.00 (2004-06-18)
126- first 1.0x release
127- catch Ctrl-Alt-Del; trigger soft reset
128- better support of SuSE 9.1
129- added mdadm to deplist.txt
130- better detection of multiple Mindis (Martin Fürstenau)
131- don't complain if just a Mindi boot CD & not a platform for Mondo
132- updated busybox to 1.0.0pre10
133- removed uClibc
134- add memtest support
135- 2.6 kernel support
136- removed Embleer files (Andree Leidenfrost)
137- LVM v2 support for 2.6 (Takeru Komoriya)
138- added kernel-only floppy support, to accommodate really big kernels
139- updated+rebuilt busybox
140- added star support
141- mount /sys at boot-time
142- better 64-bit and 2.6 kernel support
143- better LVM, failsafe kernel support (Jim Richard)
144- use LILO, not raw kernel, on 1.4MB boot floppy
145- record names of unsaved modules for future reference
146- enlarged ramdisk by 8MB
147
148v0.95 (2004-03-25)
149- changed some '==' to '=' --- now more RH6-friendly
150- allow absolute pathnames again in deplist
151- disable multifunc cd thing
152- better Gentoo support (Bill)
153- better OnStream support
154- better Slackware support (Laurenz)
155- added partimagehack-static to deplist.txt
156- recompiled Busybox - 10k smaller, better stack-handling
157- fixed boot screen typo
158- added support for 'auto' fs format
159- better devfs support for Mandrake users
160- better Debian+LVM support (Ralph Grewe)
161- updated analyze-my-lvm to handle floating-point gigabyte -L values
162
163v0.94 (2003-09-24)
164- altered rootfs's /dev entry to stop cvs from becoming confused
165- tweaked MAX_COMPRESSED_SIZE
166- added multi-function CD support to mindi and sbin/post-init
167- re-mount root as rw just in case
168- ask user to remove last data (floppy) disk if nec. (Tom Mortell)
169- added support for 5th column in mountlist.txt for labels
170- added symlinks.tgz
171- suppress erroneous error messages re: failsafe kernel
172
173v0.93 (2003-06-04)
174- added cciss.o to SCSI_MODS
175- if format type is (e.g.) ext3,ext2 then use 1st entry
176- re-enabled fsck*
177- if cciss in use then enable it at boot-time
178- added /dev/ataraid/* to boot disk via ataraid.tgz (Luc S.)
179- better ISO support
180- tweaked mindi to use 10-15% fewer floppies
181- added RUN_AFTER_INITIAL_BOOT_PHASE var at start of Mindi, which
182  user may use to force Mindi to run command before bootstrapping
183  to aux data disks or CD - e.g. 'echo engage > /proc/scsi/something'
184- allow for Debian & other Stiefkinder that use 'none', not 'swap'
185  as the mountpoint of the swap partition
186- removed afio dependency
187- added RUN_AFTER_BOOT_PHASE_COMPLETE to let user specify a command
188  to be run by Mindi after it boots but before it runs mondorestore
189- re-worked install.sh and tarball not to use tgz's
190- cleared up the boot msg
191- updated busybox to 0.60.5; updated uClibc to 0.9.19
192- add #!/bin/sh to start of insert-all-my-modules
193- fixed obscure bug in install-additional-tools
194- change grep -m1 to grep | head -n1, for Debian users
195- moved lib.tar.bz2 and vmlinuz to mindi-kernel tarball/rpm
196
197v0.92 (2003-05-04)
198- fixed LVM/RAID bugs (Brian Borgeson)
199- if bad lilo, give more verbose error before quitting
200- added mt and perl to deplist.txt
201- insmod ide-cd, cdrom, isofs, just in case
202- boot-time tmpfs ramdisk is now 40m (was 34m)
203- cleaned up logs
204- iso mode now calls Interactive
205- make SizeOfPartition() more Debian-friendly (Andree Leidenfrost)
206- clean up some calls to grep, esp. partition_mountpt=...
207- corrected some bashisms, to suit Debian ped- er, users
208- made first line refer to bash, not sh, to make sure
209  the Debian people know Mindi requires bash, not hs
210- changed grep -v "#" and grep -vx "#.*" to grep -vx " *#.*"
211- disabled code which would make Mindi use sfdisk instead of fdisk
212  if it looked as if Debian's fdisk would misbehave
213
214v0.91 (2003-04-04)
215- updated ResolveSoftlinks() to work better with b0rkn Gentoo devfs /dev
216- patched analyze-my-lvm (Benjamin Mampaey)
217- detect built-in boot.b files in lilo
218- return w/err, don't abort, if Matt Nelson's RH8 system is farked
219- better at finding isolinux.bin
220- better at analyzing dependencies when running on broken distributions
221- try harder to boot from CD, even if tape fails
222- added ADDITIONAL_BOOT_PARAMS to be sent to kernel
223- better resolution of relative softlinks, leading to fewer
224  duplicates on data disks and therefore fewer data disks
225- detect Debian+devfs; use sfdisk instead of fdisk in that
226  eventuality, to work around yet another of Debian's warts
227- removed /lib/libuuid.* from rootfs.tgz
228- fixed vi
229- mindi now uses gawk --traditional (making gawk behave in a functionally
230  identical way to awk) - PASS; great, so now Debian needs to fix its awk :)
231- removed / from list of dirs accessed when trying to resolve deplist entry
232- spinner bugfix; handle odd LABELs properly (Tom Mortell)
233
234v0.90 (2002-12-08)
235- new stable branch
236- EXTRA_SPACE=16384
237- fixed deplist.txt
238
239v0.72 (2002-12-02)
240- misc code clean-ups
241- save boot device's boot sector
242- detect and beware Compaq diagnostic partitions
243- better handling of devfs V non-devfs kernels and boot devs
244- trimmed to busybox 0.60.3 binary on boot disk
245- mindi now resides in /usr/local/bin
246- removed lilo from dependencies
247- more Gentoo-friendly
248
249v0.71 (2002-11-17)
250- if your kernel's builddate doesn't match any of the kernels in
251  your /boot directory then fudge the issue & find the closest
252  match (*grumble* Debian)
253- scan tape & CD at start, to force inclusion of modules on boot device
254- double EXTRA_SPACE if >7 disks
255- slimmer, more lithesome logfile
256- now accepts --findkernel
257- line 1982 - dd count=24000 should be count=$ramdisksize (Andras Korn)
258- better handling of non-Linux partitions on DevFS-enabled kernels
259- fixed Debian/ramdisksize/bloat problem (Johannes Franken)
260- fixed 2.4.20/fdisk eccentricity (Alistair Stevens)
261- updated kernel to 2.4.18-mdk6
262- generate mountlist in dev-abetical order ;)
263- fixed minor bug in .spec file
264- better at finding /boot/boot.b if your distro breaks the de facto standard
265- fixed minor bug in MakeMountlist
266- fixed install.sh
267- cleaned up deplist.txt
268- added rudimentary -v / -version flag
269- line 1180 or so --- duplicate mindi.iso entires --- fixed
270- added /bin/[ - a softlink to /bin/sh
271- ListAllPartitions() - sanity fix (KP)
272- fixed .spec bug
273- better feedback
274- added Markus's RAID patch
275- ListAllPartitions() - include /mnt/win* (Hugo)
276
277v0.70 (2002-09-08)
278- better logging by dependency-calculating code
279- better handling of dependencies, specifically softlinks
280- if called by mondo then use mondo's temp dir as our temp dir too
281- changed gawk to $AWK in a few places, to allow for Debian
282- added host* config files to deplist
283- added tftp, ifconfig to busybox
284- added RPC support to uClibc
285- cleaned up creation of Mondo-Mindi configuration file
286- fixed bug in TryToFindKernelPath which stopped it from handling
287  multiple, same-version kernels gracefully
288- cleaned up deplist.txt
289- receive 'DIFFERENTIAL' variable from Mondo
290- better Debian compatibility, esp. w/detection of ver# (Hector Alvarez)
291- better devfs support; call fgrep in places instead of grep (Andrew Korn)
292- fixed analyze-my-lvm (Ralph Gruwe)
293
294v0.65-1 (2002-07-14)
295- moved 50K of stuff from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
296- added x11-tools.tgz option
297- updated /dev/console and /dev/tty0 (Paul Stevens)
298- cleaned up /mnt/groovy-stuff V /tmp/tmpfs code
299- catch sigint, sighup, etc.
300- fixed LILO-related message.txt mistake
301- .spec file clean-up; automation; config file (Carl Wilhem Soderstrom)
302
303v0.64-1 (2002-07-14)
304- fixed RH7.3 readonly bug
305- improved nfs config file creation
306- search more locations for isolinux.bin
307- added isonuke option
308- faster data disk creation
309- better DevFS support (Hector Alvarez, DuckX)
310- nfs-related fix (Hans Lie)
311- abort if vfat filesystem present but mkfs.vfat missing
312- removed softlink to pico
313- allow Mondo to say no compression will be used
314- added [ to ramdisk
315- tar data disks with -b [block size] of 32k
316- don't autoboot to 'RESTORE' screen - it's scary!
317- let user choose lilo or syslinux as boot loader
318- added syslinux support
319- cleaned up message screens
320
321v0.63-7 (2002-06-04)
322- improved logging
323
324v0.63-6 (2002-06-02)
325- sped it up a bit
326- fixed ISO creation bug
327
328v0.63-5 (2002-05-22)
329- fixed RAID mountlist bug (Daniel Grandjean)
330- better at German kbd support (Klaus Guntermann)
331- no longer abort if MONDO_PATH cannot be discerned
332- updated .spec file (Jesse Keating)
333
334v0.63-4 (2002-05-06)
335- added less.bin to deplist.txt
336- copy mondo-restore.cfg configuration file to /var/cache/mondo-archive
337- increased EXTRA_SPACE to 16384
338- fixed bug in -H (RESTORE) function
339
340v0.63-2 (2002-04-25)
341- added mkdir -p to fix mountlist.txt-copying bug (Bruno Vidal)
342- made sure mindi.iso (for tape users) copies kernel to [cd dir]/vmlinuz
343
344v0.63 (2002-04-23)
345- minor cosmetic improvements
346- improved homedir-locating code
347- make sure the kernel is copied to [cd build dir]/vmlinuz
348
349v0.62 (2002-04-08)
350- keep certain /dev directories compressed until boot-time, to allow
351  Mindi to support larger kernels
352- cleaned up logging a lot
353- better detection of the kernel currently in use
354- added /dev/nst* to ramdisk
355- amend isolinux.cfg to specify the correct ramdisk size
356
357v0.60 (2002-03-31)
358- bootable CD's now use ISOLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
359- abort if isolinux not found
360- abort if multiple copies of Mindi found lying around
361- include mountlist.txt in ramdisk
362
363v0.59 (2002-03-21)
364- change sbin/init's Die() function (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
365- improve friendliness of kernel-related warning msg (Andy Glass)
366- added s/w switch re: making floppies (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
367
368v0.58-r7 (2002-03-10)
369- excluded two unused vars (Carl Soderstrom)
370
371v0.58-r6 (2002-03-03)
372- reassemble large data/library files who have older 'mv' code which doesn't
373  like to overwrite symlinks - affects older RH+Slack systems (Andrew Bulhak)
374- call /usr/bin/logger, not 'logger', in LogIt()
375- run chmod 755 `which start-nfs` before running start-nfs
376
377
378v0.58-r5 (2002-02-24)
379- pathname problem fixed (Fred Feirtag)
380- patch to Debianize mindi a bit (H�tor Garc� �varez)
381- removed mondo-manual.html
382- moved /dev/{cciss,ida,rd} from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
383- cleaned up the refs to analyze-my-lvm a bit (Hugo)
384- sped up disk-creation by 20-30%
385- make sure mondo-restore.cfg is on data disk as well as boot disk
386- added support for -C (cdstream) mode
387
388v0.58-r4 (2002-02-18)
389- quash error if /opt not found
390- use /tmp/groovy-stuff instead of /mnt/groovy-stuff for
391  handling data disks and their contents, for tape users
392
393v0.58-r3 (2002-02-17)
394- misc enhancements
395- uses self-resizing ramdisk (tmpfs) for /tmp
396- allows Mondo to exclude certain devices from mountlist
397- incorporated .spec patch (Ian Kent)
398- replaced &> /dev/null with > /dev/null 2> /dev/null
399- added vi to busybox again
400
401v0.58-r2 (2002-02-11)
402- fixed errant tar warning
403- replaced libc5 with uClibc
404- compiled busybox and open against uClibc
405- moved minor scripts+tools from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
406- Mindi can now accommodate a kernel of up to 1290KB in size
407- no longer insists on cdrecord being present
408
409v0.58 (2002-02-10)
410- more pointed error messages
411- fixed silly 'cp' error (Markus Marquardt)
412- use type C's embleer file for type B Windows partitions
413- increased EXTRA_SPACE from 4096 to 8192
414- cosmetic bugfixes
415- nfs users boot into nfs options by default
416
417v0.57 (2002-02-05)
418- abort if mounted partition is specified as an imagedev
419- understand 'FAILSAFE' as kernel alternative
420- added analyze-my-lvm to tools available thru PATH
421- better discovery of locale and keymap file (Claude Mah�
422- compatible with 1.2x and the new 1.38+ stuff
423- better 'bug-me' script (Troff)
424
425v0.56 (2002-02-01)
426- compatible with Mondo v1.5x devel branch
427- mindi's softlink now goes in /usr/sbin; was /usr/bin
428- include nfs.o, nfsd.o, lockd.o and sunrpc.o on data disks if available
429- patched .spec file to make it easier to change installdir (Ian Mortimer)
430- updated README
431- moved many global vars to start of script
432- better at finding US kbd maps
433- migrating to a single configuration file, /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg, for
434  Mondo users; file is not in use yet but is there for future expansion
435
436v0.55 (2002-01-28)
437- MINDI_HOME and MONDO_HOME defined at start of each source file, making
438  it easier to relocate Mindi and Mondo if desired
439- tries to mount /dev/hd[a-h] at boot-time, looking for CD-ROM; was hd[a-d]
440- re-enabled the msg asking user to upgrade LILO if v21.6
441- Lin/Win users are much, _much_ less likely to run out of disk space now
442  when restoring from backups (Carlos Molina)
443- patch from Andrej Borsenkow to help w/Mandrake 8.1
444- disabled ramdisk free space checker (some distros don't like it)
445
446v0.54 (2002-01-25)
447- don't abort if kernel is too big for 1.72MB floppy
448- better handling of eccentric distros and their keybd layouts
449- cosmetic fixes
450- sprinkled comments liberally inside deplist.txt
451- added gawk and awk to deplist
452- lilo has been added to .spec file
453- changed a couple of FatalError()'s to Die()'s
454- better TurboLinux 7 / LVM compatibility
455
456v0.53 (2002-01-20)
457- better support of non-Red Hat, non-Debian keyboard resource files
458- cleaned up /sbin/init's output
459- replaced libc5 mount with user's own 'mount'
460- updated embleer.C.bz2
461- missing /dev/hdb2 found & replaced (thanks, Troff)
462- populated /dev/rd and /dev/ida on ramdisk (Michael Eisenberg)
463- improved SizeOfPartition() function
464- improved TryToFindKernelPath() function
465- don't offer NFS users Nuke Mode
466- finds and uses lilo.real if user is using Debian, a distro which
467  installs a shell script where the lilo executable should go
468- improved support for XFS users who opt to use failsafe kernel
469- uses user's lsmod, depmod, insmod, etc.
470- fixed freeze-up resulting from missing 'cat $mappath' command
471- mount tmpfs at /tmp/tmpfs for mondo-restore's benefit
472- try to create /dev/fd0u1722 if it is missing from /dev
473- added .spec file to tarball
474
475v0.52-2 (2002-01-10)
476- fixed a bug in the handling of non-English keyboard maps
477- force failsafe kernel to provide reiserfs.o, xfs.o, jfs.o, ext2.o,
478  ext3.o and loop.o at boot-time, just in case
479- added /dev/sr[0-3] devices
480- copy LAST_FILELIST_NUMBER to /tmp, for compatibility with Mondo v1.3x
481- incorporates NFS-related settings, if supplied by Mondo v1.3x
482- replace busybox's mount with standard libc5 mount ater restoring
483  tools from floppies: NFS mounting requires full mount
484- always make mindi.iso
485
486v0.52-1 (2002-01-06)
487- ramdisk's size has been tweaked
488- if script 'bootstrap' is found at boot-time then execute it
489- use tty8 to show mondo's output log
490- use tty7 to offer a game of Petris (if it exists on disk)
491- be sure to use i386-only keymaps
492- if LILO's "/tmp/dev.0" error occurs then abort & tell user to reboot
493- /sbin and /usr/sbin added temporarily to PATH when Mindi runs
494- if Mondo asks then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
495- if Mondo's tmpdir has post-nuke.tgz in it then extract it and
496  incorporate its files in the data disks
497- losetup /dev/loop0 -d before calling LILO (Norm Crowfoot)
498- if keyboard mapping dir (usu. /lib/kbd or /usr/lib/kbd) cannot be
499  found then don't abort; simply tell the user the default keyboard
500  mapping will be used
501- added /dev/hd[a,b,c,d][17-24] to the rootfs tarball
502- won't use LILO's optimizations when creating boot floppy; however,
503  optimizations are used on CD unless --broken-bios in call to Mondo
504- won't write data disks to start of tape; lets Mondo do that
505- tweaked how Mindi moves all.tar.gz around, to make it more
506  Mondo-friendly
507- tweaked Mindi's disk-splitter
508- user must unmount /dev/loop0 before calling Mindi: LILO insists...
509- added NFS-related entries to deplist.txt
510- if not called by Mondo then don't let user choose Interactive/Nuke/
511  whatever; just offer Expert
512
513v0.51-1 (2001-12-25)
514    - removed libm.* from rootfs.tgz
515    - replaced sh with busybox's ash
516    - upgraded busybox to 0.60-2; pared it down, too
517        - include tape-related modules on boot disk, if backing up to tape
518    - creates a tape-friendly tarball containing tools+modules
519    - reassembly of tools+libraries is more reliable now
520    - streamlined deplist.txt
521    - give user their localized keyboard layout at boot-time
522    - fix some cosmetic bugs
523
524v0.50-4 (2011-12-19)
525    - log Mindi's version# in the event of a fatal error
526    - make Mindi's boot-time output more esthetically pleasing
527    - if filesystem is type 'image', according to Mondo, then in filelist
528      its partition type will be listed as the hexadecimal string (e.g.
529          'b', '83', etc.) and the partition mountpoint will be 'image'
530
531v0.50-2 (2001-12-15)
532    - support for newer features in Mondo v1.3x
533
534v0.50-1
535    - correctly lists RAID constituent partitions in mountlist
536    - breaks compatibility with Mondo v1.2x
537    - if user's fstab has weird line(s) then ignore; don't abort
538    - working on CDROM_MODS, trying to make it work on Stewart Charnell's
539      hardware setup
540    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-init a bit
541
542v0.48-2
543    - when insmod'g modules from ramdisk's root dir, use 'ls /*.o*'
544      (was 'ls /*.*') to find them
545    - if RAID controller(s) are detected then pause for 10s to let them
546      intialize by themselves (some 3ware RAID controllers require this)
547    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-ini; the former now controls
548      initialization of hardware, drivers, tools, etc. and the latter
549      runs mondo-restore if it exists
550    - better detection of and compatibility with SCSI CD-ROM drives
551    - chopsize is now 64KB; was 128KB
552    - cleaned up mindi's logging
553
554v0.48-1
555    - better logging of find-and-mount-cdrom's progress (to
556          /tmp/mondo-restore.log)
557    - somehow, lilo was re-enabled in deplist.txt; DISABLED (again *g*)
558    - added 'linear' to the list of modules Mindi always backs up
559    - if called by Mondo then pass the name & device of the user's boot
560          loader to the restore phase, by copying BOOTLOADER.* to the ramdisk
561    - if loading from floppies then try to mount CD-ROM a 2nd time after
562      extracting files from data floppies, just in case user is a CD user
563      who couldn't get their CD-ROM drive to work initially
564    - added fix to make sure /root/images/mindi is created (Charlie Root)
565    - aware of 'iso' boot mode, for future expansion
566
567v0.47
568    - added /dev/cdrom/cdrom[1-4] to the devices automatically excluded
569      from mountlist.txt
570    - added '-f-' to the end of most tar commands, to see if it fixes a
571      bug in some obscure Debian distros
572    - added network-related dependencies to deplist.txt
573    - if called by Mondo then don't write floppy images to disks; let
574      Mondo do that: less irritating for user
575    - if called by Mondo then do some clever tricks to add mondo-restore
576      and its dependencies (mondo-restore is now a dynamic executable)
577    - finally gotten klogd to squelch echoing of kernel msgs to console
578
579v0.46
580    - finally fixed that 'lib/modules/2.4.12-xfs not found' bug! :-D
581    - cosmetic changes and minor bugfixes
582    - excluded lilo.conf and lilo from deplist.txt; use user's copy instead
583    - if your fstab mentions a RAID partition but your raidtab doesn't then
584      Mindi will terminate in a sane manner with a sane error message
585    - fixed a bug in bug-me (heh, how ironic)
586    - include and run (sys)klogd to try to pipe kernel msgs to logfile
587    - call hdparm to speed up access to CD-ROM drive
588
589v0.45
590    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
591    - include /etc/fstab in logfile
592    - removed lzop.* from aux-tools; should come from user's distro anyway
593    - tweaked data disk size and data disk formatting command
594    - make ISO bootable image (as well as floppies) when backing up to tape
595    - copy boot images (floppy + CD) from temp dir to /root/images/mindi
596      after making them, just in case the user wants them later
597    - added md5sum to deplist.txt
598    - added pico->vi softlink to ramdisk
599    - in the ramdisk's /etc/bashrc, added /usr/local/bin and
600          /usr/local/sbin to the PATH= command
601    - call insert-all-modules as background task; pause 3 seconds after
602      calling it, before proceeding <--- /sbin/init
603    - call to devfs has been moved to before call to post-init
604    - added 'md5sum -> busybox' softlink
605    - Mindi now uses busybox's printf, md5sum, mount, umount, vi
606      ...NB: I said, 'vi' :-) Now you have an editor again! :-)
607    - added lilo.real to deplist.txt, to allow for Debian's evil new distro
608    - added lzop to deplist.txt
609    - no longer including lzop in Mindi's tarball / RPM
610    - improved Mindi's error-reporting a little bit
611    - changed deplist.txt's /etc/* to just *
612    - restructured the calls in /sbin/post-init that reinitialize the LVM
613      and RAID modules
614    - if mkfs.ext2 is not in PATH then abort
615    - Mindi uses a 'filename cache' to speed itself up at run-time
616      (Jean-David Marrow)
617    - Red Hat 7.2 uses a weird /etc/issue.net; I've worked around it...
618    - tested with Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2
619
620v0.44
621    - at boot-time, activate LV's if they exist
622    - restructured deplist.txt a bit (cosmetic change)
623    - re-enabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
624    - analyze-my-lvm fails gracefully if you're not using LVM but inserted
625      the module anyway
626
627v0.43
628    - made Mindi work with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
629    - if mkisofs is not found, say so; don't just say, 'an error occurred
630      while I was trying to make an ISO image'
631    - when formatting and writing floppies, if /dev/fd0's size is
632      indeterminable then I'll use /dev/fd0H1440 instead
633    - make sure xfs.o, jfs.o, reiserfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o modules are
634      backed up (if they exist) to boot disks
635    - fixed a silly bug that stopped Mindi from handling its own modules
636      properly; only affects newbie users with broken kernels (i.e. the
637      very people that Mindi's failsafe kernel was meant to help!)
638    - added lzop (Marcus Oberhumer's file compressor) to aux-tools.tgz
639    - added Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch; if user uses the switch
640      (i.e. '--cd-recovery yes') then the CD will boot to a screen that
641      pauses until the user types RESTORE; then, it will enter Nuke Mode
642    - added Stephan Zegherd's "superformat" patch
643    - failsafe kernel is now 2.4.12 with XFS, JFS and lots of SCSI modules;
644      the addition of XFS and extensive SCSI support will increase the
645      size of Mindi's RPM / tarball significantly but I think it's worth it
646    - at boot-time, find out whether there are any RAID partitions; and if
647      there are, whether they are 'started' yet; if not, run raidstart to
648      start them at boot-time, before user can try to mount anything
649    - Mindi's failsafe kernel & modules are handled more elegantly now;
650      if you have raid1.o, scsi.o, etc. loaded at backup-time then Mindi
651      finds its corresponding modules in its tarball of failsafe modules
652      and stores them so that at boot-time you can do SCSI, RAID, etc.
653    - removed gawk, printf from deplist.txt
654
655v0.42
656    - make sure lvm-mod, raid0, raid1 and raid5 modules are backed up
657    - added 'you need a ramdisk' to FAQ
658    - changed the slice size from 20KB to 64KB; speeds up Mindi by 25%
659      and doesn't have any negative side-effects (...that I can see)
660    - when searching for your current kernel version, do not examine
661      a file if it does not exist (it sounds obvious, I know...)
662    - when asking user to send me a copy of their log file, point out
663      that it may contain info which they do not want me to see but that
664      they are SOL unless I can actually see their log file
665    - fixed a silly bug that would crop up when a Linux-Mandrake 8.1 user
666      would use a devfs-enabled kernel and RAID partitions at the same time
667    - plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
668    - data floppies are now 1.44MB each; boot floppy is still 1.72MB
669    - if binutils or libbinutils is not installed, abort
670    - fixed a bug which meant that some big files overwrote each other
671          at backup-time and caused library-related problems are boot-time
672    - enabled comments ('#') in deplist.txt
673    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt; user may re-enable the line if
674      s/he wants those tools available at boot-time
675    - tested successfully with the following distros
676      - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel
677      - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel
678    - better at guessing the size of swap partition
679    - drop minix tools from deplist; user can restore them if s/he wants
680          to use the minix filesystem
681    - don't backup _all_ cdrom modules (if backing up 'cdrom.o'); be
682      selective! ...minor bug in ListKerneModulePaths has been fixed
683    - if the user has two glibc libraries - one in /lib and one in
684      /lib/i686 - then Mindi will re-jig the softlinks so that only the
685      version in /lib is backed up, to save space on the data disks
686    - major rewrite of the code that copies the tools and libraries from
687      the data disks; prettier, faster and more stable (and did I mention
688      how kind it is to your hard-working hands?)
689    - better handling of crazy libraries and softlinks thereto
690    - new boot-time script, 'bug-me', copies user's logs to a floppy and
691          tells him/her to e-mail them to me if mondo-restore aborts
692    - ignore kernels named vmlinux (note the 'X'); traditionally, kernels
693      are named vmlinuz (note the 'Z') or something similar
694    - no longer backup all modules to CD/tape; just backup the ones loaded
695          at backup-time; this saves boot-time ramdisk space
696    - removed all references to LOOPDEVICE
697    - LVM is supported (experimental; watch this space...)
698    - included a tarball of 'sane' /dev/loop* nodes which will be extracted
699          and added to the boot disk; this helps maintain Mindi's backward-
700          compatibility with non-devfs kernels and distros
701    - when copying modules to boot or data disks, uncompress them first
702          if they are gzipped (some distros come with compressed modules)
703    - no longer copies all loaded modules to the 2.88 MB El Torito bootable
704      floppy image; instead, it copies FLOPPY_MODS to the 1.72 MB image,
705          CDROM_MODS to the 2.88 MB image, and _all_ modules that were loaded
706          at backup-time to the data disks
707        - supports tape streamers, in conjunction with Mondo
708    - uses busybox's sync again; let's see if that breaks anything...
709    - if Mondo is backing up to tape streamer then write the tape's size to
710          /tmp/TAPESIZE and the drive's device to /tmp/TAPEDEV-LIVES-HERE on
711          the ramdisk
712    - floppy disk modules (ide-floppy.o and floppy.o) now are copied
713          to the ramdisk, whether the user's kernel or the failsafe kernel
714          is being used
715
716v0.41
717    - excluded *.old from the 'boot.b' list when searching for boot.b
718    - updated Mindi's own failsafe kernel+modules to v2.4.10
719    - added umount to deplist again
720    - improved Mindi's support of modular kernels (esp. modular CD-ROM
721          drive and floppy disk drives)
722    - don't accuse Linux 2.4.10 users of having a 'buggy kernel'
723    - restored the libc5 versions of sync and umount (dropped from
724          deplist but also from busybox)
725    - fixed a lot of silly bugs related to incorporating Busybox in Mindi
726        - experimental LVM support
727    - added 'analyze-my-lvm' script to the tarball; Mindi uses it now
728    - able to recognize & record LVM mounts, adding them to the mountlist
729    - added the LVM executables (listed in the lvm-0.xx-i386.rpm) to
730      deplist.txt; they won't be added unless you have them and you won't
731      have them unless you're using LVM, so this is not 'bloat' IMO :)
732    - added date and sync to deplist again
733    - when working on LVM stuff, use 'echo y | pvcreate -ff' (was '..-f')
734    - amended format-...-kludge to allow for mountlists with >1
735          spaces between cols
736      checked the fsck.reiserfs is in deplist.txt (yes it is)
737    - incorporated busybox 0.60-1; now, Mindi is faster at run-time and
738          smaller at boot-time; you can fit a typical system onto 3 floppies;
739          also, a kernel up to 1MB in size (approx.) can now be accommodated
740    - supports kernels that have MODULAR support for CD-ROM's or floppies
741    - Mindi copies only the loaded modules to the data disks but it copies
742          _all_ modules to the CD, just in case
743    - thanks to busybox your floppy-based Mindi boot disk set should now be
744          able to accommodate a kernel of up to 1MB in size
745    - boot into Expert Mode unless boot disk was generated by Mondo
746    - exclude all softlinks from list of 'eligible' kernels
747        - exclude kernels with 'vmlinux' in their names
748    - removed A LOT of files from deplist.txt's dependency list; they are
749          listed in deplist.removed, in case you want to put them back :-)
750    - excludes libX11, libXext, libXi, libgtk, libgdk ALWAYS, whether you
751          add them to deplist.txt or not; [cancel this by editing line 485]
752    - rewrote AddFileToDir() to make it more efficient (but slower...)
753    - strip chaff from binaries; strip comments from bash scripts; strip
754          comments from /etc/termcap
755
756v0.40
757    - if you use a softlink to your CD dev, e.g. /dev/cdrecorder->scd0,
758          then Mindi should handle it properly now (i.e. not bomb out)
759    - if you have a large kernel & lots of modules loaded, Mindi will only
760      copy as many modules to the ramdisk as will _fit_ on a ramdisk that
761          will have to go alongside your kernel on a 2.88MB floppy disk
762    - if your kernel does not support loopfs, Mindi will say so & abort
763    - turned some warnings into fatal errors, to help the user to figure
764      out exactly why Mindi won't work on their kernel
765    - changed mke2fs -N24 to -N32, to see if it helps braindead distros
766    - Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
767    - gone back to the old 'insert-my-modules' for now; it's more reliable
768    - working on the 'insert-all-my-modules' script, to make it compatible
769      with a wider range of insane distros and kernels
770    - dropped the '-c' option from LILO call
771        - removed cdrecord, mkisofs, vi, route and diff from deplist.txt
772    - slowed down the 'split data between floppies' routine; made it
773          try harder to squeeze more data onto each floppy
774    - excluding nvidia modules from the "insert-all-my-modules" script
775          because it sometimes causes freeze-ups
776    - added code to copy your fstab, lilo.conf, etc. to a tarball which, in
777          the event of an error, Mindi will ask the user to e-mail me
778
779v0.39
780    - plays nicely with devfs, so long as your old /dev/hdX, /dev/sdX
781      softlinks are still there :-)
782    - if your swap partition isn't mounted, Mindi will decide that it is
783      125MB; it used to abort but now it just warns & makes a good guess
784    - testing the failsafe kernel & associated scripts
785    - only use lilo's "-c" option if NOT a 2.88MB floppy disk image
786    - copes better with .o, .gz, etc. module suffixes
787    - better 'loaded modules / not loaded modules' feedback at boot-time
788    - semi-forces isofs and ide-cd (not isofs.o and ide-cd.o); the former
789          will be more compatible with stock kernels - e.g. Red Hat, Mandrake;
790          also added vfat, fat & a few other modules to the list of 'foced'.
791    - removed the '-c' switch from the call to LILO (some BIOSes don't
792          like it very much)
793    - removed chaff from ramdisk's /etc/login.defs, saving approx 7K
794    - format the boot disks with -N 24 (was -N 64)
795    - do not insist on CD #1 (at boot-time) if there is no 'CD #' marker
796    - amend format-and-kludge-vfat; now, it will not abort if it cannot
797      find its entry in mountlist; it doesn't need to find the entry
798          anyway, except to check that the kludge works (which it does)
799    - if user chooses to use Mindi's failsafe 2.4.9 kernel, Mindi will load
800          Mindi's versions of user's modules at boot-time
801    - make label-devices-as-necessary log its efforts
802    - added e2label and tune2fs to deplist.txt
803        - if you boot in Normal Mode, I'll call mondo-restore --interactive
804          instead of just mondo-restore
805        - replaced K7-compatible 2.4.7 kernel with a 586-comp'ble 2.4.9 kernel
806    - improved the post-run clean-up
807    - force the copying/loading of isofs.o and ide-cd.o, which enhances
808          Mindi's support for kernels that have modular CD-ROM support
809    - Interactive Mode offers to edit /tmp/mountlist.txt before running
810          mondo-restore (good idea from F. Boon)
811    - /dev/hd[e-h]* have been added to the ramdisk
812    - disabled Cuckoo and Bootstrap Modes (they weren't doing anything
813          anyway & were probably confusing some users)
814    - removed 'edit mountlist?' question (because mondo-restore takes
815          care of that now, via a user-friendly mountlist editor)
816    - included a copy of mondo-manual.html
817    - only kludge /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1 (if vfat, of course);
818          otherwise, use regular mkfs.vfat
819        - use mkfs.dos if mkfs.vfat does not exist
820    - moved some scripts from rootfs.tgz to Mondo's restore-scripts.tgz
821
822v0.38                                                              08/18/2001
823        - clarified the 'more than one kernel found' comment
824    - updated the README to emphasize that the scripts are deprecated
825    - when displaying mountlist on screen, make it easier to read
826    - changed most 'echo's to 'LogIt()'s; log most screen output to
827          /var/log/mindi.log
828    - user can now use a stock 2.4.7 kernel (which comes with Mindi)
829          if the user's distro's kernel isn't right for a boot disk
830
831v0.37                                                              08/12/2001
832        - changed the boot screen a little bit
833    - changed the "cannot boot from CD-ROM" message (more informative now)
834    - if an 'insmod'ed module cannot be found, warn but don't abort
835    - that whole loop-mount/extract tgz to ramdisk thing --- if it fails,
836          abort, don't try to continue; also, ask if loopfs is supported by
837      kernel (if not, that might explain the error)
838    - in addition to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules, also search
839          /root/oss/modules for kernel modules (Phillip Deackes)
840    - run syslog and klogd at restore-time, to pipe sys & knl messages to
841          /tmp/mondo-restore.log
842    - default restore-time boot mode is now 'interactive' (unless the
843          disk is a 1.72MB, in which case default mode is still 'expert')
844    - if CDROM can't find itself (long story, re: El Torito) then the
845      script will say, "Your kernel is b0rken." This will reduce the
846      number of erroneous error reports that I receive from users
847    - working on implementing Cuckoo Mode again
848
849v0.36                                                              08/03/2001
850    - testing it with LM8, RH71 and Slack8
851    - explicitily exluding /mnt/floppy and /floppy from mountlist.txt
852    - warn if afio not found (Mondo needs afio)
853    - optional --custom <temp dir> <out dir> switch added, to let the user
854      specify where the temp dirs and created images will be stored
855    - changed /sbin/init to install modules _before_ trying to mount
856          CD-ROM (David Granz)
857    - create a gawk->awk shortcut at restore-time if necessary
858    - specifically exclude /dev/fd0h1440 and /dev/fd0H1440 from mountlist
859    - removed silly "was CD inserted?" message
860
861v0.35
862    - if LILO fails, it writes its errors to the screen
863    - use user's boot.b and LILO instead of Mindi's
864    - tarball/RPM no longer includes boot.b or lilo
865    - mke2fs' output will be echoed to screen, if an error occurs
866    - doubled the -N inode allocations and removed some of the -i inode
867      fiddles, just in case they are making Red Hat 7.1 choke
868
869v0.34
870    - includes patch to rid Mindi of its dependence on /dev/loop devices
871      (Bill Davidsen)
872    - includes patch from 0ystein Skalsem, to fix a disk-formatting problem
873    - warns if kernel is 2.4.0-2.4.5; encourages user to upgrade
874
875v0.33
876    - excludes all devices containing ':/' (i.e. NFS mountlists)
877    - the FORMAT/SYS replacement, "format-and-kludge-vfat" now writes
878      its logfile to /tmp/format-and-kludge-vfat.log
879    - /etc/fstab now mounts floppies for read/write access by default
880    - format-and-kludge-vfat should only write to log once now
881    - added vi, top to deplist.txt
882    - updated the rootfs.tgz's README
883    - mountlist is written to screen as well as mountlist.txt
884    - tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
885    - changed 'mkfs' lines, to format the loop-mounted files instead of the
886      device nodes which makes Mindi work better with kernels 2.4.6+
887    - Mindi can now handle kernels of up to 930K in size
888    - sped up the process of spreading data files across data disks
889      by approx 20%
890
891v0.32
892    - software RAID is now supported
893    - added the 'raidtools' binaries to deplist.txt
894    - add /etc/fstab and /etc/raidtab to deplist.txt
895    - added /dev/md* to the ramdisk's /dev directory
896    - modified MakeMountlist() to calculate correctly the sizes of
897      RAID partitions, if they are present in /etc/fstab
898    - moved the 'LOOPDEVICE=...' code into the regular main() section
899    - install-additional-tools makes a softlink '/etc/raidtab' that points
900      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/raidtab; also, '/etc/fstab.orig' that points
901      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/fstab
902    - added line to 'install-additional-tools' that will delete the
903      dummy modprobe before installing data from datadisk(s)
904    - mkdir -p $outdir at the beginning, just in case...
905
906v0.31
907        - included DoJ's patch to make Mindi play more nicely with devfs
908    - slightly better install.sh and README
909
910v0.30
911        - added klogd and syslogd to deplist.txt
912    - can now cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" entries in /etc/fstab
913    - should ignore NFS-mounted partitions now
914
915v0.29
916    - stopped the 'modprobe' errors that used to occur at the beginning;
917      they didn't mean anything but they did worry some novice users
918        - removed losetup from rootfs.tgz (wasn't doing anything useful)
919    - removed the 'txt-or-gui' stuff from Mindi (never used it anyway)
920    - added clear to deplist.txt
921    - moved rootfs.tgz's "mondo/" scripts to Mondo's "restore-scripts.tgz"
922      tarball; tarball will be untarred and contents added to the
923          data disks at run-time, if Mindi finds the tarball
924    - if user lacks fd0u1722 but has fd0h1722 then use the latter
925    - boot-up msg is more informative
926    - fixed obscure bug in find-and-mount-cdrom
927    - better at coping with hda1/2/3/4 (normal people use hda1/5/6/7 but
928      if you really want to exhaust your primaries, well hey, your life)
929    - the 'outstring sucks!' message is now more informative
930
931v0.28
932        - if AddFileToDir() is called with a file that does not exist, Mindi
933          warns but does not abort
934    - should work with gzipped modules (which end in '.o.gz') and
935          NVidia modules (which don't end in anything)
936    - should work with Red Hat's issue.net now
937        - misc. cosmetic changes to Mondo boot-time and restore-phase scripts,
938          to make the visual output cleaner & more legible
939    - insist-on-cd retracts the CD tray after asking for next CD, in case
940      the user did not close the drive before pressing <enter>
941    - if unable to create 1.72MB boot disk then warn but do not abort
942    - put creation date on the boot-up screen
943    - create data disks with tarballs up to 1700KB in size; tries harder
944          to fill each data disk to the brim
945    - changed the call to make ext3 partitions; now, it uses a call to
946      mkfs -t ext3 -j -Jsize=10 -q <device> (as requested by ext3 manual)
947    - tested w/ext3; works fine
948    - install-additional-tools doesn't call sync until after all softlinks
949      have been finalized; that's to make sure we call the _right_ sync
950    - ramdisk is now (size of all files in data disks PLUS 8192) KB
951    - RPM and SRPM published
952    - mount CDROM at start of untar-me, just in case it wasn't mounted
953    - when restoring selectively, log the archives that have matches
954          & the number of matches (inc. if zero)
955
956v0.26
957    - has been tested with XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2 and vfat
958    - compatible (but not tested) with ext3
959    - better at finding your kernel, even if you have several kernels
960      of the same version (now checks the build date, too)
961    - better file-spreading algorithm; a little faster; much more reliable
962        - includes a copy of LILO, to make the boot disks properly
963        - tells you how big the tarballs are, when it assembles them
964    - compare-me uses 'insist-on-cd' instead of internal subroutine
965    - it looks as if Mindi can actually cope with 920K kernels now :)
966    - fixed some silly multi-CD bugs that would stop big files from being
967      restored if they were spread across CD's
968
969v0.25
970    - uses its own copy of lilo
971        - removed all "~" (backup copies) from rootfs.tgz
972        - updated the rootfs's README - stablilo-me, not hack-me
973    - improved the formatting of the lilo.conf as it is created
974        - replace all libc5 tools with libc6 (user's) tools at restore-time
975    - added diff to deplist.txt
976    - copy io.sys and msdos.sys (if found) to data disk(s) at
977          run-time; softlinks them to /*.sys at boot-time
978    - fixed some vfat formatting-related issues w/Embleer (always tricky);
979          the kludge's error-handling is better and its exit is more graceful
980    - say 'type nuke to restore automatically' in msg if Mondo called me
981    - backup all modules, not just the ones present/loaded at run-time;
982      the loaded modules go on boot disk but ALL go on data disk
983    - reduced the max data per disk from 1700 to 1680, to suit ext2's needs
984    - DidMondoCallMe() replaces 'ps ax | grep | blah blah'
985    - includes user's /etc/termcap and /usr/bin/pico on disk(s)
986    - cosmetic changes to restore-time scripts (spaces, newlines, etc.)
987    - pipe kernel's msgs to /var/log/messages
988    - make sure /etc/lilo.conf is 600 (RW by root only)
989
990v0.24
991    - can accommodate a kernel >900KB in size
992        - generates lilo.conf on-the-fly; no default/template file anymore
993    - copies io.sys and msdos.sys to the CD (if you have them)
994    - add the embleer tarballs to mindi-0.xx.tgz, so that users can
995          format and make bootable msdos/Win9x partitions
996    - added printf and hdparm to deplist.txt
997    - incorporated Bruno Cornec's Mondo 0.991 scripts in Mindi
998        - separated README into README, INSTALL and TODO
999    - fixed silly {ramdisk}/sbin/InsistOnCD bug
1000    - took out mke2fs and libext from rootfs.tgz
1001    - rootfs.tgz's "/etc/bashrc" now includes /usr/share/mindi
1002    - compare-mode uses IDE optimization to speed things up
1003    - don't quibble over resizing partitions if <2MB difference
1004    - fixed silly InsistOnCD bug
1005
1006v0.23
1007        - don't copy *.mdsg to boot floppy image
1008    - fixed erroneous 'cannot make ISO image' error message
1009    - can accommodate a kernel as large as 890K
1010        - now uses lilo, not syslinux (lilo works better w/2.88MB boot images)
1011    - creates & formats disk images on the fly (no more .img.gz templates)
1012    - boot disks are formatted ext2, like the data disks
1013    - creates 1.72MB and El Torito 2.88MB boot floppies/images
1014        - if called by Mondo, doesn't list images or offer to copy to FDD/CDRw
1015        - includes the distro's name and kernel version in LILO's message
1016
1017v0.22
1018        - don't add a ramdisk; use rootfs & that's it
1019        - dependency-calculator runs approx. twice as fast as in v0.20
1020        - tested with Linux Mandrake 8.0; works well, if you recompile
1021          kernel to include floppy disk support (which LM8's kernel does not)
1022        - supports bigger kernels now, up to 900K in size
1023        - deplist.txt may now include directories, not just files
1024        - ignores kernel filenames that are hyperlinks
1025        - uses awk instead of gawk; drop the awk/gawk-finding thing
1026        - uses gzip, not bzip2; dropped bzip2, mv, ls to make rootfs smaller
1027        - copies user's /dev/fd0* devices to boot disk
1028        - calls Mindi's copy of syslinux, not user's copy
1029        - use modules' paths, e.g. instead of just 'insmod fubar', use
1030          'insmod /lib/modules/2.4.5-ac117/vfat/fubar.o'
1031        - in boot.msg, XXXXX is part 1 of the 2nd line, YYYYY is part 2 of
1032          the 2nd line, and ZZZZZ is Mindi's version# (in the 1st line)
1033
1034v0.21
1035        - df, du, find, lsmod, rmmod have been removed from rootfs.tgz
1036        - at boot-time, inserts kernel modules w/user's original parameters
1037        - deletes the slices after recombining them & restoring the files
1038        - includes the MINDI_VER version number in boot.msg
1039        - if boot disk is too small, lists the files & which one is too big
1040        - syslinux now waits 10 seconds before booting floppy
1041        - 'insert-all-my-modules' is copied to rootfs, not to a data disk
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