Changeset 672 for trunk/mindi/ChangeLog


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Jun 12, 2006, 9:55:14 AM (14 years ago)
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merge -r651:671 $SVN_M/branches/stable

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    33MINDI CHANGES
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     51.0.8-4 (2006-06-10)
     6- nfsmount option added to allow redeployment from another NFS server (Bruno Cornec)
     7
    581.0.8-3 (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)
     9- exec-shield removed for mindi (Bruno Cornec)
     10- Fix a bug for ia64 build in mindi where locallib was undefined (Bruno Cornec)
     11- Fix a bug for SuSE and Debian where $dfam was used in install.sh (Bruno Cornec)
     12- Make the init script mdadm-aware (Andree Leidenfrost)
    1413
    15141.0.8-2 (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)
     15- Fix bugs in the swap+LABEL code found on rhel4 (Peter Naber/Bruno Cornec)
     16- PXE mode now supports change of NIC for redeployment (Bruno Cornec)
    2017
    21181.0.8-1 (2006-05-25)
    2219- 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)
     20- Fix a bug when a disk less than 2.8 MB can be built, to include enough modules to support SCSI cds (Bruno Cornec)
     21- Fix a bug in .spec for RPM build (%attr now unused) (Bruno Cornec)
     22- Add support for LABEL on swap partitions (Michel Loiseleur + Julien Pinon)
     23- Attempt to fix bug 6827 (addition of a script for busybox udhcpc to support pxe/dhcp restore) (Bruno Cornec)
    3324- support of dm and LVM v2 (Andree Leidenfrost)
    3425- 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)
     26- Fix a bug introduced by trying to avoid an error message when modprobe.d doesn't exist (Johannes Franken)
     27- Fix for Bug #6975 (/net is now excluded from kernel search location) (Bruno Cornec)
    4028- Allow 5670 MB fllopy disks for lilo as well (Bruno Cornec)
    4129- Add missing net modules (Klaus Ade Johnstad)
     
    43311.0.7 (2006-03-10)
    4432- 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)
     33- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds (Bruno Cornec)
     34- init revamped (removed unnecessary second general module loading phase, start NFS appropriately depending on PXE or simple NFS) (Andree Leidenfrost)
    5035- Changed module 'nfsacl' to 'nfs_acl' (Andree Leidenfrost)
    5136- Mindi/DiskSize is gone (Bruno Cornec)
    52 - useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed
    53   (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
     37- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
    5438- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
    5539- Bug fix for chown in install.sh (JeffS)
    5640- CHANGES renamed also in install.sh now (Bruno Cornec)
     41- rpmlint cleanups
     42- Get mindi to look for analyze-my-lvm in it's library directory MINDI_LIB (See also Debian bug #351446.)
     43- mindi only deletes freshly created 1440kb images in case of error (See also Debian Bug #348966.) (Andree Leidenfrost)
     44- try standard grub-install in grub-MR restore script before trying anything fancy (Andree Leidenfrost)
     45- busybox mount should be called with -o ro for PXE (Make RHEL 3 works in PXE with a 2.6 failsafe kernel now available) (Bruno Cornec)
     46- Fix mindi for 2.6 Failsafe support (Bruno Cornec)
     47- mindi now depends on grep >= 2.5 (for -m option) (Marco Puggelli/Bruno Cornec)
     48- Fix a bug in LVM context for RHEL4 in GetValueFromField (Rémi Bondoin/Bruno Cornec)
     49- New RPM Build environement (Bruno Cornec)
     50- mindi now supports x86_64 natively (Bruno Cornec)
     51- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds (Bruno Cornec)
    5752
    58531.06 (2005-12-23)
    5954- mindi manpage added (Andree Leidenfrost)
    6055- 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)
     56- fix bugs for SuSE distro around tar, tr and find arguments order (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
    6357- new busybox.net version used for better PXE support (Bruno Cornec)
    6458- USB keyboard support (Bruno Cornec)
    6559- -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)
     60- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance) (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
     61- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball) (Bruno Cornec)
     62- install script rewritten and used for RPM build, with new layout (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
    7263- 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)
     64- use MONDO_LIB exported by mondoarchive instead of MONDO_HOME guessed (Bruno Cornec)
     65- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0, mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
    7766- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
    7867- 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)
     68- Code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements (Wolfgang Rosenauer/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec
     69- New switches for PXE mode (ping & ipconf, Cf README.pxe) (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
    8370- mindi-kernel added to SVN (Bruno Cornec)
    8471
    85721.05 (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)
     73- Bug fix for ldd output incorrectly handled, leading to "grep not found" error (Andree Leidenfrost)
     74- NFS now works in interactive mode, and nolock problems are solve (Andree Leidenfrost)
     75- IA-64 support is now working for rhel 3 (Bruno Cornec)
     76- add MINDI_CONF to the mindi LOGFILE (Philippe De Muyter)
     77- Speed up fdisk'ing dev/ida raid devices (Philippe De Muyter)
    9678
    97791.04 (2005-05-03)
    9880- 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)
     81- added 'ide-generic' module to IDE modules in mindi to ensure that kernels with fully modularised IDE sub-system boot
     82- rewrote script 'wait-for-petris' to ensure that petris actually starts and can be restarted reliably
     83- fixed syntax error in mindi where a wrong delimiter is used in and sed call when processing file '/etc/issue.net'
     84- removed '#!/bin/bash' from file 'rootfs/etc/bashrc' (bashrc get sourced, not executed)
    10785- removed executable flag from:
    108   - 'rootfs/etc/ld.so.cache'
    109   - 'rootfs/root/.profile'
     86- 'rootfs/etc/ld.so.cache'
     87- 'rootfs/root/.profile'
    11088
    111891.03 (2004-09-29)
     
    11593- better kernel-level logging
    11694- 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  
     95- fixed obscure bug which occasionally stopped mindi from correctly finding and documenting all LVM2 LVM-on-RAID volumes
    120961.01 (2004-06-21)
    12197- added ide_tape and other modules to mindi's config detection
     
    179155- better ISO support
    180156- 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
     157- added RUN_AFTER_INITIAL_BOOT_PHASE var at start of Mindi, which user may use to force Mindi to run command before bootstrapping to aux data disks or CD - e.g. 'echo engage > /proc/scsi/something'
     158- allow for Debian & other Stiefkinder that use 'none', not 'swap' as the mountpoint of the swap partition
    186159- 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
     160- added RUN_AFTER_BOOT_PHASE_COMPLETE to let user specify a command to be run by Mindi after it boots but before it runs mondorestore
    189161- re-worked install.sh and tarball not to use tgz's
    190162- cleared up the boot msg
     
    206178- clean up some calls to grep, esp. partition_mountpt=...
    207179- 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
     180- made first line refer to bash, not sh, to make sure the Debian people know Mindi requires bash, not hs
    210181- 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
     182- disabled code which would make Mindi use sfdisk instead of fdisk if it looked as if Debian's fdisk would misbehave
    213183
    214184v0.91 (2003-04-04)
     
    221191- try harder to boot from CD, even if tape fails
    222192- 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
     193- better resolution of relative softlinks, leading to fewer duplicates on data disks and therefore fewer data disks
     194- detect Debian+devfs; use sfdisk instead of fdisk in that eventuality, to work around yet another of Debian's warts
    227195- removed /lib/libuuid.* from rootfs.tgz
    228196- 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 :)
     197- mindi now uses gawk --traditional (making gawk behave in a functionally identical way to awk) - PASS; great, so now Debian needs to fix its awk :)
    231198- removed / from list of dirs accessed when trying to resolve deplist entry
    232199- spinner bugfix; handle odd LABELs properly (Tom Mortell)
     
    248215
    249216v0.71 (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)
     217- if your kernel's builddate doesn't match any of the kernels in your /boot directory then fudge the issue & find the closest match (*grumble* Debian)
    253218- scan tape & CD at start, to force inclusion of modules on boot device
    254219- double EXTRA_SPACE if >7 disks
     
    284249- added RPC support to uClibc
    285250- cleaned up creation of Mondo-Mindi configuration file
    286 - fixed bug in TryToFindKernelPath which stopped it from handling
    287   multiple, same-version kernels gracefully
     251- fixed bug in TryToFindKernelPath which stopped it from handling multiple, same-version kernels gracefully
    288252- cleaned up deplist.txt
    289253- receive 'DIFFERENTIAL' variable from Mondo
     
    301265- .spec file clean-up; automation; config file (Carl Wilhem Soderstrom)
    302266
    303 v0.64-1 (2002-07-14)
     267v0.64-1 (2002-07-13)
    304268- fixed RH7.3 readonly bug
    305269- improved nfs config file creation
     
    348312
    349313v0.62 (2002-04-08)
    350 - keep certain /dev directories compressed until boot-time, to allow
    351   Mindi to support larger kernels
     314- keep certain /dev directories compressed until boot-time, to allow Mindi to support larger kernels
    352315- cleaned up logging a lot
    353316- better detection of the kernel currently in use
     
    370333
    371334v0.58-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)
     335- reassemble large data/library files who have older 'mv' code which doesn't like to overwrite symlinks - affects older RH+Slack systems (Andrew Bulhak)
    374336- call /usr/bin/logger, not 'logger', in LogIt()
    375337- run chmod 755 `which start-nfs` before running start-nfs
    376 
    377338
    378339v0.58-r5 (2002-02-24)
     
    388349v0.58-r4 (2002-02-18)
    389350- 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
     351- use /tmp/groovy-stuff instead of /mnt/groovy-stuff for handling data disks and their contents, for tape users
    392352
    393353v0.58-r3 (2002-02-17)
     
    431391- moved many global vars to start of script
    432392- 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
     393- migrating to a single configuration file, /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg, for Mondo users; file is not in use yet but is there for future expansion
    435394
    436395v0.55 (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
     396- MINDI_HOME and MONDO_HOME defined at start of each source file, making it easier to relocate Mindi and Mondo if desired
    439397- tries to mount /dev/hd[a-h] at boot-time, looking for CD-ROM; was hd[a-d]
    440398- 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)
     399- Lin/Win users are much, _much_ less likely to run out of disk space now when restoring from backups (Carlos Molina)
    443400- patch from Andrej Borsenkow to help w/Mandrake 8.1
    444401- disabled ramdisk free space checker (some distros don't like it)
     
    464421- improved TryToFindKernelPath() function
    465422- 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
     423- finds and uses lilo.real if user is using Debian, a distro which installs a shell script where the lilo executable should go
    468424- improved support for XFS users who opt to use failsafe kernel
    469425- uses user's lsmod, depmod, insmod, etc.
     
    475431v0.52-2 (2002-01-10)
    476432- 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
     433- force failsafe kernel to provide reiserfs.o, xfs.o, jfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o and loop.o at boot-time, just in case
    479434- added /dev/sr[0-3] devices
    480435- copy LAST_FILELIST_NUMBER to /tmp, for compatibility with Mondo v1.3x
    481436- 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
     437- replace busybox's mount with standard libc5 mount ater restoring tools from floppies: NFS mounting requires full mount
    484438- always make mindi.iso
    485439
     
    493447- /sbin and /usr/sbin added temporarily to PATH when Mindi runs
    494448- 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
     449- if Mondo's tmpdir has post-nuke.tgz in it then extract it and incorporate its files in the data disks
    497450- 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
     451- if keyboard mapping dir (usu. /lib/kbd or /usr/lib/kbd) cannot be found then don't abort; simply tell the user the default keyboard mapping will be used
    501452- 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
     453- won't use LILO's optimizations when creating boot floppy; however, optimizations are used on CD unless --broken-bios in call to Mondo
    504454- 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
     455- tweaked how Mindi moves all.tar.gz around, to make it more Mondo-friendly
    507456- tweaked Mindi's disk-splitter
    508457- user must unmount /dev/loop0 before calling Mindi: LILO insists...
    509458- 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
     459- if not called by Mondo then don't let user choose Interactive/Nuke/ whatever; just offer Expert
    512460
    513461v0.51-1 (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 
    524 v0.50-4 (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'
     462- removed libm.* from rootfs.tgz
     463- replaced sh with busybox's ash
     464- upgraded busybox to 0.60-2; pared it down, too
     465- include tape-related modules on boot disk, if backing up to tape
     466- creates a tape-friendly tarball containing tools+modules
     467- reassembly of tools+libraries is more reliable now
     468- streamlined deplist.txt
     469- give user their localized keyboard layout at boot-time
     470- fix some cosmetic bugs
     471
     472v0.50-4 (2001-12-19)
     473- log Mindi's version# in the event of a fatal error
     474- make Mindi's boot-time output more esthetically pleasing
     475- if filesystem is type 'image', according to Mondo, then in filelist its partition type will be listed as the hexadecimal string (e.g.  'b', '83', etc.) and the partition mountpoint will be 'image'
    530476
    531477v0.50-2 (2001-12-15)
    532     - support for newer features in Mondo v1.3x
    533 
    534 v0.50-1
    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 
    542 v0.48-2
    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 
    554 v0.48-1
    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 
    567 v0.47
    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 
    579 v0.46
    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 
    589 v0.45
    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 
    620 v0.44
    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 
    627 v0.43
    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 
    655 v0.42
    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 
    716 v0.41
    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
     478- support for newer features in Mondo v1.3x
     479
     480v0.50-1 (2001-12-14)
     481- correctly lists RAID constituent partitions in mountlist
     482- breaks compatibility with Mondo v1.2x
     483- if user's fstab has weird line(s) then ignore; don't abort
     484- working on CDROM_MODS, trying to make it work on Stewart Charnell's hardware setup
     485- cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-init a bit
     486
     487v0.48-2 (2001-12-09)
     488- when insmod'g modules from ramdisk's root dir, use 'ls /*.o*' (was 'ls /*.*') to find them
     489- if RAID controller(s) are detected then pause for 10s to let them intialize by themselves (some 3ware RAID controllers require this)
     490- cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-ini; the former now controls initialization of hardware, drivers, tools, etc. and the latter runs mondo-restore if it exists
     491- better detection of and compatibility with SCSI CD-ROM drives
     492- chopsize is now 64KB; was 128KB
     493- cleaned up mindi's logging
     494
     495v0.48-1 (2001-12-08)
     496- better logging of find-and-mount-cdrom's progress (to /tmp/mondo-restore.log)
     497- somehow, lilo was re-enabled in deplist.txt; DISABLED (again *g*)
     498- added 'linear' to the list of modules Mindi always backs up
     499- if called by Mondo then pass the name & device of the user's boot loader to the restore phase, by copying BOOTLOADER.* to the ramdisk
     500- if loading from floppies then try to mount CD-ROM a 2nd time after extracting files from data floppies, just in case user is a CD user who couldn't get their CD-ROM drive to work initially
     501- added fix to make sure /root/images/mindi is created (Charlie Root)
     502- aware of 'iso' boot mode, for future expansion
     503
     504v0.47 (2001-12-04)
     505- added /dev/cdrom/cdrom[1-4] to the devices automatically excluded from mountlist.txt
     506- added '-f-' to the end of most tar commands, to see if it fixes a bug in some obscure Debian distros
     507- added network-related dependencies to deplist.txt
     508- if called by Mondo then don't write floppy images to disks; let Mondo do that: less irritating for user
     509- if called by Mondo then do some clever tricks to add mondo-restore and its dependencies (mondo-restore is now a dynamic executable)
     510- finally gotten klogd to squelch echoing of kernel msgs to console
     511
     512v0.46 (2001-11-29)
     513- finally fixed that 'lib/modules/2.4.12-xfs not found' bug! :-D
     514- cosmetic changes and minor bugfixes
     515- excluded lilo.conf and lilo from deplist.txt; use user's copy instead
     516- if your fstab mentions a RAID partition but your raidtab doesn't then Mindi will terminate in a sane manner with a sane error message
     517- fixed a bug in bug-me (heh, how ironic)
     518- include and run (sys)klogd to try to pipe kernel msgs to logfile
     519- call hdparm to speed up access to CD-ROM drive
     520
     521v0.45 (2001-11-15)
     522- disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
     523- include /etc/fstab in logfile
     524- removed lzop.* from aux-tools; should come from user's distro anyway
     525- tweaked data disk size and data disk formatting command
     526- make ISO bootable image (as well as floppies) when backing up to tape
     527- copy boot images (floppy + CD) from temp dir to /root/images/mindi after making them, just in case the user wants them later
     528- added md5sum to deplist.txt
     529- added pico->vi softlink to ramdisk
     530- in the ramdisk's /etc/bashrc, added /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/sbin to the PATH= command
     531- call insert-all-modules as background task; pause 3 seconds after calling it, before proceeding <--- /sbin/init
     532- call to devfs has been moved to before call to post-init
     533- added 'md5sum -> busybox' softlink
     534- Mindi now uses busybox's printf, md5sum, mount, umount, vi ...NB: I said, 'vi' :-) Now you have an editor again! :-)
     535- added lilo.real to deplist.txt, to allow for Debian's evil new distro
     536- added lzop to deplist.txt
     537- no longer including lzop in Mindi's tarball / RPM
     538- improved Mindi's error-reporting a little bit
     539- changed deplist.txt's /etc/* to just *
     540- restructured the calls in /sbin/post-init that reinitialize the LVM and RAID modules
     541- if mkfs.ext2 is not in PATH then abort
     542- Mindi uses a 'filename cache' to speed itself up at run-time (Jean-David Marrow)
     543- Red Hat 7.2 uses a weird /etc/issue.net; I've worked around it...
     544- tested with Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2
     545
     546v0.44 (2001-10-28)
     547- at boot-time, activate LV's if they exist
     548- restructured deplist.txt a bit (cosmetic change)
     549- re-enabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
     550- analyze-my-lvm fails gracefully if you're not using LVM but inserted the module anyway
     551
     552v0.43 (2001-10-21)
     553- made Mindi work with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
     554- if mkisofs is not found, say so; don't just say, 'an error occurred while I was trying to make an ISO image'
     555- when formatting and writing floppies, if /dev/fd0's size is indeterminable then I'll use /dev/fd0H1440 instead
     556- make sure xfs.o, jfs.o, reiserfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o modules are backed up (if they exist) to boot disks
     557- fixed a silly bug that stopped Mindi from handling its own modules properly; only affects newbie users with broken kernels (i.e. the very people that Mindi's failsafe kernel was meant to help!)
     558- added lzop (Marcus Oberhumer's file compressor) to aux-tools.tgz
     559- added Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch; if user uses the switch (i.e. '--cd-recovery yes') then the CD will boot to a screen that pauses until the user types RESTORE; then, it will enter Nuke Mode
     560- added Stephan Zegherd's "superformat" patch
     561- failsafe kernel is now 2.4.12 with XFS, JFS and lots of SCSI modules; the addition of XFS and extensive SCSI support will increase the size of Mindi's RPM / tarball significantly but I think it's worth it
     562- at boot-time, find out whether there are any RAID partitions; and if there are, whether they are 'started' yet; if not, run raidstart to start them at boot-time, before user can try to mount anything
     563- Mindi's failsafe kernel & modules are handled more elegantly now; if you have raid1.o, scsi.o, etc. loaded at backup-time then Mindi finds its corresponding modules in its tarball of failsafe modules and stores them so that at boot-time you can do SCSI, RAID, etc.
     564- removed gawk, printf from deplist.txt
     565
     566v0.42 (2001-10-10)
     567- make sure lvm-mod, raid0, raid1 and raid5 modules are backed up
     568- added 'you need a ramdisk' to FAQ
     569- changed the slice size from 20KB to 64KB; speeds up Mindi by 25% and doesn't have any negative side-effects (...that I can see)
     570- when searching for your current kernel version, do not examine a file if it does not exist (it sounds obvious, I know...)
     571- when asking user to send me a copy of their log file, point out that it may contain info which they do not want me to see but that they are SOL unless I can actually see their log file
     572- fixed a silly bug that would crop up when a Linux-Mandrake 8.1 user would use a devfs-enabled kernel and RAID partitions at the same time
     573- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
     574- data floppies are now 1.44MB each; boot floppy is still 1.72MB
     575- if binutils or libbinutils is not installed, abort
     576- fixed a bug which meant that some big files overwrote each other at backup-time and caused library-related problems are boot-time
     577- enabled comments ('#') in deplist.txt
     578- disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt; user may re-enable the line if s/he wants those tools available at boot-time
     579- tested successfully with the following distros - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel
     580- better at guessing the size of swap partition
     581- drop minix tools from deplist; user can restore them if s/he wants to use the minix filesystem
     582- don't backup _all_ cdrom modules (if backing up 'cdrom.o'); be selective! ...minor bug in ListKerneModulePaths has been fixed
     583- if the user has two glibc libraries - one in /lib and one in /lib/i686 - then Mindi will re-jig the softlinks so that only the version in /lib is backed up, to save space on the data disks
     584- major rewrite of the code that copies the tools and libraries from the data disks; prettier, faster and more stable (and did I mention how kind it is to your hard-working hands?)
     585- better handling of crazy libraries and softlinks thereto
     586- new boot-time script, 'bug-me', copies user's logs to a floppy and tells him/her to e-mail them to me if mondo-restore aborts
     587- ignore kernels named vmlinux (note the 'X'); traditionally, kernels are named vmlinuz (note the 'Z') or something similar
     588- no longer backup all modules to CD/tape; just backup the ones loaded at backup-time; this saves boot-time ramdisk space
     589- removed all references to LOOPDEVICE
     590- LVM is supported (experimental; watch this space...)
     591- included a tarball of 'sane' /dev/loop* nodes which will be extracted and added to the boot disk; this helps maintain Mindi's backward- compatibility with non-devfs kernels and distros
     592- when copying modules to boot or data disks, uncompress them first if they are gzipped (some distros come with compressed modules)
     593- no longer copies all loaded modules to the 2.88 MB El Torito bootable floppy image; instead, it copies FLOPPY_MODS to the 1.72 MB image, CDROM_MODS to the 2.88 MB image, and _all_ modules that were loaded at backup-time to the data disks - supports tape streamers, in conjunction with Mondo
     594- uses busybox's sync again; let's see if that breaks anything...
     595- if Mondo is backing up to tape streamer then write the tape's size to /tmp/TAPESIZE and the drive's device to /tmp/TAPEDEV-LIVES-HERE on the ramdisk
     596- floppy disk modules (ide-floppy.o and floppy.o) now are copied to the ramdisk, whether the user's kernel or the failsafe kernel is being used
     597
     598v0.41 (2001-09-28)
     599- excluded *.old from the 'boot.b' list when searching for boot.b
     600- updated Mindi's own failsafe kernel+modules to v2.4.10
     601- added umount to deplist again
     602- improved Mindi's support of modular kernels (esp. modular CD-ROM drive and floppy disk drives)
     603- don't accuse Linux 2.4.10 users of having a 'buggy kernel'
     604- restored the libc5 versions of sync and umount (dropped from deplist but also from busybox)
     605- fixed a lot of silly bugs related to incorporating Busybox in Mindi
     606- experimental LVM support
     607- added 'analyze-my-lvm' script to the tarball; Mindi uses it now
     608- able to recognize & record LVM mounts, adding them to the mountlist
     609- added the LVM executables (listed in the lvm-0.xx-i386.rpm) to deplist.txt; they won't be added unless you have them and you won't
    731610      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 
    756 v0.40
    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 
    779 v0.39
    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 
    822 v0.38                                                              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 
    831 v0.37                                                              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 
    849 v0.36                                                              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 
    861 v0.35
    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 
    869 v0.34
    870     - includes patch to rid Mindi of its dependence on /dev/loop devices
     611- added date and sync to deplist again
     612- when working on LVM stuff, use 'echo y | pvcreate -ff' (was '..-f')
     613- amended format-...-kludge to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between cols checked the fsck.reiserfs is in deplist.txt (yes it is)
     614- incorporated busybox 0.60-1; now, Mindi is faster at run-time and smaller at boot-time; you can fit a typical system onto 3 floppies; also, a kernel up to 1MB in size (approx.) can now be accommodated
     615- supports kernels that have MODULAR support for CD-ROM's or floppies
     616- Mindi copies only the loaded modules to the data disks but it copies _all_ modules to the CD, just in case
     617- thanks to busybox your floppy-based Mindi boot disk set should now be able to accommodate a kernel of up to 1MB in size
     618- boot into Expert Mode unless boot disk was generated by Mondo
     619- exclude all softlinks from list of 'eligible' kernels
     620- exclude kernels with 'vmlinux' in their names
     621- removed A LOT of files from deplist.txt's dependency list; they are listed in deplist.removed, in case you want to put them back :-)
     622- excludes libX11, libXext, libXi, libgtk, libgdk ALWAYS, whether you add them to deplist.txt or not; [cancel this by editing line 485]
     623- rewrote AddFileToDir() to make it more efficient (but slower...)
     624- strip chaff from binaries; strip comments from bash scripts; strip comments from /etc/termcap
     625
     626v0.40 (2001-09-16)
     627- if you use a softlink to your CD dev, e.g. /dev/cdrecorder->scd0, then Mindi should handle it properly now (i.e. not bomb out)
     628- if you have a large kernel & lots of modules loaded, Mindi will only copy as many modules to the ramdisk as will _fit_ on a ramdisk that will have to go alongside your kernel on a 2.88MB floppy disk
     629- if your kernel does not support loopfs, Mindi will say so & abort
     630- turned some warnings into fatal errors, to help the user to figure out exactly why Mindi won't work on their kernel
     631- changed mke2fs -N24 to -N32, to see if it helps braindead distros
     632- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
     633- gone back to the old 'insert-my-modules' for now; it's more reliable
     634- working on the 'insert-all-my-modules' script, to make it compatible with a wider range of insane distros and kernels
     635- dropped the '-c' option from LILO call - removed cdrecord, mkisofs, vi, route and diff from deplist.txt
     636- slowed down the 'split data between floppies' routine; made it try harder to squeeze more data onto each floppy
     637- excluding nvidia modules from the "insert-all-my-modules" script because it sometimes causes freeze-ups
     638- added code to copy your fstab, lilo.conf, etc. to a tarball which, in the event of an error, Mindi will ask the user to e-mail me
     639
     640v0.39 (2001-09-08)
     641- plays nicely with devfs, so long as your old /dev/hdX, /dev/sdX softlinks are still there :-)
     642- if your swap partition isn't mounted, Mindi will decide that it is 125MB; it used to abort but now it just warns & makes a good guess
     643- testing the failsafe kernel & associated scripts
     644- only use lilo's "-c" option if NOT a 2.88MB floppy disk image
     645- copes better with .o, .gz, etc. module suffixes
     646- better 'loaded modules / not loaded modules' feedback at boot-time
     647- semi-forces isofs and ide-cd (not isofs.o and ide-cd.o); the former will be more compatible with stock kernels - e.g. Red Hat, Mandrake; also added vfat, fat & a few other modules to the list of 'foced'.
     648- removed the '-c' switch from the call to LILO (some BIOSes don't like it very much)
     649- removed chaff from ramdisk's /etc/login.defs, saving approx 7K
     650- format the boot disks with -N 24 (was -N 64)
     651- do not insist on CD #1 (at boot-time) if there is no 'CD #' marker
     652- amend format-and-kludge-vfat; now, it will not abort if it cannot find its entry in mountlist; it doesn't need to find the entry anyway, except to check that the kludge works (which it does)
     653- if user chooses to use Mindi's failsafe 2.4.9 kernel, Mindi will load Mindi's versions of user's modules at boot-time
     654- make label-devices-as-necessary log its efforts
     655- added e2label and tune2fs to deplist.txt
     656- if you boot in Normal Mode, I'll call mondo-restore --interactive instead of just mondo-restore
     657- replaced K7-compatible 2.4.7 kernel with a 586-comp'ble 2.4.9 kernel
     658- improved the post-run clean-up
     659- force the copying/loading of isofs.o and ide-cd.o, which enhances Mindi's support for kernels that have modular CD-ROM support
     660- Interactive Mode offers to edit /tmp/mountlist.txt before running mondo-restore (good idea from F. Boon)
     661- /dev/hd[e-h]* have been added to the ramdisk
     662- disabled Cuckoo and Bootstrap Modes (they weren't doing anything anyway & were probably confusing some users)
     663- removed 'edit mountlist?' question (because mondo-restore takes care of that now, via a user-friendly mountlist editor)
     664- included a copy of mondo-manual.html
     665- only kludge /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1 (if vfat, of course); otherwise, use regular mkfs.vfat
     666- use mkfs.dos if mkfs.vfat does not exist
     667- moved some scripts from rootfs.tgz to Mondo's restore-scripts.tgz
     668
     669v0.38 (2001-08-18)
     670- clarified the 'more than one kernel found' comment
     671- updated the README to emphasize that the scripts are deprecated
     672- when displaying mountlist on screen, make it easier to read
     673- changed most 'echo's to 'LogIt()'s; log most screen output to /var/log/mindi.log
     674- user can now use a stock 2.4.7 kernel (which comes with Mindi) if the user's distro's kernel isn't right for a boot disk
     675
     676v0.37 (2001-08-11) - changed the boot screen a little bit
     677- changed the "cannot boot from CD-ROM" message (more informative now)
     678- if an 'insmod'ed module cannot be found, warn but don't abort
     679- that whole loop-mount/extract tgz to ramdisk thing --- if it fails, abort, don't try to continue; also, ask if loopfs is supported by kernel (if not, that might explain the error)
     680- in addition to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules, also search /root/oss/modules for kernel modules (Phillip Deackes)
     681- run syslog and klogd at restore-time, to pipe sys & knl messages to /tmp/mondo-restore.log
     682- default restore-time boot mode is now 'interactive' (unless the disk is a 1.72MB, in which case default mode is still 'expert')
     683- if CDROM can't find itself (long story, re: El Torito) then the script will say, "Your kernel is b0rken." This will reduce the number of erroneous error reports that I receive from users
     684- working on implementing Cuckoo Mode again
     685
     686v0.36 (2001-08-03)
     687- testing it with LM8, RH71 and Slack8
     688- explicitily exluding /mnt/floppy and /floppy from mountlist.txt
     689- warn if afio not found (Mondo needs afio)
     690- optional --custom <temp dir> <out dir> switch added, to let the user specify where the temp dirs and created images will be stored
     691- changed /sbin/init to install modules _before_ trying to mount CD-ROM (David Granz)
     692- create a gawk->awk shortcut at restore-time if necessary
     693- specifically exclude /dev/fd0h1440 and /dev/fd0H1440 from mountlist
     694- removed silly "was CD inserted?" message
     695
     696v0.35 (2001-07-31)
     697- if LILO fails, it writes its errors to the screen
     698- use user's boot.b and LILO instead of Mindi's
     699- tarball/RPM no longer includes boot.b or lilo
     700- mke2fs' output will be echoed to screen, if an error occurs
     701- doubled the -N inode allocations and removed some of the -i inode fiddles, just in case they are making Red Hat 7.1 choke
     702
     703v0.34 (2001-07-25)
     704- includes patch to rid Mindi of its dependence on /dev/loop devices
    871705      (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 
    875 v0.33
    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 
    891 v0.32
    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 
    906 v0.31
    907         - included DoJ's patch to make Mindi play more nicely with devfs
    908     - slightly better install.sh and README
    909 
    910 v0.30
    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 
    915 v0.29
    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 
    931 v0.28
    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 
    956 v0.26
    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 
    969 v0.25
    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 
    990 v0.24
    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 
    1006 v0.23
    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 
    1017 v0.22
    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 
    1034 v0.21
    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
     706- includes patch from 0ystein Skalsem, to fix a disk-formatting problem
     707- warns if kernel is 2.4.0-2.4.5; encourages user to upgrade
     708
     709v0.33 (2001-07-20)
     710- excludes all devices containing ':/' (i.e. NFS mountlists)
     711- the FORMAT/SYS replacement, "format-and-kludge-vfat" now writes its logfile to /tmp/format-and-kludge-vfat.log
     712- /etc/fstab now mounts floppies for read/write access by default
     713- format-and-kludge-vfat should only write to log once now
     714- added vi, top to deplist.txt
     715- updated the rootfs.tgz's README
     716- mountlist is written to screen as well as mountlist.txt
     717- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
     718- changed 'mkfs' lines, to format the loop-mounted files instead of the device nodes which makes Mindi work better with kernels 2.4.6+
     719- Mindi can now handle kernels of up to 930K in size
     720- sped up the process of spreading data files across data disks by approx 20%
     721
     722v0.32 (2001-07-18)
     723- software RAID is now supported
     724- added the 'raidtools' binaries to deplist.txt
     725- add /etc/fstab and /etc/raidtab to deplist.txt
     726- added /dev/md* to the ramdisk's /dev directory
     727- modified MakeMountlist() to calculate correctly the sizes of RAID partitions, if they are present in /etc/fstab
     728- moved the 'LOOPDEVICE=...' code into the regular main() section
     729- install-additional-tools makes a softlink '/etc/raidtab' that points to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/raidtab; also, '/etc/fstab.orig' that points to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/fstab
     730- added line to 'install-additional-tools' that will delete the dummy modprobe before installing data from datadisk(s)
     731- mkdir -p $outdir at the beginning, just in case...
     732
     733v0.31 (2001-07-16) - included DoJ's patch to make Mindi play more nicely with devfs
     734- slightly better install.sh and README
     735
     736v0.30 (2001-07-15)
     737- added klogd and syslogd to deplist.txt
     738- can now cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" entries in /etc/fstab
     739- should ignore NFS-mounted partitions now
     740
     741v0.29 (2001-07-14)
     742- stopped the 'modprobe' errors that used to occur at the beginning; they didn't mean anything but they did worry some novice users
     743- removed losetup from rootfs.tgz (wasn't doing anything useful)
     744- removed the 'txt-or-gui' stuff from Mindi (never used it anyway)
     745- added clear to deplist.txt
     746- moved rootfs.tgz's "mondo/" scripts to Mondo's "restore-scripts.tgz" tarball; tarball will be untarred and contents added to the data disks at run-time, if Mindi finds the tarball
     747- if user lacks fd0u1722 but has fd0h1722 then use the latter
     748- boot-up msg is more informative
     749- fixed obscure bug in find-and-mount-cdrom
     750- better at coping with hda1/2/3/4 (normal people use hda1/5/6/7 but if you really want to exhaust your primaries, well hey, your life)
     751- the 'outstring sucks!' message is now more informative
     752
     753v0.28 (2001-07-07)
     754- if AddFileToDir() is called with a file that does not exist, Mindi warns but does not abort
     755- should work with gzipped modules (which end in '.o.gz') and NVidia modules (which don't end in anything)
     756- should work with Red Hat's issue.net now
     757- misc. cosmetic changes to Mondo boot-time and restore-phase scripts, to make the visual output cleaner & more legible
     758- insist-on-cd retracts the CD tray after asking for next CD, in case the user did not close the drive before pressing <enter>
     759- if unable to create 1.72MB boot disk then warn but do not abort
     760- put creation date on the boot-up screen
     761- create data disks with tarballs up to 1700KB in size; tries harder to fill each data disk to the brim
     762- changed the call to make ext3 partitions; now, it uses a call to mkfs -t ext3 -j -Jsize=10 -q <device> (as requested by ext3 manual)
     763- tested w/ext3; works fine
     764- install-additional-tools doesn't call sync until after all softlinks have been finalized; that's to make sure we call the _right_ sync
     765- ramdisk is now (size of all files in data disks PLUS 8192) KB
     766- RPM and SRPM published
     767- mount CDROM at start of untar-me, just in case it wasn't mounted
     768- when restoring selectively, log the archives that have matches & the number of matches (inc. if zero)
     769
     770v0.26 (2001-07-05)
     771- has been tested with XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2 and vfat
     772- compatible (but not tested) with ext3
     773- better at finding your kernel, even if you have several kernels of the same version (now checks the build date, too)
     774- better file-spreading algorithm; a little faster; much more reliable
     775- includes a copy of LILO, to make the boot disks properly
     776- tells you how big the tarballs are, when it assembles them
     777- compare-me uses 'insist-on-cd' instead of internal subroutine
     778- it looks as if Mindi can actually cope with 920K kernels now :)
     779- fixed some silly multi-CD bugs that would stop big files from being restored if they were spread across CD's
     780
     781v0.25 (2001-07-04)
     782- uses its own copy of lilo
     783- removed all "~" (backup copies) from rootfs.tgz
     784- updated the rootfs's README - stablilo-me, not hack-me
     785- improved the formatting of the lilo.conf as it is created
     786- replace all libc5 tools with libc6 (user's) tools at restore-time
     787- added diff to deplist.txt
     788- copy io.sys and msdos.sys (if found) to data disk(s) at run-time; softlinks them to /*.sys at boot-time
     789- fixed some vfat formatting-related issues w/Embleer (always tricky); the kludge's error-handling is better and its exit is more graceful
     790- say 'type nuke to restore automatically' in msg if Mondo called me
     791- backup all modules, not just the ones present/loaded at run-time; the loaded modules go on boot disk but ALL go on data disk
     792- reduced the max data per disk from 1700 to 1680, to suit ext2's needs
     793- DidMondoCallMe() replaces 'ps ax | grep | blah blah'
     794- includes user's /etc/termcap and /usr/bin/pico on disk(s)
     795- cosmetic changes to restore-time scripts (spaces, newlines, etc.)
     796- pipe kernel's msgs to /var/log/messages
     797- make sure /etc/lilo.conf is 600 (RW by root only)
     798
     799v0.24 (2001-07-03)
     800- can accommodate a kernel >900KB in size
     801- generates lilo.conf on-the-fly; no default/template file anymore
     802- copies io.sys and msdos.sys to the CD (if you have them)
     803- add the embleer tarballs to mindi-0.xx.tgz, so that users can format and make bootable msdos/Win9x partitions
     804- added printf and hdparm to deplist.txt
     805- incorporated Bruno Cornec's Mondo 0.991 scripts in Mindi
     806- separated README into README, INSTALL and TODO
     807- fixed silly {ramdisk}/sbin/InsistOnCD bug
     808- took out mke2fs and libext from rootfs.tgz
     809- rootfs.tgz's "/etc/bashrc" now includes /usr/share/mindi
     810- compare-mode uses IDE optimization to speed things up
     811- don't quibble over resizing partitions if <2MB difference
     812- fixed silly InsistOnCD bug
     813
     814v0.23 (2001-07-02)
     815- don't copy *.mdsg to boot floppy image
     816- fixed erroneous 'cannot make ISO image' error message
     817- can accommodate a kernel as large as 890K
     818- now uses lilo, not syslinux (lilo works better w/2.88MB boot images)
     819- creates & formats disk images on the fly (no more .img.gz templates)
     820- boot disks are formatted ext2, like the data disks
     821- creates 1.72MB and El Torito 2.88MB boot floppies/images
     822- if called by Mondo, doesn't list images or offer to copy to FDD/CDRw
     823- includes the distro's name and kernel version in LILO's message
     824
     825v0.22 (2001-07-01)
     826- don't add a ramdisk; use rootfs & that's it
     827- dependency-calculator runs approx. twice as fast as in v0.20
     828- tested with Linux Mandrake 8.0; works well, if you recompile kernel to include floppy disk support (which LM8's kernel does not)
     829- supports bigger kernels now, up to 900K in size
     830- deplist.txt may now include directories, not just files
     831- ignores kernel filenames that are hyperlinks
     832- uses awk instead of gawk; drop the awk/gawk-finding thing
     833- uses gzip, not bzip2; dropped bzip2, mv, ls to make rootfs smaller
     834- copies user's /dev/fd0* devices to boot disk
     835- calls Mindi's copy of syslinux, not user's copy
     836- use modules' paths, e.g. instead of just 'insmod fubar', use 'insmod /lib/modules/2.4.5-ac117/vfat/fubar.o'
     837- in boot.msg, XXXXX is part 1 of the 2nd line, YYYYY is part 2 of the 2nd line, and ZZZZZ is Mindi's version# (in the 1st line)
     838
     839v0.21 (2001-06-30)
     840- df, du, find, lsmod, rmmod have been removed from rootfs.tgz
     841- at boot-time, inserts kernel modules w/user's original parameters
     842- deletes the slices after recombining them & restoring the files
     843- includes the MINDI_VER version number in boot.msg
     844- if boot disk is too small, lists the files & which one is too big
     845- syslinux now waits 10 seconds before booting floppy
     846- 'insert-all-my-modules' is copied to rootfs, not to a data disk
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