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Release Notes: This version allows USB drives to be marked "inaccessible", avoiding errors during the Volume ID scan. The same applies to hardware RAID controllers, where the underlying drives must not be confused with the RAID device. Software RAID1 partitions and codes are unaffected. This version fixes an issue where the 256 color bitmaps allowed specification of colors above 15.

Release Notes: This version addresses a screen clearing problem in the first stage loader, which was entirely rewritten to avoid the FF emulation code. Problems with the 2.4.21 kernel and hardware RAID controllers were fixed, and the boot installer is now friendlier to devfs kernels. The -M switch now installs Master Boot Loaders that pass lilo parameters transparently using the chain loader, and the "-T geom" switch now has more complete and useful output. "mkrescue" now dynamically determines the loopback device in use and works with devfs.

  •  16 Jun 2003 14:46

Release Notes: Enhancements to the -M and -A switches to handle activating and booting from extended partitions. The 'mkrescue' --iso option has been given a special flag for CD booting. Cleaner cautionary messages and interaction when handling VolumeID changes to avoid Windows NT conflicts.

Release Notes: This release makes the transition to "large-memory" loading of extremely large initial ramdisks transparent to the user. Checks of the hard disks on a system should now handle problem situations of "duplicate volume IDs" in a smoother fashion. Careful avoidance of WinNT volume ID changes has been incorporated. The "mkrescue" utility now has a "--iso" option to make bootable CD rescue disks.

Release Notes: This release updates "mkrescue" so that a prior boot with LILO is no longer required. Switches were added to the boot installer to support the operation of "mkrescue" in this new way. A compile-time switch was added to support Dell "suspend" partitions. An active suspend partition on the C: drive alters the meaning of "vmdefault=", which should specify the suspend partition. The coding is a kludge at the moment just to gather user feedback. Compilation with this switch enabled will probably not be included in the mainstream LILO distribution.

  •  11 May 2003 01:47

Release Notes: This version cleans up the interaction between kernels compiled with DEVFS_FS, but which do not mount 'devfs'. With many of these systems, the /dev directory does not have the entries referenced by /proc/ partitions, which led to problems with previous 22.5.* releases.

  •  28 Mar 2003 14:36

Release Notes: This release updates the boot scheme to account for BIOS glitches that cause problems for 22.5. Backups are now handled in a more consistent fashion. Several new configuration file keywords were added to control use of latest enhancements.

Release Notes: DR-DOS/Windows compatible volume labels are used to make booting more flexible and reliable in an environment where disks are switched in and out. Graphic support for 640 x 480 x 256 color bitmaps using VESA mode 0x101 is added. A keyword 'master-boot' is added to "other=" sections for booting DOS, Windows, and OS/2 from drives other than the first drive. There are also cleanups and bugfixes in the RAID1 support.

Release Notes: DR-DOS/Windows compatible volume labels are used to make booting more flexible and reliable in an environment where disks are switched in and out. Graphic support for 640 x 480 x 256 color bitmaps using VESA mode 0x101 is added. There are also cleanups and bugfixes in the RAID1 support.

Release Notes: DR-DOS/Windows compatible volume labels are used to make booting more flexible and reliable in an environment where disks are switched in and out. There are also cleanups and bugfixes in the RAID1 support. Source and binary are provided.

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