Release Notes: Supports the Enhanced Multi-Disk (RAID) driver, which is still new to the 2.6 kernel. Drives underlying a full-disk RAID-1 (/dev/md_dXX) array are automatically taken to be "inaccessible" to avoid Volume ID conflicts. This action may be suppressed with the keyword "noraid". A command line switch (-H) allows installation of a boot loader on a degraded RAID-1 (/dev/mdXX) array. See the updated man pages for 'lilo' and 'lilo.conf' for additional information.
Release Notes: The interpretation of "unsafe" has been extended from devices to include partitions. Boot loader installation on a RAID-1 partition with a failed device will now proceed, although a cautionary message is issued. Booting to the operational device should be okay.
Release Notes: The Makefile has been corrected to properly make the DOS executable.
Release Notes: Matching of boot selection was altered from exact matching to matching the first characters. Compilation of a DOS/Windows utility, LILO.COM, was added. This implements the -q, -R, -V (-C -m -v) switches, and its primary use is to re-set the default boot command line (-R).
Release Notes: The NASM dependency for compilation on the x86_64 platform has been removed. The 'dev86' package (i386 version ok) is still required. Compilation is clean on Fedora Core 2 (x86_64), after dev86 is installed from the i386 RPM. This is a debug release (minor version > 50), which turns on verbose boot-time debug output. It is fully functional when compiled in either the i386 or x86_64 environment.
Release Notes: This is the first test release for compilation in the IA64 environment, in addition to the i386 environment. It contains all of the updates included in previous "beta3" release for compilation with 2.6 kernel headers and glibc 2.0 to 2.3, inclusive.
Release Notes: A new "unattended" keyword was added for noisy serial lines, which prevents garbage characters from stopping the timer. Several compilation issues with newer versions of glibc (2.3.3) and with the Linux kernel headers (2.6.6) were fixed. The distribution is a patch file in the "beta" subdirectory, and applies to the 22.5.9 source code in the main directory.
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.
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.