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Yard is a suite of Perl scripts for creating rescue disks (also called bootdisks) for Linux. A rescue disk is a self-contained Linux kernel and filesystem on a floppy, usually used when you can't (or don't want to) boot off your hard disk. A rescue disk usually contains utilities for diagnosing and manipulating hard disks and filesystems.

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Recent releases

  •  20 Jun 2001 19:59

    Release Notes: This release contains small tweaks to all scripts to eliminate -w warnings, small changes to improve check_root_fs, and changes to write_rescue_disk to warn about diskette space before writing the kernel.

    •  08 May 2001 05:16

      Release Notes: Configure fixed to ignore errors from ldconfig. Configure now checks dd for the seek error. check_root_fs bug fixed to handle glibc-2.2. yard_glob now does explicit environment variable substitutions, because the way glob() works has changed under Perl 5.6. Many changes to (mostly unnecessary files commented out). Existing file selection should fit on a diskette without pruning.

      •  16 May 2000 03:57

        Release Notes: Lots of configuration changes to facilitate packaging, config recognition of x86 and m68K (rdev is optional for m68K), minimal manpages for the scripts, objcopying of binaries and libraries with --strip-all, a fix for a big with check_root_fs ignoring dev=none or type=auto, check_root_fs checks version of libc against libnss_SERVICE files to catch common errors, and a fix for a bug with kernel_version() so it should work with built and pre-packaged kernels.

        •  08 Feb 2000 18:43

          Release Notes: Copy modules with strip-debug rather than strip-all, and an updated version number of libnss_files in Bootdisk_Contents to clear up some NSS problems that were preventing people from logging in.

          •  19 Nov 1998 17:12

            No changes have been submitted for this release.


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