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Yard

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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  •  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 Bootdisk_Contents.in (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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