LILO version 22.5.6 is released

LILO version 22.5.6 is released

Post by johninsd at san dot rr dot co » Tue, 01 Jul 2003 13:50:28



LILO release 22.5.6 is based upon Werner Almesberger's LILO version 21.

Version 22.5.6 is a bugfix update to version 22.5.5

o  Cranky raid installation is fixed; i.e., all spurious error messages are
gone.
o  Certain raid1 installations (skewed) now boot properly when a disk fails.
This
   bug affects releases back to 22.5.

Version 22.5.5 is a minor update to version 22.5.4

o  Improve 'mkrescue' --iso option with 'el-torito-bootable-cd' flag
o  '-M' switch gives option of 'mbr' or 'ext' loaders; latter will boot
   from extended partitions
o  '-A' switch recognizes 'ext' loader, and allows activating extended part.
o  Chain loader begins with memory map from second stage; also can merge
   mapped drives into the drive map; never more than one EBDA drive mapper

Version 22.5.4 is a minor update to version 22.5.3

o  Bugs in caching algorithm fixed.  With no BIOS data check, IDE drives
   are correctly assigned before SCSI drives.  Volume ID check corrected.
o  Compilation option SUSPEND, for optional booting from a suspend
   partition using 'vmdefault='.  This is disabled in the standard release.
o  Updated 'mkrescue' will produce a bootable diskette without a prior
   LILO boot.  Plus '--iso' option will produce a bootable CD image.

Version 22.5.3 is a minor update to version 22.5.2

o  Handle kernels with DEVFS_FS compiled in, but 'devfs' not mounted and
   not supported by the existing /dev directory hierarchy.

Version 22.5.2 is a minor update to version 22.5.1

o  Handles reiser4 filesystem
o  Bugfixes: raid-extra-boot=/dev/XXX where XXX is outside the raid set,
   bootloader get number of hard drives
o  -M switch creates backup files of sectors (-s and -S switches)

Version 22.5.1 is a minor update to version 22.5

o  Writearounds are included for two BIOS bugs which could kill 22.5:
   - Video BIOS destroy's DX register
   - BIOS does not pass boot device code in DL
o  Boot sector backups are handled in a more consistent fashion.
o  Optional configuration file keywords are added:  master-boot, boot-as=,
   raid-extra-boot=mbr, bios-passes-dl= (or -Z switch).

Version 22.5 is a major update to version 22.4.1

o  Booting is based upon industry-standard volume labels (s/n), which are
   translated to BIOS device codes.  Changes in the disk configuration
   which cause the BIOS to assign device codes in a different order should
   be transparent to the user.
o  256-color bitmap boot screens are now supported using VESA video BIOS
   extensions.  Both RGB and RLE encoded  *.bmp  files are supported.

Versions 22.4, 22.3, 22.2, 22.1, 22.0 are major updates to version 21.

*** THE VERSION 22 RAID1 IMPLEMENTATION IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH VERSION 21.

Those using version 21 should read 'README.raid1' before installing these
new codes.  There is a compatibility mode (lilo -x mbr-only) for existing
RAID1 installations which are not going to be converted to the Version 22
implementation.

Source code is available for download from:

  http://brun.dyndns.org/pub/linux/lilo               (developer's site)

Or from the main distribution site:

  ftp://metalab.unc.edu/pub/Linux/system/boot/lilo    (please use)

See the distribution file 'CHANGES' for details of the differences between
22.5.6 and prior releases.

--John Coffman <johninsd at san dot rr dot com>

LILO version 22++ links at:
  http://freshmeat.net/projects/lilo

 
 
 

1. lilo version 22 beta release

BETA test --- LILO 22.0 --- 20-Jun-2001

Major LILO update, largely compatible with version 21, but not entirely.

READ THE FILE 'INCOMPAT' IN THE SOURCE DIRECTORY

1.  The password facility is significantly reworked to enhance security with
interactively entered passwords.

2.  Raid1 installation behavior is completely different; but there is a
compatibility mode, if you ask for it.

3.  A boot loader which supports a 640x480x16 bitmapped startup screen is
available.

Examples are in the 'sample' subdirectory, below the source directory.

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If you download and use this code, please tell the author if it works for
you.  I know I'll hear from you if it doesn't.   :-)


20-Jun-2001

http://www.brun.dyndns.org/pub/linux/lilo/beta/lilo-22.0-beta.tar.gz
or
ftp://brun.dyndns.org/pub/linux/lilo/beta/lilo-22.0-beta.tar.gz

LILO version 21.7 (24-Feb-2001) source at
http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/system/boot/lilo
patches to -2 at ftp://brun.dyndns.org/pub/linux/lilo

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