LILO version 22.6 released
From: JohnInSD At san DOT rr dot COM (bitbucket_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 19:48:31 GMT
LILO release 22.6 is based upon Werner Almesberger's LILO version 21.
Version 22.6 is a minor update to version 22.5.9
o Add keyword "unattended" for noisy serial line boot consoles.
o Provide for compilation on 64-bit Linux (IA-64).
o Remove NASM dependency for compilation.
o Allow "root=" to use "LABEL=name" syntax.
o Add local image descriptor keyword "addappend=".
o Provide for servers with more than 16 hard disks.
Version 22.5.9 is a minor update to version 22.5.8
o Add "bmp-retain" keyword for those using splash screens at startup.
o Binary distribution adds a statically linked copy of LILO.
o Bugfix for duplicated volume IDs at boot-time; adding a disk often
resulted in a "Timestamp mismatch" panic stop.
Version 22.5.8 is a minor update to version 22.214.171.124
o Add keyword "max-partitions" for developers of new disk drivers.
o Fix -r flag so that /proc/partitions is opened before the chroot.
o Volume ID disk scan bypasses disks marked "inaccessible".
Version 126.96.36.199 is a minor update to version 22.5.7
o Fix fatal bug on 'devfs' systems with multiple SCSI drives
Version 22.5.7 is a minor update to version 22.5.6
o Include several accumulated updates to prior version.
o New first stage loader so actual VIDEO ENABLE is done; no more FF.
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
o Certain raid1 installations (skewed) now boot properly when a disk fails.
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
Source code is available for download from:
http://lilo.go.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
22.6 and prior releases.
--John Coffman <johninsd at san dot rr dot com>