Provided by: mindi_1.06-1ubuntu1_i386 bug


       mindi - a tool for creating boot/root disks


       mindi -v| --version| -V| -version
       mindi --findkernel
       mindi --makemountlist file
       mindi [--max-compressed-size max] --custom parameters


       mindi  creates  a set of boot/root floppy disk images and/or a bootable
       ISO image using files from the system it runs on.  mindi will try  hard
       to  reproduce  the  environment  of  its  host  system including loaded
       modules to ensure that the system  can  be  booted  properly  from  the
       created  rescue media.  mindi is used by monodarchive(8) to produce the
       required boot/root floppy or CD images but  can  also  be  used  stand-

       For  stand-alone  usage,  mindi  is  called  without  any parameters or
       switches. It will then interactively ask the user for  all  information
       required to create a set of boot/root media.

       The  probably  more  frequent way of calling mindi is non-interactively
       from  mondoarchive(8)  using  the   --custom   switch.   All   required
       information is then provided via command line parameters.  The sequence
       of these parameters is listed below.


       -v| --version| -V| -version
              Prints the version of mindi.

              Finds the image of the running kernel in the file system.

       --makemountlist file
              Creates a mount list and writes it to file file.

       --max-compressed-size max
              Maximum size for disk image in KB.

       --custom parameters
              Provide all required parameters  to  mindi  for  non-interactive
              calling.  This  usually  means a call from mondoarchive(8).  The
              following parameters are used:
              01) directory to use for temporary files
              02) directory to put disk images in
              03) path to kernel image
              04) tape device
              05) tape size [MB]
              06) total number of files in file list
              07) use LZO [yes|no]
              08) CD recovery media [yes|no]
              09) devices to include
              10) conservative LiLo settings [yes|no]
              11) number of last file list
              12) estimated total number of slices
              13) devices to exclude
              14) compare mode [yes|no]
              15) use lilo [yes|no]
              16) use star (rather than tar) [yes|no]
              17) internal tape block size [bytes]
              18) number of diffenrential backup
              19) make non-bootable [yes|no]
              (Blank parameters must be specified as "" on the command  line.)


       mindi  writes  some  output to the console and extensive information to
       log file /var/log/mindi.log.  When seeking technical support for mindi,
       please attach this file to your email.


              Log file of mindi run. Contains important information to analyze
              mindi problem reports.

              List of files to be included on boot/root disks.

              Number N of multiple tar balls  together  containing  root  file
              system for rescue media.

              Single tar ball of root file system for rescue media.

              initrd image for bootable ISO image.

              mindi boot floppy of size F [KB].

              mindi root floppy of size F [KB].

              mindi data floppy number N for boot/root floppies.

              mindi bootable ISO image.


       mondoarchive(8), mondorestore(8).

       See mailing list at for technical support.


       The  target location for the image files created by mindi is hard-coded
       to /root/images/mindi.  As  a  workaround,  it  is  suggested  to  make
       /root/images  a  symbolic  link  to  the desired location for the image


       Hugo Rabson (coding)
       Jesse Keating (packaging)
       Stan Benoit (testing)
       Mikael Hultgren (docs)
       Bruno Cornec (coding)