Dan D. | 15 Mar 01:49 2014


We previously had these same mirrors up under Go-Part.com but then changed our domain to Go-Parts.com. The
mirror links then dropped off. We apologize deeply for this, and assure you that this is a one-time event.
Going forward, the mirrors will stay up for a very long time to come, and are being served from very reliable
and fast servers, and being monitored and maintained by a very competent server admin team.






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ha | 3 Mar 12:09 2014

Typo or missing feature and a basic question

I'm new to grml so please excuse me if this on wrong list or similar.

Recently I've tried to install debian using grml and I found something 
that could be a typo:
Line 136 of config file:
# Run scripts from /etc/debootstrap/pre-scripts/ after setting up chroot.
Shouldn't it state "/etc/debootstrap/scripts/" ?

In config file I've found extrapackages, but on the man page of 
grml-debootstrap there is no option extrapackages. Is this 
intentionally? This option is not implemented or simply not documented?

Additionally , I would be grateful for a help on how to use scripts from 
"scripts" direcotry. My plan was to add a script to compile a program 
(for instance dwm), however I was unable to achieve this. I'm unsure if 
this is feasible at all, and whether I'm positioned at the right 
directory (or how to check that). I invoked command with the -d flag:
grml-debootstrap -d FILE

Finally, I have troubles at debugging debootstrap stages. If someone 
would show me how to do that, perhaps I could solve the previous problem 
by myself. I've read somewhere about install_notes file that could be 
used for this, but I haven't found much on it - assuming that I 
understood that correctly.

Thanks in advance.

Tom Moore | 28 Jan 17:54 2014

/etc/exports not being created when using grml-terminalserver package

Hi guys,
I have ran the grml-terminalserver-config and grml-terminalserver
scripts to get the environment going for pxebooting machines on my
What should my /etc/exports look like to access the grml live cd at:
adrelanos | 11 Jan 18:57 2014

grml-debootstrap VM creation broken due to bug in kpartx?


My grml-debootstrap configuration is here:

(I think it's quite useful to have a single script/configuration around
for producing minimal instructions on how to produce that bug.)

grml-debootstrap keeps failing for me.
umount: /mnt/debootstrap.23035: device is busy

I guess it could be because this bug in kpartx:

John G. Heim | 3 Jan 03:22 2014

grml virtual machine

I want to create a custom grml ISO that has a kernel patched for 
hardware speech synthesiers. There's a bug in the kernel code so most 
hardware speech synths don't work. If I can put ma custom compiled 
kernel on a grml disk, I can use it with my hardware speech synth.

The man page for grml-live recommends running it on a virtual machine 
running grml.  That sounds like a good idea. I have a VMWare player 
virtual machine booted into grml from the latest 32-bit iso file. But I 
am uncertain as to what to do next. Should I use grml2usb or 
grml-debbootstrap or something else?

What's the best way to set up a virtual machine to run grml?
John | 22 Nov 15:25 2013

Cannot find code to color by file extensions on an ls

I just opened a new bug report (http://bts.grml.org/grml/issue1286) wherein I ask to have some file
extensions added to the list to color red on an `ls` but find myself clueless where exactly this "color
these extensions red on an ls" resides.  The only thing I can find in /etc/zsh/zshrc begins on line #3116
but I do not understand it.  Can someone point me to where this list is defined?  My request should be as
easy as adding the new extensions to some array I would think.

chris21.roux | 5 Nov 23:19 2013

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John G. Heim | 18 Oct 19:29 2013

using persistence

I can't find any documentation on what persistence can do for me. What 
can I do with it? What I need to do is create a flash drive that runs a 
script upon boot. Can I do that?

I created a flash drive with persistence but now I'm not sure how to use it.

John G. Heim, 608-263-4189, jheim <at> math.wisc.edu
adrelanos | 15 Oct 06:47 2013

LANG variable, locales


Would you agree, that a system created by grml-debootstrap should be
as close to stock Debian as possible?

- In a default Wheezy installation, the LANG variable is set to
- In system created by grml-debootstrap. the LANG variable is empty.

Also the output of `locale` differs. [1]

Am I missing an option in grml-debootstrap?

Should this be added to grml-debootstrap?

What is the recommended way (from a Debian derivative perspective)
changing the default of `locale`?


Default Wheezy:
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adrelanos | 2 Oct 00:44 2013

(grml-)debootstrap network timeout / retry settings?


is it possible to add apt-like options to (grml-)debootstrap to get
higher timeouts / more retries when network is slow / flaky?

Options comparable to "--option Acquire::http::Timeout=180" or "--option

Andras Korn | 4 Oct 23:24 2013

[HOWTO] Packaging up out of tree Intel network drivers and adding them to grml


I packaged a few of Intel's out of tree NIC drivers from
http://sourceforge.net/projects/e1000/ as dkms based .debs and included them
in a custom grml image.

I'll explain how; if there is interest, I can also share my packages
(although, as you'll see, they're likely sub-par, because I did not take the
time to really understand what I was doing; in particular, I fear the e1000e
module may not always build correctly at grml-live time, while it builds
correctly on the live system).

1. I grabbed some tarballs from http://sourceforge.net/projects/e1000/:

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   269997 Sep  5 16:25 e1000e-2.5.4.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   303648 Sep 17 02:23 igb-5.0.6.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   362747 Sep 30 23:21 ixgbe-3.18.7.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   140096 Sep 30 23:31 ixgbevf-2.11.3.tar.gz

2. I extracted each.

3. I moved the contents of foo-1.2.3/src to foo-1.2.3 itself in each.

4. I created a dkms.conf like the following in the root of every driver root
directory (i.e. foo-1.2.3/):

CLEAN="make clean"
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