Werner P. Schulz | 13 Nov 00:06 2014
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Own Rescue-CD based on grml

Last weeks I worked again on remaster grml
http://www.wp-schulz.de/rescue-cd-mit-grml.html

Perhaps it may be useful for some of us.

Greetings Werner

Patrick Schleizer | 18 Oct 19:50 2014
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Possible to run grml-debootstrap --vmfile inside docker?

Hi!

Was playing a bit with docker...

## On the host.
modprobe dm-mod

## Made my own image.
sudo apt-get install debootstrap
sudo -E /usr/share/docker.io/contrib/mkimage.sh -t $USER/minbase
debootstrap --variant=minbase stable

## Run a bash shell within.
sudo docker run -i -t $USER/minbase /bin/bash

## Install modprobbe.
apt-get install kmod

## Test modprobbe.
modprobe dm-mod
libkmod: ERROR ../libkmod/libkmod.c:554 kmod_search_moddep: could not
open moddep file '/lib/modules/3.16-2-amd64/modules.dep.bin'

Which failed, which is what grml-debootstrap would do.

And without dm-mod, also kpartx will fail.

Cheers,
Patrick

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Charles Alan Hewson | 14 Sep 18:08 2014
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GRML2USB encryption

Would it be practical to encrypt all of usb stick with grub2 modules? I have concerns about /boot on missing thumb drives.
Charles
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Carlos Carlos | 28 Aug 17:44 2014
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grml daily builds

Thanks Darshaka and Evgeni.
I didn't trust too much in md5 sums as I have seen in other daily build distro and unchanged/unmodified iso that the day it was build for the first time, lets say on 09 January, had x md5 then the automatic build system, rebuilt it again the next day, 10 January, and its md5 was different, who knows it could be the simple different number in the date or a glitch during the automatic build process, iso sizes were exactly the same, the iso was a final version so nothing was modified by the devs because they only add or change things between final versions not a day after a final version is released and their md5 were different.
That's why I thought the same thing happens in grml, iso is the same unless you see an increase or decrease in its size, md5 can be different as a matter or different date coded in the build so if you see the same size in 3 consecutive daily builds then you can expect no browser update, no openssl update and the like.
I don't know if the autobuild systems are controled by anything/anyone or if they simply keep rebuilding isos on a daily basis and autonomous way no matter if modifications were made or not, something like: It was programmed to do a rebuild every day at 11:00 or so
Thanks much for your replies.
<div><div dir="ltr">Thanks Darshaka and Evgeni.<br>I didn't trust too much in md5 sums as I have seen in other daily build distro and unchanged/unmodified iso that the day it was build for the first time, lets say on 09 January, had x md5 then the automatic build system, rebuilt it again the next day, 10 January, and its md5 was different, who knows it could be the simple different number in the date or a glitch during the automatic build process, iso sizes were exactly the same, the iso was a final version so nothing was modified by the devs because they only add or change things between final versions not a day after a final version is released and their md5 were different.<br>That's why I thought the same thing happens in grml, iso is the same unless you see an increase or decrease in its size, md5 can be different as a matter or different date coded in the build so if you see the same size in 3 consecutive daily builds then you can expect no browser update, no openssl update and the like.<br>I don't know if the autobuild systems are controled by anything/anyone or if they simply keep rebuilding isos on a daily basis and autonomous way no matter if modifications were made or not, something like: It was programmed to do a rebuild every day at 11:00 or so<br>Thanks much for your replies.<br>
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Carlos Carlos | 25 Aug 20:43 2014
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grml daily builds

Hi
I found the page that generates daily builds of unstable and stable grml, I notice that iso size can be exactly the same for 3 or 4 consecutive days so I suppose nothing was changed or added to the iso in those days, is this correct?. I might be wrong but I don't think there are devs coding new things or modifying old ones every single day.
I suppose that the app which generates the daily isos do it automatically and it doesn't matter if something new was added or not, modified or not, it simply keeps doing daily isos non stop, correct?.
Thanks in advance for any info.
<div><div dir="ltr">Hi<br>I found the page that generates daily builds of unstable and stable grml, I notice that iso size can be exactly the same for 3 or 4 consecutive days so I suppose nothing was changed or added to the iso in those days, is this correct?. I might be wrong but I don't think there are devs coding new things or modifying old ones every single day.<br>I suppose that the app which generates the daily isos do it automatically and it doesn't matter if something new was added or not, modified or not, it simply keeps doing daily isos non stop, correct?.<br>Thanks in advance for any info.<br>
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Jens Mueller | 15 Jun 23:58 2014
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Grml via ipxe's sanboot

Dear list,

I'm trying to boot GRML over ipxe's sanboot. It fails when mounting
root:
Begin: Mounting root file system ...
(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system

This is probably no surprise because sanboot is similar to booting using
memdisk but without a download delay.
mika wrote in "Booting ISO images from within GRUB2"
(http://michael-prokop.at/blog/page/3/)
"The good news is that Grml supports the memdiskfind/phram/mtdblock
approach out-of-the-box."
Meaning you do something like

modprobe phram phram=memdisk,$(memdiskfind)
modprobe mtdblock

as mentioned here http://www.syslinux.org/wiki/index.php/MEMDISK#Linux.
But memdiskfind returns nothing.

My ipxe config contains

:grmlsan
sanboot ${url}/iso/grml32-small_2014.03.iso || goto failed

Any hints to boot Grml over sanboot?

Jens
Dan D. | 15 Mar 01:49 2014
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PLEASE RE-ADD MIRRORS

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.

PLEASE ADD:

(USA)
http://mirrors-usa.go-parts.com/grml
ftp://mirrors-usa.go-parts.com/grml
rsync://mirrors-usa.go-parts.com/grml

(UK)
http://mirrors-uk.go-parts.com/grml
ftp://mirrors-uk.go-parts.com/grml
rsync://mirrors-uk.go-parts.com/grml

(Australia)
http://mirrors-au.go-parts.com/grml
ftp://mirrors-au.go-parts.com/grml
rsync://mirrors-au.go-parts.com/grml

(Russia)
http://mirrors-ru.go-parts.com/grml
ftp://mirrors-ru.go-parts.com/grml
rsync://mirrors-ru.go-parts.com/grml

(Brazil)
http://mirrors-br.go-parts.com/grml
ftp://mirrors-br.go-parts.com/grml
rsync://mirrors-br.go-parts.com/grml

(Japan)
http://mirrors.go-parts.com/grml
ftp://mirrors.go-parts.com/grml
rsync://mirrors.go-parts.com/grml

Thanks,
Dan 		 	   		  
ha | 3 Mar 12:09 2014
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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
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/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
network.
What should my /etc/exports look like to access the grml live cd at:
/lib/live/mount
adrelanos | 11 Jan 18:57 2014
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grml-debootstrap VM creation broken due to bug in kpartx?

Hi!

My grml-debootstrap configuration is here:
https://github.com/adrelanos/minimal-grml-debootstrap-test

(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:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=734794

Cheers,
adrelanos
John G. Heim | 3 Jan 03:22 2014
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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?

Gmane