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

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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?
John | 22 Nov 15:25 2013
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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.

Thanks!
chris21.roux | 5 Nov 23:19 2013
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Re: J'ai l'inux nom de code Canterbury


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John G. Heim | 18 Oct 19:29 2013
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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.

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adrelanos | 15 Oct 06:47 2013
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LANG variable, locales

Hi!

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
en_US.UTF-8.
- 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`?

Cheers,
adrelanos

[1]
Default Wheezy:
LANG="en_US.UTF-8"
LANGUAGE=
LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_NUMERIC="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_COLLATE="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY="en_US.UTF-8"
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adrelanos | 2 Oct 00:44 2013
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(grml-)debootstrap network timeout / retry settings?

Hi,

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
Acquire::Retries=3"?

Cheers,
adrelanos

Gmane