Keller Florian | 4 May 14:41 2006
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Re:Re: How to use Splashscreen grml Scripts

>> What exactly are you missing? Or better: what do you want to do? :-)

Yes, I want to make packages beside your Distro like CiscoVPN Client, CitrixICA Client and 
some others. In slax I could make for this Modules .mo files, compressed with SquashFS. If
I change something (changed a lot of stuff  <at>  moment :)), I've to to create whole GRML image.

So if your image would be splitted it would be better for customizing :). Something Like that maybe:

- Kernel
- Kernel Source
- X-System
- Security Tools
- Graphic Tools
etc ... :)

Thats all that I miss in your Distribution.

Thanks for the infos about the Splash integration. I made a little Script for an ASCII Splash Screen :).

regards,
Flo
Unix Specialist
Martin Yazdzik | 4 May 19:43 2006
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grub?

Dear Friends,

I have decided, probably against sane better judgement to go to grml as my 
main mission critical OS.

Now, since I have been booting from grub on my other linux partition, I wish, 
obbviously, to boot from the grub files in /boot, as I am going to delete the 
other partition entirely.

I need therefore, to make sure the computer boots from grml before I do 
anything else.  

Good old days;  grub install /dev/sda

response from grub:

grub> install /dev/sda

Error 12: Invalid device requested

grub> install /dev/hd0

Error 12: Invalid device requested

grub>

Have I done something to hurt its feelings?

Best,
Martin
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Michael Prokop | 4 May 19:58 2006

Re: How to use Splashscreen grml Scripts

* Keller Florian <Florian.Keller <at> zuerich.ch> [20060504 15:15]:

> >> What exactly are you missing? Or better: what do you want to do? :-)

> Yes, I want to make packages beside your Distro like CiscoVPN
> Client, CitrixICA Client and some others. In slax I could make for
> this Modules .mo files, compressed with SquashFS. If I change
> something (changed a lot of stuff  <at>  moment :)), I've to to create
> whole GRML image.

> So if your image would be splitted it would be better for
> customizing :). Something Like that maybe:

> - Kernel
> - Kernel Source
> - X-System
> - Security Tools
> - Graphic Tools
> etc ... :)

> Thats all that I miss in your Distribution.

Do you mean this kind of modules?
http://slax.linux-live.org/modules.php

So to get the idea: you want to have a single file which includes a
specific software (let's say CitrixICA Client) and want to add this
to a running grml system, right?

> Thanks for the infos about the Splash integration. I made a little
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Martin Yazdzik | 4 May 20:14 2006
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Re: grub?

grub> root (hd0,3)
 Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83

grub> setup (hd0)
 Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... no
 Checking if "/grub/stage1" exists... no

Error 15: File not found

I know I am forgetting something..

sorry.

MOn Thursday 04 May 2006 14:08, you wrote:
> oh I forgot something :)
>
> >root (hd0,0)
> >setup (hd0)
>
> on root you have to insert the position of the /boot partition.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Tony
>
> 2006/5/4, Martin Yazdzik <yazdzik <at> nyct.net>:
> > Dear Friends,
> >
> > I have decided, probably against sane better judgement to go to grml as
> > my main mission critical OS.
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Martin Yazdzik | 4 May 20:23 2006
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Re: grub?

On Thursday 04 May 2006 14:19, you wrote:
Deat tw,

partitions:

sda1  -windows
sda2 - swap
sda3 old debian
sda4 - grml

current grub refers to the /boot on /dev/sda3, which I am going to remove, and 
I need it to refer to /dev/sda4/boot/brub and so on.

Any ideas?

Best wishes,
M

> does grub already work on your system? os is that the first install on
> your system, sorry this part I haven't understand.
>
> 2006/5/4, Martin Yazdzik <yazdzik <at> nyct.net>:
> > grub> root (hd0,3)
> >  Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
> >
> > grub> setup (hd0)
> >  Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... no
> >  Checking if "/grub/stage1" exists... no
> >
> >
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Martin Yazdzik | 4 May 20:41 2006
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Re: grub?


> Thanks for you patience...
>
>    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/sda1               2        1403    11261565    7  HPFS/NTFS
> /dev/sda2            1404        1534     1052257+  82  Linux swap /
> Solaris /dev/sda3   *        1535        5995    35832982+  83  Linux
> /dev/sda4            5996        6930     7510387+  83  Linux
>
>
> Currently, /boot/grub/ refers back to /dev/sda3. or hd0,2.
> /dev/sdsa4 is grml, where I would like grub to look for the /boot file, as
> I am going to remove /dev/sda3 as an OS and use it for data.
>
> Best,
> M
Keller Florian | 5 May 12:54 2006
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Re: How to use Splashscreen grml Scripts

Hello,

>Do you mean this kind of modules?
>http://slax.linux-live.org/modules.php

>So to get the idea: you want to have a single file which includes a
>specific software (let's say CitrixICA Client) and want to add this
>to a running grml system, right?

Yes thats one part that I miss :), but I dont care if the system state
is running or down. It would be nice if the grml main release is also 
in Package Formats (like slax) the Current release looks like that:

01_kernel.mo (compiled kernel)
02_core.mo (Main System/Config files)
03_xwindow.mo (Xorg 7)
09_slax.mo (Slax Stuff)
11_popcorn.mo (XFCE Window Manager)

Lets think about someone that didnt like XFCE remove easily the 11_popcorn.mo 
package and add 11_kde.mo package.

Or if someone code stuff or need dev package to compile something could also
temporary add the development_tools.mo package :).

I would love such features :).

>> Hm, I'm thinking about an ACII version of a bootscreen, maybe
>> there's a nice-looking way to do this via ASCII only. Hmmm... :)

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Michael Prokop | 5 May 13:06 2006

Re: How to use Splashscreen grml Scripts

* Keller Florian <Florian.Keller <at> zuerich.ch> [20060505 12:59]:

> >Do you mean this kind of modules?
> >http://slax.linux-live.org/modules.php

> >So to get the idea: you want to have a single file which includes a
> >specific software (let's say CitrixICA Client) and want to add this
> >to a running grml system, right?

> Yes thats one part that I miss :), but I dont care if the system state
> is running or down. It would be nice if the grml main release is also 
> in Package Formats (like slax) the Current release looks like that:

> 01_kernel.mo (compiled kernel)
> 02_core.mo (Main System/Config files)
> 03_xwindow.mo (Xorg 7)
> 09_slax.mo (Slax Stuff)
> 11_popcorn.mo (XFCE Window Manager)

> Lets think about someone that didnt like XFCE remove easily the 11_popcorn.mo 
> package and add 11_kde.mo package.

> Or if someone code stuff or need dev package to compile something could also
> temporary add the development_tools.mo package :).

> I would love such features :).

Nice idea. I've to take a look how much work this kind of splitting
would be and how to realize it.

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Keller Florian | 5 May 13:45 2006
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Re: How to use Splashscreen grml Scripts

Michael Prokop <mika <at> grml.org> writes:

> 
> > To Output text on another TTY and to write it to a logfile :). And
> > also customized some startup scripts for changes in progress bar
> > like Splash Screen do. If you intrested how my customized grml
> > look like I could post a little movie recorded in VMware. 
> 
> Of course! Please upload the movie and post the URL! :)
> 

Okay, I will make and upload the movie  <at>  weekend. Must first fix some settings and I've got lot of work to do
right now. 

regards,

Flo 
Unix Specialist 

Mike | 5 May 19:31 2006

Getting a shell on serial

I'm trying to use grml as the base for a hardware validation USB key on a machine which
has no video at all, and is accessible through a serial console.

After yanking the boot.msg splash screen and adding console=ttyS0,11500n8 to the append
line, things are promising (moreso than knoppix which had serial support as a module :( )

The issue that I'm having is that even if I use the 'serial' cheatcode (in addition to
having added the console bit to the append line), I'm not getting a shell on the serial 
console.  I get as far as:

   [ ok ]hing for device(s) labeled with GRMLCFG.
  *   Floppy device detected. Trying to access floppy disk. (Disable this via boot option: noautoconfig)
   [ ok ]devices with label GRMLCFG found.
   [ ok ]hed execution of main grml startup.

(minicom messes up the pretty formatting)

And then nothing.  This is the point at which I would normally be getting a prompt and be
on my merry way.

What's the trick to getting it going?

(If I boot the same USB key on my desktop, using the same cheatcode and append line, I
  get no boot progress to screen [all going to imaginary serial], just the grml.org logo
  in the upper left, and then suddenly the normal shell)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Gmane