Sunday, September 5. 2010
Announce: Expected downtime of ... Posted by Michael Prokop in general at 20:26
Due to a server migration at our provider the grml.org website and a few services will experience an expected downtime, from:9th of september 2010, 22:00 CEST / 20:00 UTC
until:10th of september 2010, 9:00 CEST / 7:00 UTC
The affected services will be:
Please note that mails sent to any grml.org mailaddress will be delayed.
Not affected are the grml user mailinglist and the following services:
Please notice that a mirror of the main website grml.org is available at http://grml.deb.at/grml-www/ and a mirror of the repository (http://deb.grml.org/) is available athttp://debian.netcologne.de/www.grml.org/deb.grml.org/.
Sunday, September 5. 2010
Kernel 2.6.35-grml available Posted by Michael Prokop in kernel at 10:24
Thanks to excellent work by Gebi the squashfs-lzma issue for the new kernel could be solved. Now I'm proud to be able to announce a full-featured kernel 2.6.35-grml which is available from the Grml grml-testing repository.
grml-live 0.11.0 is available as well, featuring support for kernel 2.6.35-grml. The new squashfs-lzma patches in kernel 2.6.35 aren't using the openwrt style format any longer but instead use the official on disk layout from mainline. That's why a new squashfs-tools package is required to properly support kernel 2.6.35-grml. This package is available as squashfs-lzma-tools4. All you've to do to get a kernel 2.6.35-grml based live system is upgrading to grml-live >=0.11.0, install squashfs-lzma-tools4 and grml-live will take care of the rest automatically for you. For further details regarding the current state of squashfs-lzma in Grml please have a look at the official grml-live documentation.
BTW: The current daily ISOs feature the new kernel version already, so give it a shot while it's hot! :)
Wednesday, August 18. 2010
Several Grml team members will be present at FrOSCon in Sankt Augustin/Germany on August 21st/22nd 2010. We will have some gadgets like Grml USB pens with multiboot setup of the Grml release (32 and 64-bit), coffee cups,... So make sure to visit us, grab some CDs and USB pens while they are hot, and share your experience with Grml. See you at FrOSCon!
Monday, June 21. 2010
Grml 2010.04 shipped with LinuxUser ... Posted by Michael Prokop in links at 09:00
Sunday, June 6. 2010
Grml article in freiesMagazin 06/2010 Posted by Michael Prokop in links at 22:08
Sunday, June 6. 2010
Event: Grml Talk in Dornbirn/Austria Posted by Michael Prokop in events at 21:27
The talk will cover Grml and its possibilities for data rescue and networking debugging as well as an overview about the powerful and extensible boot process.
Grml tools like grml2usb, grml-terminserver and grml-live as well as the powerful and flexible default shell Zsh will be shown.
You will have the possibility to get some Grml CDs with the current release 2010.04 Grmlmonster as well as multiboot USB keys (32 and 64bit).
Thursday, April 29. 2010
Tuesday, April 20. 2010
Event: Grml at Linuxdays Graz 2010 Posted by Michael Prokop in events at 21:58
Several Grml team members will be present at Linuxdays in Graz on Saturday, April 24th 2010. If you ever had any questions - this is the time to contact us in real life! :-)
Thanks to data rescue specialist Attingo (AttingoDatenrettung) we can offer free Grml CDs to every visitor. The CD contains the upcoming version 2010.04 of Grml, codename Grmlmonster. We also have Grml USB pens with multiboot setup of the Grml release (32 and 64-bit), posters and even coffee cups.
Project leader Michael Prokop will give a talk about Deployment and Disaster Recovery with Grml. Make sure to visit us, grab some CDs and USB pens while they are hot, and share your experience with Grml. For people not familiar with the shell and the console based workflow Sven Guckes will give a workshop about console programs using Grml for it.
If you ever wanted to to get in contact with team members and users of Grml, learn something about console tools, simply meet interesting people or just listen to informative talks visit us and the other projects at Linuxdays in Graz and have a good time.
Friday, March 26. 2010
First release candidate of Grml ... Posted by Michael Prokop in general at 16:37
We just released the first release candidate of Grml 2010.04 which features kernel 2.6.33-grml and provides several new and nifty features. Check out the official release notes for all the glory details. As usual the ISOs can be downloaded from the 'devel' directory of the mirrors listed on grml.org/download/.
Monday, March 1. 2010
Results from developer meeting Posted by Michael Prokop in general at 00:23
We had a developer meeting in Graz on thursday and friday. We were working towards a new stable release:
Saturday, February 13. 2010
On 7th of january we've had a developer meeting on IRC, mainly for updating our roadmap towards our upcoming Grml's releases and infrastructure. That's what development of the last weeks brought up:
Tuesday, December 29. 2009
More robust network booting Posted by Michael Prokop in general at 22:00
Summary: Grml gets more robust support for network booting.
Background information: A customer uses Grml for the deployment process of their systems. Grml isn't just used for the deployment but also as part of the netboot environment in the High-Availability (HA) setup running on IBM BladeCenter systems. The netboot setup is used for hardware inventory and to be able to replace bladesystems without the need for any manual configuration (implementing features of IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager using Debian/Linux). As being part of a HA setup the netboot setup should work no matter which server is unavailable or which network connection is broken. The software stack is redundant thanks to DRBD, Heartbeat& CO while the hardware stack itself is redundant due to the bladeserver infrastructure.
Problem description: If you have more than one network card (NIC) inside your system you might encounter problems with network booting as soon as the first/preferred NIC doesn't work. This is a common problem in netboot environments, usually solved by crude hacks and workarounds.
Solution: The last Grml release (2009.10) already invented the ethdevice= bootoption which allows you to specify a specific NIC for booting. I just extended ethdevice and its surrounding code so it is possible to specify multiple devices at once that should be configured. If you don't have any specific configuration all present NICs will be used for configuration via DHCP automatically. The resulting code is quite tricky because ipconfig of klibc-utils might fail in several situations. I just uploaded live-initramfs (1.157.4-1grml.01) to the grml-testing repository, the daily ISOs will provide the feature within the next few days as well.
Available bootoptions and behaviour:
Screenshot of netboot in action:
Sunday, November 8. 2009
Now, the Grml project has accounts on both Twitter (@grmlproject) and identi.ca (@grml). They will be used to publish Grml related announcements, news and links. Tips related to Zsh, console programs and Grml itself will be part of the regular posts as well.
The program used to post grml tips is available in ourgit repository. If you have any suggestions for this service or any additional tips and/or packages we should mention feel free to drop us a mail to twitter (at) grml.org or create a bugreport in our bugtracking system.
BTW: Grml developers can use these accounts to send announcements & messages as well. For detailed instructions have a look at http://twitter.grml.org.
Saturday, October 31. 2009
new stable version: grml 2009.10 Posted by Michael Prokop in general at 00:03
Friday, October 30. 2009
Changes between grml 2009.10-rc1 and ... Posted by Michael Prokop in general at 23:56
If you're interested in the main changes between rc1 of 2009.10 and the final stable release:
Changes in all flavours:
Changes in flavour grml/grml64:
Changes in flavour grml-medium/grml64-medium:
Changes in flavour grml-small/grml64-small: