Thursday, July 6. 2006
Thursday, May 25. 2006
ATI 8.25.18 driver for 2.6.16-grml Posted by Michael Prokop in packages at 15:07
Sunday, May 14. 2006
In the last two days I stepped through the complete grml repository and updated most packages: updated to latest upstream version, some cleanups and finally I removed some packages (apachetoolbox, ccdv, ftester, mwcollect, shunit) which are deprecated nowadays (either not necessary at all or replaced by another package). Run 'apt-get update ; apt-get upgrade' on your grml-box and see the changelog for more details.
Thursday, April 27. 2006
reworked grml2hd-utils, improved grml2hd Posted by Michael Prokop in packages at 21:21
grml2hd-utils seems to be quite unknown as it isn't visible in any interfaces by default. Now I've reworked it for better integration within grml2hd. You might know remove-packages-server already, the script which removes packages you probably don't want on your grml harddisk system. The new 'install-packages-useful' script is similar to Ubuntu's 'Easy Ubuntu' and provides very simple installation of some useful packages (guess why the name ;-)). install-packages-office allows you to install OpenOffice, Gimp and some other packages useful at offices. grml2hd-fix fixes some small issues from the grml Live-CD, nothing serious to worry about - it's just for getting debsums running without warnings. ;-)
Finally: grml2hd allows you to set hostname, as too many people don't know how to manage this using Debian's available mechanism.
The features will be shipped with the next develrelease which will be available soon for betatesters.
Sunday, April 23. 2006
fglrx drivers for X.org 6.9 and 7.0 Posted by Michael Prokop in packages at 15:02
Thanks to Thomas Ulz for providing Debian packages of the ATI-drivers for kernel 2.6.16-grml with X.org 6.9 and 7.0! They are available in the grml-repos. Run 'apt-get update ; apt-get install fglrx-driver fglrx-kernel-2.6.16-grml' to get them.
Tuesday, April 18. 2006
packaged TrueCrypt 4.2 and cdck Posted by Michael Prokop in packages at 15:59
Saturday, October 15. 2005
Today I updated all my packages to latest upstream version. The following packages got up2date:
csync2, ded, dupseek, dmraid, ex, gateguardian, heirloom-sh, libacme-eyedrops-perl
grml 0.5 is definitely coming closer. ;-) Now I'll update documentation, finish work on the new config framework and then the prerelease will be available for beta-testers. A few more days of bughunting and grml 0.5 will be available. :-)
Wednesday, September 21. 2005
fullautomatic grml-installation Posted by Michael Prokop in packages at 19:06
I just implemented the code for running grml2hd in full automized mode. This means you can run:
# GRML2HD_NONINTERACTIVE=yes grml2hd
... drink some coffee and some minutes later - without any further interaction - you have a full functional linux system on your harddisk. Configuration of grml2hd is possible via /etc/grml2hd/config. You can even run pre- and post-commands to partition your harddisk automatically, run upgrades without interaction or whatever you like.
Now I will implement a bootoption 'grml2hd' which allows booting and installing grml without any further interaction right out of the box. This means it will be possible to set up a cluster of - let's say for example - 30 computers in a computer lab without any further interaction just via using grml with grml2hd and grml-terminalserver.
Sunday, September 18. 2005
grml: laptop optimization - grml-laptop Posted by Michael Prokop in packages at 11:49
Hardware recognition of grml is quite stable. But there exist are some laptops which require deep woodo and magic to work as intented to. Some laptops provide additional hotkeys and specific resolutions which might not work right out-of-the-box. Therefore I just created the package grml-laptop:
grml provides a hardware recognition system right out
I will add a cheatcode laptop=... for using those scripts. So if you would like to see a script for a specific/your laptop: please contribute!
Sunday, September 11. 2005
I just created a package namend grml-fixes. From the package description:
This package includes some fixes for the grml system. There are for example some problems with (upstream/debian) shell scripts and the zsh. Therefor this package fixes them until they are fixes upstream.
Now we are again a step closer to the big goal to be once able to run 'apt-get install grml' on a plain Debian system and get a full-featured grml-system out of it. :-)
Monday, September 5. 2005
new grml2hd features, status of ... Posted by Michael Prokop in packages at 02:49
Today I worked a lot on grml2hd (the grml-installer) and it's features. First of all it's possible to use grml2hd with grml-small now. This means you can get a linux installation on a >=200MB harddisk system. ;-) I also integrated the grml-autoconfig framework within grml2hd. There's a script namend grml-autoconfig which is the interface to the grml-autoconfig framework's configuration file /etc/grml/autoconfig. And finally there are some other small improvements not visible to the user but useful for the bootup sequence. I also improved the grml-autoconfig-framework itself - some parts of the config-framework have been merged into the code. I also worked on the script mkpersistenthome and the home=...-bootparam: both are essential parts of the config-framework and have to work with grml 0.5.
Kernel 2.6.13-grml works quite fine but it does not work on the live-cd-system yet. The reason is that there's one bug left in unionfs and therefor I'll have to wait until unionfs-developers resolve the bug and release a snapshot supporting kernel 2.6.13. In the meanwhile I'm working on the config-framework...
Friday, July 29. 2005
grml2hd-utils 0.1 available Posted by Michael Prokop in packages at 23:30
grml2hd-utils is a collection of some scripts which might be useful for people who installed grml to harddisk. For example remove-packages-server is a script which will remove server packages on your grml-system, useful for people who want to use grml as a plain workstation-system. grml2hd-utils itself is a frontend for the provided scripts. Just take a look at it (it's available via the grml-repos) and report feedback. Suggestions for additional scripts you would like to see are welcome too of course.
Tuesday, July 26. 2005
integrity of grml-packages via apt 0.6 Posted by Michael Prokop in packages at 08:05
I just activated the integrity-testing of grml-packages via the apt-0.6-mechanism. See the debian-section in the grml-wiki for further information.
Tuesday, July 19. 2005
Monday, July 18. 2005
packaged ncp and nat-traverse Posted by Michael Prokop in packages at 20:02