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grml is a bootable CD (Live-CD) based on Knoppix and Debian. It includes a collection of GNU/Linux software especially for users of texttools and system administrators.

The Distribution Release of GRML 0.6

Latest version of grml 0.6  is released and available for download. 

grml is a bootable CD (Live-CD) based on Knoppix and Debian. It includes a collection of GNU/Linux software especially for users of texttools and system administrators. grml provides automatic hardware detection. You can use grml for example as a rescue system, for analyzing systems/networks or as a working environment. It is not necessary to install anything to a harddisk, you don't even need a harddisk to run it. Due to on-the-fly decompression grml includes about 2.1 GiB of software and documentation on the CD.

http://grml.org 

grml 0.6 can be downloaded from http://grml.org/download/ 

Release 0.6 - Codename Winterschlapfn (20060122)

Fixed several bugs, including issues reported on
http://wiki.grml.org/doku.php?id=grml_0.5

Several improved, updated and extended configuration files.

New grml-scripts (some selected ones):

* bt-hid connect bluetooth mouse
* ip-screen print ip address of configured network interfaces.
Integrated into status line of GNU screen.
* XF86AudioLowerVolume, XF86AudioMute and XF86AudioRaiseVolume:
scripts for handling audio volume
* wm-ng wrapper script for use with grml-x - provides an easy
to use desktop, runs fluxbox with gkrellm and idesk,
use via 'grml-x wm-ng'
Tip: press Ctrl-Alt-d to switch X resolution to 1024x768
* noprompt wrapper script to avoid prompting when rebooting/
halting system. Use e.g. via 'noprompt reboot'

New bootparameters/cheatcodes (some selected ones):

* hostname=... set hostname to specified value (default: grml)
* distcc=$NETWORK,$INTERFACE - activate distcc-daemon, usage example:
distcc=192.168.0.1/24,eth0
activates distccd listening on ip address of eth0 providing
access for network 192.168.0.1/24
* 915resolution=${MODE},${XRESO},${YRESO} start resolution modify
tool for Intel graphic chipset, usage example:
915resolution=4d,1400,1050
* swspeak get software synthesizer support through speakup's
sftsyn, speech-dispatcher and speechd-up
* debnet search through local partitions for file /etc/network/interfaces,
copy /etc/network to running system and restart networking then
* forensic boot without any filesystem access to hard disks so
forensic investigations can be made
* blacklist=module deactivate loading of a specific module. Configured via
/etc/modprobe.d/grml. Usage example:
blacklist=snd_ens1371

Special new features:

* grml-tips: run 'grml-tips $KEYWORD' to get hints for $KEYWORD
* udev fully replaces hotplug-light and discover
* pcmcia­utils replace pcmcia-cs
Notice: some kernel drivers (like for example PCMCIA WLAN cards) are not
autoloaded by default. Run 'hwinfo --netcard' to figure out which module has
to be loaded.
* AFS-client support
* don't use /proc/bus/usb by default anymore
* improved synaptics touchpad recognition
* w3m not starting automatically (get it through running 'grml-info'),
tty1 is not reset on startup (see bootmessages instead)

Kernel:

* Based on vanilla kernel 2.6.15 including several patches
(Reiser4, Speakup, Squashfs,...) and additional modules:

acerhk, acx100, at76c503a, bcm5700, drbd0.7, cowloop, dazuko,
eagle-usb, hostap, ieee80211, ipw2100, ipw2200, ivtv0.4,
kqemu, linux-wlan-ng, lufs, madwifi, ndiswrapper, openafs,
pcan, pwc, qc-usb, realtime-lsm, rt2400, rt2500, sl-modem,
snd-bt-sco, spca5xx, sysprof, thinkpad, tidev, vaiostat,
zd1211

Notice: madwifi-ng is available in /usr/src as debian package
but not pre-installed because of conflicts with madwifi.
Some more modules (for example fglrx and nvidia) are not
pre-installed but available through the grml-repository.

See http://grml.org/kernel/ for more details regarding the grml-kernel.

Updates:

* Updated all packages to Debian Unstable branch by 20060115 plus
some minor updates until 20060121.
* Updated memtest to Memtest86+ V1.65.
* Updated putty-collection to latest version. (winscp has been removed)
* grml2hd:
- initrd support (installation onto SCSI/USB-devices supported)
- support for installation on software RAID1 (see 'man grml2hd')
- remote, automatic installation via network with grml-terminalserver
-> See http://grml.org/grml2hd/ for more details.

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