Issues regarding grml 2009.05

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Some general problems

Booting with Qemu does not work

  • When booting grml inside qemu does not work please try booting with 'grml noapic', if that still fails try booting with 'failsafe'.

DNS does not work when booting via PXE

  • When booting via PXE the /etc/resolv.conf is not set up accordingly due to use of resolvconf. Reported and bugfix by Andreas Thienemann. Solution for users:
    • The netboot packages include the fix already.
    • If you don't use the provided netboot packages just execute 'au ; agi live-initramfs' before starting grml-terminalserver.

Halt/Reboot doesn't work when booting via PXE

  • When booting via PXE and using halt or poweroff, the system hangs during shutdown. This is related to the nfs server disappearing. issue677. Reported and bugfix by Andreas Thienemann. Fixed with upload of grml-etc 1.1.16.

grml does not boot on Virtual PC 2007

  • grml does not boot on Virtual PC 2007 (for Windows). You have to boot either using “failsafe noreplace-paravirt” or “nofb noudev noreplace-paravirt”. Report and solution by Michael Schierl.

Bootoption grml2ram of grml2usb does not work

  • When selecting the 'grml2ram' bootoption it fails with: “Target Filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init. /init: line 233: 6: Bad file descriptor”. Bug reported by Wernfried Haas and Frank Prochnow (issue680). Fixed with grml2usb 0.9.7. Fix:
    • either upgrade to grml2usb 0.9.7, or
    • use 'grml toram=grml.squashfs' on the bootprompt

Dillo is unavailable but referenced in menu of Fluxbox and Pekwm

  • The menus of flubox and pekwm list the unavailable browser named Dillo (issue681). Dillo was replaced with xlinks2. Bug reported by Frank Prochnow. Fix: manually invoke xlinks2 instead of dillo (for example via invoking from x-terminal).

grml-nessus does not work

  • Due to the migration from nessus to openvas and lack of openvas-plugins (see #532937) the grml-nessus script does not work currently. Workaround: install the openvas-client and openvas-server packages and manually download the openvas-plugins from
grml_2009.05.txt · Last modified: 2011/10/13 21:55 (external edit)
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