Issues regarding grml LinuxUser edition

Differences to grml 0.7

  • Default language/keyboard layout is german; boot using 'grml lang=us' to use grml's default one (english/us)
  • Updated packages to Debian unstable pool by 19th of April
  • Removed all LaTeX-related packages, some documentation packages, emacspeak, kaffe, valgrind, docbook/sgmltools-lite and groff size of grml-ISO is less than 610MB


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  • Due to problems with losetup on unionfs it is not possible to create a loop device with files on the live-cd _EXCEPT_ if the file is in /home/grml, /tmp or /ramdisk. You'll notice an error like 'ioctl: LOOP_SET_FD: Invalid argument' [mika]
    • Notice: this is not a grml specific problem. See INSTALL file in unionfs sources: “If you want to use losetup, then you need to define -DSUPPORT_BROKEN_LOSETUP. You will be able to use it read-only, but when you try to use it read-write, you will get an Oops. This should eventually be fixed when we have our own address-space operations (so that we can support sendfile).” [mika]

isolinux fails with 'Could not find kernel image: grml'

some PCMCIA WLAN cards don't work out of the box

  • Deprecated pcmcia-cs was removed with grml 0.6. Now pcmcia­utils is state-of-the-art. Some kernel drivers (like for example PCMCIA WLAN cards) are not autoloaded by default now. They should work anyway by loading the module manually. Run for example 'hwinfo –netcard' to figure out which network module has to be loaded. (Some more information regarding the device is available via 'udevinfo -a -p /sys/class/net/eth0/'). [mika]
grml_linuxuser.txt · Last modified: 2011/10/13 21:55 (external edit)
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