Issues regarding grml CLT07 edition

Please notice: the grml CLT07 edition is not an official, stable release but a preview release of the upcoming grml 1.0 release. grml CLT07 is exclusive available on Chemnitzer LinuxTage 2007 only.

You found a bug in the grml CLT07 edition not yet mentioned on this page? Please report it via! (Please don't forget to add your name and mailadress so we contact you if we have further questions.) The grml-team will add bug-reports (plus their possible fixes) to this page then. Please do not add bug reports on your own to this page if you do not provide contact information, thanks.

Some general problems

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

  • Deprecated pcmcia-cs was removed starting 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 anymore. 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 for example 'udevinfo -a -p /sys/class/net/eth0/'). [mika]


  • choosing grub as bootloader does not yet support installation on SW-RAID devices, use lilo instead (you can install grub manually later on of course then). [mika]
  • installation on external usb/firewire devices does not work out-of-the-box when using lilo because initramfs-tools is still broken upstream (see #401916). As we create and use initrd/initramfs by default now we don’t want the previous ~10 seconds delay. If you are using Grub as bootmanager (select it in the according grml2hd dialog if you want) the problem does not exist, but please notice that you might have to adjust the root(hd..) line in bootmenu of grub manually, according to the device you are booting from. If you are using lilo as bootloader on your external device the following commands should fix the 'can not find /dev/root'-problem:
cd /usr/share/initramfs-tools
cp init.grml init
cd scripts
cp functions.grml functions
update-initramfs -u -t -k $(uname -r)


  • kvm might hang your system if you run 'modprobe kvm-intel ; kvm -cdrom ….iso', see issue138 for details.


  • by default too many modules might be copied into the initrd and starting fails. Workaround: manually edit /etc/grml/terminalserver/discover_netcards and remove the (network) modules you don't need and re-execute 'grml-terminalserver-config ; grml-terminalserver'

rt2x00 modules

  • To avoid conflicts with the other rt2x00-drivers the package rt2x00 (which includes beta-version drivers) is not installed by default. If you want to use the kernel modules rt2400pci, rt2500pci, rt2500usb, rt61pci and/or rt73usb please install the package manually running 'dpkg -i /usr/src/rt2*.deb'. [mika]
grml_clt07.txt · Last modified: 2011/10/13 23:55 (external edit)
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