grml-small 0.1 review

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grml-small is a bootable CD (Live-CD) based on Knoppix and Debian

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 0K
Developer: grml-Team
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grml-small is a bootable CD (Live-CD) based on Knoppix and Debian. grml-small includes a collection of GNU/Linux software for system administrators and provides automatic hardware detection.

Whereas grml (without the -small) provides more than about 2.1GiB of software on a 700MB-ISO, grml-small is a very small rescue system for systemadministrators.

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-small includes about 150 MB of software and still fits on a business card CD-ROM or USB device with 50MB.

Initial release of grml-small, a very small version of the grml-system. Notice that there are several hacks to reduce the ISO-size, so you won't find for example documentation and manpages on the ISO.

grml-small provides support for booting via USB, see for details.

Kernel is based on vanilla kernel 2.6.12 including several patches (MPPC/MPPE, Reiser4, Squashfs,...) but compared with the normal grml system the kernel features have been reduced. See for more details.

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