[Grml] New use of grml-medium

T o n g mlist4suntong at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 13 04:54:37 CET 2007

On Sun, 11 Nov 2007 23:44:33 +0100, Michael Prokop wrote:

>> layout looks fine for me. And it is quite time consuming to test it
>> within grml-small and installing mksquashfs and mkisofs after every reboot.
> I'll check out whether we can provide mksquashfs, mkisofs and
> everything else what's needed for remastering in grml-medium (grml
> ships it of course, but grml-small should stay at a minimum).

How about we use grml-medium as the base system for remastering?

I.e., grml-medium will be a live system that includes as many HW
driver/support tools as possible. So if I am at a new box and want to know
whether Linux supports *all* of its HW or not, grml-medium is the only disk
that I need. That'll be a must-have disk for sys-admins because making
sure all HW works is the first step for sys-admins.

How about the rest of sys-admin tools? One apt-get can install them all.
The real question is how to save users from doing that installation again
and again. My envision is that, in the future, grml provides a way to
build a squashfs system out of the newly *installed/updated* files (from
the writable portion of aufs), and a way to use the built squashfs module
as an add-on to grml live system when booted. 

Tong (remove underscore(s) to reply)

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