[Grml] grml @ Google Summer of Code 2008

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Sun Mar 9 14:37:58 CET 2008

* T o n g <mlist4suntong at yahoo.com> [20080306 00:55]:
> On Tue, 04 Mar 2008 21:54:50 +0100, Michael Prokop wrote:

> > grml wants to take part in the Google Summer of Code 2008 and
> > therefor we are collecting ideas for our proposal. . . 

> - About live CD building

>   * add tool/feature so as the iso can be put on USB easily. I know there
>  is grml2usb, but slax' method seems easier and more straightforward.

Hm, what's easier with slax' method than with grml2usb?

>   * how about add an option to build the cd so as it boots with Grub. 

grml-live *does* provide that feature already, all you have to do if
you want to use grub without using grml-live is unpacking the ISO
and running mkisofs with grub as bootloader. :)

>   * is this case Grub4Dos seems to be more appropriate since it can boot
>   CD/USB/HD using the same method.

Hm, you mean you would like to see grub4dos as bootloader instead of

> Mika, this is very exciting, how are you going to coordinate it? Any way
> to keep interested grml fan like me in the loop?

We are updating the wiki page whenever we have any news. For now we
have to wait whether google accepts our request at all.

> Another possible project, 

> How about provide Linux-VServer by default in grml (at least from medium)?

> I've recently put up a package containing all info that I collected on
> Linux-VServer. 

vserver is great (I'm using it on my own as well), but not
interesting for grml as a live-cd - because of several reasons. grml
basically is a live-cd and not a server system.  vserver is a patch
against the mainline kernel adding complexity nobody of use wants to
maintain, especially because we are working on very recent kernel
versions, whereas vserver patches aren't available for the very new
kernels. If you need a "multi linux setup" in live-cd mode consider
using something like kvm on grml. But vserver won't become part of
mainline grml (of course we could work on such a specialised system
if someone pays us for implementing it) until it gets part of linux

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