Grml Live Linux: a distro for system administrators

GrmlLiveLinux

GrmlLiveLinux is a live mode GNU/Linux distribution specially designed for administrators of systems and to recover systems with problems. It is based on Debian and an excellent number of pre-installed packages have been selected for this task. In this way, the administrator or technician will be able to get their favorite tool to operate. And that's not all, you can also find it for both 86-bit and 32-bit x64 thanks to its multiboot ISO so you can select one or the other at startup.

Grml Live Linux also has at your disposal various scripts and utilities to make your life much easier. On the other hand, you should know that by default, the shell that is used is not Bash, but rather Zsh, in addition to being modified to enhance its capabilities in a package called grml-zshrc. You will also find a system for using the X Window System called grml-x, a tool for installing a USB with Grml Live Linux called grml2usb, an encryption program called grml-crypt, mkfs, losetup, mount, etc.

The grml-terminalserver package is another the tools which you can find in this project and which has everything you need to boot Grml over the network (PXE). The next interesting package is grml-hwinfo, a program to obtain information about the hardware of the computer it is running on. In the case of grml-live it is a framework based on FAI (Fully Automatic Installation) to generate a Debian-based Live of Grml, and grml-debootstrap is a debootstrap wrapper to install Debian. Lastly, grml-tips has some useful tips and tricks for everyday use on the command line.

Complete and interesting project this Grml Live Linux, and with many possibilities that provide flexibility to the user. Of course, it is not for beginners, since the tools are based on the command line…

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  1.   Kalisto Unix said

    Nice.