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Release Notes for Grml 2010.12 - codename Gebrüder Grml


Grml is a bootable live system (Live-CD) based on Debian. It includes a collection of GNU/Linux software especially for system administrators and users of texttools. Grml provides automatic hardware detection. Grml is the perfect rescue system, but you can also use it for analyzing systems/networks or as a working environment. 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 includes about 2 GB of software and documentation on the live system.

Download Grml 2010.12

Grml 2010.12 can be downloaded from

New features

Special new features:

New features in Grml's Zsh

Important Changes


Based on vanilla kernel including several patches and additional modules:

  aufs iscsitarget loop-aes lzma ndiswrapper openafs
  speakup squashfs sysprof tp-smapi virtualbox-ose-guest

Visit for more details regarding Grml's kernel.


Fixed several bugs and issues reported on grml_2010.04 @ grml-wiki and in the bug tracking system.

Packages / Software

Details about shipped packages and their versions on Grml are available at the Debian section. Visit dpkg_get_selections for a main package listing and dpkg_list for a detailed list of packages shipped with Grml 2010.12.


Updated all packages to Debian Unstable branch by 15th of december 2010 (plus some further selected updates until 29th of december).

Major changes since release 2010.04 (20100429)

Known issues

Take a look at the list. Please report problems using information on


Your comments, bug reports, patches, and suggestions will help fixing bugs and improving future releases. If you find a problem with the release please check the known issues and report problems using information on Please send your feedback and feature requests to the Grml team!


Many thanks (alphabetically) in this release go to Adriana Teixera, Alexander 'Leo' Bergolth, Antonio Diaz Diaz, Andrey Rahmatulli, Axel Beckert, Carsten Hey, Christoph Biedl, Eduard Bloch, Jens Kubieziel, Bernd Arnold, Gregor Perner, Jan-Pieter Jacobs, Joerg Woelke, Jordan Uggla, Marc Haber, Marek Straka, Martin Krafft, Marvin Vek, Michael Gissing, Michael Stapelberg, Michel Isard, Peter Palfrader, Richard Hartmann, Sedat Dilek, Sven Joachim, Thomas Koehler, Thorsten Glaser and Tonnerre Lombard for their contributions.

We also would like to thank everyone who made the Grml-developer meeting possible. This includes Metalab, Tarent and many unnamed generous private sponsors.

More Information

You can find out more about grml on our website, IRC channel, and wiki.

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Further Questions?

Please feel free to contact us.


Grml is sponsored by several companies. For more information about our sponsors check out the Sponsors webpage. Our main sponsors are:

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