Features and main goals of Grml
- distribution for sysadmins and users of text tools
- Debian based distribution (reusing existing infrastructure)
Grml provides an excellent selection of software packages for installation, deployment and system rescue. You'll get sysadmin's favourite tools. Choose between a x86 and an amd64 version depending on your needs or just grab the multiboot ISO grml96, providing 64bit and 32bit ISOs in one single place.
Grml provides several scripts and utils which make life easier. The default interactive shell is Zsh and is configured with a very powerful setup (known as grml-zshrc), including a nifty completion mechanism. grml-x is a wrapper for configuring and using the X window system. grml2usb is a tool for installing Grml ISO(s) on a USB device for booting. grml-crypt is a program that provides an easy wrapper around cryptsetup, mkfs, losetup and mount. grml-terminalserver provides all what's needed to boot Grml over the network (PXE). grml-hwinfo collects information of the hardware the tool is being executed on. grml-live is a build framework based on FAI (Fully Automatic Installation) for generating a Grml and Debian based Linux Live system (CD/ISO). grml-debootstrap is a wrapper around debootstrap for installing plain Debian. grml-tips provides useful tips and tricks for daily life on the command line.
Visit the FAQ for answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.
You can browse the list of software (packages) provided by Grml - check out the Debian section.