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01 March 2013, 10:10

Rescue system Grml 2013.02 improves diagnostic tools

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Grml 2013.02
Zoom Grml uses Fluxbox for its desktop interface
Source: Grml project

The developers of Grml have released version 2013.02, code-named "Grumpy Grinch", of their Debian-based distribution aimed at diagnosing, repairing and maintaining Linux systems. Grml 2013.02 includes updates to several of its tools and the developers have extended the grml-hwinfo application which is used to collect information about the system that is being repaired. The distribution has also been updated to make use of Linux kernel 3.7.9 and has a new grml-network tool that can scan for available wireless networks.

Grml is designed to be run as a live image from a CD or USB stick; the standard image is approximately 350MB in size. A smaller 150MB image is also available which includes fewer tools to save space. Both images can be downloaded from the Grml web site for 32- and 64-bit systems and a 700MB combination image supports both architectures. New with Grml 2013.02 is the ability to use dd when copying images to a bootable USB stick, also known as hybrid images.


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