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Grml

Last Update: 2017-06-01 01:22 UTC


Grml is a bootable CD (live CD) based on Debian GNU/Linux. It includes a collection of GNU/Linux software especially for users of text tools and system administrators. It also provides automatic hardware detection. Grml can be used as a rescue system, for analysing systems and networks, or as a working environment. Due to on-the-fly decompression, Grml includes about 2 GB of software and documentation on the CD.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 174 (53), 6 months: 131 (77), 3 months: 93 (123), 4 weeks: 98 (112), 1 week: 275 (21)

Average visitor rating: 7/10 from 5 review(s).


Grml Summary
Distribution Grml
Home Page http://www.grml.org/
Mailing Lists http://www.grml.org/mailinglist/
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://www.grml.org/docs/
Screenshots http://grml.org/screenshots/DistroWatch Gallery
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Download Mirrors http://www.grml.org/download/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-06-01: Distribution Release: Grml 2017.05
 • 2017-05-09: Development Release: Grml 2017.05 RC1
 • 2014-11-18: Distribution Release: Grml 2014.11
 • 2014-03-31: Distribution Release: Grml 2014.03
 • 2013-09-29: Distribution Release: Grml 2013.09
 • 2013-02-28: Distribution Release: Grml 2013.02
 • 2012-05-29: Distribution Release: Grml 2012.05
 • 2011-12-23: Distribution Release: Grml 2011.12
 • 2011-05-30: Distribution Release: Grml 2011.05
 • 2011-01-01: Distribution Release: Grml 2010.12
 • 2010-04-30: Distribution Release: grml 2010.04
 • 2009-10-31: Distribution Release: grml 2009.10
 • More Grml releases...

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Feature 2017.05 2014.11 2013.09 2013.02 2012.05 2011.12 2011.05 2010.12 2010.04 2009.10 2009.05 2008.11 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 Feature
Release Date 2017-05-31 2014-11-17 2013-09-29 2013-02-27 2012-05-29 2011-12-23 2011-05-29 2010-12-31 2010-04-29 2009-10-31 2009-06-01 2008-12-01 2008-02-25 2007-05-18 2006-12-06 2006-08-13 2006-04-10 2006-01-22 2005-10-24 2005-05-15 2005-03-04 2005-01-10 2004-10-22 Release Date
End Of Life                                               End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
CDs 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 CDs
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode -- -- -- -- -- -- Installation
Default Desktop Fluxbox Fluxbox Fluxbox Fluxbox Fluxbox Fluxbox Fluxbox Fluxbox Fluxbox Fluxbox Fluxbox Fluxbox WMI WMI WMI WMI WMI WMI WMI WMI WMI WMI WMI Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 Processor Architecture
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS -- -- -- -- -- -- Journaled File Systems
Multilingual                                               Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 2017.05 2014.11 2013.09 2013.02 2012.05 2011.12 2011.05 2010.12 2010.04 2009.10 2009.05 2008.11 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 Full Package List
Package 2017.05 2014.11 2013.09 2013.02 2012.05 2011.12 2011.05 2010.12 2010.04 2009.10 2009.05 2008.11 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.3 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.23 1.0.22 1.0.21a 1.0.19 1.0.16 1.0.15 1.0.13 1.0.13 1.0.11 1.0.10 1.0.10 1.0.9 1.0.8 1.0.8 1.0.7 1.0.6 alsa-lib (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4) 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 bash (4.4)
bind (9.11.1-P1) -- -- -- -- -- -- 9.7.3 9.7.2-P3 9.7.0-P1 9.6.1-P1 9.6.0-P1 9.5.0 9.4.2 9.4.1 9.3.2-P1 9.3.2 9.3.2 9.3.2 9.3.1 9.3.1 9.2.4 9.2.4 9.2.4rc bind (9.11.1-P1)
chromium (59.0.3071.109) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (59.0.3071.109)
cups (2.2.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.4.6 1.4.5 1.4.2 1.4.1 1.3.10 1.3.8 1.3.5 1.2.11 1.2.7 1.2.2 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.21rc1 cups (2.2.3)
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.5 4.3.1 4.2.2 4.2.2 4.2.2 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 3.1.3 3.1.3 3.1.2 3.1.1 3.0.6 3.0.4 3.0.4 3.0.4 3.0.3 3.0.3 3.0.3 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.1 dhcp (4.3.5)
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.8 1.42.5 1.42.2 1.42 1.41.12 1.41.12 1.41.11 1.41.9 1.41.5 1.41.3 1.40.3 1.39 1.39 1.39 1.38 1.38 1.38 1.37 1.36 1.35 1.35 e2fsprogs (1.43.4)
firefox (54.0) 45.9.0 31.2.0 17.0.8 10.0.12 10.0.4 8.0 3.5.19 3.5.16 3.5.8 3.5.3 3.0.9 3.0.3 2.0.0.11 2.0.0.3 2.0 1.5.0.6 1.5.0.1 1.5 1.0.7 1.0.3 1.0.1 1.0 0.9.3 firefox (54.0)
freetype (2.8) 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.4.9 2.4.9 2.4.9 2.4.8 2.4.4 2.4.2 2.3.11 2.3.11 2.3.9 2.3.7 2.3.5 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.1.10 2.1.10 2.1.10 2.1.7 2.1.7 2.1.7 2.1.7 freetype (2.8)
gcc (7.1.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.6.0 4.4.5 4.4.3 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.3.2 4.2.1 4.1.2 4.1.1 4.1.1 4.0.3 4.0.2 4.0.2 3.3.5 3.3.5 3.3.5 3.3.4 gcc (7.1.0)
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.25) 2.24 2.19 2.17 2.13 2.13 2.13 2.13 2.11.2 2.10.2 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.3.6 2.3.6 2.3.6 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 glibc (2.25)
gnome-shell (3.24.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.24.2)
gnucash (2.6.16) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.16)
gnumeric (1.12.34) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.34)
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 1.99 1.99 1.99 1.99 1.99 1.99cvs 1.98 1.97beta4 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.16) 3.22.11 3.14.4 3.8.4 2.24.10 2.24.10 2.24.8 2.24.4 2.20.1 2.18.9 2.18.3 2.16.1 2.12.11 2.12.3 2.10.12 2.8.20 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.8.10 2.6.10 2.6.4 2.6.2 2.4.14 2.4.13 gtk+ (3.22.16)
httpd (2.4.26) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.2.16 2.2.15 2.2.14 2.2.11 2.2.9 2.2.6 2.2.3 2.2.3 2.0.55 2.0.55 2.0.55 2.0.54 2.0.54 2.0.53 2.0.52 2.0.52 httpd (2.4.26)
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.1)
k3b (17.04.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (17.04.2)
kmod (24) 23 18 9 9 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.3.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (5.3.4)
linux (4.11.7) 4.9.29 3.16.7 3.10.10 3.7.9 3.3.7 3.1.6 2.6.38 2.6.36 2.6.33 2.6.31 2.6.28 2.6.26 2.6.23 2.6.20 2.6.18 2.6.17.7 2.6.16 2.6.15 2.6.13 2.6.11.8 2.6.9 2.6.9 2.6.7 linux (4.11.7)
Package 2017.05 2014.11 2013.09 2013.02 2012.05 2011.12 2011.05 2010.12 2010.04 2009.10 2009.05 2008.11 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.6)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.1.3) 13.0.6 10.3.2 -- -- -- -- 7.10.2 7.7.1 7.7 7.6 7.4.1 7.0.3 7.0.2 6.5.2 6.5.1 6.4.2 6.9.0 6.8.2 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.3.0 mesa (17.1.3)
mysql (5.7.18) -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.1.56 5.1.49 5.1.45 5.1.39 5.0.81 5.0.67 5.0.51 5.0.38 5.0.30 5.0.22 4.1.15 4.1.15 4.1.14 4.0.24 4.0.23 4.0.23 4.0.21 mysql (5.7.18)
nautilus (3.24.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.24.1)
NVIDIA (381.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (381.22)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.4.11.2 3.4.11.1 3.4.10 3.4.7.2 3.4.7.2 3.4.7.2 3.4.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u131) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u131)
openssh (7.5p1) 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.2p2 6.0p1 5.9p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 5.5p1 5.3p1 5.1p1 5.1p1 5.1p1 4.7p1 4.3p2 4.3p2 4.3p2 4.2p1 4.2p1 4.2p1 3.8.1p1 3.8.1p1 3.8.1p1 3.8.1p1 openssh (7.5p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.1.0e 1.0.1j 1.0.1e 1.0.1e 1.0.1c 1.0.0e 1.0.0d 0.9.8o 0.9.8m 0.9.8k 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8e 0.9.8c 0.9.8b 0.9.8a 0.9.8a 0.9.8 0.9.7e 0.9.7e 0.9.7e 0.9.7d openssl (1.1.0f)
perl (5.26.0) 5.24.1 5.20.1 5.18.1 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.12.3 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.7 5.8.7 5.8.4 5.8.4 5.8.4 5.8.4 perl (5.26.0)
php (7.1.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.1.2 5.1.2 5.0.5 4.3.10 4.3.10 4.3.10 4.3.9 php (7.1.6)
plasma-desktop (5.10.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.10.2)
postfix (3.2.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.8.3 2.7.1 2.7.0 2.6.5 2.5.5 2.5.5 2.4.6 2.4.0 2.3.4 2.3.2 2.2.9 2.2.8 2.2.4 2.2.3 2.1.5 2.1.5 2.1.4 postfix (3.2.2)
postgresql (9.6.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- 9.0.4 9.0.2 8.4.3 8.4.1 -- -- 8.2.6 8.2.4 8.1.5 8.1.4 8.1.3 8.1.2 8.0.4 7.4.7 7.4.7 7.4.6 -- postgresql (9.6.3)
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.13 2.7.8 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.7.2 2.7.2 2.6.6 2.6.6 2.5.4 2.5.4 2.5.4 2.5.2 2.4.4 2.4.4 2.4.4 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.4 2.3.4 Python (3.6.1)
qt (5.9.0) 5.7.1 -- -- -- -- -- 4.7.3 4.6.3 4.5.3 4.5.3 4.5.1 4.4.3 3.3.7 3.3.7 3.3.7 3.3.6 3.3.6 3.3.5 3.3.5 3.3.4 3.3.3 3.3.3 3.3.3 qt (5.9.0)
samba (4.6.5) 4.5.8 4.1.13 3.6.18 3.6.6 3.6.5 3.6.1 3.5.8 3.5.6 3.4.7 3.4.2 3.3.4 3.2.4 3.0.28 3.0.25 3.0.23d 3.0.23b 3.0.22 3.0.21a 3.0.14a 3.0.14a 3.0.10 3.0.10 3.0.7 samba (4.6.5)
systemd (233) 232 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (233)
thunderbird (52.2.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (52.2.1)
vim (8.0) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.0.164 7.0.035 6.4.007 6.4.006 6.4 6.3.071 6.3.061 6.3.054 6.3.025 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.3)
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.2 1.16.1.901 1.12.4 1.12.4 1.12.1.902 1.11.2.902 1.10.1 1.7.7 1.7.6 1.6.5 1.6.1.901 1.4.2 1.4.1git 1.3.0.0 1.1.1 1.0.2 (6.9.0) (6.9.0) (6.8.2) (6.8.2) -- -- -- xorg-server (1.19.3)

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Version: 2017.05
Rating: 2
Date: 2017-06-03
Votes: 0


Not worth having on any machine, embracing systemd is systemd(eath). Great while using openrc, so maybe just head over to Devuan or choose a Devuan derivative.

Bad choice by developers to abandon FOSS and be involved in the strangulation of a perfectly great distribution with systemd(eath).

Wish I could post something positive, but been happy with Grml all these years, until now!


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Version: 2017.05
Rating: 5
Date: 2017-06-01
Votes: 0


I'm not exactly sure, but it was a few months ago. I did boot it up but no graphical install could be found, my error?
so, I couldn't use it further.
All the GP packages seems there.
I try later...



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Version: 2017.05-rc1
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-05-13
Votes: 0


Marvelous Debian 9 Live-CD rescue disk, cli tools and multi-purpose functions.

Probably more medium-experienced and advanced users and system administrators will use this.


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