please help with legacy grub

Gregory Nowak greg at
Thu Feb 10 17:49:19 EST 2011

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On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 03:40:51PM -0500, Kitty Litter wrote:
> Why can't you use the ssh=password boot parameter in GRML? When you do 
> that I think the username is grml with whatever password you gave it. I 
> don't know if that is in all versions of GRML but if it is you should be 
> able to do whatever you need. But my elderly brain doesn't work as well 
> as it should any more!

Nope, no go. I downloaded grml small, checked md5sum, and burned the
disk. I put it in the pentium box, and booted up. After waiting about
10 seconds once the disk started spinning, I hit tab, space, and typed

swap ssh=test

and hit enter. The cd kept spinning for a while, and then stopped. The
pentium machine doesn't respond over ipv6, and I didn't see it trying
to grab a ipv4 address from my dhcp server. When I type reboot on that
box, and hit enter, nothing happens, and pressing the button on the
cd-rom drive ejects the disk right away. So, that's that, either 64
megs isn't enough, or grml also doesn't support i586. Any other ideas
would be much appreciated. Thanks.


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