The official grml GNU/Linux ISOs will use the manifold-boot™ technology from The MirOS Project – development builds have already done so for a couple of days – starting at 2009.08 (the next scheduled formal release).
This basically means you will be able to
# dd if=grml-daily.iso of=/dev/sda [bs=…] # dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/dev/sda [bs=…]
to create a bootable USB stick (or a Live HDD, CF/SD/MMC card, etc). MirOS CDs have been using this since approximately October 2007. Support for loading GNU GRUB2 instead of boot(8/i386) was a dozen-line patch adding some ifdefs to our source (upstream; the grml Git repo only contains the generated bootblocks) hacked on a lone evening. (Knowledge how to boot GNU GRUB was there, from boot(8/i386) “machine exec” support, already.)
Mikas Blog appears to contain more documentation on GRUB2 than the FSF’s pages…