SystemRescueCd 1.5.2 came out, distro to repair your system

SystemRescueCd it is Linux distro on LiveCD to repair your system and recover your data after a disaster. It also tries to provide an easy way to carry out administration tasks on your computer, like creating and editing partitions, etc.

It does not have the friendliest interface in the world and it is not designed to function as a complete operating system, but it works perfectly for what it was created: to get you out of trouble..

It contains a ton of system utilities (parted, partimage, fstools, ...) and basic (editors, midnight commander, network tools). It is very easy to handle: you start it from the CD-ROM, and it lets you do everything. The system kernel supports the most important file systems (ext2 / ext3, reiserfs, xfs, jfs, vfat, ntfs, iso9660), and network ones (Samba and NFS). SystemRescueCd is based on the Gentoo Live CD.

Some characteristics to take into account:

  • Kernel or
  • GNU Parted and GParted to partition or resize disks, including FAT32 and NTFS
  • Ranish Partition Manager
  • fdisk to edit the partition table of the disks
  • PartImage, disk cloning software that copies only used sectors
  • TestDisk to rescue a lost partition and PhotoRec to recover lost information
  • A CD and DVD burner
  • Two bootloaders
  • Internet browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Lynx, Links, Dillo
  • Midnight commander
  • Software to (un) compress files.
  • System tools: create, delete, resize and move file systems
  • Support for various file systems: full read / write support for NTFS (via NTFS-3G) as well as FAT32 and Mac OS HFS.
  • Support for Intel x86 and PowerPC systems, including Macs.
  • Possibility of creating boot disks for different operating systems.
  • Support for editing the Windows registry and modifying the system startup key.
  • You can start FreeDOS, memory testing, diagnostics and other boot disks from a single CD.

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