Archive for the ‘Rescue’ Category

Analysts View: Antivirus Rescue CDs

September 11th, 2010 1 comment

I examine nine AV rescue CDs designed to remove particularly nasty malware to determine which is the best disc, and if the free ones are good enough.


Categories: Rescue, Reviews

Daily 5: Five uses for an Ubuntu LiveCD

July 19th, 2010 1 comment

OMG! Ubuntu! has an article covering additional uses for the Ubuntu LiveCD besides installation.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Rescue, Ubuntu

MultiBootISOs Boots Multiple Operating Systems from a USB Drive

July 12th, 2010 Comments off

Can’t decide whether you should commit your spare thumb drive to Windows recovery, Ubuntu, or some other live-booting OS? Run MultiBootISOs on your USB drive, and you won’t have to choose—you’ll just choose between them at start-up.

via Lifehacker

Categories: Desktop, Rescue, Security

Manage partitions and disks with GParted-Clonezilla live CD

July 24th, 2007 2 comments has instructions for backing up partitions using GParted-Clonezilla.

Backing up partitions and hard disks sounds like work — until youve tried Clonezilla. With Clonezilla you can clone and duplicate partitions of various formats and disks of various sizes locally or over the network. Even more impressive is the fact that you can do all this without typing complicated commands. And since Clonezilla is available as part of the GParted-Clonezilla live CD, you dont even have to install it.

Categories: GParted LiveCD, How To, Rescue

CentOS 5 i386 Live CD

July 10th, 2007 4 comments

The CentOS 5 LiveCD has been released.

That means that the purposes of this CD are to see if CentOS will boot/work on your hardware, to test some of the features of CentOS as a workstation, and to use as a Rescue CD. It does not contain all the features of the 7 CD CentOS 5 Distribution on one CD :

Categories: CentOS, Desktop, Releases, Rescue

Recover Data From RAID 1 LVM Partitions With Knoppix Linux LiveCD

April 22nd, 2007 1 comment

HowtoForge walks through recovering data from a RAID 1 setup using Knoppix.

Categories: How To, Knoppix, Rescue

LH Top 10: Free Computer System Recovery Tools

April 13th, 2007 1 comment

The top four of Lifehacker’s top 10 free computer system recovery tools are LiveCDs.

Why linux live cd are important? How useful is it?

April 11th, 2007 Comments off

Linux by Examples uses the SLAX LiveCD to perform some data recovery and repair on a couple broken Windows machines.

Categories: News, Rescue, SLAX

Two New Mandriva Live Discs, and much more news

January 22nd, 2007 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly is packed full of LiveCD news today. First up is news of a gaming LiveDVD by Mandriva, along with a LiveCD showcasing a unique 3D desktop called Metisse. Below that is news of updates to Live versions of PCLinuxOS, gNewSense, Fedora Unity, BOSS GNU/Linux, and a new rescue LiveCD by the T2 project.

Give System Woes the Boot

December 19th, 2006 1 comment

Tip of the Trade: Recovery Is Possible

December 12th, 2006 4 comments

ServerWatch brings us an introduction to the recovery LiveCD/DVD/USB/CF/PXE/* which goes by Recovery Is Possible or RIPLinuX.

Recovery is Possible (RIP) sounds like a 12-step program, or some kind of self-help regime. RIP is (yet another) specialized Linux rescue distribution. RIP comes in a number of bootable images: CD/DVD, USB key, Compact Flash, PXE netboot, and even a tiny FreeBSD-based image. You can get a version with X windows, or one without.

Categories: Rescue, Reviews, RIPLinuX

Tip of the Trade: TestDisk and PhotoRec

December 11th, 2006 Comments off

Server Watch suggests running a couple of popular data recover tools from a LiveCD or LiveUSB device to rescue data.

My personal favorite way to run TestDisk or PhotoRec is from a bootable Linux CD. They are included on Knoppix, Trinity Rescue Kit and RIPLinux. Virtually all filesystems and partition types are supported as well.

Categories: How To, Knoppix, Rescue

BartPE helps get files back when computer crashes

November 21st, 2006 Comments off

The has an article on creating a BartPE LiveCD for system recovery.

Categories: BartPE, How To, Rescue

Ultimate Boot CD

August 11th, 2006 1 comment

Associated Content reviews the Ultimate Boot CD.

Geek to Live: Rescue files with a boot CD

August 10th, 2006 Comments off

Lifehacker walks us through rescuing a Windows system using Knoppix.

Few moments in computing are as heartbreaking as when you turn on your trusty PC only to receive that bone-chilling message: “Boot sector corrupt. Config.sys missing. Disk cannot be read.”

Categories: How To, Knoppix, Rescue

Drive failure? Yagotta try Knoppix first

June 19th, 2006 Comments off

A blog has a long but entertaining story of Windows file recovery using Knoppix.

Categories: Knoppix, News, Rescue

Knoppix to the rescue

June 2nd, 2006 Comments off
Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, News, Rescue

Gentoo-based system rescue liveCD revs up

May 3rd, 2006 Comments off is reporting the updates in the latest SystemRescueCd release.

MultiLinux Live DVD

April 3rd, 2006 2 comments

DistroWatch Weekly reports on one of the first (the first?) release of a premade LiveDVD which includes multiple Linux LiveCDs. Included on the 4+ GB ISO download is Knoppix, Ubuntu Dapper, Livux, PCLinuxOS, SimplyMEPIS, SystemRescueCD, Puppy Linux, Elive, and Damn Small Linux.

Recovering grub boot loader password

February 22nd, 2006 2 comments
Categories: How To, Rescue