ExtremeTech posted another chapter from their book Hacking Knoppix. Definitely worth bookmarking.
A bootable disk with Knoppix can be a lifesaver when your computer goes awry. In this feature, we guide you through the process of fixing Linux with Knoppix, which includes repairing boot issues, working with key system files, and working with Linux partitions.
IBM Developerworks has six LiveCD reviews posted for recovery and entertainment.
Restore compromised systems with diagnostics LiveCDs
Rock your desktop with entertainment LiveCDs
Lots of images and links, and good information as usual.
ExtremeTech has a chapter of Hacking Knoppix on their site about using Knoppix to fix Windows. Included is useful information on partitioning, making changes to Windows, and Backing up data.
You or someone you know will encounter a seemingly unfixable problem with a Microsoft Windows operating system environment at one time or another. When this occurred in the past, most users would reinstall their operating systems, sometimes wiping out significant amounts of data that was needed on the system. Now you can use Knoppix to (often) correct your Windows system problems without losing any data and save the time associated with reinstalling all of the operating system files and applications.
Linux.Ars tells a story of data recovery where downloading and burning an Ubuntu LiveCD is the preferred option vs. recompiling a Fedora kernel which was missing XFS support.
Linux Gazette’s #122 issues has an article about working with NTFS partitions in Knoppix 4.0.
In spite of having used other fine tools in the past to work through problems, Knoppix has become my toolbox of choice because it gives me an environment I am familiar with, GNU/Linux, and lots and lots of tools.
Amnews.com has a writeup in their tech section about SystemRescueCD and the usefulness it provides.
This week I want to introduce you to one of the most handy tools in my tech box. This handy tool that I am referring to is the free SystemRescueCD. This disk is one of the ultimate tools for a tech to have handy when working on computers.
Redmondmag.com has a review of Winternals Admin Pak 5.0, which comes with ERD Commander.
At the heart of the Admin Pak collection is the ERD Commander, a bootable CD that gives you a Windows-like environment—regardless of which version of Windows is on the machine you’re trying to fix.
Groklaw has a long, detailed account of a Windows user trying out Knoppix for the first time. An entertaining read.
The grandmother is our own brooker, who decided to try to save a relative’s files on an ailing XP computer using a Knoppix CD.
Enterprise Networking Planet has a well written article about LiveCDs, focusing on their usefulness to network administrators.
In the beginning was tmsrtbt,
Linux.com has a thorough review of several rescue LiveCDs in different rescue scenarios.
This article reviews three open source rescue CDs: System Rescue CD, LNX-BBC, and CDlinux. These are all small downloads, ranging from 17 to 110MB, specifically designed to perform system rescue.