SystemRescueCd is a Linux system rescue disk available as a bootable CD-ROM or USB stick for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash. It aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the hard disk partitions. It comes with a lot of linux software such as system tools (parted, partimage, fstools, ...) and basic tools (editors, midnight commander, network tools). It can be used for both Linux and windows computers, and on desktops as well as servers. This rescue system requires no installation as it can be booted from a CD/DVD drive or USB stick, but it can be installed on the hard disk if you wish. The kernel supports all important file systems (ext2/ext3/ext4, reiserfs, btrfs, xfs, jfs, vfat, ntfs), as well as network filesystems (samba and nfs).
Standard kernels is Long-Term-Supported linux-3.4.47 (rescuecd + rescue64)
Alternative kernels updated to latest stable 3.9.4 (altker32 + altker64)
Downgraded gcc to 4.4 in order to produce smaller binaries and save space
Fixed crash when booting from NBD (Many thanks to Gernot for the fix)
Added sys-fs/safecopy for recovery from damaged (io-errors) devices or files