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).
2.8.0) 2012-06-11: Updated standard kernels to Long-Term-Supported linux-3.2.19 (rescuecd + rescue64) Updated alternative kernels to latest stable: linux-3.4.2 (altker32 + altker64) Fixed USB installer script for linux: usb_inst.sh (Thanks to Gernot for the fix) Updated sys-apps/gptfdisk to 0.8.5 (Fdisk utility for GPT partition tables) Updated fsarchiver to 0.6.15 to support recent features in btrfs/ext4 filesystems Updated firmware files in the initramfs from linux-firmware-20120502 Updated DBAN to 2.2.6 (Hard Drive Disk Wipe and Data Clearing program) Updated Grub2 bootloader to 2.00_beta6 (grub-0.97-r12 is also provided) Updated list of kernel modules to put in the initramfs (storage and network) Do not attempt to find sysrcd.dat on extended partitions (bug reported by Gernot)