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SystemRescueCd is a Linux system on a bootable CD-ROM for repairing your system and recovering your 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 partitions of the hard disk. It contains a lot of system tools (parted, partimage, fstools, ...) and basic tools (editors, midnight commander, network tools). It is very easy to use: just boot the CDROM. The kernel supports most of the important file systems (ext2/ext3/ext4, reiserfs, reiser4, btrfs, xfs, jfs, vfat, ntfs, iso9660), as well as network filesystems (samba and nfs).
SystemRescueCd is available for blind people. Now, the linux speakup screen reader is working well, and the speakup keymap is installed. This feature was tested by Gregory Nowak. Please note that you need SystemRescueCd-1.1.0 or later, since the versions between 0.3.8 and 1.0.4 do not include speakup. We regret this inconvenience. Notes specific to using speakup in SystemRescueCD are available on the speakup info page.
It is possible to make customized versions of the CD. For example, you can add your own scripts, to make an automatic restoration of the system. It\'s also possible to burn a customized DVD, with SystemRescueCd and 4.2 GB for your data (backup for example). Read the manual for more details. There is a new manual chapter that explains How you can burn a DVD+RW from SystemRescueCd
You can use SystemRescueCd to backup data from an unbootable Windows computer, if you want to backup the data stored on a Windows computer that cannot boot any more.
It is very easy to install SystemRescueCd on an USB stick. That\'s very useful in case you can\'t boot from the CD drive. You just have to copy several files to the stick and run syslinux. The install process can be done from Linux or Windows. Follow instructions from the Manual for more details.
Here is a short description of some of the system tools.
a partition table tool. Save/restore partition table to/from a file. Use it before and after changing partitions or like right now to save partition definitions.
it\'s a flexible system tool that allows you to save the contents of a file-system to a compressed archive file. The file-system can be restored on a partition which has a different size and it can be restored on a different file-system. It provides multi-threading compression and supports lzma compression (very high compression level) as well as lzo, gzip and bzip2. Everything is checksummed in the archive in order to protect the data. It supports all the linux-filesystems including ext4, and also it can be used to clone ntfs partitions.
Save/restore hard disk partitions and MasterBootRecord to/from a compressed image file locally or over the network to another computer. Save partitions when system is working, like after an install or upgrade or like right now! Then restore them after the system gets corrupted or disk failure without having to reinstall and configure the OS and all the other packages.
Recovers lost partitions, deleted files and fixes partition tables and boot sectors. It supports reiserfs, ntfs, fat32, ext2/3 and many others
Recovers lost files including video, photos, documents and archives.
an extended ftp client to send them off to another system.
GRUB / lilo
Multi Bootloaders Install or restore bootloader. If Microsoft Windows removed a multi bootloader, run it from this CD, and reinstall it.
File System tools
Each file system has its own tools. For example XFS provides xfsprogs. It allows the user to format an existing partition, to resize another one, ... We provide reiserfsprogs for ReiserFS, Reiser4progs, xfsprogs for XFS, jfsprogs for JFS, e2fsprogs for ext2/ext3/ext4, ntfsprogs and ntfs-3g-AR for NTFS, dosfstools for FAT/VFAT.
tar/gzip/bzip2 are provided for Unix users. zip/unzip, rar/unrar/unace for Microsoft Windows users. It allows users to backup/restore their data from this bootable disc. Dar (Disk Archiver) It\'s like tar but it\'s a lot more powerful.
During a system rescue, you may need to edit system files. nano (a lightweight editor), vim (VI Improved), qemacs (emacs clone), elvis and joe. also Leafpad, a graphical text editor under X windows.
Text file manager shows directories and files in a graphical display. It is very easy to use, and allows browse, copy, rename, delete, move, search and edit files.
CD/DVD burning tools
cdrecord packages that comes with mkisofs. It is the linux standard CD burning command from console. Mkisofs allows you to create an ISO image file to use with cdrecord. Cdw is a text based front end to make cdrecord and mkisofs easier to use. Udftools are provided for packet writing. Now, you can also use dvd+rwtools.
allow exchanging data with other computers. lftp, ssh (client and server), ppp(connect to the internet), lynx (console web browser). LUFS (Linux Userland File System), NFS, and Samba mount -t smbfs //ip/share /mnt/path allow you to mount remote file systems