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Linux Distribution: SystemRescue
Url: http://www.sysresccd.org/

SystemRescueCd homepage Description: SystemRescueCd is a linux system on a bootable cdrom for repairing your system and your data after a crash. It also aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editin

About SystemRescue
Here are the main system tools:

GNU Parted is the best tool for editing your disk partitions under linux
QtParted is a Partition Magic clone for Linux.
Partimage is a Ghost/Drive-image clone for Linux
File systems tools (e2fsprogs, reiserfsprogs, xfsprogs, jfsutils, ntfsprogs, dosfstools): they allow you to format, resize, debug an existing partition of your hard disk
Sfdisk allows you to backup and restore your partition table
You can see the tools page for more details.

Now, the eagle driver is also provided. This is the driver required by several Modems, especially the SagemFast800 Adsl modem. It has been tested, and we can connect to the internet from the CDRom with this driver. Many french users really need it. I added a script (eagle-config) that makes adsl configuration and connection very easy.

SystemRescueCd is available for blind people. Now, the linux speakup version 1.5 screen reader is working well, and the speakup keymap is installed. This feature was tested by Gregory Nowak.

It is possible to make customized versions of the disc. For example, it means you can add your own scripts, that helps to make an automatic restauration of the system. It's also possible to burn a customized DVD, with SystemRescue and 4.2 GB for your data (backup for example). Read the manual for more details.

2009-02-08 00:00:00.0 SystemRescueCd 1.1.5 has been released    View
  • Updated the standard kernels to Linux- with reiser4 and ext4
  • Recent ext4 kernel updates backported from linux-2.6.29-rc
  • Updated sys-fs/fsarchiver to 0.4.1 (filesystems backup/deployment tool)
  • Updated sys-boot/grub to 0.97-r9 (support boot from ext4 filesystems)
  • Updated the btrfs filesystem support to 0.18 (kernel module and utils)
  • Updated sys-fs/ntfs3g to version 2009.1.1 (ntfs full read-write support)
  • Updated sys-fs/e2fsprogs to 1.41.4 (important ext4 fixes)
  • Updated GParted to version 0.4.2 (add support for ext4, detection of LVM pv)
  • Patched app-arch/tar to add support for xattr/acl/selinux (patch from fedora)
  • Fix: autorun scripts copied in the root of the cdrom were not executed
  • Created the whatis / locate databases (useful to find a file quickly and help)
  • Repaired sysresccd-cleansys which was broken on portage-2.2
2009-01-06 00:00:00.0 SystemRescueCd 1.1.4 has been released    View
Main Changes
  • Updated the standard kernels to Linux- with Reiser4
  • Updated the alternative kernels to Linux- with Reiser4
  • Updated sys-fs/fsarchiver to 0.2.3 (filesystems backup/deployment tool)
  • Updated the memtest86+ floppy disk image to 2.11 (memtestp boot entry)
  • New script to help installing sysresccd on an usb stick: sysresccd-usbstick
  • Updated grub to sys-boot/grub-0.97-r8 (boot manager)
  • Updated sys-apps/portage to version 2.2_rc20
  • Updated mozilla-firefox web browser to version 3.0.5
  • Added sys-process/atop-1.21 to monitor processes
  • Added support for floppy disks in the kernel
2008-12-10 00:00:00.0 SystemRescueCd 1.1.3 has been released    View
Main Changes
  • Updated the standard kernels to Linux- with Reiser4
  • Updated the alternative kernels to Linux- with Reiser4
  • Updated squashfs with lzma support (kernel driver and tools) to 3.4
  • Updated sys-block/gparted to 0.4.1
  • Updated the memtest86+ floppy disk image to 2.10 (memtest boot entry)
  • Updated sys-fs/ntfs3g to 1.5130 (ntfs full read-write support)
  • Updated sys-fs/fsarchiver to 0.1.6 (tool to backup linux filesystems)
  • Backported ext4 filesystem support from linux-2.6.28-rc
  • Added sys-block/iscsitarget and core-iscsi-tools-3.5
  • Fixed bug with the permissions which prevents thttpd from working
  • Fixed bug in the pxe network boot to get a dynamic address
2008-11-14 00:00:00.0 SystemRescueCd 1.1.1 has been released    View
  • Updated the standard kernels to Linux- with Reiser4
  • Updated the alternative kernels to Linux- with Reiser4
  • Updated the speakup kernel modules (thanks to Gregory Nowak)
  • Updated truecrpt (encryption program) to 6.0a
  • Updated sys-fs/ntfs3g to 1.5012 (ntfs full read-write support)
  • Updated sys-block/gparted to 0.3.9
  • Updated the e1000 network driver (with protection against corruption)
  • Updated "Offline NT Password & Registry Editor" ("ntpasswd" boot entry)
  • Fixed option "skipmount" which was broken
  • The network driver r8169 is back in the standard kernels
  • Added support for Firewire-1394 which was missing from the kernel
  • Added sys-fs/ntfsreloc-0.7 (deals with moving NTFS filesystems)
  • Added network drivers: atl1e, at76_usb
  • Added firmware for Ralink rt73-based WiFi USB adapters
2008-09-10 00:00:00.0 SystemRescueCd 1.1.0 has been released    View
Main Changes
  • Swapped the two kernel sources: standard-kernel and alternative-kernels
  • Most drivers are compiled as module in the standard kernels (
  • Most drivers are built-in the alternative kernels (
  • Added development tools (gcc, make, ...) and gentoo tools (emerge, equery, ...)
  • Added option nameif ("nameif=eth0!00:0C:29:57:D0:6E,eth1!00:0C:29:57:D0:64")
  • Added support for backing-store loopback file systems (keep the changes)
  • Added support for the speakup (support devices for blind people)
  • Ability to install your own packages using the gentoo commands (emerge)
  • Script sysresccd-cleansys which removes the optional packages (such as devtools)
  • Added dev-util/geany-0.14 (lightweight but powerful text editor based on gtk2)
  • Fixed problems with the qla2xxx fiber channel driver (compiled as module)
  • Added Realtek network driver (RTL8111B/RTL8168B/RTL8111/RTL8168/RTL8111C)
  • Added an alternative driver for realtek rtl8187 wireless devices: r8187.ko
  • Changed option "vncserver=x:password" so that display 0 is not used by vnc
  • Improved the default configuration of the graphical software in JWM
  • Updated sys-fs/e2fsprogs to 1.41.1 (add support for the ext4 filesystem)
  • Updated sys-fs/ntfs3g to 1.2812 (ntfs full read-write support)
  • Updated app-admin/testdisk to 6.10 (testdisk-6.10 and photorec-6.10)
  • Updated squashfs with lzma support (kernel driver and tools) to fix a bug
  • Updated the btrfs filesystem support to 0.16 (kernel module and utils)
  • Updated the python interpreter to dev-lang/python-2.5.2-r5
  • Updated lvm2 (Logical Volume Manager) to 2.02.39
  • Updated sys-block/gparted to 0.3.8
  • Updated the freedos bootdisk image
2008-06-30 00:00:00.0 SystemRescueCd 1.0.4 is available    View
Updated the default kernel to Linux with Reiser4fs; fixed problem with Samba due to bad case in the UTF8 character set; fixed the LVM package - LVM 1.x support was broken; fixed the LVM service - now it starts after mdadm so that LVM on raid works; updated NTFS-3G to 1.2531 (NTFS full read-write support); updated the Btrfs file system support to 0.15 (kernel module and utilities); ability to boot Linux from an LVM disk; added option 'root=auto' to boot the first Linux system found on the hard drive; added 'mhdd' boot floppy disk image (low-level hard-disk diagnostic tool).
2008-05-28 00:00:00.0 SystemRescueCd 1.0.3 has been released    View
  • Updated the default kernels to Linux- with Reiser4
  • Updated the alternative kernels to Linux- with Reiser4
  • Switched from unionfs to aufs (another union file system)
  • Boot from network via PXE or with docache now work with only 256MB of RAM
  • Updated the btrfs filesystem support to 0.14 (kernel patch and utils)
  • Updated the graphical environment to Xorg-server version 1.4
  • Updated sys-fs/ntfs3g to 1.2506 (ntfs full read-write support)
  • Updated sys-block/gparted to 0.3.7
  • Improved fonts in the graphical environment (Xorg and Xvesa)
  • Added support for 256-byte inode in ext3fs in grub-0.97
  • Added a PDF viewer (app-text/epdfview-0.1.6-r1)
  • Fixed shell problem with the serial console
2008-04-28 00:00:00.0 SystemRescueCd 1.0.2 has been released    View
Most Popular changes
  • Enabled unicode by default (thanks to Melkor for his help)
  • Updated the default kernel to Linux- with Reiser4
  • Updated sys-block/partimage and sys-block/partimage-ssl to 0.6.7
  • Updated sys-fs/ntfs3g to 1.2412 (ntfs full read-write support)
  • Added extra ntfsprogs tools (ntfswipe ntfstruncate ntfsmove ntfsmftalloc)
  • Added x11-terms/rxvt-unicode (terminal that supports unicode)
  • Added xfce-extra/terminal-0.2.8 (terminal with utf8 support and tabs)
  • Added networking tools: openvpn + pptpclient + openswan + vpnc
  • Added net-misc/autossh (automatically restart SSH sessions and tunnels)
  • Rewrote the network boot options implementation (make it simpler)
  • Improved the dhcp boot options support (pxeboot and dodhcp option)
  • Added network boot options for static addresses on single interfaces
  • Fixed boot from and hard disk connected to an HP-Smart-Array (CCISS)
  • Added the server mode in tightvnc (vncpasswd + /etc/init.d/vnc start)
  • Added the "vncserver=x:password" option (start vncserver with x displays)
  • Added the "initscript=service:action" boot option to start/stop services
  • Start the portmap initscript by default (required by autorun on nfs)
  • Improved the vim configuration (turned on syntax highlighting)
  • Added the missing net-dialup/rp-pppoe package (pppoe-setup command)
  • Moved the initialization stuff from bashlogin to initscript
  • Updated e2fsprogs to 1.40.8 (fix the wrong value for the inode size)
  • Added several drivers for 56k modems
2008-03-31 00:00:00.0 SystemRescueCd 1.0.1 is available    View
Using JWM 2.0.1 as default window manager instead of WindowMaker; using Unionfs 2.2.4 as the root file system; updated GParted to 0.3.6 (add support for the labels), Squashfs to 3.3 (with LZMA compression) to save space, ntfsprogs to 2.0.0, NTFS-3G to 1.2310, Memtest86+ floppy disk image to 2.01, btrfs file system support to 0.13, default kernel to Linux with Reiser4, cdrkit (Fix for Joliet directory length bug); added ipmitool (Utility for controlling IPMI enabled devices), missing crypto modules in the default kernel; auto-detect software RAID volumes at boot time; fixed autorun bug; fixed bugs in network configuration boot options; fixed problems with udhcpc client when multiple Ethernet interfaces exists....
2008-03-03 00:00:00.0 SystemRescueCd 1.0.0 has been released    View
2008-01-21 00:00:00.0 SystemRescueCd 0.4.3 has been released    View
Updated the kernel to Linux with Reiser4; updated the alternative kernel to Linux with Reiser4; patched the kernel with a fix for sis190 network driver; updated the build files to Catalyst 2.0.5 and genkernel 3.4.9; patched GParted (refreshing the devices crashed the program); fixed the LVM initscript; added boot option 'dodebug', enables verbose messages in the linuxrc script; added boot option 'lowmem', prevents non-critical things to be loaded into memory; added ATI and NVIDIA drivers; added ksh and tcsh shells; added pbzip2 (Parallel bzip2 compression for SMP computers); added lzma-utils (compression tools based on LZMA); added the missing mount-cifs tool.
2007-12-20 00:00:00.0 SystemRescueCd 0.4.2 has been released    View
Updated the kernel to Linux with Reiser4; updated the alternative kernel to Linux with Reiser4; updated NTFS-3G to 1.1120; introduced support for smbfs (Samba) again; disabled Unicode by default in the console; added MadWiFi; added extra ntfsprogs tools; added boot options - 'rootpass=xxx' sets the root password to xxx at start-up, 'ethx=ipaddress' sets the IP of all the Ethernet interfaces; 'gateway=ipaddress' sets the default route; 'dns=ipaddress' sets the dns name server (useful for PXE); solved problems with accented characters in zsh....
2007-10-31 00:00:00.0 SystemRescueCd 0.4.1 has been released    View
Updated ntfs-3g to 1.1004; updated Parted to 1.8.8; new sources for the default kernel (rescuecd and rescue64); fix - option setkmap was broken in sysresccd-custom script; fix: network booting via PXE was broken on 64-bit (rescue64); fix - docache was broken with the hard disk easy installation; updated Oscar (French tool to backup data); added option boothd=xxx (boot an installed Linux from hard disk); added raid monitoring tools (mpt-status and cciss_vol_status).
2007-01-15 00:00:00.0 SystemRescueCd 0.3.2 is available    View
Version 0.3.2 (stable) of the SystemRescueCd project has been released. Changes for version 0.3.2: updated TestDisk to 6.5; updated ntfs3g beta to 20070102; updated Ntfsresize to (for Windows Vista); added option 'doeject' to eject the disc at boot time; added cryptsetup-luks; added CmosPwd (decrypts CMOS password); added magicrescue (find deleted files); added mbr (install-mbr); added Mrxvt (nice terminal for X.Org); added several administration tools (sysstat, hddtemp, ide-smart); added Oscar (French tool to backup computers); improved support for hardware; improved keymaps support (fr_CH and speakup).
2007-01-02 00:00:00.0 SystemRescueCd 0.3.1 is available    View
Updated the kernel to Linux with Reiser4; updated ntfs-3g to 20061218 (full NTFS read and write support); optimized space usage to reduce the size of the disc; added option 'dodhcp' to get a dynamic IP at boot time; added option 'dostartx' to run X.Org environment at boot time; added lshw (hardware listing); improved support for hardware.
2006-12-22 00:00:00.0 SystemRescueCd 0.3.0 is available    View
Updated the kernel to Linux with Reiser4 file system; added X.Org graphical environment with WindowMaker; added GParted 0.3.3 to replace QtParted; added ntfs3g (full NTFS read and write); added graphical editors (gVim, Leafpad); added graphical web browsers (Firefox 2.0 and Dillo); updated the file system tools (Parted, e2fsprogs, xfsprogs); updated the system (glibc, ClamAV); updated the bootdisks.
2006-12-11 00:00:00.0 SystemRescueCd 0.3.0 Beta 1 is available    View
This new version comes with the X.Org graphical environment that allows running GParted. Several graphical software have been added such as Firefox 2.0 (we may need browsing the web to find how to repair a system) and graphical editors (gVim and SciTE). This new release also provides ntfs3g beta. It allows mounting an NTFS partition with a full read/write support, and replaces CaptiveNtfs. All the programs were updated, and several small network tools and utilities were added.
2006-05-02 00:00:00.0 SystemRescueCd 0.2.19 has been released now    View

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2006-03-06 00:00:00.0 SystemRescueCd 0.2.17 has been released now    View

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2006-02-02 00:00:00.0 SystemRescueCD 0.2.16 is released now    View

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