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 software such as disk management tools (parted, partimage, fsarchiver, filesystem tools, ...), network administration programs and simple text editors . 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, and USB stick, or from the network using PXE. But it can be installed on the hard disk if you wish. It comes with up to date kernels to provide support for recent hardware and also for all important file systems (ext2/ext3/ext4, xfs, btrfs, ntfs, reiserfs, vfat), as well as network filesystems (samba and nfs).

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  • Hi, I try to use the systemrescue cd on my systems where is something needed to do, and its a great application but it has a big resolution bug and there isn't any forum (closed - doesn't accept new users) or support. Always when I need to start the graphic system on machines with build in graphic then i have OUT of RANGE resolution on monitors. In the latest PC was it an old ATI RageXL with 8MB Ram. Then is the system unusable... Please open an support or forums to help people. Thanks.

  • System Rescue CD is the best multitool live CD. I've been using it since the beginning and it never disappointed me. But in the latest release I noticed that Partclone is missing? Why? I consider Partclone very efficient and it's updated if compared to partimage... I hope we have it back in the next release! Thanks!

  • Looks like a nice and very versatile tool! Please update nwipe, as the included 0.21 version has some severe known issues that are resolved in the current version. Thanks!

  • This project is invaluable to me. I've used it to clone the partitions on one drive to another, to fix a broken grub boot, and to run zerofree on my Virtualbox VM partitions so that I can compact them.

  • great software to restore a system on a different filesystem/hard disk using tools like Disk Archive - dar

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