Crash Recovery Kit for Linux

Crash Recovery Kit

Web site: crashrecovery.org
Origin: Unknown
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86, x86_64, SPARC
Based on: Mandrake
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD/Floppy
The last version | Released: 2.6.11.10 | May 18, 2005

Crash Recovery Kit for Linux (CRK) – a specialist Linux distribution contains a tool which can recover your crashed PC.

CRK doesn’t use any graphical desktop environment, it works in text mode only.
The older versions were based on Red Hat Linux, but the latest ones on Mandrake Linux (newer name: Mandriva).

Using CRK you can do, for example:
– recovery of a trashed LILO boot record. How many times does it happen that some person installs windows 98/95 after he/she installed Linux? Well in that case windows 9X just overwrites the MBR record and Linux won’t be able to boot anymore.
– backup over the network in the form of tar.gz tarballs. Both FAT16, FAT32, ext2 and all filesystems which Linux supports in a read/write fashion can be taken care of. The strong part of the CRK is when a disk is replaced or repartitioning is being done. The CRK boots a complete mini Linux with networking where all possible hardware which is inside the Linux kernel is available.
– testing hardware of new Intel based machines.
– detecting versions and types of hardware. The Linux kernel holds a large database of hardware supported. Booting a Linux kernel doesn’t only resolve if the hardware is ok, it also show its specs. This can be handy if one wants to check-out an old/new PC which is for sale.
– recovery of a misconfigured or hacked Linux system. Well that can happen. /etc/fstab can be wrong or the root password is unknown etc.
– make a tape backup of a disk which can’t be booted anymore.

The distribution is available for x86, x86_64 and SPARC machines.
Crash Recovery Kit for Linux developer is Robert M. Stockmann.

Download

Crash Recovery Kit 2.6.11.10 i386 81MB.iso
md5sum: ec8fea1114c06759dbf88b876f62744f
Crash Recovery Kit 2.6.11.10 x86_64 87MB.iso
md5sum: bda03aa7ec1824c1abfa82ca50c95946
Crash Recovery Kit 2.2.25 SPARC 18MB.iso
md5sum: ac0f0a4f394c0736a54299b063df55ce

 

Trinity Rescue Kit

Trinity Rescue Kit

Web site: http://trinityhome.org/trk
Origin: Belgium
Category: Rescue, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Text based
Architecture: x86
Based on: Mandriva
Wikipedia: Trinity Rescue Kit
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.4 build 372 | April 29, 2011
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Trinity Rescue Kit (TRK) – a Linux distribution with a command-line interface, designed as a system rescue. TRK is especially equipped for repairing common problems in Microsoft Windows and Unix-like operating systems.

The project started in 2001 as a bootable DOS-based CD of proprietary software for offline operations (The Vault), and then has been moved to Linux as its base.

TRK is based on Mandriva and includes a set of utilities for:
– repairing damaged files
– recovering data
– resetting Windows passwords
– detecting computer viruses with a few different antivirus scanners
– disk cloning, including cloning Windows installations over the network
– recovering deleted data files
– editing disk partitions

The founder and developer of TRK is Tom Kerremans.

The last stable version is 3.4 build 372 released in April 2011, but there is newer, beta version 3.4 build 396 as of 2014 available too.

Download

Trinity Rescue Kit 3.4 build 372 i586 158MB.iso
md5sum: 4909e1961ba27752b7aa8eba23ea7b5d
Trinity Rescue Kit 3.4 build 396 Beta i586 180MB.iso
md5sum: c0723243a40650d88d3343a798d254d9