Crash Recovery Kit for Linux

Crash Recovery Kit

Web site:
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86, x86_64, SPARC
Based on: Mandrake
Media: Live CD/Floppy
The last version | Released: | 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.


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


Recovery is Possible

Recovery is Possible

Web site: (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Rescue, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Slackware
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 13.7 | January 15, 2012
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Recovery is Possible (also R.I.P. or RIPLinuX) – a Linux distribution designed to be used for recovering data from broken Operating Systems or damaged hardware.

RIPLinuX is built on the packages of Slackware Linux distribution and uses Fluxbox as its default desktop. The hybrid live iso image offers 32 and 64 bit system on one CD.

R.I.P. offers support for many file system types such as: Reiserfs, Reiser4, ext2/3, iso9660, UDF, XFS, JFS, UFS, HPFS, HFS, MINIX, MS DOS, NTFS, and VFAT.
It contains a set of tools for system recovering, such as: partimage, parted, reiserfsck, fdisk, cfdisk, sfdisk, mke2fs, tune2fs, e2fsck, debugfs, mkntfs, jfs_mkfs, jfs_fsck, xfs_repair, cdrecord/dvdrecord, mkisofs, ntfsresize, dvd rw-format and growisofs.

The last version of RIPLinux is 13.7 and was released in 2012.


Recovery is Possible 13.7 32/64bit 160MB.iso
md5sum: 1b9e3181082fc9b6115f93ff9f68a145
Recovery is Possible 13.7 Grub2 32/64bit 160MB.iso
md5sum: 2ea2b4b0be79e458275da6fe927b8a9d
Recovery is Possible 13.7 PXE 32/64bit
md5sum: c1a585ccaf6ad765625d63aed21820ba
Recovery is Possible 11.7 32/64bit 139MB.iso
md5sum: e256d4afcae4b139878e2a1b4aecca6c
Recovery is Possible 9.3 32/64bit 95MB.iso
md5sum: a219f4def5d80c5717c5c3c939a5c2fd


Redo Backup and Recovery

Redo Backup and Recovery

Web site:
Origin: USA
Category: Rescue
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: Redo Backup and Recovery
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.0.4 | November 20, 2012
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Redo Backup and Recovery – a live Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and features backup, restore, and disaster recovery software.

The Redo application features a GUI that is a front end to the Partclone command line utility, and is capable of bare-metal backup and recovery of disk partitions. The tool can use external hard drives and network shares.

The Redo live iso image contains tools for disk partitioning, testing, and fixing, such as: baobab, chntpw, cryptsetup, drivereset, fsarchiver, gparted, grsync, hdparm, lshw-gtk, partclone, partimage, photorec, rsync, testdisk.

It also has the Chromium web browser pre-installed.

The last version of Redo Backup and Recovery 1.0.4 is based on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin.


Redo Backup and Recovery 1.0.4 i386 255MB.iso
md5sum: f84b757242c1b050f8cbed7142197d81