Finnix

Finnix

Web site: www.finnix.org
Origin: USA
Category: Rescue
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86, x86_64, ARMHF, PowerPC
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Finnix
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 111 | June 4, 2015
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Finnix – a small, text based rescue CD based on Debian GNU/Linux, targeted to system administrators. Finnix works in Live mode, but it can be installed on your computer’s hard drive. The Live system can be started from a CD, USB flash drive and via the network (PXE).

Finnix includes tools for disk partitioning, network traffic monitoring, boot record repair and installation of other operating systems.

Finnix is built on Debian from the testing branch and is available for i386, amd64, armhf and powerpc machines.

The Finnix Live image also includes the FreeDOS system.

The project was started in 1999, with its first public release in March 2000, making it one of the oldest LiveCDs (predated by DemoLinux and immediately preceded by the Linuxcare Bootable Toolbox).
The project developer is Ryan Finnie.

Download

Finnix 111 i386/amd64 163MB.iso
md5sum: f111ff8eee915f508ade13b934d47ce6
Finnix 111 ARMHF 111MB.iso
md5sum: f111ffa290ab46ad193fdbbb2952a785
Finnix 111 PowerPC 158MB.iso
md5sum: f111ff0864d2796d788a98785ecb7589

 

LNX-BBC

LNX-BBC

Web site: www.lnx-bbc.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Rescue
Desktop environment: BlackBox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2.1 | May 2, 2003

LNX-BBC (Linux Bootable Business Card) – a minimal, bussines card sized, independent developed Linux distribution for data rescue.

LNX-BBC provides a reasonably large set of applications that you can use to:
* repair a broken system
* recover a lost system from backup
* save important information to a floppy
* boot any computer as a basic Linux system

Traditionally, you could use software included here to
* install the Debian GNU/Linux base system onto a computer’s hard drive

The LNX-BBC system is based on the Linuxcare Bootable Business Card version 1.6.0. LNX-BBC is an independent project not affiliated with Linuxcare.
Linuxcare is a service mark of Linuxcare, Inc., which does not endorse this distribution or any associated documentation.

Using the LNX-BBC – System requirements:
* An Intel x86 or compatible system with bootable CD-ROM
* 16 MB RAM or more
* Optional VGA monitor

Copyright (C) 1999, 2000, 2001 Linuxcare, Inc.
Copyright (C) 2001 Tom Crimi, Duncan MacKinnon, Seth Schoen, Andrew Scott, and contributors

Login as ‘root’ with ‘bbc’ password.
To start a graphical desktop (BlackBox window manager) type: startx

Download

LNX-BBC 1.618 i386 48MB.iso
md5sum: 255f9cff2f9670a48726d56f9284e122

 

Live Defender

Live Defender

Web site: www.bitdefender.com/index.php?tab=2 (not active)
Origin: Romania
Category: Rescue
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.5.6 | March 23, 2004

Live Defender – a BitDefender re-mastered Knoppix distribution which integrates the latest BitDefender for Linux security solution into the GNU/Linux Knoppix Live CD, offering instant SMTP antivirus/antispam protection and a desktop antivirus (integrated into KDE) which is capable to scan and disinfect existing hard drives (including Windows NTFS partitions), remote Samba/Windows shares or NFS mount points. A web-based configuration interface to BitDefender solutions is also included as a Webmin module.

Hot Features:
– NTFS write support (using Captive project)
– Disinfection of infected files from Windows XP partitions
– BitDefender AntiSpam server add-on
– Instant email protection (antivirus & antispam)

Software preinstalled on the LinuxDefender Live! CD CeBIT Edition:
– BitDefender SMTP Proxy (featuring a BitDefender AntiSpam module)
– BitDefender Remote Admin (Webmin interface & Windows console)
– BitDefender Linux Edition (free antivirus scanner)
– BitDefender for Linux Mail Servers 1.5.6 (Sendmail, Postfix, qmail & SMTP Proxy) fully functional evaluation versions featuring BitDefender AntiSpam module
– BitDefender for Samba 1.5.5-2
– BitDefender for e-Smith Mitel SME Server 5.5 (1.5.5-3mitel)
– BitDefender for Bynari’s Insight Server 4 (1.5.5-4)
– BitDefender Professional 7.2 for Windows (english and german versions)
– BitDefender Documentation (PDF & HTML format)
– BitDefender Extras (Artwork, Leaflets)
– Linux-Kernel 2.4.23.xfs, Kernel 2.6.1
– Captive NTFS write project
– LUFS – Linux Userland File System
– utilities for data recovery and system repairs, even for other operating systems
– network and security analysis tools for network administrators
– Amanda backup solution
– thttpd and Apache web servers
– Ethereal network traffic analyzer, IPTraf IP LAN Monitor
– Linux Userland File System and Logical Volume Manager
– Nessus network security auditor
– parted, QTParted and partimage, partition resize, save & recovery solution
– Squid www proxy cache server, tsocks and dante socks servers
– Synaptic, graphical package manager
– Adobe Acrobat Reader
– Internet connection software kppp,pppoeconf (DSL) and isdn-config
– KDE V3.1 as the standard desktop, including Konqueror WWW-browser, German, French and Spanish localization
– Gnome 2.4 Desktop Environment including Ximian Evolution groupware suite, Epiphany browser and Gnomemeeting H323 video conference solution
– IceWM, XFCE, WindowMaker window managers
– OpenOffice(TM), the GPL-developed version of the well-known StarOffice(TM) office suite
– X Multimedia System (xmms) an MPEG-video, MP3, Ogg Vorbis Audio player and xine
– Mozilla Web browser
– Frozen Bubble addictive game

System requirements:
– Intel-compatible CPU (Pentium 2/300MHz or better),
– 64 MB of RAM for text mode, at least 256 MB for graphics mode with KDE (512 MB recommended),
– bootable CD-ROM drive,
– standard SVGA-compatible graphics card,
– serial or PS/2 standard mouse or IMPS/2-compatible USB-mouse.

Download

Live Defender 1.5.6 CeBIT i386 689MB.iso
md5sum: 730a3509550b491971d3027303d68fde

 

PoliArch

PoliArch

Web site: www.poliarch.org
Origin: Italy
Category: Rescue
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 15.10 | October 26, 2015
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PoliArch – a specialized Linux distribution for management and rescue of computer operating systems. PoliArch is the culmination of the students project at Torino University, Italy.

The goal of PoliArch is to provide a quick and easy way to manage/administer computers.

The system allows user for:
– creating and editing partitions on the disk
– backuping and restoring of data
– accessing to documents when the system is not working.

PoliArch is equipped with a number of GNU/Linux programs, such as:
– system tools (GParted, FSArchiver, etc.)
– basic tools (editors, Midnight Commander, etc.)
– tools for operating on the file systems (fstools, ntfs-3g, etc.)
– server packages (Apache, MySQL, Samba, etc.)

The default desktop environment is Xfce4. The system does not require installation on a disk, it can be run from a flash drive, CD, DVD or USB. It is also possible to install PoliArch on the computer’s hard drive.

The Live version works by default in Italian.
During installation, you can set your own system location.

PoliArch is available in the form of a dual iso image for i686 and x86_64 machines.

Download

PoliArch 15.10 Dual i686/amd64 2.41GB.iso
md5sum: 84a61ef1e0bd41c77acde0636dbfcf94

 

Boot-Repair-Disk

Boot-Repair-Disk

Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/boot-repair-cd/
Origin: ?
Category: Rescue
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: | November 30, 2014
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Boot-Repair-Disk – an open source rescue disk which can fix many common Windows and Linux boot problems (boot sector, master boot record, GRUB, more). It automatically launches the Boot-Repair application (a one-click repair system) which is used to repair access to operating systems; providing GRUB reinstallation, MBR restoration, file system repair and UEFI, SecureBoot, RAID, LVM, and Wubi support.

The latest live image is based on Ubuntu, with Openbox as a default desktop.
Older version was based on Debian stable, with LXDE desktop environment as default.

Functionality:
– runs automatically Boot-Repair rescue tool at start-up
– light environment in order to repair even old PCs with little RAM
– reinstall and update GRUB (1 and 2)
– purge GRUB
– choice to place GRUB in MBR or partition
– restore generic Windows (XP, Vista, Seven) MBR (other tools I know don’t work with Vista/Seven)
– restore original MBR (required when computer has MBR-tatoo)
– auto detect separate /boot
– detect RAID, GPT EFI
– compatible Debian, Ubuntu and derivatives
– can be used in live-CD, live-USB and installed session (see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair )
– compatible whatever the architectures (32/64bits) of OS detected on the pc
– automatically solve several GRUB/Wubi bugs
– generate BootInfoScript report (automatically uses the very last script) in 1 click
– repair filesystems (Linux and windows)

The Boot-Repair tool is also pre-installed in Linux Secure Remix distribution.

Download

Boot-Repair-Disk i686 627MB.iso
md5sum: 3d847e7b0a2703154eff21071a96e910
Boot-Repair-Disk amd6464 642MB.iso
md5sum: 2aa0cab5db7ae0ae00fcf32d4ffdd14c

 

Ubuntu Rescue Remix

Ubuntu Rescue Remix

Web site: http://ubuntu-rescue-remix.org (not active)
Origin: Canada
Category: Rescue
Desktop environment: Text
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 12.04 | April 27, 2012
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Ubuntu Rescue Remix – an open-source Linux distribution based on Ubuntu.

Ubuntu Rescue Remix is designed for system rescue and data recovery.
It contains pre-installed applications, such as:
– ddrescue data recovery
– testdisk
– Photorec image and video recovery
– Sleuth Kit digital forensic analysis tool
– fdisk partition editor
– ClamAV anti-virus
– ddrutility to diagnose files damaged by inaccessible blocks on a disk image

The live system works in live mode, with text based environment.
It can be runs from CD media or USB flash disk.

Download

Ubuntu Rescue Remix 12.04 i386 238MB.iso
md5sum: 6c6b318d96af20b61fb89fd0ddb1d5c8

 

Linux Secure Remix

Linux Secure Remix

Web site: http://sourceforge.net/projects/linux-secure/
Origin: Unknown
Category: Rescue
Desktop environment: Unity
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 13.04 | November 30, 2014
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Linux Secure Remix (previously: Ubuntu Secure Remix) – a live Linux distribution based on Ubuntu.

It offers security installation of the Ubuntu aside of an existing installation of MS Windows.
The old name of Ubuntu Secure Remix has been changed to the present one in May 2012.

Linux Secure Remix features too:
– integrated ‘Clean-Ubiquity’ tool – a simple graphical live CD installer designed to integrate well with Debian- and Ubuntu-based systems
– integrated ‘OS-Uninstaller’ tool – a small graphical tool to uninstall any OS (Windows, MacOS, Ubuntu, other GNU/Linux…) in 1 click
– integrated ‘Boot-Repair’ tool – a simple tool to repair frequent boot issues you may encounter in Ubuntu like when you can’t boot Ubuntu after installing Windows or another Linux distribution, or when you can’t boot Windows after installing Ubuntu, or when GRUB is not displayed anymore, some upgrade breaks GRUB, etc.

Linux Secure Remix is (was) available for 32 and 64 bit machines.

The ‘Boot-Repair’ is also pre-installed in Boot-Repair-Disk a Linux distribution, which is based on Debian GNU/Linux.

Download

Linux Secure Remix 13.04 i686 809MB.iso
md5sum: c502745c7194d3223f65463f56b44389

 

Parted Magic OS

Parted Magic OS

Web site: http://partedmagic.com
Origin: USA
Category: Rescue
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Parted Magic
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: still active
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Parted Magic OS – a live, independent developed Linux distribution which contains disk partitioning and data recovery tools.

Parted Magic OS works as a live CD/USB only without a hard drive installation and can be booot through a network using PXE.
It features recovery tools such as: Partition Image, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, ddrescue, GParted, Parted, Truecrypt, Clonezilla, G4L, SuperGrubDisk, etc., and supports many file systems, including ext2, ext3, ext4, fat16, fat32, hfs, hfs+, jfs, linux-swap, ntfs, reiserfs, reiser4, and xfs.

In August 2013 Parted Magic OS became a commercial distribution.
One of the latest free version 2013_06_14 is available to download and test.
If you need an up to date Parted Magic OS iso image, you have to purchase it from the project page.

Download

Parted Magic OS 2013_06_14 i586 297MB.iso
md5sum: 52f8b8773457e2aa30065b2c61fdd886

 

ophcrack LiveCD

ophcrack LiveCD

Web site: http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Rescue
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: SliTaz
Wikipedia: Ophcrack
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.6.0 | June 4, 2013
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ophcrack LiveCD – a specialist Linux distribution based on SliTaz.
It contains the ophcrack tool – a Windows password cracker based on a time-memory trade-off using rainbow tables. It recovers 99.9% of alphanumeric passwords in seconds, and comes with a Graphical User Interface and runs on multiple platforms.

ophcrack LiveCD automates the retrieval, decryption, and cracking of passwords from a Windows system. The LiveCD is separately available for Windows XP, and for Windows Vista + Windows 7.

Ophcrack is being developed by Objectif Sécurité under the GPLv2 license.

Download

ophcrack XP LiveCD 3.6.0 i386 445MB.iso
md5sum: b23afa62f670dee41c8f01c436c0a092
ophcrack Vista/7 LiveCD 3.6.0 i386 680MB.iso
md5sum: f0753acfe2fce5249ceceec7dfeacea9
ophcrack NoTables LiveCD 3.6.0 i386 48MB.iso
md5sum: 40ffb36b8f6306a6af03a68b754e1b30

Recovery is Possible

Recovery is Possible

Web site: www.tux.org/pub/people/kent-robotti/looplinux/rip/ (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Rescue, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
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.

Download

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 156MB.zip
md5sum: c1a585ccaf6ad765625d63aed21820ba
Recovery is Possible 11.7 32/64bit 139MB.iso
md5sum: e256d4afcae4b139878e2a1b4aecca6c
Recovery is Possible 9.3 32/64bit 95MB.iso
md5sum: a219f4def5d80c5717c5c3c939a5c2fd