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: ubuntu-rescue-remix.org (not active)
Origin: Canada
Category: Rescue
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 12.04 | April 27, 2012
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Ubuntu Rescue Remix

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: sourceforge.net/projects/linux-secure/
Origin:
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

 

Redo Backup and Recovery

Redo Backup and Recovery

Web site: http://redobackup.org
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.

Download

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

 

PLD Linux Distribution

PLD Linux Distribution

Web site: www.pld-linux.org
Origin: Poland
Category: Server, Desktop
Desktop environment: Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, Window Maker, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64, PowerPC, Sparc, Alpha
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia (pl): PLD Linux Distribution
Media: Rescue CD, Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0 th | ?
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PLD Linux Distribution – an independent Linux distribution, based on RPM packages, targeted to advanced users and administrators. The main usage of the distribution are network servers, but also is suitable for advanced users of workstations.
The project started in 1998 (the 1.0 release in 2002) and it is still under development (?) by a few (?) enthusiasts.

PLD uses its own package manager called “Poldek”, which lets you install and upgrade the packages. Packages are divided into the smallest portions (such as individual plug-ins and modules), what allows administrators to easy controlling the functionality of available applications and the amount of used disk space.

PLD supports network technologies (IPv6), security (AppArmor, Grsecurity, PAM, GSSAPI, TLS/SSL), and the flexible use of different natural languages to communicate with the user.

The current version of PLD is 3.0 and is in endless development stage.

The system installation can be made using PLD Rescue CD images, then chrooting into prepared, new disk partition or via a Live CD which offers Anaconda installer.

PLD Linux Distribution ia available for a various architectures: x86 (i386, i586, i686), PowerPC, AMD64, Sparc, Alpha.

In 2007 an unofficial version of PLD Linux Distribution was created – PLD Titanium. In 2010 a conflict arose between PLD project leaders and PLD Titanium creator. As a result the Titanium distribution was rebranded and in early 2011 separated from PLD with a new name TLD (Titanium Linux Distribution).

PLD is still under active development, and new images of Rescue iso are available from the GitHub.

 

Trinity Rescue Kit

Trinity Rescue Kit

Web site: trinityhome.org/trk
Origin: Belgium
Category: Rescue, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Mandriva
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.4 build 372 | April 29, 2011
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Trinity Rescue Kit

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

Trinity Rescue Kit 3.4 build 397 beta i586 191MB.iso
md5sum: 8d4ef0a48ced97b14dbc36b6ec06b674