François Dupoux has released an updated version of SystemRescueCd, a Gentoo-based live CD containing a collection of utilities for disk management and data rescue tasks. What's new in version 2.1.0? "Updated standard kernels to 2.6.35.12 (long-term kernel: rescuecd + rescue64); alternative kernels re-based on linux-2.6.38.2 (most recent kernel); patched alternative kernels with loop-aes-3.6b (encrypt disks using AES); updated Testdisk to 6.11.3 (checks and undeletes partitions + PhotoRec); updated hdparm to 9.36 (utility to change hard drive parameters); updated the Xfce desktop environment to new major version 4.8; updated gDisk to 0.7.1 (the package has been renamed gptfdisk); 32-bit kernels (rescuecd + altker32) compiled for i586 instead of i686."




Change log. 

  • Updated standard kernels to 2.6.35.12 (long-term kernel: rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels rebased on linux-2.6.38.2 (most recent kernel)
  • Patched alternative kernels with loop-aes-3.6b (encrypt disks using AES)
  • Updated testdisk to 6.11.3 (Checks and undeletes partitions + PhotoRec)
  • Updated sys-apps/hdparm to 9.36 (Utility to change hard drive parameters)
  • Updated the XFCE desktop environment to new major version: 4.8
  • Updated gdisk to 0.7.1 (the package has been renamed sys-apps/gptfdisk)
  • 32bit kernels (rescuecd + altker32) compiled for i586 instead of i686




Download (SHA256): systemrescuecd-x86-2.1.0.iso (295MB).

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