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So there are a ton of recovery Live CDs/USB/Floppies? out there. My question is if I wanted to grab one to be *THE* recovery disk that I use, what is the best choice?

This is mostly out of curiosity and I don't have a specific purpose in mind, just best all around at getting me out of any "Oh Crap" PC moment.

I know it is general, to be honest I am looking forward to the discussion.
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any livecd that has chroot
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post #3 of 16
Probably not 'THE' recovery disk, but this, along with grub-install /dev/etc, is very handy in my 'Oh Crap' PC moments...

Super Grub2
Edited by cr1 - 4/5/11 at 7:57pm
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post #4 of 16
Parted magic is pretty good it has a ton of tools for a variety of tasks from backups to secure erase to grub recovery.
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post #5 of 16
I just use whatever happens to be laying around that allows me to get a shell. But then again I didn't just start a week ago, so that may not work for you. smile.gif
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post #6 of 16
Okay this is top down the best recovery livecd/dvd out there and very minimalistic, so it never lags out like a normal livedvd of ubuntu would be like. Comes loaded with alot of built in support of the system commands and gui applications...


SystemRescueCd
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Description: SystemRescueCd is a Linux system rescue disk available as a bootable CD-ROM or USB stick for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash. It aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the hard disk partitions. It comes with a lot of linux software such as system tools (parted, partimage, fstools, ...) and basic tools (editors, midnight commander, network tools). It requires no installation. It can be used on linux servers, linux desktops or windows boxes. The kernel supports the important file systems (ext2/ext3/ext4, reiserfs, reiser4, btrfs, xfs, jfs, vfat, ntfs, iso9660), as well as network filesystems (samba and nfs).
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post #7 of 16
What about Trinity?
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cool thing about linux...

if you really wanted to you could make your own command line only boot disc with a ton of disaster recovery and system administration tools that you choose smile.gif

no need to rely on some one elses pre put together set up when you can make what you like

would take a little bit of work though biggrin.gif lol
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post #9 of 16
it is not an exactly a "linux" recovery live/usb, but it has a basic linux "distro" on it, along with a basic "windows 98", and that is hiren's boot cd smile.gif i use that a lot more than any other "livecd" when it comes to recovery and data analyst tools, its got a bunch smile.gif and a lot of tools to do "simple" fixes or enough tools to accomplish complex task smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by EntTheGod;13020079 
cool thing about linux...

if you really wanted to you could make your own command line only boot disc with a ton of disaster recovery and system administration tools that you choose smile.gif

no need to rely on some one elses pre put together set up when you can make what you like

would take a little bit of work though biggrin.gif lol

+1 I made an arch live image that has a partition editor, terminal and mprime with open box for the wm.


If someone wants an easier method make an account on susestudio and you can make your own live image very easily through your browser.
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