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Postby hcgtv » 2007-04-10 18:49

http://live.debian.net/

Needed to make some changes to my server's root ext3 filesystem, so I decided to try out the Debian Live CD project.

Downloaded the standard iso from the weekly build, only 87 mb. Burned it to a CD, put it into the server and rebooted. In a very short boot time, I was met with a debian user prompt.

All root commands are done with sudo, so sudo tune2fs and e2fsck worked fine. After I made all the changes, I entered reboot and was met with a prompt to remove the CD, did so and brought back the server.

If you need a rescue CD, the Debian Live CD is worth having around.
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Postby AgenT » 2007-04-10 20:25

Thank you. I was not even aware that Debian has such a large selection of LiveCD's. The Debian LiveCD project was made for customization. Nice.
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Postby thamarok » 2007-04-10 20:49

Here's an excellent Linux rescue CD: http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page
SystemRescueCd is just the best! It has some applications pre-installed, like Firefox, so you can surf the web just incase some other problems occur, etc..

But if you don't have access to the internet to rescue your system, but you have an Etch CD lying somewhere, then boot it up with the rescue boot parameter. It allows you to reinstall GRUB or execute commands in the root filesystem to correct problems, etc..
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Postby StarMonkey » 2007-04-10 21:14

I've tried a few 'rescue' livecd's, and I still don't think anything can beat knoppix :D
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Postby Jackiebrown » 2007-04-10 23:56

I second thamarok.

You can even used apt and dpkg in it. really helps if an upgrade borked something.
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Linux Rescue CD - Live Rescue CD

Postby NickBurns » 2007-06-28 18:14

My preferred Linux Rescue CD is Trinity Rescue Kit, or TRK.

http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.php?w ... ront_id=12

This is the _absolute_ swiss-army knife of rescue disks. I keep finding more commands that it has, almost every couple of uses. You can pick from 12 'scenarios' upon boot up that should fit almost any situation you find yourself in. Being able to start up a ssh server and/or a samba server, and get files off of a broken windoze box is great. SMB mount is available, along with alot of other great things. You can even do a virus scan on a windows drive, fix any problems and then let it boot back to windows.

I've lost count of how many machines I've used this on from simply getting correct hardware info, to completely making a copy of a partition usind 'dd' commnad, or just use it as a starting point to partition a new drive out of the box.
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Postby Bulkley » 2007-12-22 01:07

I have a copy of the Debian Live CD, also known as Caspar. I found it very useful for testing system and exploring my hardware while I was upgrading.
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