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SuperRescue CD

SuperRescue is a single very large bootable system-on-a-disk. It's based on the observation that the vast majority of systems allow you to do so much more than the minimal system. Therefore, it isn't for everything, but for most desktop systems, it provides a much nicer rescue environment than your average rescue floppy. It requires an i386 PC with 24 MB of RAM and a bootable CD-ROM. PCMCIA support is implemented but somewhat limited. It is based on RedHat 7. (Version 1 is based on RedHat 6.)

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  07 Nov 2002 18:40

    Release Notes: This version updates the kernel to 2.4.20-rc1, and a 2.4.20-pre5 kernel is also included. Booting from a USB CD-ROM should actually work now.

    •  12 Feb 2002 21:12

      Release Notes: This is a new upstream release based on RedHat 7.2 and kernel 2.4.18-pre7-ac3; it also adds support for use as a network bootmaster.

      •  05 Aug 2001 15:38

        Release Notes: This version fixes a number of bugs in the build script, which was basically unusable in 2.0.0. Like all "letter" releases, this update affects you only if you intend to build custom versions using the build scripts.

        •  11 May 2001 16:32

          Release Notes: This release is based on RedHat 7.1. It uses a compressed ISO 9660 filesystem to contain 1.3 GB of software on the single CD.

          •  01 May 2001 22:45

            Release Notes: This fixes a one-line bug in the build script. As usual, lettered releases differ only if you are using the build scripts to build your own customized version, and if you already have the unlettered version, you can download the "buildtree" tarball instead of the full ISO image.

            Recent comments

            29 Sep 2003 04:29 robfantini

            SuperRescue vs Knoppix

            SuperRescue still is the best rescue cd for us.

            I have a test server using software raid.

            this works on SR, not on K:

            cd /mnt
            mkdir disk1
            mount /dev/md1 disk1

            Knoppix is great for many things. SuperRescue is just a better Rescue cd for me.

            17 Jul 2003 01:23 Potenz

            I Need documentation about SuperRescue 2 (How to use it?)
            Ok i recorded the iso image of Superrescue 2 , but how to use it?

            There is some manual or documentation about it ?
            If so , can someone suggest links or doc ?

            Thank you very much in advance.

            26 Jul 2002 09:54 dglee

            Thank ya thank ya thank ya
            This bad boy has saved my bacon so many times I have lost track.

            Oh yeah, did I say THANK YOU?


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