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01 March 2010, 10:27

SystemRescueCd 1.4 released

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SystemRescueCd The SystemRescueCd developers have announced the availability of version 1.4.0 of their recovery tool for administering or repairing an operating system and recovering data after a system crash. The SystemRescueCd is based on the Gentoo LiveCD and supports a wide variety of file systems including Ext2, Ext3 and Ext4, ReiserFS, XFS, JFS, VFAT, NTFS, ISO9660 and Btrfs.

The latest release uses the Linux kernel and features the new options to boot from NFS or NBD, which lets users boot SystemRescueCd from a network if, for example, a computer doesn't have a CD drive. The developers note that although previous versions of the SystemRescueCd could also boot from a network, version 1.4.0 mounts the root file system through the network instead of copying the whole root file system image to the local system's memory. This allows computers with only 256 MB of memory to boot the 400 MB+ image from the network.

Other notable changes include a new version of FSArchiver (version 0.6.8) and version 0.6.0 of ZFS Fuse. The developers have also updated Mozilla's Firefox web browser to the latest 3.6 release and the alternative kernels to Linux

More details about the release can be found in the release announcment and change log. Version 1.4.0 of the SystemRescueCd is available to download as a 256.4 MB ISO image file and an online manual is provided. SystemRescueCd is released under version 2 of the GNU General Public License (GPLv2).

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