SystemRescueCd 1.5.5 adds new USB installers
The SystemRescueCd developers have released version 1.5.5 of their Linux distribution. Based on the Gentoo LiveCD, the SystemRescueCd is configured as a tool kit for repairing an operating system and recovering data after a system crash. Supported file systems include Ext2, Ext3 and Ext4, ReiserFS, XFS, JFS, VFAT, NTFS, ISO9660 and Btrfs.
While it has been possible to install the SystemRescueCd on a USB flash drive for some time, the latest 1.5.x branch update makes doing so even easier. It includes new installers for Linux and Windows aimed at helping users install the distribution to a removable device. To do so Linux users simply need to execute the “usb_inst.sh” script located in the root of the CD ISO image. A separate installation program is provided for Windows users. Official ISO to USB installation insructions are also provided. Other notable changes in the update include new boot options, the 188.8.131.52 (standard) and 2.6.33.05 (alternative) Linux kernels, improved detection of the network link status for PXE network booting and version 2010.5.16 of the NTFS-3G read/write NTFS driver.
More details about the release can be found in the release announcement and change log. SystemRescueCd 1.5.5 is available to download from SourceForge as an ISO image file and a user manual is provided. SystemRescueCd is released under version 2 of the GNU General Public License (GPLv2).