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21 June 2010, 15:03

SystemRescueCd 1.5.6 includes new version of GParted

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SystemRescueCD Logo The SystemRescueCd developers have issued the sixth update to the 1.5.x branch of their Linux distribution. Based on the Gentoo LiveCD, the SystemRescueCd is configured as a tool kit for administering or 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.

SystemRescueCd 1.5.6 uses either the Linux kernel or the 2.6.34 kernel as an alternative and features the latest major 0.6.0 update to the GNOME Partition Editor that adds support for devices with sector sizes greater than 512 bytes and an new alignment option. With GParted users can easily create, organise and delete disk partitions using a graphical user interface (GUI). Other changes include updated ethernet network drivers in the standard kernel, version 3.1.2 of the xfsprogs XFS file system utilities and customisation options in the SystemResueCd USB installer for Windows, which was added in the previous release.

More details about the update can be found in the change log. SystemRescueCd 1.5.6 is available to download from SourceForge as an ISO image. A user manual is also available to download. SystemRescueCd is released under version 2 of the GNU General Public License (GPLv2).

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