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04 January 2011, 10:07

SystemRescueCd 2.0.0 with updated kernels

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SystemRescueCd Logo SystemRescueCd developer and Partimage author François Dupoux has released version 2.0.0 of the SystemRescueCd Linux distribution. Based on the Gentoo LiveCD and using Xfce as its default desktop, 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 2.0.0 sees the standard Long Term Supported (LTS) kernel upgraded to, while the alternative kernel based on the more recent version has been bumped from up to The xf86-video-nouveau video driver is now used as the default for NVIDIA-based cards and the SquashFS file system is now compressed using XZ instead of LZMA. Package updates include FSArchiver 0.6.12, GNU Parted 2.3, and the latest 0.7.1 release of the GNOME Partition Editor (GParted).'s X Server is also upgraded to version 1.9.3.

More details about the major update can be found in the change log. SystemRescueCd 2.0.0 is available to download from SourceForge as a 280 MB ISO image file and a user manual is provided. SystemRescueCd is licensed under version 2 of the GNU General Public Licence (GPLv2).

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