How to Download and Use SystemRescue 9, a Linux System Rescue Toolkit
SystemRescue 9 (formerly known as SystemRescueCd) is a Linux system rescue toolkit that can be used to administer or repair your system and data after a crash. It can be booted from a CD/DVD drive or USB stick, but it can also be installed on the hard disk if you wish. In this article, we will show you how to download and use SystemRescue 9 for various tasks.
Downloading SystemRescue 9
You can download SystemRescue 9 from the official website. The latest version is 10.00, but you can also find previous versions or beta versions if you want to try more recent features or packages. The ISO image file is about 747 MB in size and can be verified with checksums and signatures provided on the website.
Burning SystemRescue 9 to a DVD or USB stick
Once you have downloaded the ISO image file, you need to burn it to a DVD or copy it to a USB stick. On Linux, you can use command line tools such as cdrecord/wodim or graphical tools such as k3b, brasero or xfburn. On Windows, you can use tools such as Rufus or Etcher. Make sure you enable verification when you burn/copy the ISO image to ensure data integrity.
Booting SystemRescue 9
After you have prepared your bootable DVD or USB stick, you can insert it into your computer and restart it. You may need to change the boot order in your BIOS/UEFI settings to boot from the DVD/USB stick. When you see the boot menu of SystemRescue 9, you can choose from various options such as default, alternative kernel, copy to RAM, memtest, etc. You can also edit the boot options by pressing Tab or E.
Using SystemRescue 9
Once you have booted into SystemRescue 9, you will see a command prompt where you can enter commands or start graphical applications. You can also start a graphical desktop environment by typing
startx. SystemRescue 9 comes with a lot of Linux system utilities such as GParted, fsarchiver, filesystem tools and basic tools (editors, midnight commander, network tools). You can use these tools for various tasks such as:
- Creating and editing the hard disk partitions
- Backing up and restoring data
- Recovering deleted files or partitions
- Cloning disks or partitions
- Checking and repairing filesystems
- Resetting passwords
- Testing memory and hardware
- Accessing network resources
- And more…
You can find more information about how to use these tools in the official documentation or online guides. You can also install additional software packages with pacman, customize SystemRescue with YAML files, create a backing-store to keep your modifications, run your own scripts at start-up with autorun, or network boot SystemRescue with PXE.
SystemRescue 9 is a powerful and versatile Linux system rescue toolkit that can help you with various admin tasks on your computer. You can download it for free and use it as a bootable medium or install it on your hard disk. You can also customize it to suit your needs and preferences. We hope this article has given you an overview of how to download and use SystemRescue 9.