The primary purpose of SystemRescue is to repair unbootable or otherwise damaged computer systems after a system crash. Therefore it is not intended to be used as a permanent operating system.
Of course as its name suggests, SystemRescue contains a number of outstanding tools that can help you to troubleshoot and repair Linux desktops and servers, and Windows machines.
- GNU Parted: creates, resizes, moves, copies partitions, and filesystems (and more)
- GParted GUI: implementation using the GNU Parted library
- Partimage: popular opensource disk cloning utility for Linux/UNIX environments
- FSArchiver: flexible archiver that can be used as both system and data recovery software
- File systems tools for Linux and Windows filesystems: format, resize, and debug an existing partition of a hard disk
- Ntfs3g: enables read/write access to MS Windows NTFS partitions
- Sfdisk: saves / restores partition table (and more)
- Memtest+: to test the memory of your computer (first thing to test when you have a crash or unexpected problems)
- Network tools: such as Samba, NFS, ping, and nslookup to backup your data across the network
Most important changes in SystemRescue 8.0
- Updated XFCE graphical environment to version 4.16
- Updated kernel to the Long-Term-Supported linux-5.10.20
- Added paperkey (to print private keys on paper)
- Updated partitioning tools: parted-3.4, gparted-1.2.0
- Updated file systems: btrfs-progs 5.10.1, xfsprogs 5.10.0, e2fsprogs 1.46.2
- Replaced exfat-utils with exfatprogs
- Updated utilities: nwipe-0.30, dislocker-0.7.3, fsarchiver-0.8.6
- Updated Python to version 3.9.2 and added python-pip
Finally you can download SystemRescue from the project page. It is highly recommended to use the 64bit version (amd64) but a 32bit version (i686) is also available.