SystemRescue 8.0 Released With Latest XFCE 4.16 And Kernel 5.10

SystemRescue is an Arch-based Linux system on a bootable CD-ROM or USB drive, designed for repairing a system and data after a crash.

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
SystemRescueCD 8.0 Desktop


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.

Bobby Borisov

Bobby Borisov

Bobby, an editor-in-chief at Linuxiac, is a Linux professional with over 20 years of experience. With a strong focus on Linux and open-source software, he has worked as a Senior Linux System Administrator, Software Developer, and DevOps Engineer for small and large multinational companies.

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