RIP v11.4 - bootable Linux CD rescue system


Gordon Darling

RIP Linux CD boot/rescue system!

Recovery Is Possible! v11.4

The bootable CD image `RIP-11.4.iso.bin' can be written to a CD/DVD disk,
using cdrecord/dvdrecord etc.

The 2.6.9 kernel has IDE, SCSI and SATA support.

The kernel also has PCMCIA, LVM2, RAID, and Ethernet/cable/dsl/ppp/
pppoe/wireless networking support.

These are some of the programs it contains (partimage/partimaged, parted,
dump/restore, reiserfsck, fsck.reiser4, fdisk, cfdisk, sfdisk, mke2fs,
e2fsck, tune2fs, debugfs, mkfs.xfs, jfs_mkfs, jfs_fsck, xfs_repair,
cdrecord/dvdrecord, mkisofs, dvd+rw-format, growisofs, ntfsresize,
mkntfs, lynx, mutt, fetchmail, pop3spam, popselect, ncftp, epic irc,
tin, telnet, wget, naim, zgv, testdisk, smbclient, smbmount, ssh/sshd,
rsync, udp-sender/receiver, lde, blesstivo, rtvpatch, chntpw, cmospwd,
grub, grubconfig, smartctl, memtest86, captive-ntfs)

It also includes the DVD udf filesystem packet writing tools
(cdrwtool, mkudffs, pktsetup).

The 'reiserfsck' and 'fsck.reiser4' programs are used to check and repair
a Linux reiserfs and reiser4 filesystem.

The 'xfs_repair' program is used to repair a Linux
xfs filesystem.

The 'jfs_fsck' program is used to check and repair
a Linux jfs filesystem.

The 'e2fsck' program is used to check and repair
a Linux ext2 or ext3 filesystem.

The 'ntfsresize' program non-destructively resizes Windows XP/2000/NT4
or Windows Server 2003 NTFS filesystems. Read /usr/doc/RIP/ntfsresize.txt
on the rescue system.

The 'parted' program is used for creating, destroying, resizing (fat16/32,
ext2/3, reiserfs v3.6), checking and copying partitions, and the file
systems on them. This is useful for creating space for new operating
systems, reorganising disk usage, copying data between hard disks and
disk imaging.

The partition image program 'partimage' saves partitions in the ext2,
ext3, reiserfs, jfs, xfs, ufs, ntfs, fat16, and fat32 formats to an
image file. Only used blocks are copied to save space and increase
the speed. The image file can be compressed, in gzip or bzip2 formats.

============ WinNT/XP & BIOS password change programs! ==============
The chntpw program will enable you to view some information and
change user passwords in a Windows NT/XP SAM userdatabase file.
Read /usr/doc/RIP/chntpw/README.

cmospwd is a CMOS/BIOS password recovery tool.
Read /usr/doc/RIP/cmospwd.txt.

ATTENTION! The read-write NTFS support in the kernel is just for use
with chntpw, it has no other use.
If you want to mount a NTFS partition, mount it read-only!
# mount -t ntfs -o ro /dev/hda1 /mnt/win

ATTENTION! If you want to mount a Windows (NT/2k/XP) NTFS partition
read-write, use captive-ntfs. # mount-ntfs "For help!"

You can also install and boot the system from a USB flash/pen drive.
The flash drive needs to hold at least 30MB, and be no more than

There are also Linux-PXE-Network-CD, FreeBSD-CD and Linux Floppy versions
of the rescue system!

You can get it here!


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