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[News] New Releases of SystemRescueCd (1.5.5) and a Look at Three Distros That Fit on a Floppy Disk

  • Subject: [News] New Releases of SystemRescueCd (1.5.5) and a Look at Three Distros That Fit on a Floppy Disk
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2010 20:17:12 +0100
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SystemRescueCd 1.5.5 Comes with New USB Drive Installers 

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| SystemRescueCd 1.5.5 is the latest update to 
| the Gentoo-based system rescue Linux distro. 
| It comes with updated kernels and several 
| other changes. The biggest new additions are 
| new tools to make USB installs easier on both 
| Windows and Linux host machines.


Three floppy-based distros

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| This might sound strange, but I generally 
| donât endorse the floppy distros that are 
| still available here and there on the 
| Internet, and as a general rule, still work 
| fine. I donât hold any prejudice toward them, 
| but I find that theyâre out of date, intended 
| for specific hardware arrangements, or just a 
| bit too â personalized.
| [...]
| Probably the one floppy distro that I would 
| consider keeping around is blueflops, and 
| itâs for that same reason â hardware support. 
| Another two-floppy adventure, this one lists 
| quite a few network cards as options, 
| particularly for desktops. And since 
| blueflops has the 2.6.18-ck1 kernel, I would 
| almost consider using that as a jumping-off 
| point for upgrading to a current kernel. 
| Almost.
| blueflops says it will run on an i386 with 
| 8Mb and swap, and Iâve tried it on machines 
| with only 16Mb and gotten fair results. The 
| software list isnât as long as some of the 
| others, but it will probably get you online 
| and from there, you can decide on your 
| direction. 



SystemRescueCd updated

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| SystemRescueCD Logo The SystemRescueCd
| developers have released the fourth
| update to the 1.5.x branch of their Linux
| distribution. Based on the Gentoo LiveCD,
| 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.

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