View Full Version : [ubuntu] advice needed on a small usb bootable rescue linux

February 22nd, 2012, 10:05 AM
I would like to make a rescue linux on a usb stick so that if ubuntu falils to boot I can use the usb linux to try and rescue files etc.
Any advice on what Linux version would be suitable? damsmall linux, puppy linux - or is there a rescue linux?!

February 22nd, 2012, 10:34 AM

Have a look on distrowatch.com

partedmagic or gparted or systemrescue may be what you want.

The Cog
February 22nd, 2012, 10:40 AM
I can't comment on the others - there are probably good ones available. But if you choose an Ubuntu based one, I would suggest Xubuntu, as Unity has extra video requirements that a PC being rescued might not meet. I would also suggest that you use a 2G stick and leave plenty of space for persistent changes. Then you can install rescue tools like photorec and testdisk as well.

Knoppix has a very good reputation. I haven't looked at it recently though.