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rescue disk: A bootable disk that boots to a basic Linux system in which you can make changes (repairs) to your "normal" Linux system. You may have to mount additional partitions and so forth to actually accomplish what you need to accomplish. A rescue disk is often a floppy, but can be any bootable media, for example a CD-Rom.

See also LinuxOnATinyPartition.

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What I'm Looking For

What I'm looking for is something like what RamFloppy sounds like -- a rescue system that I can use for two purposes:

1. Put a small utility partition on a dos / Windows / future Linux box for rescue, etc.: partitioning, imaging and restoring images (of FAT32 in particular), and providing a LILO multi-boot facility.

2. Create a RAID-0 (or Linear Mode) array on two or more disks for installation of Vector Linux (making use of two smaller hard drives that otherwise are of no use to us (the LVCFK (Lehigh Valley Computers for Kids)).

In both cases, the machines in question have as little as 31 MB RAM, so I need something that is not too heavy in that department.


Try a Google search on [Linux rescue disk].


  • RandyKramer - 15 Jan 2002
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