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Hey guys, I just got into Linux and now I'm wondering why I ever bothered with anything else! :/
Anyways, I just burned a disk of Ubuntu Studio and I noticed once it booted that there was a "Test Memory" option, and that it was actually running memtest86.
I'm wondering if there is a LiveCD out there that has lots of fun stuff built into it for HDD/Memory/Other maintenance/test stuff?
I'm an IT professional by trade, and we have BartPE at my work, but that boots windows and has limited tools. I would love a Linux alternative to BartPE.
I have created a disk for work which I call my "Tool Box" - it's got portable versions of things like Windirstat and CCleaner on it and I use that for workstation maintenance. So I guess I'm looking for a ToolBox variety of Linux.
Damn, what about Multidistro.com rescue tools?
My shit is good too, just not "official"
for instance; Linux-Swiss-Army-Knife-USB
"LSAK-USB-v4.19.tar.bz2" ( Linux-Swiss-Army-Knife-USB-v4.19)
5-DSL-4.4.10 + Qemu-Persistent-Kit
13-several different Memtest's
18-NT-Password (NT, XP, Vista)
And also includes xtras found in the "Others" menu!
Comes up to 960MB and runs off USB or can be easily made into a ISO image for DVD with the use of a script, one for Linux and one for Windows.
Now, I also got ImmutableShield which has Ultimatebootcd too
I even got newest sysrescuecd for usb too
I need to upgrade some of thrm, but time is restricted
also check out grml linux too
I just figured out how to do it. I've got an external HDD kit... just need the right torx bit size for that LT... it's tiny.
I'm following the advice given above - I've got it plugged in as an external HDD with the internal one disconnected of the desktop I installed Fedora on over the weekend... it's formatting now. WOOT!
Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix. Very useful for many things, for example, I was booting off a Live USB stick and my friend knocks it out, interrupting shrinking a partition. Ubuntu 9.04 would not boot, so I booted from URR (on a 500GB external HDD), and then imaged it with GNU DDrescue, restored the partitions with testdisk and recovered my important files with photorec. Very useful. If you add Clam-AV, you can also get rid of viruses on Windows partitions.
download (for a command line interface) or for a GUI, install a normal *buntu install onto a external hard drive, add "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/arzajac/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main" without quotes to your sources.list (or add it via the software sources GUI) and then just type "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-rescue-remix-tools" in a terminal.
Last edited by Mentalikryst; 06-17-2009 at 04:59 AM.
On a sad side note, my laptop is just too old to cut the cheese. I technically got Fedora installed, though it took quite a long time, but it errored out at the very end and would not boot. I think I might burn an XFCE disk or puppy linux or something and try that tonight.