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Old 06-27-2009, 07:12 PM   #1
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best ready made distro for hardware diagnostics, malware removal, partitioning etc.


I was wondering whether there is a distro made specifically for like fixing computers like hardware diagnostics malware removal (for win/mac included) etc.?

Like partedmagic for instance focuses on partitioning and backing up files.
 
Old 06-27-2009, 08:00 PM   #2
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Yes Virginia there are distros geared to fixing computers. Look on distrowatch.com for a list.


I like to use both System Rescue CD and Trinity Rescue Kit.
 
Old 06-27-2009, 08:47 PM   #3
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I tried using SystemRescueCD but preffered partedmagic instead but thanks for the trinity tip looks like it has everything I need

Edit:
hmmm seems like their forums is desserted...

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Old 06-27-2009, 09:09 PM   #4
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Hey marcusmercado, you wanna check out a "multidistro" usb download
that has lots of tools on it?
I need to update it, but there are a couple here...mmm
OK,
look here
http://multidistro.proboards.com/ind...hread=7&page=1
http://multidistro.proboards.com/ind...hread=4&page=1

and also ULTKUSB
UltimateLinuxToolKit-USB
Has-
UltimateBootCD-50b12
SystemRescueCD-1.1.7
RIPLinux-8.2
INSERT-1.3.9
PMagicLive
NetbootCD-3.0
ZorOS-3.4
PlopBootManager
SuperGrubDisk
NT-Password
and Tinycore-1.4!

There a couple months old, and I need to update them, but if you wanna download and check em out that's cool.
They basically just go right on a usb with syslinux installed and it runs with menu system too.

LSAKUSB
http://multidistro.com/downloads/und...-v4.19.tar.bz2

ULTKUSB
http://multidistro.com/downloads/und...KUSB-v4.21.zip

IMSHLD-CDUSB (cd or usb)
http://multidistro.com/downloads/iso...B-v4.20.tar.gz

so, check em out if you wanna
 
Old 06-28-2009, 07:41 PM   #5
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Wow dude I never even knew such thing existed. Thank you very much for this wonderful tools, exaclty what I was looking for!

I am not familiar with every tool that it contains, I will surely be digging the net for alot of documentation

Thank you sir!
 
Old 06-28-2009, 07:50 PM   #6
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No doubt

I need to update all the stuff, cause distro's have upgraded since then, like systemrescuecd, etc.

Anyway, thanks for the feedback dog!
So, all went well?

did you burn to cd or put on USB?

I actually got a new small rescuecd I'm gonna announce tomorrow made from microcore
and it's got scripts to recreate iso for isolinux or grub cd, and it goes right on usb, either
ext3 using grub or fat32 using syslinux with submenu's and whatnot.

I don't even know how to use all of them either, lol?

Check out this post though, and if you wanna experiement using "portable-qemu"
I can tell you how to do it.

I'm gonna do an experiment like, make a 10GB qemu-img, put like 8 partitions in it,
install a bunch of distro's, put it on my 16gb usb(so I can play it on windows or linux)
and try to Frag the partitions, etc
then try to "rescue" stuff and whatnot.

You tried portable-browserpuppy47 yet dude?
( http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...orm-os-736043/ )
that;'s the real dope homey

tomorrow I'm also gonna announce my portable-multiboot which is 3 qemu-img's
that boot like 3 hd's!
I got tinycore on hda, puppy on hdb, and ttylinux on hdd and they all boot either seperately
or together, modular dude.

so, tell me your thoughts so I can assimilate your mind.
 
Old 06-28-2009, 07:51 PM   #7
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did you see this too?
that's how I'm gonna "practice", with portable-qemu
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...cue-it-736194/
 
Old 06-28-2009, 08:07 PM   #8
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OK, I just re opened downloads section
( http://multidistro.com/downloads/downloads.html )

that's alot of stuff to update
 
  


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