BG-Rescue Linux is a very small Linux distribution (download-size < 10MB) which is intended mainly for rescue purposes.
The system runs entirely in ram and can be booted either from USB-stick, CD-ROM or three Floppy Disks. Besides i386 it also includes a 64bit Linux kernel generating the possibility to chroot into a 64bit (amd64) userspace environment. The system can serve as a full rescue / backup / restore system for Linux or Windows based computers or to facilitate the installation of a recent Debian oder Ubuntu Linux via debootstrap.
All the relevant major filesystems and many network cards are supported as well as mounting samba (cifs) and nfs shares over network. A wide range of disk- and filesystem utilities as well as strong compression tools are integrated, including a 64bit version of lrzip. A graphical frontend (ytree) is also included.
Please follow the link to the current release.The following releases are online:
Please visit also our page at Sourceforge - BG-Rescue Linux.
Please visit also our page at Freecode - BG-Rescue Linux (stalled).