BG-Rescue Linux


Requirements Contents Downloads Installation Special-Thanks FAQ Links

Version: 4.0.0   -   Released: 2015/06/14   -   Take a look at the Changelog

For other releases please take a look at our Release Page.

This is a very small Linux distribution that fits on either three Floppy Disks or a bootable CD-Rom or a USB-Stick.

Requirements

You need at least a 486-DX (technically a 487-SX) machine with 32 mb ram to run BG-Rescue Linux.
To use the optional VESA graphic modes You need a VESA 2.0 compilant VGA card.
The entire system runs in ram, so you can remove the floppys/cd/stick after booting.
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Contents

The system is a BusyBox and uClibc based rescue system with Linux kernel 2.6.
The system has full NTFS read/write support using ntfs-3g.
The system supports mounting samba (cifs) and nfs shares over network.
S-ATA devices (eg harddisk, cdroms) are supported.
The user can choose between 32 different (including swiss) keyboard layouts.
If an executable script "bgrescue.rc" or "bgrescue/bgrescue.rc" on the cdrom or stick exists it is executed at bootup.

Supported Hardware:



Included Software:



Supported Filesystems: ext4 (with ext2 / ext3), hfs, hfs+, iso9660, ntfs-3g, udf, vfat

Network filesystems: cifs (samba), nfs


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Downloads

FileDescription
bgrescue-4.0.0.iso.gzBG-Rescue Linux bootable ISO-Image (ready for burning onto cdrom)
bgrescue-4.0.0-1.img.gzBG-Rescue Linux 1.4 MB floppy image - DISK 1
bgrescue-4.0.0-2.img.gzBG-Rescue Linux 1.4 MB floppy image - DISK 2
bgrescue-4.0.0-3.img.gzBG-Rescue Linux 1.4 MB floppy image - DISK 3
bgrescue-4.0.0.zip.gzBG-Rescue Linux ZIP-Archive (USB-Stick / SD-Card) (including Sources)
bgrescue_usb-4.0.0-0.2gb.zip.gzBG-Rescue Linux bootable USB-Stick image for 200 MB sticks
bgrescue_usb-4.0.0-1gb.zip.gzBG-Rescue Linux bootable USB-Stick image for 1 GB sticks
bgrescue_usb-4.0.0-4gb.zip.gzBG-Rescue Linux bootable USB-Stick image for 4 GB sticks
bgrescuefd.zip.gzFreedos BOOT floppy for booting the floppy version on systems where syslinux fails
Win32 Disk ImagerTOOL for writing images to USB sticks or SD/CF cards - runs under Windows
fdimage.exe.gzTOOL for writing images to floppy discs - runs under Dos/Windows 9x/ME/NT/2k/XP
rawwrtxp.exe.gzGRAPHICAL TOOL for writing images to floppy discs - runs under Windows 9x/ME/NT/2k/XP
gunzip.exeTOOL for extracting ".gz" archives - runs under Dos/Windows
sha1sums.txtSHA-1-SUMs for download...

The .gz files are needed only if You have trouble downloading .img or .zip files (user request).

Download problems: "RIGHTCLICK" and "Save link as..."

For direct linking (of the current version) please use: http://www.giannone.eu/rescue/current/bgrescue.iso


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Installation on a USB-Stick (or SD-Card)

Please replace X.Y.Z with the current version number (eg: 4.0.0)...

You can use BG-Rescue Linux to boot from a USB-Stick or a SD-Card if your system supports it. During the installation process ALL DATA on the stick is erased.


Installation on CD-Rom

Please replace X.Y.Z with the current version number (eg: 4.0.0)...



Installation on Floppy-Discs

Please replace X.Y.Z with the current version number (eg: 4.0.0)...

For writing the first floppy image type in the following at the command line: For writing the second floppy type: For writing the third floppy type: For writing the optional Freedos BOOT floppy type:


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Special-Thanks to...


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Frequently asked Questions


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Links

Another excellent mini distribution is maintained by Christian Perle - Hal91.

The ONE-DISK-LINUX of the ONE-DISK-LINUXes is maintained by Tom Oehser - tomsrtbt.

A really interesting article: How Linux Saved My Files and My Job - PDF-Version.

Please visit also our page at Freecode - BG-Rescue Linux.


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