Put Rescatux into a media

This wizard step will help you to put a downloaded Rescatux ISO into a media, that means either an usb pendrive or a cdrom.

Now you need to decide either if you are going to use an usb pendrive or if you are going to use a cdrom (or dvd) media for storing Rescatux.

Put Rescatux into an usb pendrive

This wizard step will help you to put a downloaded Rescatux ISO into an usb pendrive.

There are three supported ways of putting Rescatux into an usb pendrive. Now you should choose one of them.

Put Rescatux into an usb as a Isolinux image

This is the recommended method for those who have free space in their usb pendrive for Rescatux ISO contents but they don’t want to wipe or loose the pendrive contents (as it happens with other methods).

The only disavantage is that Super Grub2 Disk is not integrated into Rescatux as the original Rescatux image is.

Put Rescatux into an usb as an Isolinux image

This wizard step will help you to put a downloaded Rescatux ISO into an usb pendrive. This method advantage is that pendrive contents will not erased at any time as it happens with other methods.

Depending on which Operating System you want to use there are two sets of instructions for achieving this task. Please choose one of them.

Put Rescatux into an usb pendrive as an Isolinux from Windows

This wizard step will help you to put a downloaded Rescatux ISO into an usb pendrive. This wizard is specifically designed for people that use Windows Operating System.

This method advantage is that pendrive contents will not erased at any time as it happens with other methods.

Download YUMI

Visit pendrivelinux site

Open your Internet Browser and point it to:

www.pendrivelinux.com

YUMI specific page

And click on:

YUMI – Your Universal Multiboot Installer

Download YUMI

Click on the big blue download link (When this document was written it was named: DOWNLOAD YUMI YUMI-1.9.9.5B.exe for Windows).

Download YUMI link screenshot
Download YUMI link

Once you see the Save Link As dialog instead of just accepting the default location for Download please make sure you know where you’re downloading it. Or alternatively choose a folder in your computer that you know how to access. Probably you might want to select Documents, My Documents, Desktop or other familiar locations.

Firefox Save Link As - Downloads folder forced screenshot
Firefox Save Link As – Downloads folder forced

Please write down this location on your computer because we will need it later in order to run YUMI.

TIP: Use this direct link to get to YUMI download page.

Download 7-zip

This wizard step will help you to download 7-zip. 7-zip is a tool that will help you to unzip Isolinux based Rescatux from Super Grub2 Disk based Rescatux (the latter one is the original Rescatux). Additional 7-zip is open source and can be used instead of other propietary tools like WinRAR, WinACE or WinZIP for compression, packing and unpacking tasks.

Visit 7-zip site

Open your Internet Browser and point it to:

www.7-zip.org

Download 7-zip

Click on one of the central Download links. If you’re using a 64bit Windows you should select the .msi type one. If your Windows is 32bit select the .exe one. Try first with the 64bit one and if it doesn’t work then try the 32bit one.

 

7-Zip download link screenshot
7-Zip download link

Once you see the Save Link As dialog instead of just accepting the default location for Download please make sure you know where you’re downloading it. Or alternatively choose a folder in your computer that you know how to access. Probably you might want to select Documents, My Documents, Desktop or other familiar locations.

 

Firefox Save Link As - Downloads folder forced screenshot
Firefox Save Link As – Downloads folder forced

Please write down this location on your computer because we will need it later in order to run 7-zip installer.

TIP: Use this direct link to get to 7-zip page.

Install 7-zip in Windows

This wizard step will help you to install 7-zip. 7-zip is a tool that will help you to unzip Isolinux based Rescatux from Super Grub2 Disk based Rescatux (the latter one is the original Rescatux). Additional 7-zip is open source and can be used instead of other propietary tools like WinRAR, WinACE or WinZIP for compression, packing and unpacking tasks.

Find 7-zip

Either by clicking on My PC, PC or Explorer (The yellow thing with some folders on it) you should open a window that lets you navigate through all your files in your computer. Make sure you navigate to the folder where you downloaded 7-zip.

Install 7-zip

Double click on 7-zip installer.

Should a dialog appear asking if you wish that an unknown publisher program makes changes in your computer then select Yes or OK answer.

Unknown publisher Permission Dialog screenshot
Unknown publisher Permission Dialog

A dialog will appear asking your for a Destination Folder. Just use the default Destination Folder and click Install button.

You will be informed that 7-Zip has been installed on your computer. Please click Finish button.

Once the 7-zip installer window closes then you have finished this step.

Extract Rescatux ISO in Windows thanks to 7-zip

This wizard step will help you to extract Rescatux Isolinux ISO out of Super Grub2 Disk based Rescatux (the latter one is the original Rescatux).

Find Rescatux ISO

Either by clicking on My PC, PC or Explorer (The yellow thing with some folders on it) you should open a window that lets you navigate through all your files in your computer. Make sure you navigate to the folder where you downloaded Rescatux ISO.

Extract ISO contents

Right click on Rescatux ISO file.

You should move your mouse over 7-zip and then over Open archive and finally click on it.

7-Zip Open Archive screenshot
7-Zip Open Archive

7-zip will appear in your screen. Double click on boot (not on [BOOT]). Double click again on boot-isos.

7-Zip Rescatux ISO boot folder screenshot
7-Zip Rescatux ISO boot folder

 

7-Zip Rescatux ISO boot-isos folder screenshot
7-Zip Rescatux ISO boot-isos folder

Now you should see Isolinux based Rescatux selected. Click in less sign button named Extract.

7-Zip extract Rescatux ISO contents screenshot
7-Zip extract Rescatux ISO contents

 

Click on Button so that you know exactly where you extract the file.

7-Zip Change Extract Location button screenshot
7-Zip Change Extract Location button

Finally click on Yes or OK answer.

A dialog should appear showing you the extraction progress.

7-Zip extracting progress dialog screenshot
7-Zip extracting progress dialog

When the extraction dialog closes at uncompression end then you have finished this step.

Run YUMI in Windows

This wizard step will help you to run YUMI. YUMI is a tool that will help you to put a Rescatux ISO into a pendrive very easily.

Find YUMI

Either by clicking on My PC, PC or Explorer (The yellow thing with some folders on it) you should open a window that lets you navigate through all your files in your computer. Make sure you navigate to the folder where you downloaded YUMI.

Run YUMI

Double click on YUMI file.

A dialog will appear asking if you wish that an unknown publisher program makes changes in your computer. Select Yes or OK answer.

Unknown publisher Permission Dialog screenshot
Unknown publisher Permission Dialog

Please read the License Agreement carefully and when you are ok with it please click on I agree button.

Once you see an screen named: Drive Selection and Distro Options Page you have finished this step.

Yumi First Step screenshot
Yumi Drive Selection and Distro Options Page

Plug your USB Device into your computer

The USB Device must be either FAT32 formatted or NTFS formatted. That doesn’t mean that it needs to be blank. It means that its format has to be FAT32 or NTFS. The USB Device should not loss any data but, as always, you are advised to backup your USB Device.

Connect USB pendrive to computer schema
Connect USB pendrive to computer

Select Drive letter of your USB Device

In the YUMI Step 1 dropdown make sure to select the Drive Letter that identifies the USB drive where you want Rescatux to be put in. If needed click on Showing All Drives but then be more careful than before. You might screw the current system you are using if you choose the wrong drive.

 

Yumi Step 1b screenshot
Yumi Drive Selection and Distro Options Page – Selecting Rescatux USB

TIP: Either by clicking on My PC, PC or Explorer (The yellow thing with some folders on it) you should open a window that lets you navigate through all your files in your computer. Try to navigate to all the Drive letters that you see in YUMI so that you know which it’s the one that corresponds to your USB drive.

Yumi Step 1 c screenshot
Yumi Drive Selection and Distro Options Page – Rescatux USB selected

Select Debian Live as Distribution

In the YUMI Step 2 dropdown please select Debian Live inside — Debian Live 32/64 Bit —.

Yumi - Selecting Debian Live 32/64 Bit screenshot
Yumi – Selecting Debian Live 32/64 Bit

Browse and select Isolinux Rescatux ISO

In the YUMI Step 3 you need to click in Browse button to select Isolinux based Rescatux ISO.

Yumi - Step 3 - Click on Browse button screenshot
Yumi – Step 3 – Click on Browse button

Navigate to the folder where you know the Isolinux based Rescatux ISO is. Don’t be afraid about not seeing it. Now in the Name box please write: *.* and click Open.

Yumi - Step 3 - Write *.* and click on Open screenshot
Yumi – Step 3 – Write *.* and click on Open

Now you can select the Isolinux based Rescatux ISO. If you happen to have Isolinux based Rescatux and Super Grub2 Disk based Rescatux side to side you will recognise the latter because it ends with _sg2d. Just choose the other one, the one that ends with Rescatux version.

Yumi - Step 3 - Select Isolinux based Rescatux and click Open screenshot
Yumi – Step 3 – Select Isolinux based Rescatux and click Open

 

(E.g. rescatux_cdrom_usb_hybrid_i386_amd64-486_0.30.2)

Then click on Open button.

Create the Rescatux USB

Back on main YUMI screen click on Create button.

Yumi - Step 4 - Click on create button screenshot
Yumi – Step 4 – Click on create button

If it’s the first time you are using Yumi you will be asked to confirm what it’s going to do. Say Yes.

Yumi - Step 4 - Confirm Yumi actions screenshot
Yumi – Step 4 – Confirm Yumi actions

dialog progress will appear that shows how USB is being prepared.

Yumi - Step 4 - Wubi prepares USB screenshot
Yumi – Step 4 – Wubi prepares USB

Then a dialog progress will appear that shows how ISO file contents are being unpacked.

 

Yumi - Step 4 - Wubi unpacks Rescatux ISO screenshot
Yumi – Step 4 – Wubi unpacks Rescatux ISO

Finally you see All Finish, Process is Complete! Click on Next > button.

Yumi - Step 4 - Click Next button screenshot
Yumi – Step 4 – Click Next button

When you are asked: Would you like to add more ISOs/Distrows Now on X:? Click on No button.

Yumi - Step 4 - Say NO to add more ISOs screenshot
Yumi – Step 4 – Say NO to add more ISOs

Finally click on Finish button. When the YUMI program is closed then you have finished this step.

YUMI - Step 4 - Click on Finish screenshot
YUMI – Step 4 – Click on Finish

Put Rescatux into an usb pendrive as an Isolinux from from Gnu/Linux

Sorry no info on how to Put Rescatux into an usb pendrive as an Isolinux from Gnu/Linux yet. Sorry.

Put Rescatux raw image into an usb

This is the method that it should always work. Unfortunately it wipes all the pendrive contents. It’s only recommended if your pendrive is about 1 GB size and you don’t mind having about unused 600 MB space in it.

No info on how to put Rescatux raw image into an usb yet. Sorry.

Put Rescatux raw image into an usb and use it as an storage too

This is the method that it should always work. Unfortunately it initially wipes all the pendrive contents. After an additional steps the pendrive can be reused to store any data and Rescatux is also there ready to be used.

Now info on how to put Rescatux raw image into an usb and use it as an storage too. Sorry.

Put Rescatux into a CDROM (or dvd)

No info yet on how to Put Rescatux into a CDROM (or dvd).

4 thoughts on “Put Rescatux into a media

    1. The instructions on the page are aimed at stable Rescatux.
      In the case of 0.32 beta 1 version which it’s not Super Grub2 Disk based but Isolinux based there is no need to extract the iso inside the iso.

      Just use the iso directly just as if you had extracted it in these instructions.

      These instructions will need to be updated when Rescatux 0.32 stable is out.

      Thank you for pointing it out.

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