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    Rescatux 0.72-beta1 released

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    Summary

    This is another beta version of Rescatux. The last Rescatux beta was released on May 2019. That’s about five months ago.

    This new version features two important fixes: Now Grub recovery in tmpfs enabled distributions such as Ubuntu will work again. Some uefi systems with secure boot disabled that happened to crashed Rescapp no longer crash it.

    Additionally Rescapp menu has been reworked. Finally Rescatux live cd uefi boot menu and bios boot menu have been reworked.

    There’s an ongoing joke on the Internet on fixing someone else writing something wrong on the Internet. Hopefully our new background is ugly enough for someone to reach us on 2019 Background should be improved issue and correct us.

    Rescatux 0.72-beta1 new background

    What’s new on Rescatux

    • Added xterm package so that external programs can be opened from within rescapp
    • Move testdisk package dependency from Rescapp to Rescatux
    • New background and associated boot menues improved
    • Based on Debian Buster which now it’s officially stable

    What’s new on Rescapp

    Rescatux 0.72-beta1 featuring Rescapp 0.54b1
    • Added Xterm self test
    • There’s no longer a back button. Improved menu.
    • Fixed: Non secure boot UEFI mode make rescapp to crash before its menu.
    • Do not mount neither the root partition nor the tmp partition when performing chroot grub operations.
      That reenables being able to fix Ubuntu grub properly.
    • Rescapp was ported from python2 to python3
    • Improved compatibility with Fedora (Big thanks to cjg67)
    • Removed gddrescue and myrescue dependencies
    • Move testdisk package dependency from Rescapp to Rescatux
    • Move gparted package dependency from Rescapp to Rescatux
    • Add missing filesystem dependencies (debian package)
    • INSTALL: Added optional debian package runtime requirements

    Known bugs

    • Gparted package is not installed. So trying to start it from the expert tools option will fail.

    You deserve 7 more years of beta-testing

    Last stable Rescatux was in 2012. That’s about 7 years ago.

    You know what? I’m a bit upset about many of the Rescatux users.

    The main reason is the lack of feedback when things go wrong.

    If Rescatux doesn’t do its job then they switch to another tool to recover their boot or gain access back to their system. Nothing but getting back to their computer matters to them.

    If we release beta versions of Rescatux is to gain useful feedback to improve the distro for mankind. Rescatux developers (mostly one person at the moment) do not own every machine/computer/hardware out there to test Rescatux isos in all of them.

    And they neither have the time to test all of the ways that Rescatux can be boot. Final users have the time because they are using Rescatux anyways.

    My last rant about Rescatux users is about them not reporting Rescapp not working ok on Rescatux 0.71-beta7 version when booted in non secure-boot uefi mode. Rescatux is no longer useful in that mode because you never get to experience the full toolkit that Rescapp brings to you in an easy manner.

    The average Rescatux user deserves another 7 years of beta-testing.

    For the rest of you (you know who you are) thank you for your useful issue reports. Hopefully we can work as a team together and give birth to a new stable Rescatux version soon.


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