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    Rescatux 0.72-beta2 released

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    Rescatux 0.72-beta2 ISO (685 MB)
    (Torrent)MD5SUM: 19280b16ca8374fb1ee9164a77f6d6e9

    Summary

    This is another beta version of Rescatux. The last Rescatux beta was released on October 2019. That’s about two weeks ago.

    This new version puts Gparted back into the iso and updates to Rescapp 0.54b2 which features two important usability updates: An status label will show if an options is ready to start, running or finished. And a new messages box will show every step the option is performing highlighting the most important ones in bold. No more flickering of fast status messages pop-ups as it happened in earlier versions.

    Additionally the user is driven first to click into the options to read their manuals and to read the manuals carefully before clicking the Run! button.

    Rescapp 0.54b2 highlights important steps in bold

    Note: If you don’t like the current background please contribute to 2019 Background should be improved issue .

    What’s new on Rescatux

    • Gparted is installed again
    • Make sure log files are open with leafpad program.

    What’s new on Rescapp

    • More compact UI
    • Added rescapp title and version to the main UI
    • Advice to choose an option to read its manual
    Rescapp 0.54b2 main screen improvements
    • After selecting an option it shows its name in the option screen
    • Advice to read the manual before hitting run on the option screen
    Rescapp 0.54b2 advises you to read the manual
    • New status label shows the option being ready to run, running or finished
    Rescapp 0.54b2 status label blinking ‘Running.’
    • New messages box that show the actions the option is performing
    • New simple logs containing only steps performed by the option

    Known bugs

    • Unknown behavior when some steps fail (e.g. no hard disks are found).

    Rescatux 0.72-beta1 released

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    Rescatux 0.72-beta1 ISO (673 MB)
    (Torrent)MD5SUM: 0950dcca0256fb1a9bfbb8c06da55b3a

    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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