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.

Super Grub2 Disk 2.04s2-beta2 downloads







Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu
Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu

NOTE:   The hybrid version should work in most any machine you might have. Please download that version.

Non scientific machine names Description
Oldie x86   These are very old machines that only have 32-bit processors. Their supported architecture for boot is i386.
Oldie 64bit   These are old machines, usually from 2010 year or before. They have 64-bit processors. Their supported architectures for boot are: i386 and x86_64.
UEFI 64bit   These are new machines, usually from 2011 year or after. They have 64-bit processors. Their supported architecture for boot is: x86_64-efi. If you enable CSM (also known as legacy boot) support on them they also support i386 and x86_64.
UEFI 32bit   These are new machines, usually from 2011 year or after. They are very rare. They have either 64-bit processors or 32-bit processors but somehow boot initially in 32-bit mode. Their supported architecture for boot is: i386-efi. I highly doubt you can enable CSM support on these machines.

NOTE:   The hybrid version should work in most any machine you might have. Please download that version.

Super Grub2 Disk 2.04s2-beta2

USB Bootable Images

Download Supported archs Notes
Download supergrub2-2.04s2-beta2-multiarch-USB.img.zip
i386, x86_64, i386-efi and x86_64-efi Recommended. Modern UEFI 64-bit and 32-bit systems and also old BIOS systems. Includes additional BOOTISOS so that you can carry your loopback.cfg enabled distributions with you.

CD-ROM Bootable Images

Download Supported archs Notes
Download supergrub2-2.04s2-beta2-multiarch-CD.iso
i386, x86_64, i386-efi and x86_64-efi Modern UEFI 64-bit and 32-bit systems and also old BIOS systems.
Download supergrub2-2.04s2-beta2-i386_pc-CD.iso
i386 and x86_64 Old BIOS (non UEFI) systems only.
Download supergrub2-2.04s2-beta2-x86_64_efi-CD.iso
x86_64-efi Modern UEFI 64-bit systems only.
Download supergrub2-2.04s2-beta2-i386_efi-CD.iso
i386-efi Modern UEFI 32-bit systems only. Also known as ia-32.

Standalone Images

Download Supported archs Notes
Download supergrub2-2.04s2-beta2-x86_64_efi-STANDALONE.EFI
x86_64-efi Modern UEFI 64-bit systems only.
Download supergrub2-2.04s2-beta2-i386_efi-STANDALONE.EFI
i386-efi Modern UEFI 32-bit systems only. Also known as ia-32.

Misc

Download Supported archs Notes
Source Code (Git repo)
N/A Let’s you build Super Grub2 Disk on non supported archs.
Download super_grub2_disk_2.04s2-beta2.zip
i386, x86_64, i386-efi and x86_64-efi Every binary and source code inside a zip file. For offline people.
Everything in a TORRENT
i386, x86_64, i386-efi and x86_64-efi Every binary and source code inside a torrent file. For offline people.

About other downloads. These other downloads might be built in the future if anyone complains and helps enough on our mailing list: coreboot, ieee1275, standalone coreboot and standalone ieee1275.

Hashes

In order to check the former downloads you can either check the download directory page for this release or you can check checksums right here:

MD5SUMS

8ea03a225a239837fdc77dc50e2e3396  super_grub2_disk_2.04s2-beta2.zip
3e4122add9256d7d7d03831fd48b78c5  super_grub2_disk_2.04s2-beta2_source_code.tar.gz
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1bf7fa5858e5abf805ab5a18b7b29780  supergrub2-2.04s2-beta2-i386_efi-STANDALONE.EFI
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9cf23233cf70afad842d7ee9c29e46fb  supergrub2-2.04s2-beta2-multiarch-USB.img.zip
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cd909f60c57fdb87a1f0f9c7e7ce27ac  supergrub2-2.04s2-beta2-x86_64_efi-STANDALONE.EFI

SHA1SUMS

215a27eb48fcd6546278413016116dae33bbf7b7  super_grub2_disk_2.04s2-beta2.zip
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3385be38de87b5012bd9eed140d98e9f3a55f2d7  supergrub2-2.04s2-beta2-x86_64_efi-STANDALONE.EFI

SHA256SUMS

263cc337b1e34bc958dcdd9a4b9748d05cfa9ee5f6e26c2cc153b16a01a1b8b1  super_grub2_disk_2.04s2-beta2.zip
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Super Grub2 Disk 2.04s1 downloads







Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu
Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu

NOTE:   The hybrid version should work in most any machine you might have. Please download that version.

Non scientific machine names Description
Oldie x86   These are very old machines that only have 32-bit processors. Their supported architecture for boot is i386.
Oldie 64bit   These are old machines, usually from 2010 year or before. They have 64-bit processors. Their supported architectures for boot are: i386 and x86_64.
UEFI 64bit   These are new machines, usually from 2011 year or after. They have 64-bit processors. Their supported architecture for boot is: x86_64-efi. If you enable CSM (also known as legacy boot) support on them they also support i386 and x86_64.
UEFI 32bit   These are new machines, usually from 2011 year or after. They are very rare. They have either 64-bit processors or 32-bit processors but somehow boot initially in 32-bit mode. Their supported architecture for boot is: i386-efi. I highly doubt you can enable CSM support on these machines.

NOTE:   The hybrid version should work in most any machine you might have. Please download that version.

Super Grub2 Disk 2.04s1

CD/USB/HD Bootable Images

Download Supported archs Notes
Download super_grub2_disk_hybrid_2.04s1.iso
i386, x86_64, i386-efi and x86_64-efi Ideal for everyone. Recommended.
Download super_grub2_disk_i386_pc_2.04s1.iso
i386 and x86_64 Old BIOS (non UEFI) systems only.
Download super_grub2_disk_x86_64_efi_2.04s1.iso
x86_64-efi Modern UEFI 64-bit systems only.
Download super_grub2_disk_i386_efi_2.04s1.iso
i386-efi Modern UEFI 32-bit systems only. Also known as ia-32.

Standalone Images

Download Supported archs Notes
Download super_grub2_disk_standalone_x86_64_efi_2.04s1.EFI
x86_64-efi Modern UEFI 64-bit systems only.
Download super_grub2_disk_standalone_i386_efi_2.04s1.EFI
i386-efi Modern UEFI 32-bit systems only. Also known as ia-32.

Misc

Download Supported archs Notes
Source Code (Git repo)
N/A Let’s you build Super Grub2 Disk on non supported archs.
Download super_grub2_disk_2.04s1.zip
i386, x86_64, i386-efi and x86_64-efi Every binary and source code inside a zip file. For offline people.
Everything in a TORRENT
i386, x86_64, i386-efi and x86_64-efi Every binary and source code inside a torrent file. For offline people.

About other downloads. These other downloads might be built in the future if anyone complains and helps enough on our mailing list: coreboot, ieee1275, standalone coreboot and standalone ieee1275.

Hashes

In order to check the former downloads you can either check the download directory page for this release or you can check checksums right here:

MD5SUMS

3cd636aaa5418b7bfc81cde36098e153  super_grub2_disk_2.04s1_source_code.tar.gz
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7e69801ecc6b73ccd2b563e58cf6e84d  super_grub2_disk_2.04s1.zip

SHA1SUMS

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SHA256SUMS

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Rescatux 0.71-beta7 – Not a review

Rescatux 0.71-beta7 – Not a review

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Rescatux 0.71-beta7 ISO (672 MB)
(Torrent)MD5SUM: ee5efcc09e4d9011d8bd865f354dae84

Introduction

This last week I have been unable to sleep. Why? My friend adrian15 told me about him releasing another beta version of Rescatux. The last Rescatux beta was released on December 2017. That’s more than a year ago.

He has been hyping me about all those new features that this iso is going to have for the past two months. And he has also bothered me with all the problems he had been finding along the way. He is very persistent because he has finally managed to work around most of them.

So, the first thing I want to point out is that Rescatux, as you might know is usually based on Debian stable. Well, Rescatux 0.51b3 was based on Debian Jessie 8 and Rescatux 0.71 beta is based on Debian Buster 10 which happens not to be a Debian stable because it has not been released yet.

Debian Buster 10 will be release as stable Debian in the next months

But Debian Buster is frozen and it will be released as Debian stable in less than a year.

Using Debian Buster 10 instead of Debian Jessie 8 as a base means that more recent hardware will be supported out of the box. And that’s great because I recently bought a HP250 G6 2SX60EA laptop and I want to test Rescatux on it. So that I can give adrian15 more work Ha Ha Ha !

The other nice about this iso is the many ways it can be booted. Super Grub2 Disk which has an hybrid boot that supports i386-pc, ia32-efi and amd64-efi boots is from the same author. So you should not an expect an amd64 only disk and an i386 only disk but an hybrid one.

And that’s what you get. Here there is a boot options summary table:

Secure BootBIOS/EFI platformKernel ArchBoot?
On
x64 EFI
amd64
Yes
On
x64 EFI
i386
Seems not to work
On
ia32 EFI
amd64
Non tested
On
ia32 EFI
i386
Non tested
Secure BootBIOS/EFI platformKernel ArchBoot?
Off
x64 EFI
amd64
Yes
Off
x64 EFI
i386
Yes
Off
ia32 EFI
amd64
Non tested
Off
ia32 EFI
i386
Non tested
Secure BootBIOS/EFI platformKernel ArchBoot?
Off
BIOS
amd64
Yes
Off
BIOS
i386
Yes

Have you noticed it? Yeah, that’s it. Now Rescatux 0.71 beta 7 gets Secure Boot support from Debian Buster. And it’s Secure Boot which works with Microsoft Secure Boot enabled machines. So we are not going to need to tweak our UEFI firmware to be able to boot Rescatux. Yay!

What more about boot? Yes, there is this liveid thing that adrian15 made up so that some hp laptops that come with live-build installations do not confuse Rescatux boot. That’s supposed to be a new standard for live cds but according to what he has told me not many distros are willing to adopt it.

It’s UUID for live cds he has told me. It should be make easier the work of Yumi, Rufus, Easy2Boot and similar tools if combined with loopback.cfg according to him. Go figure.

Hands on – Boot

Enough talking. Let’s boot the iso and see what we get at.

I’m getting an isolinux menu with a countdown when booted in BIOS mode. Look at that! The poor tux penguin has beta 7 all of over his face! XD XD XD . This needs to be fixed in the next stable release. #FreeTuxFromBeta7

Rescatux BIOS boot menu #FreeTuxFromBeta7

However when I boot in UEFI mode I am not getting a countdown and the default boot entry cannot be seen because it’s white and the background is also white. I remember seeing this same problem in Rescatux 0.51b3. This has not been definitively been fixed.

Rescatux UEFI boot menu

Rescatux Desktop

What about having a laptop with a semi broken screen? I had to install open-vm-tools-desktop package on my virtualbox instance but I finally managed to make it work with two screens. That way I can show it to you without using a blurry mobile phone photo πŸ˜‰ . Guess what? Rescatux gets you covered because you can start the monitor settings when monitors are horizontally stretched. The dialogs concerning monitor settings are centered among the two monitors.

So that means that I can finally recover my old broken screen laptop. I just disable my laptop screen and leave enabled the external screen. And there’s no need for me to learn hotkeys and commands to run those screen setup screens manually.

Rescatux Startup Wizard centered between two screens
Change Monitor Settings centered between two screens

By the way this monitor settings dialog is a part of the new Rescatux startup wizard.

Rescapp was already a wizard for your rescue tasks but adrian15 managed to add this new wizard for the live cd itself. These new Rescatux startup wizard feature are quite neat so that you can customize your Rescatux session.

  • Change monitor settings
  • Change language/locale
  • Change keyboard layout
  • Turn off VNC Server or change its password

VNC Server. That is an interesting feature for youtubers and maybe cloud users.

Now Rescatux starts up a VNC server at startup so that you can access it from the network. I have asked adrian15 on how to setup an static ip from boot parametres as I had seen in the past in GRML but he has told me it is not implemented yet. ‘You have to rely on dhcp or setup the static ip manually.’ he has told me. Look at this, we are ready to run Rescapp. Finally! This was getting bored because Rescapp is what matters in this distro.

Is this Rescapp?

What do we have here? This is Rescapp. But this is not the Rescapp that I know of with all those options. Let’s read the windows title:

Rescapp Self-Test

Rescapp checks itself thanks to self-test new functionality

I first thought this screen was meant for people to know if they had boot in Secure Boot or in UEFI mode. That’s useful because when playing with UEFI and BIOS boot I have learnt that every OS in the computer needs to be either boot in UEFI mode or in BIOS mode. Not the two of them mixed.

Later on, while discussing with adrian15 about this option he has told me about him converting rescapp and chntpw (what makes possible to reset Microsoft Windows passwords) into proper Debian packages. As Rescapp is available as an upstream package or as a Debian package it might appear in other distros without being able to show its full potential.

So now when a distro lacks SELinux support you know. If the distro has not packaged the forked version of chntpw that Rescapp uses then you also know. But you are not forbidden of using Rescapp. Maybe SeLinux support (needed by RHEL, Fedora, Centos,…) is not used by your usual distro so it does not affect you.

So Self-test not only helps you to diagnose if you have boot in the proper mode (UEFI or BIOS) but also if your live cd is lacking some of the Rescapp requirements.

After you click on the Start Rescapp !!! button you finally get out beloved Rescapp.

Our beloved Rescapp UI

Rescapp not so updated and angry call

I took a depth look into Rescapp for about long thirty minutes but I didn’t see anything relevant. This was confusing. I was expecting some Secure Boot options now that Rescatux could boot from Secure Boot machines. I was expecting him to fullfill all of the options embeded html documentation that I had complained to him when he released 0.51b3 version and I had to dig inside his rescapp scripts to understand them.

I had to phone adrian15.

He laughed at me. He was expecting my call. Too much work on putting up Rescatux up to date and adding all of those fancy wizards was his explanation. When I was going to complain to him about the awful design of the beta7 text in front of the now sad penguin he told me: Pull requests are welcome and he hung up the phone on me!

Super Grub2 Disk 2.04rc1s1 beta 4 downloads







Recommended download (Floppy, CD & USB in one) (Valid for i386, x86_64, i386-efi and x86_64-efi):

Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu
Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu






         

EFI x86_64 standalone version:

EFI i386 standalone version:

CD & USB in one downloads:

About other downloads. As this is the first time I develop Super Grub2 Disk out of source code (well, probably not the first time, but the first time in ages) I have not been able to build these other downloads: coreboot, i386-efi, i386-pc, ieee1275, x86_64-efi, standalone coreboot, standalone i386-efi, standalone ieee1275. bfree has helped on this matter and with his help we might have those builds in next releases. If you want such builds drop a mail in the mailing list so that we aware of that need.  

Source code:

Everything (All binary releases and source code):

Hashes

In order to check the former downloads you can either check the download directory page for this release or you can check checksums right here:

MD5SUMS

e2d3fc9c1097a04301851e3a28471cb9  super_grub2_disk_2.04rc1s1-beta4_source_code.tar.gz
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SHA1SUMS

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855debb761c7caa9294f1a1d0af56e01f24ee455  super_grub2_disk_x86_64_efi_2.04rc1s1-beta4.iso
8800e20ac105714803cddec69ffdd06fbd530672  super_grub2_disk_2.04rc1s1-beta4.zip

SHA256SUMS

eb2f48b75de9d2a566c7385f1956dcc80bd0484ac1a2bf0a0e2f914930b4acd6  super_grub2_disk_2.04rc1s1-beta4_source_code.tar.gz
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65f67deec4c683fa211ca17621444c924b371d506a7ac73e377a0bbaeb3247e4  super_grub2_disk_i386_pc_2.04rc1s1-beta4.iso
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d3d94e870a9a2667feb1c68393df6e0c1fd67c1e92b2d15cf31d78e3de12fc59  super_grub2_disk_standalone_x86_64_efi_2.04rc1s1-beta4.EFI
007da80fa9fa051cd35a939a3f25860030ab24d15b27bddd58519aa0698285e3  super_grub2_disk_x86_64_efi_2.04rc1s1-beta4.iso
222bfa9a79f6ddfe1e15108cda35ed521d7a92a97fd0e53e3780b0c931fdb6c6  super_grub2_disk_2.04rc1s1-beta4.zip

Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s10 downloads






Recommended download (Floppy, CD & USB in one) (Valid for i386, x86_64, i386-efi and x86_64-efi):

Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu
Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu







 

 

 

 

 

EFI x86_64 standalone version:

EFI i386 standalone version:

CD & USB in one downloads:

About other downloads. As this is the first time I develop Super Grub2 Disk out of source code (well, probably not the first time, but the first time in ages) I have not been able to build these other downloads: coreboot, i386-efi, i386-pc, ieee1275, x86_64-efi, standalone coreboot, standalone i386-efi, standalone ieee1275. bfree has helped on this matter and with his help we might have those builds in next releases. If you want such builds drop a mail in the mailing list so that we aware of that need.

 

Source code:

Everything (All binary releases and source code):

Hashes

In order to check the former downloads you can either check the download directory page for this release

or you can check checksums right here:

MD5SUMS

76bfb212af216907c3e2d7df20cbc261  super_grub2_disk_2.02s10_source_code.tar.gz
ce31b52304dc92610d7a0f14413aaaad  super_grub2_disk_hybrid_2.02s10.iso
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0e1aca462a06c81ea1aee6ba0088be4c  super_grub2_disk_i386_pc_2.02s10.iso
856e7e6b5a905416ab33d3c666095b54  super_grub2_disk_standalone_i386_efi_2.02s10.EFI
8b0d7488dce4adac990c397dc1b92ed0  super_grub2_disk_standalone_x86_64_efi_2.02s10.EFI
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1097fc7d02d4e8c810b5cc80c8cddef8  super_grub2_disk_2.02s10.zip

SHA1SUMS

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b541cbc15c7c5e6bbb681b9b49ca50a13900c23b  super_grub2_disk_standalone_i386_efi_2.02s10.EFI
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SHA256SUMS

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Rescatux 0.51 beta 3 released

Rescatux 0.51 beta 3 has been released.

Rescatux 0.41 beta 1 new options
Rescatux 0.41 beta 1 new options

Update UEFI order in action
Update UEFI order in action

Downloads:

  • Torrent (Open the link the in browser and click on Download Torrent File Now)
  • Rescatux 0.51b3 size is about 640 Megabytes.

    Some thoughts:

    • Boot Repair functionality has been removed from Rescatux. Many people, somehow, were using Boot Repair (by default) inside Rescatux while we don’t support it.
      If you feel Rescapp does not cover all the Boot Repair functionality you can fill a bug for a RFE (Request for Enhacement).
    • Rescapp and chntpw are now installed from a Repo. It should be virtually identical to 0.41b1 release. If something doesn’t work as well as before please report a bug so that we can fix it.
    • This is the last build based on Debian 8 (Jessie).

    Important notice:

    • If you want to use the UEFI options make sure you use DD or another equivalent tool (Rufus in ‘Direct image’ mode, usb imagewriter, etc.) to put Rescatux in your USB
    • If you want to use UEFI options make sure you boot your Rescatux device in UEFI mode
    • If you want to use Rescatux make sure you temporarly disable Secure Boot. Rescatux does not support booting in Secure Boot mode but it should be able to fix most of the UEFI Secure Boot problems if booted in Non Secure Boot mode.

    More things I want to do before the stable release are:

    Let’s hope it happens sooner than later.

    Roadmap for Rescatux 0.40 stable release:

    You can check the complete changelog with link to each one of the issues at: Rescatux 0.32-freeze roadmap which I’ll be reusing for Rescatux 0.40 stable release.

    • (Fixed in 0.40b5) [#2192] UEFI boot support
    • (Fixed in 0.40b2) [#1323] GPT support
    • (Fixed in 0.40b11) [#1364] Review Copyright notice
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2188] install-mbr : Windows 7 seems not to be fixed with it
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2190] debian-live. Include cpu detection and loopback cfg patches
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b8) [#2191] Change Keyboard layout
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2193] bootinfoscript: Use it as a package
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2199] Btrfs support
    • (Closed in 0.40b1) [#2205] Handle different default sh script
    • (Fixed in 0.40b2) [#2216] Verify separated /usr support
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2217] chown root root on sudoers
    • [#2220] Make sure all the source code is available
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2221] Detect SAM file algorithm fails with directories which have spaces on them
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2227] Use chntpw 1.0-1 from Jessie
    • (Fixed in 0.40b1) [#2231] SElinux support on chroot options
    • (Checked in 0.40b11) [#2233] Disable USB automount
    • (Fixed in 0.40b9) [#2236] chntpw based options need to be rewritten for reusing code
    • [#2239]https://www.supergrubdisk.org/wizard-step-put-rescatux-into-a-media/ suppose that the image is based on Super Grub2 Disk version and not Isolinux.The step about extracting iso inside an iso would not be longer needed. Update doc: Put Rescatux into a media for Isolinux based cd
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2259] Update bootinfoscript to the latest GIT version
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2264] chntpw – Save prior registry files
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2234] New option: Easy Grub fix
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2235] New option: Easy Windows Admin

    Changes (0.51b3):

    • boot-repair was removed
    • rescapp and chntpw fetched from Rescatux repo

    New options (0.41b1):

    • (Added in 0.41b1) Update UEFI order
    • (Added in 0.41b1) Create a new UEFI Boot entry
    • (Added in 0.41b1) UEFI Partition Status
    • (Added in 0.41b1) Fake Microsoft Windows UEFI
    • (Added in 0.41b1) Hide Microsoft Windows UEFI
    • (Added in 0.41b1) Reinstall Microsoft Windows EFI
    • (Added in 0.41b1) Check UEFI Boot

    Improved bugs (0.41b1):

    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Now EFI System partitions are shown properly in the Rescapp menues
    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Now partition types are shown in partition dialogs in the Rescapp menues
    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Now partition flags are shown in partition dialogs in the Rescapp menues
    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Now partition os-prober long names are shown in partition dialogs in the Rescapp menues
    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Show ‘Unknown GNU/Linux distro’ if we ever fail to parse an /etc/issue file.
    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Usability improvement. When moving entries the last entry moved keeps selected.

    Improved bugs (0.40b11):

    • (Improved in 0.40b11) Many source code build improvements
    • (Improved in 0.40b11) Now most options show their progress while running
    • (Improved in 0.40b11) Added a reference to the source code’s README file in the ‘About Rescapp’ option
    • (Improved in 0.40b11) Not detected’ string was renamed to ‘Windows / Data / Other’ because that’s what it usually happens with Windows OSes

    Fixed bugs (0.40b11):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b11) [#1364] Review Copyright notice
    • (Checked in 0.40b11) [#2233] Disable USB automount
    • (Fixed in 0.40b11) Wineasy had its messages fixed (Promote and Unlock were swapped)
    • (Fixed in 0.40b11) Share log function now drops usage of cat to avoid utf8 / ascii problems.
    • (Fixed in 0.40b11) Sanitize ‘Not detected’ and ‘Cannot mount’ messages

    Fixed bugs (0.40b9):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b9) [#2236] chntpw based options need to be rewritten for reusing code
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2264] chntpw – Save prior registry files
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2234] New option: Easy Grub fix
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2235] New option: Easy Windows Admin

    Fixed bugs (0.40b8):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b8) [#2191] Change Keyboard layout

    Improved bugs (0.40b7):

    • (Improved in 0.40b7) [#2192] UEFI boot support (Yes, again)

    Improved bugs (0.40b6):

    • (Improved in 0.40b6) [#2192] UEFI boot support

    Fixed bugs (0.40b5):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b5) [#2192] UEFI boot support

    Fixed bugs (0.40b2):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b2) [#1323] GPT support
    • (Fixed in 0.40b2) [#2216] Verify separated /usr support

    Fixed bugs (0.40b1):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b1) [#2231] SElinux support on chroot options

    Reopened bugs (0.40b1):

    • (Reopened in 0.40b1) [#2191] Change Keyboard layout

    Fixed bugs (0.32b3):

    • (Fixed in 0.32b3) [#2191] Change Keyboard layout

    Other fixed bugs (0.32b2):

    • Rescatux logo is not shown at boot
    • Boot entries are named “Live xxxx” instead of “Rescatux xxxx”

    Fixed bugs (0.32b1):

    • Networking detection improved (fallback to network-manager-gnome)
    • Bottom bar does not have a shorcut to a file manager as it’s a common practice in modern desktops. Fixed when falling back to LXDE.
    • Double-clicking on directories on desktop opens Iceweasel (Firefox fork) instead of a file manager. Fixed when falling back to LXDE.

    Improvements (0.32b1):

    • Super Grub2 Disk is no longer included. That makes easier to put the ISO to USB devices thanks to standard multiboot tools which support Debian Live cds.
    • Rescapp UI has been redesigned
      • Every option is at hand at the first screen.
      • Rescapp options can be scrolled. That makes it easier to add new options without bothering on final design.
      • Run option screen buttons have been rearranged to make it easier to read.
    • RazorQT has been replaced by LXDE which seems more mature. LXQT will have to wait.
    • WICD has been replaced by network-manager-gnome. That makes easier to connect to wired and wireless networks.
    • It is no longer based on Debian Unstable (sid) branch.

    Distro facts:

    • Packages versions for this release can be found at Rescatux 0.40b11 packages.
    • It’s based mainly on Debian Jessie (Stable). Some packages are from Debian Unstable (sid). Some packages are from Debian stretch.

     

    Don’t forget that you can use:

    Help Rescatux project:

    I think we can expect four months maximum till the new stable Rescatux is ready. Helping on these tasks is appreciated:

    • Making a youtube video for the new options.
    • Make sure documentation for the new options is right.
    • Make snapshots for new options documentation so that they don’t lack images.

    If you want to help please contact us here:

    Thank you and happy download!

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s10-beta5 downloads







    Recommended download (Floppy, CD & USB in one) (Valid for i386, x86_64, i386-efi and x86_64-efi):

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu
    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu







     

     

     

     

     

    EFI x86_64 standalone version:

    EFI i386 standalone version:

    CD & USB in one downloads:

    About other downloads. As this is the first time I develop Super Grub2 Disk out of source code (well, probably not the first time, but the first time in ages) I have not been able to build these other downloads: coreboot, i386-efi, i386-pc, ieee1275, x86_64-efi, standalone coreboot, standalone i386-efi, standalone ieee1275. bfree has helped on this matter and with his help we might have those builds in next releases. If you want such builds drop a mail in the mailing list so that we aware of that need.

     

    Source code:

    Everything (All binary releases and source code):

    Hashes

    In order to check the former downloads you can either check the download directory page for this release

    or you can check checksums right here:

    MD5SUMS

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    df2ae8e455eec3214a8e8442a2ce4d3b  super_grub2_disk_hybrid_2.02s10-beta5.iso
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    d7b4a0127a7a1afaa78bf2ea75d4fb77  super_grub2_disk_i386_pc_2.02s10-beta5.iso
    b50709fadf5c7981c335652b0be0aa01  super_grub2_disk_standalone_i386_efi_2.02s10-beta5.EFI
    4572e26065bb8a35920c5b506b9ab702  super_grub2_disk_standalone_x86_64_efi_2.02s10-beta5.EFI
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    SHA1SUMS

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    0af49222ff459a963dfd0394c5d04aed4c603080  super_grub2_disk_standalone_x86_64_efi_2.02s10-beta5.EFI
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    55afdd21b2506c9f3c13faeaf91982338dda2cb6  super_grub2_disk_2.02s10-beta5.zip
    

    SHA256SUMS

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    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s9 downloads







    Recommended download (Floppy, CD & USB in one) (Valid for i386, x86_64, i386-efi and x86_64-efi):

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu
    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu







     

     

     

     

     

    EFI x86_64 standalone version:

    EFI i386 standalone version:

    CD & USB in one downloads:

    About other downloads. As this is the first time I develop Super Grub2 Disk out of source code (well, probably not the first time, but the first time in ages) I have not been able to build these other downloads: coreboot, i386-efi, i386-pc, ieee1275, x86_64-efi, standalone coreboot, standalone i386-efi, standalone ieee1275. bfree has helped on this matter and with his help we might have those builds in next releases. If you want such builds drop a mail in the mailing list so that we aware of that need.

     

    Source code:

    Everything (All binary releases and source code):

    Hashes

    In order to check the former downloads you can either check the download directory page for this release

    or you can check checksums right here:

    MD5SUMS

    a4bfea81accf0ccee69191c79012b129  super_grub2_disk_2.02s9_source_code.tar.gz
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    349de6f324d53660cf72b859c6d8a6d8  super_grub2_disk_standalone_x86_64_efi_2.02s9.EFI
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    SHA1SUMS

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    SHA256SUMS

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    Rescatux 0.41 beta 1 released

    Rescatux 0.41 beta 1 has been released.

    Rescatux 0.41 beta 1 new options
    Rescatux 0.41 beta 1 new options

    Update UEFI order in action
    Update UEFI order in action

    Downloads:

    Rescatux 0.41b1 size is about 672 Megabytes.

    Some thoughts:

    I couldn’t have released an stable Rescatux without UEFI options so I had to add them. So here there are. Please test them and give us feedback either on the mailing list or in the bugs. Depending on how these new options replace Boot Repair functionality I will remove it from Rescatux. Many people, somehow, are using Boot Repair inside Rescatux while we don’t support it and that should be fixed in the next Rescatux stable release.

    This new beta release comes with new exciting UEFI options:

    • Update UEFI order
    • Create a new UEFI Boot entry
    • UEFI Partition Status
    • Fake Microsoft Windows UEFI
    • Hide Microsoft Windows UEFI
    • Reinstall Microsoft Windows EFI
    • Check UEFI Boot

    You can take a look at the new UEFI options on Rescatux – New UEFI options explained video (The video is a live session, it was not scripted in advance, and that means that it might be longer than needed and maybe boring. You have been warned πŸ˜‰ . )

    The Youtube description has the specific links for each one of the options.

    I will explain these in detail here. This will probably go into the features page in the future.

    * New option: Update UEFI order option
    ** Show all available UEFI boot entries and lets you order them
    
    * New option: Create a new UEFI Boot entry.
    ** Select an EFI file among those present in the ESP partition and add them to the UEFI boot
    ** Make it the default boot entry
    
    * New option: UEFI Partition Status to know if an ESP partition is a proper ESP partition or not
    ** Checks if fdisk detects it as an esp partition
    ** Checks esp flag on the partition
    ** Checks boot flag on the partition
    ** Checks if there's a valid filesystem (fat12,fat16 or fat32) on the partition
    ** Checks if the partition can be mounted
    ** Checks if the partition' hard disk type is either gpt or msdos
    
    * New option:  Fake Microsoft Windows UEFI boot entry
    ** Select an EFI file and overwrite the Microsoft EFI files
    ** Rename it to 'Windows Boot Manager' too.
    
    * New option: Hide Microsoft Windows UEFI boot entry and define default fallback one.
    ** Select an EFI file and overwrite the default EFI one
    ** Make sure to delete the default Microsoft Windows ones
    ** This should be useful for fault UEFIs as the HP EliteBook 8460p or HP EliteBook 8460p laptops
    
    * New option: Reinstall Microsoft Windows EFI
    ** It copies UEFI files from Windows installation into EFI System Partiton (ESP)
    ** It adds a new 'Windows Boot Manager' entry and makes it the default one.
    ** Unfortunately this option is unable to regenerate BCD so it's only useful when you only overwrite or lose the UEFI files
    

    There haven been also many usability improvements to make the life of the final user easier:

    * Now EFI System partitions are shown properly in the Rescapp menues
    * Now partition types are shown in partition dialogs in the Rescapp menues
    * Now partition flags are shown in partition dialogs in the Rescapp menues
    * Now partition os-prober long names are shown in partition dialogs in the Rescapp menues
    * Show 'Unknown GNU/Linux distro' if we ever fail to parse an /etc/issue file.
    * order.py: Usability improvement. When moving entries the last entry moved keeps selected.
    
    * Rescatux width has been increased to 800 pixels.
    * Added AFD scanning tecnology adapted for Spanish systems.
    * Many grubeasy option improvements (Now handles UEFI too)
    

    Important notice:

    • If you want to use the UEFI options make sure you use DD or another equivalent tool (Rufus in ‘Direct image’ mode, usb imagewriter, etc.) to put Rescatux in your USB
    • If you want to use UEFI options make sure you boot your Rescatux device in UEFI mode
    • If you want to use Rescatux make sure you temporarly disable Secure Boot. Rescatux does not support booting in Secure Boot mode but it should be able to fix most of the UEFI Secure Boot problems if booted in Non Secure Boot mode.

    More things I want to do before the stable release are:

    Let’s hope it happens sooner than later.

    Roadmap for Rescatux 0.40 stable release:

    You can check the complete changelog with link to each one of the issues at: Rescatux 0.32-freeze roadmap which I’ll be reusing for Rescatux 0.40 stable release.

    • (Fixed in 0.40b5) [#2192] UEFI boot support
    • (Fixed in 0.40b2) [#1323] GPT support
    • (Fixed in 0.40b11) [#1364] Review Copyright notice
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2188] install-mbr : Windows 7 seems not to be fixed with it
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2190] debian-live. Include cpu detection and loopback cfg patches
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b8) [#2191] Change Keyboard layout
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2193] bootinfoscript: Use it as a package
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2199] Btrfs support
    • (Closed in 0.40b1) [#2205] Handle different default sh script
    • (Fixed in 0.40b2) [#2216] Verify separated /usr support
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2217] chown root root on sudoers
    • [#2220] Make sure all the source code is available
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2221] Detect SAM file algorithm fails with directories which have spaces on them
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2227] Use chntpw 1.0-1 from Jessie
    • (Fixed in 0.40b1) [#2231] SElinux support on chroot options
    • (Checked in 0.40b11) [#2233] Disable USB automount
    • (Fixed in 0.40b9) [#2236] chntpw based options need to be rewritten for reusing code
    • [#2239]https://www.supergrubdisk.org/wizard-step-put-rescatux-into-a-media/ suppose that the image is based on Super Grub2 Disk version and not Isolinux.The step about extracting iso inside an iso would not be longer needed. Update doc: Put Rescatux into a media for Isolinux based cd
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2259] Update bootinfoscript to the latest GIT version
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2264] chntpw – Save prior registry files
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2234] New option: Easy Grub fix
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2235] New option: Easy Windows Admin

    New options (0.41b1):

    • (Added in 0.41b1) Update UEFI order
    • (Added in 0.41b1) Create a new UEFI Boot entry
    • (Added in 0.41b1) UEFI Partition Status
    • (Added in 0.41b1) Fake Microsoft Windows UEFI
    • (Added in 0.41b1) Hide Microsoft Windows UEFI
    • (Added in 0.41b1) Reinstall Microsoft Windows EFI
    • (Added in 0.41b1) Check UEFI Boot

    Improved bugs (0.41b1):

    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Now EFI System partitions are shown properly in the Rescapp menues
    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Now partition types are shown in partition dialogs in the Rescapp menues
    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Now partition flags are shown in partition dialogs in the Rescapp menues
    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Now partition os-prober long names are shown in partition dialogs in the Rescapp menues
    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Show ‘Unknown GNU/Linux distro’ if we ever fail to parse an /etc/issue file.
    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Usability improvement. When moving entries the last entry moved keeps selected.

    Improved bugs (0.40b11):

    • (Improved in 0.40b11) Many source code build improvements
    • (Improved in 0.40b11) Now most options show their progress while running
    • (Improved in 0.40b11) Added a reference to the source code’s README file in the ‘About Rescapp’ option
    • (Improved in 0.40b11) Not detected’ string was renamed to ‘Windows / Data / Other’ because that’s what it usually happens with Windows OSes

    Fixed bugs (0.40b11):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b11) [#1364] Review Copyright notice
    • (Checked in 0.40b11) [#2233] Disable USB automount
    • (Fixed in 0.40b11) Wineasy had its messages fixed (Promote and Unlock were swapped)
    • (Fixed in 0.40b11) Share log function now drops usage of cat to avoid utf8 / ascii problems.
    • (Fixed in 0.40b11) Sanitize ‘Not detected’ and ‘Cannot mount’ messages

    Fixed bugs (0.40b9):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b9) [#2236] chntpw based options need to be rewritten for reusing code
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2264] chntpw – Save prior registry files
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2234] New option: Easy Grub fix
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2235] New option: Easy Windows Admin

    Fixed bugs (0.40b8):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b8) [#2191] Change Keyboard layout

    Improved bugs (0.40b7):

    • (Improved in 0.40b7) [#2192] UEFI boot support (Yes, again)

    Improved bugs (0.40b6):

    • (Improved in 0.40b6) [#2192] UEFI boot support

    Fixed bugs (0.40b5):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b5) [#2192] UEFI boot support

    Fixed bugs (0.40b2):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b2) [#1323] GPT support
    • (Fixed in 0.40b2) [#2216] Verify separated /usr support

    Fixed bugs (0.40b1):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b1) [#2231] SElinux support on chroot options

    Reopened bugs (0.40b1):

    • (Reopened in 0.40b1) [#2191] Change Keyboard layout

    Fixed bugs (0.32b3):

    • (Fixed in 0.32b3) [#2191] Change Keyboard layout

    Other fixed bugs (0.32b2):

    • Rescatux logo is not shown at boot
    • Boot entries are named “Live xxxx” instead of “Rescatux xxxx”

    Fixed bugs (0.32b1):

    • Networking detection improved (fallback to network-manager-gnome)
    • Bottom bar does not have a shorcut to a file manager as it’s a common practice in modern desktops. Fixed when falling back to LXDE.
    • Double-clicking on directories on desktop opens Iceweasel (Firefox fork) instead of a file manager. Fixed when falling back to LXDE.

    Improvements (0.32b1):

    • Super Grub2 Disk is no longer included. That makes easier to put the ISO to USB devices thanks to standard multiboot tools which support Debian Live cds.
    • Rescapp UI has been redesigned
      • Every option is at hand at the first screen.
      • Rescapp options can be scrolled. That makes it easier to add new options without bothering on final design.
      • Run option screen buttons have been rearranged to make it easier to read.
    • RazorQT has been replaced by LXDE which seems more mature. LXQT will have to wait.
    • WICD has been replaced by network-manager-gnome. That makes easier to connect to wired and wireless networks.
    • It is no longer based on Debian Unstable (sid) branch.

    Distro facts:

    • Packages versions for this release can be found at Rescatux 0.40b11 packages.
    • It’s based mainly on Debian Jessie (Stable). Some packages are from Debian Unstable (sid). Some packages are from Debian stretch.

     

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    Help Rescatux project:

    I think we can expect four months maximum till the new stable Rescatux is ready. Helping on these tasks is appreciated:

    • Making a youtube video for the new options.
    • Make sure documentation for the new options is right.
    • Make snapshots for new options documentation so that they don’t lack images.

    If you want to help please contact us here:

    Thank you and happy download!