Rescue CD

A rescue CD allows you to boot a linux environment from CD. From there, you can mount the local hard drives and do any required work to fix the boot record, etc.

Downloading

Here's a good rescue CD: http://www.tux.org/pub/people/kent-robotti/looplinux/rip/

I got the Linux / FreeBSD combined one, it's very nice and only 38MB. 2.6 kernel (so it supports SATA) and has chroot.

On CS application server (Asimov)

This is also available at the CS application server: \\asimov.cscf.uwaterloo.ca\rawiso\linux_utils\RIP-11.3.fbsd.iso

Version 12.4 has chntpw on it - one less CD to carry around, hurray. There's a couple of versions of 14.x - one for Linux with GRUB, another with the old FreeBSD style on it.

PXE Boot

If you're setting up a machine using the PXE boot option, you can also run the Rescue Disk there. Use the RIP image (currently RIP14_9)

updated -- MikePatterson - 13 Apr 2006

Topic revision: r6 - 2013-08-19 - DrewPilcher
Information in this area is meant for use by CSCF staff and is not official documentation, but anybody who is interested is welcome to use it if they find it useful.


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