New version of SystemRescueCD

SystemRescueCD, which I covered very recently has just released version 1.0.1.

The new version features JWM as the window manager to replace WindowMaker, updates much of the included software to the latest versions (including Gparted), includes some new features and fixes several bugs.

  • Using JWM-2.0.1 as default Window-Manager instead of Window-Maker
  • Using unionfs-2.2.4 as the root filesystem (all files are now writable)
  • Updated sys-block/gparted to 0.3.6 (add support for the labels)
  • Updated squashfs to 3.3 (with LZMA compression) to save space
  • Updated sys-fs/ntfsprogs to 2.0.0 since it's marked as stable in gentoo
  • Updated sys-fs/ntfs3g to 1.2310 (ntfs full read-write support)
  • Updated the Memtest86+ floppy disk image to 2.01
  • Updated the btrfs filesystem support to 0.13 (kernel patch and utils)
  • Updated the default kernel to Linux- with Reiser4 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Updated app-cdr/cdrkit- (Fix for Joliet directory length bug)
  • Added sys-apps/ipmitool (Utility for controlling IPMI enabled devices)
  • Added missing crypto modules in the default kernel (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Added skipmount=/dev/xxx option that prevents the system from mounting a device
  • Replaced cryptsetup-luks with cryptsetup-1.0.5
  • Autodetect software raid volumes at boot time using 'mdadm --auto-detect'
  • Fixed an autorun bug introduced in 1.0.0: no stdout for interactive scripts

  • Fixed bugs in the network configuration boot options (ethx, gateway, dns)
  • Fixed problems with udhcpc client when multiple ethernet interfaces exists
  • Prevents multiple setkmap when "sysresccd-custom setkmap" used several times

The full release notes are here, and the live CD can be downloaded from the site.

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Peter Upfold is a technology enthusiast from the UK. Peter’s interest in Linux stems back to 2003, when curiosity got the better of him and he began using SUSE 9.0. Now he runs Linux Mint 9 on the desktop, runs a CentOS-based web server from home for his personal website and dabbles in all sorts of technology things across the Windows, Mac and open source worlds.

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