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Rescue Edition

Sparky “Rescue” Edition is an operating system which works in a live DVD/USB mode only (no installation on a hard drive). The Live system contains a large set of tools for scanning and fixing files, partitions and operating systems installed on hard drives.

It uses ultra lightweight Openbox window manager as its default desktop.

Tools available form the live system are:

  • Backup (creating and restoring): Clonezilla, DDRescue + GUI, FSArchive, Grsync, luckyBackup, Partclone, Partimage + Partimage Server
  • Bootloader (fixing the bootloader GRUB): Boot Repair
  • Chroot (chrooting into Linux distributions): Chroot, Chrooter (Sparky Chrooter)
  • Dysk (managing and partitioning): Cfdisk, Disktype, Fdisk, Gdisk, GParted, Parted, TestDisk
  • Encryption (encrypting disks and partitions): Cryptsetup, Tcplay, VeraCrypt, zuluCrypt, zuluMount
  • Files (operations on files and directories): Eraser (Sparky Eraser), Thunar, Midnight Commander, PhotoRec, Shred, Tux Commander, Wipe, Xarchiver
  • Malware (antivirus and antirootkits scanners): Chkrootkit, ClamAV, ClamTK, Rkhunter
  • Monitoring: top, htop, lxrandr, nmon
  • Network (access to MS Windows shared folders): samba client
  • Package Management: APT, RPM, YUM, Zypper
  • Passwords MS Windows (MS Windows passwords cracker): ophcrack
  • Remote Desktop: Gigolo, rdesktop + GUI, Remmina, TeamViewer Installer
  • The file systems supported: Reiserfs, Reiser4, ext3/4, iso9660, UDF, XFS, JFS, UFS, HPFS, HFS, HFS+, Time Machine FS, MINIX, MS DOS, NTFS, VFAT. BTRFS, Exfat, F2FS, LVM2, NILFS2
  • Quick Help

The set of extra tools for rescue edition can be installed on the top of any desktop environment/window manager, via the meta package:


Make sure that many of the tools work in text mode only, and do not have menu entries. A full menu is provided by 'obmenu-generator' which is designed to the Openbox window manager.

GameOver Edition 800X600

sparky_rescue.txt · Last modified: 2021/05/04 15:24 by