After over 16 years, OSDisc.com has closed. I started OSDisc to spread Linux and help new users get started. But providing DVDs today has little effect on the spread of Linux. I regularly see small distros that provide
tens of thousands of downloads, but few if any DVDs are provided by OSDisc. The vast majority of Linux users are downloading Linux themselves. And that's a great thing to see.
What we've accomplished:
Shipped over 300,000 discs and USB drives
Helped over 110,000 users get started with Linux
Answered over 25,000 tech support tickets
Given back over $200,000 to the open source community
Thank you to everyone for making OSDisc possible for the past 16 years.
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SystemRescueCD is a Linux system on a bootable USB Flash Drive for repairing your system and recovering your data after a crash. It aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the partitions of the hard disk. It contains a lot of system utilities (parted, partimage, fstools, ...) and basic tools (editors, midnight commander, network tools). It is very easy to use: just boot the CDROM. The kernel supports most of the important file systems (ext2/ext3, reiserfs, reiser4, xfs, jfs, vfat, ntfs, iso9660), as well as network filesystems (samba and nfs).
Here are some of the main system tools:
GNU Parted is the best tool for editing your disk partitions under linux
GParted is a Partition Magic clone for Linux
Partimage is a Ghost/Drive-image clone for Linux
Reinstall the most common bootloaders used with Linux
File systems tools (e2fsprogs, reiserfsprogs, reiser4progs, xfsprogs, jfsutils, ntfsprogs, dosfstools) allow you to format, resize, debug an existing partition of your hard disk
Sfdisk allows you to backup and restore your partition table
Test-disk tool recovers lost partitions and/or makes non-booting disks bootable again; supports reiserfs, ntfs, fat32, ext2/3 and many others
Rsnapshot is a filesystem snapshot utility for making backups of local and remote systems
EVMS (Enterprise Volume Management System) is a powerful logical volume manager
Ntfs-3g for mounting NTFS partitions under Linux with full Read and Write support
Floppy disk images (FreeDos, MemTest+, Gag, Ranish Partition Manager, Aida)
Applications that provide other important services such as archiving, file editing, CD/DVD burning, anti-virus scanning, web browsing, and secure deletion