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Version 11.10

Version 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) of the very best Free-Libre Open-Source data recovery software toolkit based on Ubuntu is out.

Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix provides a robust yet lean system for data recovery and forensics. No graphical interface is used; the live system can boot and function normally on machines with very little memory or processor power. Following Ubuntu's six-month release schedule, all the software is up-to-date, stable and supported.

Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix features a full command-line environment with the newest versions of the most powerful free/libre open-source data recovery software including GNU ddrescue, Photorec, The Sleuth Kit, Gnu-fdisk and Clamav.

Using the Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix metapackage, you can install the toolkit on any Ubuntu system as well. You can include it on your Ubuntu Desktop live USB with persistent data.

*** Download the live CD/USB ***

The live Remix provides a full shell environment. You can download it here:

Version 11.04

Version 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) of the very best Free-Libre Open-Source data recovery software toolkit based on Ubuntu is out.

This version features and up-to-date infrastructure and several new packages including Dump, a backup and restore solution as well as Clamav, the best in free-libre Antivirus software.

Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix features a full command-line environment with the newsest versions of the most powerful free/libre open-source data recovery software including GNU ddrescue, Photorec, The Sleuth Kit and Gnu-fdisk.

*** Download the live CD/USB ***

The live Remix provides a full shell environment. You can download it here:

http://ubuntu-rescue-remix.org/files/URR/iso/UbuntuRescueRemix1104.iso
md5sum 3b5a692ee1080cc8ed8dfcedec09a321 UbuntuRescueRemix1104.iso
size = 224M

See this link for details about how to burn the ISO image to make a bootable cd. Those instructions apply to the original Ubuntu iso image but will also work with all other iso images.

Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix is one of ten essential Linux Admin Tools

Linux Magazine lists Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix as a Linux Rescue CD that is essential for System Administrators:

"System Administrators (SAs) need a set of tools with which to manage their often unmanageable systems and environments*. These ten essential Linux administration tools provide excellent support for the weary SA. Those listed aren’t your standard list of tools deemed essential by industry bystanders. These are tools that have proven track records and have stood the test of time in the data center."

Another Ubuntu-related tool they highly recommend is byobu.

In other top-ten lists:

Last April, Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix was mentioned on TechRepublic as one of "10 Linux rescue tools for recovering Linux, Windows, or Mac machines"

Version 10.10

Version 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) of the very best Free-Libre Open-Source data recovery software toolkit based on Ubuntu is out.

Same toolkit - updated infrastructure.

This release of Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix features a full command-line environment with up-to-date versions of the most powerful free/libre open-source data recovery software including GNU ddrescue, Photorec, The Sleuth Kit and Gnu-fdisk.

*** Download the live CD/USB ***

The live Remix provides a full shell environment. You can download it here:

http://ubuntu-rescue-remix.org/files/URR/iso/ubuntu-rescue-remix-10-10.iso
2bde4144c02178bdb3f19fb686616783 ubuntu-rescue-remix-10-10.iso

See this link for details about how to burn the ISO image to make a bootable cd. Those instructions apply to the original Ubuntu iso image but will also work with all other iso images.

Canadian Copyright Reform may jeopardize Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix

The Canadian minority Conservative Government has introduced new copyright legislation that would seem to legalize activities commonly engaged in by thousands of Canadians — such as copying a CD. But the key provision to this bill is the criminalization of the breaking of digital locks placed on gadgets and media, no matter how trivial. This provision negates any of the seemingly positive aspects of the bill.

So while the bill specifically mentions that making backups of the songs or movies you have purchased is OK, that recording televisions shows for later viewing is OK, or that ripping and burning copyrighted content for the use of parody or satire is OK, if the publisher decides to put a copy-protection method in place, you will be guilty of breaking the law of you do any of the activities I just mentioned!

Read the CBC story here

In short, if a publisher decides to put a digital lock on any content, you, the consumer, have no rights to use the content as you wish (no matter that the other clauses of this bill say you do!)

Version 10.04

Version 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) of the very best Free-Libre Open-Source data recovery software toolkit based on Ubuntu is out.

This release of Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix features a full command-line environment with up-to-date versions of the most powerful free/libre open-source data recovery software including GNU ddrescue, Photorec, The Sleuth Kit and Gnu-fdisk. Packages new to the Rescue Remix include aoetools, array-info, ext3-grep, gptsync, kpartx, and scrounge-ntfs.

*** Download the live CD/USB ***

The live Remix provides a full shell environment. You can download it here:

http://ubuntu-rescue-remix.org/files/URR/iso/ubuntu-rescue-remix-10-04.iso

MD5SUM: 2fce54ac4825aa305f1b68b61d2cb405 ubuntu-rescue-remix-10-04.iso

Taking requests

Hello everybody.

I will begin working on the Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix alpha release next week.

Please make any requests for packages or features before the 25th so that I can try to get them into the next release.

That means if you are fond of a particular data recovery or forensics application that is not already included in the Rescue-Remix, speak up!

Cheers!

Andrew

Create a bootable USB drive from Windows.

Lance from pendrivelinux.com has created a tool for Windows users to put Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix onto a USB flash drive. To create a Live USB Rescue Remix system without it, Windows-only users need do some extra work and download both the Desktop CD and the Rescue Remix to run the Desktop CDs USB creator.

This saves some users a lot of time and effort. The instructions are found here at pendrivelinux.com.

Thanks Lance!

Resolved a few issues. Metapackage and Grub2

Thanks to everyone who help bring a few issues to my attention. Namely, the fact that the ubuntu-rescue-remix-tools metapackage included a dependency that could not be resolved and that the iso image would not work properly when using GRUB2 to boot it. The iso image still worked fine with the regular USB creator, though.

To install the ubuntu-rescue-remix metapackage on any Ubuntu system (including live USB systems), add the following software source:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/arzajac/ppa/ubuntu karmic main

Then authenticate this software source by runing the following command:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys BDFD6D77

Then, install the "ubuntu-rescue-remix-tools" package.

This can be done on a live USB Ubuntu desktop. So you can have a full data recovery toolkit on top of your regular Ubuntu graphical interface (GUI). That's because if you create your USB live system with persistent data, you can install packages and they will still be there the next time you boot the USB drive.

Step 1, create a live USB system:

Version 9.10

Version 9.10 (Karmic Koala) of the very best Free-Libre Open-Source data recovery software toolkit based on Ubuntu is out.

This release of Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix features up-to-date versions of the most powerful free/libre open-source data recovery software including GNU ddrescue version 1.11, Photorec, LVM2, and GNU-Fdisk.

*** Download the live CD/USB ***

The live Remix provides a full shell environment. You can download it here:

ubuntu-rescue-remix-9-10-revision1.iso (2009/11/05)

0e7a1486e757df5b18f2b2982f84fa0f ubuntu-rescue-remix-9-10-revision1.iso

This iso image is compatible with the excellent USB Startup Disk Creator that is included with Ubuntu since 9.04 (System - Administration - USB Startup Disk Creator). Use it to put the Rescue Remix along with a persistent home on any USB flash drive.

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