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Ten tools for crashed Linux, Windows or Mac machines

Jul 02, 2010, 17:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"I have seen a rash of problems recently, from corrupt partition tables to severely infected machines. All these problems have been sorted out using Linux rescue tools, which come in particularly handy when the host system refuses to boot. Because so many of these tools are available, I decided to pick out some of the better ones.

"1. Knoppix
Knoppix is one of the best tools for rescuing data. It is a full-blown live Linux distribution with a strong, user-friendly graphical interface that makes it easy for you to mount a drive and then copy the data — which you can find using the simple file manager — to an external source. Of course, Knoppix comes with the full arsenal of Linux commands, which put almost everything you need at your fingertips.

"2. Trinity Rescue Kit+

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