"SystemRescueCD is a free, Linux-based CDROM image for system
recovery that boots into a minimal graphical interface and provides
a host of useful tools culled from many sources.
"In addition to the suite of dedicated recovery and repair
utilities, the disk can get you to a basic desktop that includes
network connectivity and a web browser. This is an important
feature as, let's face it, most recovery work requires the odd
visit to a search engine.
"Although it can boot to a fairly useful desktop, it's not a
lightweight general purpose distribution like Puppy Linux. In the
same way, it's not a disk to hand to someone who doesn't know much
about computers. You need a bit of expertise to use it, and it's a
disk that, if misused, could easily wipe or corrupt a system."