developerWorks: System Recovery with Knoppix

“Knoppix, which is a complete bootable Linux on a CD, has become
my rescue disk of choice. An excellent introduction to Knoppix
appeared in developerWorks a few months ago…

“My old mainstays were Tom’s Root Boot, ‘The most GNU/Linux on
one floppy disk,’ and Peter Anvin’s SuperRescue CD, ‘An
overfeatured rescue CD.’ Both are first-rate Linux rescue disks.
One of my favorite show-off tricks is to do a complete bare-metal
system rebuild, using only a Tom’s Root Boot disk and an Internet

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