"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
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.
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