4MLinux Rescue Edition 9.1 / 10.0 Beta

The rescue edition of the 4MLinux operating system, a mini distribution for system rescue tasks
4MLinux Rescue Edition is an open source Linux distribution that can be used for recovering data from corrupted disk drives, or repair a broken operating system. It is freely distributable.

The distribution can be used for general system maintenance, as well as a system rescue Live CD. It is distributed as a minimalistic ISO image that supports both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.

Even if it’s a Linux distribution, 4MLinux Rescue Edition can be used to recover lost data from broken Windows, BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X operating systems.

The boot menu provides two options, one for running the live environment with the default settings (recommended for all users) and another one with VESA Framebuffer, in case you encounter issues with the first option.

Unfortunately, users will be dropped to a shell prompt immediately after they’re asked to input the root password. From there, they need to start the X Window Manager using the startx command.

Default applications include the Mozilla Firefox, Links and QupZilla web browsers, Mozilla Thunderbird email client, SeaMonkey all-in-one Internet suite, SMPlayer and MPlayer video players, X File Explorer file manager, and many more.

In addition, the TestDisk, PhotoRec, Partimage, GParted, PartWizard, fdisk, cfdisk, gdisk, cgdisk and Clam AntiVirus applications are available for different system/data rescue tasks.

4MLinux Rescue Edition also comes with the powerful Wine software, in case you want to run some Windows-only utilities or games.

The 4MLinux project contains many other editions, such as 4MLinux Core, 4MLinux NET, 4MLinux Game, 4MLinux Media, 4MLinux Multiboot, 4MLinux Server, as well as 4MLinux Allinone.

Either you use 4MLinux for rescue and recovery tasks, or to play games and watch movies, it will provide a simple and unique experience. It can also be easily transformed into a capable Linux server, using the inetd daemon.

Reviewed by Marius Nestor on April 1st, 2014


last updated on:
September 7th, 2014, 12:11 GMT
price:
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developed by:
4MLinux
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Linux Distributions

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4MLinux Rescue Edition - The desktop environment of the 4MLinux Rescue Edition 10.0 Beta operating system
What's New in This Release:
  • The main features in this release are antivirus protection (Clam AntiVirus 0.98.4 with ClamWin), system backup (4MLinux Backup Scripts 10.0), data recovery (GNU ddrescue 1.18.1, TestDisk 6.14 with QPhotoRec), data wiping (shred 8.2.3, nwipe 0.16), disk partitioning (cfdisk 2.25, cgdisk 0.8.10, GNU Parted 3.2), and partition imaging (Partimage 0.6.9, Partclone 0.2.69). Many archive formats can be managed via 7-Zip 9.22, FreeArc 0.67, and PeaZip 5.4.1. File managers (Midnight Commander 4.8.12, X File Explorer 1.37, muCommander 0.9.0), CD/DVD burners (cdw 0.7.1, InfraRecorder 0.53), and UNetbootin 608 are also included.
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4MLinux Rescue Edition is an open source Linux-based operating system designed from the ground up to be used as a syst...

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