Inquisitor 3.0 / 3.1 Beta 2
It’s available as serverless Live CD
The distribution is available for download as a serverless Live CD ISO image that allows you to use the operating system without having to install anything on your computer. It is also distributed as a server-controlled network boot production system.
Basic Live CD boot menu
From the Live CD boot menu, the user can start the live system with normal configuration or in failsafe mode, as well as to perform a throughout system memory (RAM) diagnostic test using the powerful Memtest86+ utility. The ISO image must be written on a CD disc or a USB thumb drive in order to boot it from the BIOS of a PC.
Includes a wide range of tests
Inquisitor includes a wide range of tests, available from the actions menu of the Live CD. Among these, we can mention movie transcoding tests with high or low quality settings, non-destructive or destructive benchmark-only tests, full tests loop, as well as non-destructive tests loop for hard disk drives.
In addition, it is possible to turn on infinite testing looping, change the directory with profile paths, run a single test, detect hardware components, view and save test results, quit the software and reboot the computer, as well as to power off the machine.
It is no longer under active development
Inquisitor is based on rock-solid Linux technologies and was under active development for five years, between 2004 and 2009. At the moment, it will no longer receive software updates and has been archived for historical references purposes only.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on August 29th, 2014
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- This is an experimental build made with the Debian package base.
- The live CD was greatly improved: profiles for the live CD are also XML-based, profiles can include each other, and the interface was renewed.
- Debian is supported fully as a new client platform.
- "Software detect" modules are introduced. 12 new tests, 2 new hardware detect modules, and 1 monitoring module were added.
Application descriptionInquisitor is an open-source Live Linux operating system designed to act as a hardware testing and certification syste...