Inquisitor is an open source, flexible, mature, proven, distributed, scalable and modular distribution of Linux that aims to deliver a reliable, intelligent and customizable hardware testing and certification system. It is derived from the award-winning Debian GNU/Linux operating system and suitable for both home and enterprise use.
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 At the moment, it will no longer receive software updates and has been archived for historical references purposes only.