PLoP Linux is an independent and completely free distribution of Linux built around the PLoP Boot Manager software and designed from the ground up to be used for general system rescue and data recovery operations.
It distributed in two editions, supporting 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms
The project offers the choice between Live CDs without an X11 display server and Live DVDs with a graphical session. While both of them are supported on 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (x86_64) hardware platforms, the main difference is that the Live CDs have approximately 100MB in size each, while the Live DVDs have 1GB in size each.
Includes NTFS read/write support and numerous useful utilities
The PLoP Linux distribution comes with NTFS-3G, which provides out-of-the-box support for reading and writing from NTFS disk drives. This means that will be able to rescue broken Windows operating system or recover data from damaged NTFS partitions.
It also includes numerous useful utilities, such as Partimage to save or restore disk partitions, TFTP and ProFTPD file transfer servers, Samba for sharing files on the network and connect to Windows shares, FSArchiver for saving the contents of a filesystem to a compressed archive, and a DHCP server.
Offers built-in support for IDE, SATA, SCSI and RAID devices
It is also very important to mention here that PLoP Linux offers built-in support for IDE, SATA, SCSI and RAID devices, along with support for SSH (Secure Shell) and NFS (Network File-System) connections, TestDisk and PhotoRec data rescue tools, as well as support for accessing encrypted partitions.
One of the best system rescue Live CD on the market
PLoP Linux is one of the best system rescue Live CD/DVD distributions on the market. It includes numerous useful and powerful utilities, the choice of two different bootable mediums, as well as a PLoP Boot Manager.