ZorOS 3.6 / 4.0 Beta
A bootable CD/USB operating system that includes various system rescue and recovery tools
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What's new in ZorOS 4.0 Beta:
- full reviewed the devel tree and devel scripts
- full.img (initrd) replaced with zramfs.igz (initramfs)
- added x64 kernel and kernel modules
- new boot parameter CUSTOMZ=... to specify an external custom script
- LICENSE TYPE:
- GPL (GNU General Public License)
- OUR RATING:
- DEVELOPED BY:
- Fabio Zorba
- USER RATING:
- ROOT \ Linux Distributions
ZorOS (also known as Zeta Tools) is an open source and bootable operating system based on the Linux kernel and the powerful Slackware distribution. It is designed to be used as a system rescue CD or a tool for recovering lost data from damaged partitions.
It is distributed as a dual-arch Live CDThe ZorOS distro is available for download as a dual-arch Live CD that has only 50MB in size and it’s deployable on computers supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit instruction set architectures.
How to use the ISO imageIn order to boot the ISO image from the BIOS of a computer, the user must download it and write on either a CD disc, a mini CD disc or a USB flash drive of at least 512MB.
The Live CD boot menu is complexFrom the Live CD boot menu, the user will learn a few things about the distribution and what he/she can do with it, view what filesystem are supported at this time, as well as to choose a language and pass extra parameters to the kernel.
It’s translated in seven languagesThe ZorOS operating system is translated in seven languages, including English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Slovenian and Italian. As explained above, you can choose your favorite language from the boot prompt.
Comes pre-loaded with useful utilitiesBeing designed from the ground up to be a rescue CD, the ZorOS distribution comes pre-loaded with useful utilities that will allow you to view hardware information, resize partitions, format disks, backup and restore disks, detect and mount disks, install or repair a LILO bootloader.
It can be installed as a multi-boot managerAnother interesting feature is the ability to install ZorOS as a multi-boot manager, in case you have multiple operating systems installed on the same computer. It can also be used to install a Slackware Linux OS.
ZorOS was reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on August 7th, 2014