ZorOS3.6 / 4.0 Beta

GPL (GNU General Public License)    
4.0/5 10
A bootable CD/USB operating system that includes various system rescue and recovery tools

editor's review





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 CD

The 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 image

In 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 complex

From 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 languages

The 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 utilities

Being 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 manager

Another 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
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