SystemRescueCd Changelog

New in version 4.5.3

May 25th, 2015
  • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.14.43 (rescue32 + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels: updated to stable linux-3.18.14 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated filesystem tools: partclone-0.2.77 + btrfs-progs-3.19.1
  • Updated disk tools: gptfdisk-1.0.0, testdisk-7.0

New in version 4.5.2 (March 30th, 2015)

  • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.14.35 (rescue32 + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels: updated to stable linux-3.18.10 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated GParted to 0.22.0 (support for unpartitioned whole disk drives)
  • Updated Xorg environment and drivers to x11-base/xorg-server-1.16.4
  • Updated Network-Manager packages to 1.0.0

New in version 4.5.1 (February 6th, 2015)

  • Fixed and updated grub to version 2.02_beta2-r3 in the UEFI boot image
  • Updated glibc to 2.19-r1 in order to fix security vulnerability CVE-2015-0235
  • Updated firmwares in the initramfs and btrfs tools: btrfs-progs-3.18.2

New in version 4.5.0 (February 2nd, 2015)

  • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.14.31 (rescue32 + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels: updated to stable linux-3.18.5 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated system/libraries packages: gcc-4.8.3, gtk+-3.12.2, udev-216
  • Updated fs tools: btrfs-progs-3.17.3 + partclone-0.2.75 + gparted-0.21.0

New in version 4.4.1 (November 18th, 2014)

  • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.10.60 (rescue32 + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.14.24 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated GParted to 0.20.0 (improves resizing for multi-device btrfs)
  • Updated fs tools: btrfs-progs-3.17.1 + reiser4progs-1.0.9 + xfsprogs-3.2.1
  • Updated python packages to dev-lang/python-2.7.7 + dev-lang/python-3.4.1
  • Updated ruby package to dev-lang/ruby-2.0.0_p594

New in version 4.4.0 (October 14th, 2014)

  • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.10.55 (rescue32 + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.14.20 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated filesystem tools: btrfs-progs-3.16.2 + reiser4progs-1.0.7
  • Updated partclone to sys-block/partclone-0.2.73
  • Updated perl language package to dev-lang/perl-5.18.2-r1
  • Updated to a new major portage version: portage-2.2.8

New in version 4.3.1 (September 11th, 2014)

  • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.10.53 (rescue32 + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels: updated to stable linux-3.14.17 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated GNU Parted to 3.2 and GParted to 0.19.1 (Bug fix release)
  • Updated file systems: e2fsprogs-1.42.12, btrfs-progs-3.14.2, fuse-exfat-1.1.0

New in version 4.3.0 (July 7th, 2014)

  • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.10.45 (rescue32 + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels: updated to stable linux-3.14.9 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Dropped TrueCrypt package (Migration recommended by official website)
  • Added support for the ruby language (dev-lang/ruby-2.0.0_p353)
  • Updated btrfs utilities to sys-fs/btrfs-progs-3.14.1
  • Updated GParted to 0.19.0 (Bug fix release)

New in version 4.2.0 (April 16th, 2014)

  • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.10.35 (rescue32 + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels: updated to stable linux-3.13.10 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated XOrg graphical environment and drivers to xorg-server-1.15.0
  • Updated LVM (Logical Volume Manager) to version 2.02.103 in the initramfs
  • Dropped ClamAV to save 74MB in the ISO image

New in version 4.1.0 (March 12th, 2014)

  • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.10.32 (rescue32 + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels: updated to stable linux-3.13.5 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated NBD client in initramfs to sys-block/nbd-3.2 (Network Block Device)
  • Updated ntfs filesystem in userspace driver to sys-fs/ntfs3g-2014.2.15
  • Updated squashfs-tools to sys-fs/squashfs-tools-4.2_p20140119
  • Updated perl language package to dev-lang/perl-5.16.3
  • Updated sys-auth packages (polkit, pambase, consolekit)
  • Updated fsarchiver to 0.6.19 (bugfix release)
  • Updated OpenRC to sys-apps/openrc-0.12.4

New in version 4.0.1 (February 25th, 2014)

  • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.10.30 (rescue32 + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels: stable linux-3.12.12 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor floopy image to 2014-02-01
  • Added app-arch/lz4 (Fast Compression) + app-arch/lrzip-0.44 (Long Range ZIP)
  • Updated fsarchiver to 0.6.18 (bugfix release and minor feature enhancement)
  • Updated filesystem tools: e2fsprogs-1.42.9 and sys-block/partclone-0.2.69
  • Updated GParted to 0.18.0 (Bug fix release)
  • Updated app-backup/dar-2.4.12 (Disk-Archiver)

New in version 4.0.0 (January 14th, 2014)

  • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.10.25 (rescue32 + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels: latest stable linux-3.12.7 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated XOrg graphical environment and drivers to xorg-server-1.14.3
  • Updated GParted to 0.17.0 (Add support for online resize)
  • Updated btrfs utilities to sys-fs/btrfs-progs-3.12

New in version 3.8.1 (October 29th, 2013)

  • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.4.66 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.10.17 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Update filesystem tools: e2fsprogs-1.42.8 + xfsprogs-3.1.11 + xfsdump-3.1.3
  • Updated memtest86+ to verison 5.01 (available in floppy disk boot images)
  • Updated XOrg graphical environment and drivers to xorg-server-1.13.4

New in version 3.8.0 (September 19th, 2013)

  • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.4.62 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.10.12 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Added support for Gluster-3.4 filesystem (sys-cluster/glusterfs-3.4.0-r1)
  • Updated btrfs utilities to sys-fs/btrfs-progs-0.20_rc1_p358
  • Updated GParted to 0.16.2 (bug fix release)

New in version 3.7.1 (July 15th, 2013)

  • Standard kernels is Long-Term-Supported linux-3.4.52 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels updated to latest stable 3.9.10 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Enabled CONFIG_X86_X32 in recent kernels to be able to chroot to x32 systems

New in version 3.7.0 (June 6th, 2013)

  • Standard kernels is Long-Term-Supported linux-3.4.47 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels updated to latest stable 3.9.4 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Downgraded gcc to 4.4 in order to produce smaller binaries and save space
  • Fixed crash when booting from NBD (Many thanks to Gernot for the fix)
  • Added sys-fs/safecopy for recovery from damaged (io-errors) devices or files

New in version 3.6.0 (May 10th, 2013)

  • Standard kernels is Long-Term-Supported linux-3.4.44 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels updated to latest stable 3.9.1 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated GParted to 0.16.1 (another critical bug fix release)

New in version 3.5.1 (April 28th, 2013)

  • Standard kernels is Long-Term-Supported linux-3.4.42 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels updated to latest stable 3.8.9 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated GParted to 0.16.0 (critical bug fix release) and Midori to 0.5.0

New in version 3.5.0 (March 25th, 2013)

  • Standard kernels is Long-Term-Supported linux-3.4.37 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels updated to latest stable 3.8.4 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated GParted to 0.15.0 and e2fsprogs to 1.42.7

New in version 3.4.2 (March 6th, 2013)

  • Standard kernels is Long-Term-Supported linux-3.4.35 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels updated to latest stable 3.7.10 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated fsarchiver to 0.6.17 (bugfix release and minor feature enhancement)
  • Fixed support for booting via NBD which was in conflict with Network-Manager
  • Added bootinfoscript which writes reports provinding info about the system

New in version 3.4.0 (February 18th, 2013)

  • Standard kernels is Long-Term-Supported linux-3.4.30 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels updated to latest stable 3.7.8 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated btrfs-progs filesystem utilities to latest snapshot (0.20_rc1_p56)
  • Disabled power-saving options (CONFIG_SUSPEND and CONFIG_HIBERNATION)
  • Added app-arch/star-1.5.2 (enhanced tar as well as enhanced mt/rmt)
  • Updated fsarchiver to 0.6.16 (bugfix release), midori to 0.4.8

New in version 3.3.0 (January 25th, 2013)

  • Standard kernels is Long-Term-Supported linux-3.4.27 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels updated to latest stable 3.7.4 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Fixed "waiting for uevents to be processed" by upgrading udev to 197-r4
  • Updated XFS Filesystem utilities: xfsprogs-3.1.10 + xfsdump-3.1.2
  • Updated app-backup/dar-2.4.9 (Disk-Archive 2.4.9)
  • Added x11-misc/grsync-1.1.1 (A gtk frontend to rsync)
  • Added sys-fs/fuse-exfat-1.0.0 (exFAT filesystem FUSE module)
  • Fixed Network-Manager applet in the graphical environment
  • Rebased genkernel on latest upstream version
  • Updated sys-fs/ntfs3g to 2013.1.13

New in version 3.1.2 (December 6th, 2012)

  • Standard kernels is Long-Term-Supported linux-3.2.34 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels updated to latest stable 3.6.9 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Added ModemManager-0.6.0.0 (Modem and mobile broadband management libraries)
  • Updated sys-fs/btrfs-progs to 0.20_rc1 (btrfs filesystem utilities)
  • Updated sys-block/partclone to 0.2.56 and syslinux/isolinux 4.06
  • Fixed support for samba based autorun scripts (ar_source="smbfs://...")
  • Added app-crypt/nwipe (Program to securely erase disks)

New in version 3.1.1 (November 7th, 2012)

  • Standard kernels is Long-Term-Supported linux-3.2.33 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels updated to latest stable 3.6.6 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Re-introduced support for Reiser4 filesystem in the alternative kernels
  • Fixed "rootpass=MyPaSsWoRd" boot option by updating USE flags for shadow
  • Fixed bugs in the installation scripts for USB sticks
  • Updated NetworkManager to 0.9.6.4

New in version 2.8.1 (July 18th, 2012)

  • Updated standard kernels to Long-Term-Supported linux-3.2.23 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Updated alternative kernels to latest stable: linux-3.4.5 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated XOrg graphical environment and drivers to xorg-server-1.12.3
  • Updated Grub2 bootloader to 2.00 (grub-0.97-r12 is also provided)
  • Updated Super-Grub2-Disk to version 2.00-beta1 (based on Grub-2.00)
  • Updated lvm2 to 2.02.93, e2fsprogs to 1.42.4
  • Updated GParted to 0.13.0, partclone to 0.2.49
  • Removed Ranish floppy disk image
  • Added spacefm-0.7.8 File manager

New in version 2.8.0 (June 11th, 2012)

  • Updated standard kernels to Long-Term-Supported linux-3.2.19 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Updated alternative kernels to latest stable: linux-3.4.2 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Fixed USB installer script for linux: usb_inst.sh (Thanks to Gernot for the fix)
  • Updated sys-apps/gptfdisk to 0.8.5 (Fdisk utility for GPT partition tables)
  • Updated fsarchiver to 0.6.15 to support recent features in btrfs/ext4 filesystems
  • Updated firmware files in the initramfs from linux-firmware-20120502
  • Updated DBAN to 2.2.6 (Hard Drive Disk Wipe and Data Clearing program)
  • Updated Grub2 bootloader to 2.00_beta6 (grub-0.97-r12 is also provided)
  • Updated list of kernel modules to put in the initramfs (storage and network)
  • Do not attempt to find sysrcd.dat on extended partitions (bug reported by Gernot)

New in version 2.7.1 (May 28th, 2012)

  • Updated standard kernels to Long-Term-Supported linux-3.2.18 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Updated alternative kernels to latest stable: linux-3.3.7 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated syslinux and related files to 4.05 (fixes sysresccd-usbstick regression)
  • Updated XFCE graphical environment to 4.10 and Midori web-browser to 0.4.6
  • Updated e2fsprogs to 1.42.3

New in version 2.7.0 (May 14th, 2012)

  • Updated standard kernels to Long-Term-Supported linux-3.2.16 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Updated alternative kernels to latest stable: linux-3.3.5 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated btrfs-progs from Fedora 17 sources (btrfs-progs-0.19-19.fc17)
  • Updated xfs filesystem tools: xfsprogs-3.1.8 and xfsdump-3.1.0
  • Updated system packages: gcc-4.4.7, openrc-0.9.8.4, portage-2.1.10.49
  • Updated OpenSSH to 5.9_p1-r4 and partclone to 0.2.47
  • Added debian and redhat package management tools (dpkg, debootstrap, rpm)
  • Updated sysresccd-pkgstats script to avoid warnings
  • Updated list of graphical programs used by sysresccd-cleansys
  • Removed GObject introspection data to save space

New in version 2.5.1 (March 17th, 2012)

  • Updated standard kernels to Long-Term-Supported linux-3.0.24 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Updated alternative kernels to latest stable: linux-3.2.11 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Replaced zfs-fuse with native zfs-0.6.0_rc on 64bit kernels (rescue64 + altker64)
  • Updated fsarchiver to 0.6.13 (fixes detection of the root filesystem)
  • Updated grub2 from 1.99 to 2.00_beta2 (grub-0.97 is still availble)
  • Updated partclone to 0.2.45 and added ntfs and btrfs utilities
  • Updated floppy disk images for HDT, GAG, Super-Grub-Disk
  • Updated btrfs-progs from btrfs-progs-0.19-23.el6.src.rpm
  • Added client for app-backup/bacula-5.0.3 backup program

New in version 2.5.0 (February 22nd, 2012)

  • Updated standard kernels to Long-Term-Supported linux-3.0.21 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Updated alternative kernels to latest stable: linux-3.2.6 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated sys-fs/ntfs3g to 2012.1.15 and replace ntfsprogs
  • Updated btrfs-progs to the latest stable version from git
  • Updated e2fsprogs to 1.42 (ext3/ext4 filesystem tools)
  • Updated GParted to 0.12.0 (graphical partition editor)
  • Updated system packages (glibc-2.13, gcc-4.4.6)
  • Updated firmwares to linux-firmware-20120125
  • Added app-misc/fdupes (find duplicate files)
  • Replaced Firefox with Midori to save space
  • Updated sys-fs/partclone to 0.2.38
  • Update app-admin/testdisk to 6.13
  • Updated sys-boot/grub to 1.99-r2

New in version 2.4.1 (December 14th, 2011)

  • Updated standard kernels to linux-3.0.13 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Updated alternative kernels to linux-3.1.5 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated btrfs-progs to the latest stable version from git
  • Updated xfs filesystem tools: xfsdump-3.0.6 and xfsprogs-3.1.6
  • Updated GParted to 0.11.0 (bug fixes release)
  • Updated mozilla-firefox to 8.0

New in version 2.4.0 (November 3rd, 2011)

  • Updated standard kernels to linux-3.0.8 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Updated alternative kernels to linux-3.1.0 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Dropped Reiser4 patch from all kernels (no patch for linux-3.x)
  • Updated xorg-server to 1.10.4 (graphical server and drivers)
  • Updated mozilla-firefox to 7.0.1
  • Updated GParted to 0.10.0

New in version 2.3.1 (August 24th, 2011)

  • Updated alternative kernels to linux-3.0.3 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated btrfs-progs to the latest upstream version (20110805)
  • Updated firmwares to sys-kernel/linux-firmware-20110818
  • Patched parted-2.4 with fixes from Fedora
  • Updated Firefox to version 6

New in version 2.3.0 (August 1st, 2011)

  • Updated alternative kernels to linux-3.0.0 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated firmwares in both the initramfs and in the main filesystem
  • Added support for linux-3.0 in sys-kernel/genkernel-3.4.10-r2
  • Linux kernels modules are gzipped in the embedded initramfs to save memory
  • Fixed busy CPU in the terminal by downgrading x11-libs/vte to 0.26.3
  • Updated parted to 2.4 and GParted to 0.9.0
  • Updated sys-apps/portage to 2.1.10
  • Update app-admin/testdisk to 6.12
  • Updated Firefox to version 5

New in version 2.2.1 (July 17th, 2011)

  • Standard kernels: added recent fedora patches to linux-2.6.38.8 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels: updated sources to linux-2.6.39.3 (altker32 + altker64)

New in version 2.2.0 (June 5th, 2011)

  • Updated standard kernels to linux-2.6.38.8 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Updated alternative kernels to linux-2.6.39.1 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated "Offline NT Password & Registry Editor" ("ntpasswd" boot entry)
  • Updated ntfs3g to 2011.4.12 (driver that provides read-write access to ntfs)
  • Updated Python from 2.6 to 2.7
  • Updated Gentoo Portage to 2.1.9
  • Updated GParted to 0.8.1
  • Updated Samba to 3.4.12
  • Updated Perl to 5.12.3

New in version 2.1.1 (May 9th, 2011)

  • Updated standard kernels to 2.6.35.13 (long-term kernel: rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels rebased on linux-2.6.38.5 (most recent kernel)
  • Added xfce-base/xfce4-session package (new menu entry to leave xfce)

New in version 2.1.0 (April 7th, 2011)

  • Updated standard kernels to 2.6.35.12 (long-term kernel: rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Alternative kernels rebased on linux-2.6.38.2 (most recent kernel)
  • Patched alternative kernels with loop-aes-3.6b (encrypt disks using AES)
  • Updated testdisk to 6.11.3 (Checks and undeletes partitions + PhotoRec)
  • Updated sys-apps/hdparm to 9.36 (Utility to change hard drive parameters)
  • Updated the XFCE desktop environment to new major version: 4.8
  • Updated gdisk to 0.7.1 (the package has been renamed sys-apps/gptfdisk)
  • 32bit kernels (rescuecd + altker32) compiled for i586 instead of i686

New in version 2.0.1 (February 16th, 2011)

  • Updated standard kernels to 2.6.35.11 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Updated alternative kernels to 2.6.36.3 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated Memtest86+ floppy disk image to 4.20 (supports Sandy-Bridge + fusion)
  • Updated xorg-server to 1.9.4 (graphical server and drivers)
  • Updated initramfs software (programs involved in the boot process)
  • Upgraded atl1c driver in standard kernel for Atheros AR8151 Gigabit devices
  • Fixed name resolution in the initramfs environment (used for PXE booting)
  • Updated GParted to version 0.8.0

New in version 2.0.0 (January 2nd, 2011)

  • Standard kernels based on the Long-Term-Supported 2.6.35 kernel (2.6.35.10)
  • Alternative kernels based on the more recent linux-2.6.36 kernel (2.6.36.2)
  • The squash filesystem is now compressed using XZ instead of LZMA
  • Updated firmwares in both the initramfs and in the main filesystem
  • xf86-video-nouveau is the new default video driver for Nvidia cards
  • Updated GNU Parted to version 2.3 with patches from Ubuntu-10.10
  • Updated GParted to 0.7.1 (fixes names with dmraid and mount points paths)
  • Updated fsarchiver to 0.6.12 (fixes possible problems to save the rootfs)
  • Updated initramfs software (programs involved in the boot process)
  • Updated aufs filesystem to version 2.1 (another union filesystem)
  • Updated xorg-server to 1.9.3 (graphical server and drivers)
  • Updated Network-Manager programs to new major version 0.8.x
  • Dropped alternative graphical server (Xfbdev) which is not supported
  • Added a 64bit version of memtester (/usr/sbin/memtester-64bit)
  • Added app-misc/tmux (Terminal multiplexer: fork of the GNU Screen project)
  • Option "dodhcp" accepts comma-separated interfaces (eg: "dodhcp=eth0,eth2")

New in version 1.6.3 (November 1st, 2010)

  • Updated alternative kernels to 2.6.32.25 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated truecrypt to 7.0a (data encryption program)
  • Updated xorg-server to 1.9.1 (graphical server and drivers)
  • Updated GParted to 0.7.0 (initial support for btrfs + bug fixes)
  • Updated perl language to 5.12.2 (Practical Extraction and Report Language)
  • Added app-misc/scrub 2.2 (write patterns on disk/file)

New in version 1.6.2 (October 12th, 2010)

  • Updated standard kernels to 2.6.35.6 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Updated alternative kernels to 2.6.32.23 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated GParted to 0.6.4 (fix: partition was 1 MiB larger than requested)
  • Updated ntfs3g to 2010.10.2 (driver that provides read-write access to ntfs)
  • Patched fsarchiver-0.6.10 to make it work on recent btrfs filesystems
  • Updated xorg-server to 1.9.0.901 and xf86-video-nv to 2.1.18 (nvidia driver)
  • Added more fonts (font-adobe-75dpi, font-bh-ttf, font-bh-type1)

New in version 1.6.1 (September 27th, 2010)

  • Updated standard kernels to 2.6.35.5 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Updated alternative kernels to 2.6.32.22 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated xorg-server to version 1.9.0 (graphical server and drivers)
  • Fixed boot from external USB cdrom drives (thanks to argonavis)
  • Updated GParted to version 0.6.3 (bug fixes and improves BIOS RAID support)

New in version 1.6.0 (September 13th, 2010)

  • Rebased standard kernels on 2.6.35.4 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Rebased alternative kernels on 2.6.32.21 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated xorg-server to version 1.8.2 (graphical server and drivers)
  • Updated ntfs3g to 2010.8.8 (driver that provides read-write access to ntfs)
  • Added keymaps in isolinux (eg: just type 'de' to get a german keyboard map)
  • Kernel-Mode-Settings graphic drivers (intel, radeon)
  • Updated GParted to version 0.6.2
  • Updated partimage to 0.6.9

New in version 1.5.8 (July 9th, 2010)

  • Updated standard kernels to 2.6.32.16 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Updated alternative kernels to 2.6.34.1 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated GParted to 0.6.1 (fixes two critical bugs)

New in version 1.5.7 (July 1st, 2010)

  • Updated ntfs3g to 2010.5.22 (driver that provides read-write access to ntfs)
  • Reintroduced samba server (version 3.0.37 with minimal options to save space)
  • Added sys-fs/ext3grep-0.10.1 (recover deleted files on an ext3 file system)
  • Added missing firmwares required by bnx2 (broadcom network driver)
  • Fixed keymap init initramfs and load appropriate font for russian users
  • Fixed dependency problems in usb_inst.sh (sysresccd USB installer for Linux)
  • Fixed the "vncserver=x:MyPaSsWd" option (password len between 8 and 12 char)
  • Patched parted-2.2 to fix problem with dmraid devices

New in version 1.5.6 (June 19th, 2010)

  • Updated standard kernels to 2.6.32.15 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Updated alternative kernels to 2.6.34 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated GParted to 0.6.0 (support for devices with sectors > 512 bytes)
  • Updated xfsprogs to 3.1.2 (XFS filesystem userspace utilities)
  • Updated ethernet network drivers in the standard kernels (tg3, bnx2x, e1000e)
  • Fixed problems with the tg3 ethernet driver (mostly used by Broadcom cards)
  • Recompiled usb_inst/parted so that it works on system with glibc < 2.11
  • Improved usb_inst.sh (sysresccd usb installer script for linux)
  • Added customization options to the sysresccd usb installer for windows
  • Disabled isohybrid which breaks isoloop and which is not really necessary
  • Added two options to pxebootsrv (PXEBOOTSRV_TIMEOUT and PXEBOOTSRV_EXTRA)

New in version 1.5.5 (June 1st, 2010)

  • New program to install SystemRescueCd on a usb/removable device from Windows
  • New script to install SystemRescueCd on a usb/removable device from Linux
  • Updated alternative kernels to 2.6.33.05 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated standard kernels to 2.6.32.14 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Updated ntfs3g to 2010.5.16 (driver that provides read-write access to ntfs)
  • sysresccd-usbstick can also be executed from a USB stick not just from cdrom
  • The ISO image is now hybrid so it can be copied to an usb stick using dd
  • Fixes in the /etc/init.d/pxebootsrv service (provide a PXE boot server)
  • Built-in support for NFS filesystem in rescue64 to fix PXE boot issues
  • pxebootsrv can be used as an NFS server for PXE booting SystemRescueCd
  • New boot option "nodhcp" to disable automatic dhcp in PXE boot (thanks to cm)
  • New boot option "nonm" to disable the Network-Manager service
  • Improved detection of the network link status for PXE network booting

New in version 1.5.4 (May 20th, 2010)

  • Updated alternative kernels to 2.6.33.04 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated standard kernels to 2.6.32.13 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Updated fsarchiver to 0.6.10 (fixes several bugs)
  • Updated parted-2.2 with patches from ubuntu lucid
  • Updated the memtest86+ to 4.10 (memory tester and hardware info program)
  • Updated firmware package to linux-firmware-20100430.tar.bz2
  • Disable Network-Manager when PXE / network boot options are used
  • Fixed problem with firmware files in the initramfs (thanks to cm)
  • Fixed the pxe-boot-server service (empty directory was missing)

New in version 1.5.3 (May 3rd, 2010)

  • Added Network-Manager to make network configuration easier (especially wireless)
  • Updated alternative kernels to 2.6.33.03 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated standard kernels to 2.6.32.12 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Print name of kernel modules before they are loaded at startup
  • Added missing speakup kernel modules in the initramfs
  • Run livecd_fix_inittab() to allow use from a serial console
  • Updated btrfs-progs from upstream

New in version 1.5.2 (April 12th, 2010)

  • Enabled framebuffer console to fix extended vga modes (boot with "vga=xxx")
  • Moved modules to embedded kernel initramfs to reduce memory requirement
  • Use lzma compression instead of gzip for initramfs.igz to save space
  • Updated alternative kernels to 2.6.33.02 (altker32 + altker64)
  • Updated standard kernels to 2.6.32.11 (rescuecd + rescue64)
  • Fixed the "dostartx" option that startx XOrg automatically
  • Fixed the Xorg auto-configuration script used by "wizard"
  • The default isolinux boot screen is now based on a menu
  • Updated squashfs to version 4.0 with lzma compression

New in version 1.5.1 (March 29th, 2010)

  • Switched to OpenRC and optimized services to reduce boot time
  • Reverted blkpg in parted to avoid error ("failed to re-read the partition table")
  • New kernel configuration for rescuecd / rescue64
  • Fixed problems with the intel Xorg driver (x11-drivers/xf86-video-intel)
  • Updated sys-fs/e2fsprogs to 1.41.11 (ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem tools)

New in version 1.5.0 (March 19th, 2010)

  • initramfs: udevd used to load kernel modules that corresponds to the hardware
  • initramfs: /init bootscript rewritten ("rdinit=/initold" to use the old one)
  • initramfs: added firmwares required for ethernet and disk controller devices
  • initramfs: ability to boot systems with selinux enabled using root=/dev/xxx
  • initramfs: kernel modules are gzipped to save memory used by the initramfs
  • initramfs: print error when chrooting to a 64bit system from a 32bit kernel
  • option for network boot changed to "netboot=proto://" (http, tftp, nfs, nbd)
  • updated the standard kernels (rescuecd and rescue64) to linux-2.6.32.10
  • updated util-linux to 2.17.1 (adds support of harddrives with 4k blocks)
  • updated parted to version 2.2 (standard text based partitionning tool)
  • updated GParted to version 0.5.2 (graphical partitionning tool)
  • updated ntfs3g to 2010.3.6 (driver that provides read-write access to ntfs)
  • updated gdisk to 0.6.5 (fdisk utility for GPT based hard disks)

New in version 1.4.0 (March 1st, 2010)

  • Updated the standard kernels to linux-2.6.32.9
  • Updated the alternative kernels to Linux-2.6.27.45
  • Updated mozilla-firefox to 3.6
  • Added zfs-fuse-0.6.0 filesystem
  • Updated fsarchiver to 0.6.8 (fixes archive corruption when saved to smbfs/cifs)
  • Updated sys-apps/parted to 2.1 (support for devices with sectors > 512 bytes)
  • New boot option "nbdboot=ip:port" to boot sysresccd from NBD (network block device)
  • New boot option "nfsboot=ip:/path" to boot sysresccd from NFS (network filesystem)
  • New boot option "isoloop=xxx" to boot sysresccd from an ISO on the disk with grub2

New in version 1.3.5 (January 27th, 2010)

  • Updated the standard kernels to linux-2.6.31.12 with btrfs update from 2.6.32
  • Updated fsarchiver to 0.6.5 (bug fixes, progress info, "--exclude" option)
  • Updated GParted to version 0.5.1 (with workaround for partition resizing problems)
  • Added missing codepages (especially CP850) required by mtools / syslinux
  • Implemented boot option dhcphostname=myhostname which is used by the dhcp client
  • Updated lvm2 to 2.02.56 (Logical Volume Manager version 2)
  • Downgraded mtools to version 3.9.11 to fix problems
  • Updated ntfs3g to 2010.01.16 (bug fix release)

New in version 1.3.4 (December 28th, 2009)

  • Updated the standard kernels to linux-2.6.31.9 with btrfs update from 2.6.32
  • Updated the alternative kernels to Linux-2.6.27.41
  • Updated xorg-server to version 1.6.5 (graphical server and drivers)
  • Updated ntfs3g from 2009.04.04-AR21 to 2009.11.14 (standard release)
  • Updated gdisk to 0.5.1 (gdisk is a GPT partition table manipulator)
  • Updated fsarchiver to 0.6.2 (default: stable version)
  • Added fsarchiver-0.6.3-beta10 (alternative: beta version)
  • Added sys-block/scsiadd which allows to add and remove scsi devices
  • Added /usr/sbin/suspend-usb-device script to safely disconnect usb disks
  • memtest+ 4.00 is now booted as a kernel to fix issues (thx to argonavis)
  • Replaced aida with hdt-0.3.6 (Hardware-Detection-Tool floppy disk image)

New in version 1.3.3 (December 7th, 2009)

  • Updated the standard kernels to Linux-2.6.31.6 with btrfs update from 2.6.32
  • Added Grub2-beta (version 1.97.1), Grub-legacy (0.97) is still there anyway
  • Patched parted-1.9.0 to fix multiple problems (GParted bug 601574)
  • Updated gparted to version 0.5.0 (adds support for Linux software RAID)
  • dmraid-1.0.0-rc16 fixes (Gentoo bug #275451)

New in version 1.3.2 (November 9th, 2009)

  • Updated the standard kernels to Linux-2.6.31.5 with btrfs update from 2.6.32
  • Updated the alternative kernels to Linux-2.6.27.38
  • Updated dmraid to 1.0.0-rc16 and mdadm to 3.0.2 (hardware and software raid)
  • Updated lvm2 to 2.02.51 (Logical Volume Manager version 2)
  • Updated xorg-server to version 1.6.3.901 (graphical server and drivers)
  • Support for framebuffer video in the standard kernels (boot option "vga=xxx")
  • Replaced Xvesafb with Xfbdev (run "wizard" to use this graphical mode)
  • Updated sys-fs/ntfs3g to version 2009.4.4-AR21 (ntfs-3g advanced release)
  • Updated gparted to 0.4.8 (Graphical Partitionning tool)
  • Added Super Grub Disk version 1.21 (includes GRUB-1.96)

New in version 1.3.1 (October 5th, 2009)

  • Updated the standard kernels to Linux-2.6.31.1
  • Updated the alternative kernels to Linux-2.6.27.35
  • Updated sys-fs/ntfs3g to version 2009.4.4-AR19 (ntfs-3g advanced release)
  • Updated the memtest86+ floppy disk image to 4.00 (memtestp boot entry)
  • Updated partimage to 0.6.8 (ssl can now be disabled at runtime)
  • Updated sys-block/gdisk to 0.5.0 (gdisk is a GPT partition table manipulator)
  • Updated sys-fs/fsarchiver to 0.6.1 (crypto is now based on libgcrypt)
  • Replaced tightvnc with tigervnc-1.0.0 and fixed the vnc server configuration
  • Fixed dns in the initramfs (required to boot from an url using an hostname)
  • Added app-benchmarks/iozone-3.242 (filesystem benchmarking program)

New in version 1.3.0 (September 14th, 2009)

  • Updated the standard kernels to Linux-2.6.31.0
  • Updated sys-fs/fsarchiver to 0.5.9 (better ntfs support)
  • Updated sys-fs/ntfs3g to version 2009.4.4-AR17 (ntfs-3g advanced release)
  • Updated sys-fs/e2fsprogs to 1.41.9 (ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem tools)
  • Linux-2.6.31 and btrfs-progs-0.19 are using a new btrfs format
  • Added sys-block/gdisk-0.3.1 (gdisk is a GPT partition table manipulator)
  • Updated the xfce environment to 4.6.1
  • Updated python to version 2.6.2
  • Updated mozilla-firefox to 3.5.2

New in version 1.2.3 (August 12th, 2009)

  • Updated the alternative kernels to Linux-2.6.27.29
  • Updated sys-fs/e2fsprogs to 1.41.8 (ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem tools)
  • Updated app-arch/dump to 0.4b42 (better support for ext4)
  • Updated sys-fs/ntfs3g to version 2009.4.4-AR16 (ntfs-3g advanced release)
  • Added missing firmwares (package sys-kernel/linux-firmware)
  • Initial support for sys-block/partclone-0.1.1
  • Updated sys-block/gparted to 0.4.6
  • Updated sys-apps/parted to 1.9.0

New in version 1.2.2 (July 13th, 2009)

  • Updated the standard kernels to Linux-2.6.29.6
  • Updated the alternative kernels to Linux-2.6.27.25
  • Updated the sysresccd-cleansys script with the new packages list
  • Updated aufs to aufs2-git-20090622 for linux-2.6.29 (standard kernels)
  • Updated sys-fs/fsarchiver to 0.5.8 (filesystems backup/deployment tool)
  • Updated sys-fs/e2fsprogs to 1.41.7 (ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem tools)
  • Added sys-fs/mtd-utils-20080907 (contains the tools related to ubifs)
  • Added net-analyzer/macchanger-1.5.0 (change the mac address of an interface)
  • Updated sys-fs/ntfs3g to version 2009.4.4-AR12 (ntfs-3g advanced release)
  • pxe boot fix: allow thttpd to send files with the execution permission
  • Added mdadm support in the initial boot process

New in version 1.2.2 Beta 1 (June 16th, 2009)

  • Added mdadm support in the initial boot process
  • Fixed sysresccd-cleansys

New in version 1.2.1 (June 16th, 2009)

  • Updated the standard kernels to Linux-2.6.29.4
  • Updated the alternative kernels to Linux-2.6.27.24
  • Updated sys-fs/e2fsprogs to 1.41.6 (ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem tools)
  • Updated lvm2 (Logical Volume Manager) to 2.02.45 (comes with devmapper)
  • Updated sys-fs/ntfs3g to version 2009.4.4-AR10 (ntfs-3g advanced release)
  • Updated sys-fs/fsarchiver to 0.5.7 (filesystems backup/deployment tool)
  • Updated sys-apps/parted to 1.8.8-git-20080324
  • Added cowloop-3.1 (Copy On Write block device)

New in version 1.2.0 (May 13th, 2009)

  • It’s a major release, so it comes with a new kernel version, new desktop environment, and update for important packages.
  • First, the graphical environment has been updated. It’s now based on Xorg-server-1.5.3, which improves the hardware support and comes with new drivers. The desktop environment is now xfce, because it’s both a very good environment (very comfortable, many settings, …) and it’s very small on the system. Parts of xfce which are not essential and with many dependencies have not been included anyway.
  • The kernel has been updated to a new version: linux-2.6.29 comes with more drivers, and also it supports the very promising btrfs filesystem (still under heavy development). GParted has been updated to 0.4.5, it improves the dmraid and the crypt-luks support.
  • A new fsarchiver version comes with this release. This program can be used to clone filesystems: it supports all the linux filesystems, including ext4 and btrfs. It’s also able to clone ntfs partitions. It can restore filesystems to a partition which is smaller than the original. It also comes with many interesting features: the compression is multi-threaded (interesting on multi-cores cpu), and it supports the very high compression algorithm called lzma (very good ratio and not too slow on quad-cores cpus). All the data are checksummed so it can handle corruptions. Archive files can also be encrypted using a password. The file format has been finalized so next version will be able to use archive created with the current version. This program cannot be considered as stable yet, so you must be careful if you use it on critical data.

New in version 1.1.7 (April 5th, 2009)

  • Updated the kernels (standard and alternative) to Linux-2.6.27.21
  • Updated sys-fs/ntfs3g to version 2009.3.8 (ntfs-3g advanced release)
  • Updated sys-fs/fsarchiver to 0.4.7 (filesystems backup/deployment tool)
  • Added gpxe-0.9.6 (Etherboot images boot from network using an image on the cdrom)
  • Updated the intel gigabit e1000/e1000e network driver in the standard kernel
  • Fixed boot on dmraid and lsi devices (thanks to luispoo for that fix in linuxrc)
  • Fixed a problem related to the bootdisk images in sysresccd-custom (thanks to jtournier)
  • Updated sys-block/gparted to 0.4.4

New in version 1.1.6 (March 1st, 2009)

  • Updated the standard kernels to Linux-2.6.27.19 with reiser4 and ext4
  • Updated the alternative kernels to Linux-2.6.27.19 with reiser4 and ext4
  • Updated sys-fs/ntfs3g to version 2009.2.1 (ntfs-3g advanced release)
  • Updated sys-fs/fsarchiver to 0.4.3 (filesystems backup/deployment tool)
  • Updated the speakup driver to version 3.0.3_p20090222
  • Fixed problems with the function keys in Midnight-Commander in terminal
  • Added crossdev to make it easier to compile 64bit programs or kernels
  • Added lxde-terminal and xarchiver (graphical file archiver)
  • Added xfburn-0.4.0 (simple CD/DVD burning software, still in development)
  • Updated sys-block/gparted to 0.4.3

New in version 1.1.5 (February 9th, 2009)

  • Updated the standard kernels to Linux-2.6.27.14 with reiser4 and ext4
  • Recent ext4 kernel updates backported from linux-2.6.29-rc
  • Updated sys-fs/fsarchiver to 0.4.1 (filesystems backup/deployment tool)
  • Updated sys-boot/grub to 0.97-r9 (support boot from ext4 filesystems)
  • Updated the btrfs filesystem support to 0.18 (kernel module and utils)
  • Updated sys-fs/ntfs3g to version 2009.1.1 (ntfs full read-write support)
  • Updated sys-fs/e2fsprogs to 1.41.4 (important ext4 fixes)
  • Updated GParted to version 0.4.2 (add support for ext4, detection of LVM pv)
  • Patched app-arch/tar to add support for xattr/acl/selinux (patch from fedora)
  • Fix: autorun scripts copied in the root of the cdrom were not executed
  • Created the whatis / locate databases (useful to find a file quickly and help)
  • Repaired sysresccd-cleansys which was broken on portage-2.2

New in version 1.1.4 (January 6th, 2009)

  • Updated the standard kernels to Linux-2.6.27.10 with Reiser4
  • Updated the alternative kernels to Linux-2.6.27.09 with Reiser4
  • Updated sys-fs/fsarchiver to 0.2.3 (filesystems backup/deployment tool)
  • Updated the memtest86+ floppy disk image to 2.11 (memtestp boot entry)
  • New script to help installing sysresccd on an usb stick: sysresccd-usbstick
  • Updated grub to sys-boot/grub-0.97-r8 (boot manager)
  • Updated sys-apps/portage to version 2.2_rc20
  • Updated mozilla-firefox web browser to version 3.0.5
  • Added sys-process/atop-1.21 to monitor processes
  • Added support for floppy disks in the kernel

New in version 1.1.3 (December 8th, 2008)

  • Updated the standard kernels to Linux-2.6.27.7 with Reiser4
  • Updated the alternative kernels to Linux-2.6.27.7 with Reiser4
  • Updated squashfs with lzma support (kernel driver and tools) to 3.4
  • Updated sys-block/gparted to 0.4.1
  • Updated the memtest86+ floppy disk image to 2.10 (memtest boot entry)
  • Updated sys-fs/ntfs3g to 1.5130 (ntfs full read-write support)
  • Updated sys-fs/fsarchiver to 0.1.6 (tool to backup linux filesystems)
  • Backported ext4 filesystem support from linux-2.6.28-rc
  • Added sys-block/iscsitarget and core-iscsi-tools-3.5
  • Fixed bug with the permissions which prevents thttpd from working
  • Fixed bug in the pxe network boot to get a dynamic address

New in version 1.1.2 (November 17th, 2008)

  • Fixed the boot failure impacting sysresccd-1.1.1 on some hardware
  • Added FSArchiver-0.1.2 (filesystem backup tool)
  • Updated the standard kernels to Linux-2.6.26.08 with Reiser4
  • Ability to uninstall all the graphical tools using sysresccd-cleansys

New in version 1.1.1 (November 10th, 2008)

  • advanced customization: You can now install new packages to SystemRescueCd by doing an advanced customization.
  • kernel recompilation: There is a new documentation about building a customized SystemRescueCd with your own kernel
  • backstore: It allows you to keep your changes when you reboot sysresccd
  • nameif: It allows you to specify the name of each ethernet interface using the mac address.
  • rsync tutorial: Here is a new documentation about how to use rsync

New in version 1.1.1 Beta 8 (October 28th, 2008)

  • Updated the standard kernels to Linux-2.6.26.07 with Reiser4
  • Updated the alternative kernels to Linux-2.6.26.07 with Reiser4
  • Updated the speakup kernel modules (thanks to Gregory Nowak)
  • Updated truecrpt (encryption program) to 6.0a
  • Updated sys-fs/ntfs3g to 1.5012 (ntfs full read-write support)
  • Updated sys-block/gparted to 0.3.9
  • Updated the e1000 network driver (with protection against corruption)
  • Updated "Offline NT Password & Registry Editor" ("ntpasswd" boot entry)
  • Fixed option "skipmount" which was broken
  • The network driver r8169 is back in the standard kernels
  • Added support for Firewire-1394 which was missing from the kernel
  • Added sys-fs/ntfsreloc-0.7 (deals with moving NTFS filesystems)
  • Added network drivers: atl1e, at76_usb
  • Added firmware for Ralink rt73-based WiFi USB adapters

New in version 1.1.0 (September 8th, 2008)

  • Swapped the two kernel sources: standard-kernel and alternative-kernels
  • Most drivers are compiled as module in the standard kernels (2.6.25.16)
  • Most drivers are built-in the alternative kernels (2.6.25.14)
  • Added development tools (gcc, make, ...) and gentoo tools (emerge, equery, ...)
  • Added option nameif ("nameif=eth0!00:0C:29:57:D0:6E,eth1!00:0C:29:57:D0:64")
  • Added support for backing-store loopback file systems (keep the changes)
  • Added support for the speakup (support devices for blind people)
  • Ability to install your own packages using the gentoo commands (emerge)
  • Script sysresccd-cleansys which removes the optional packages (such as devtools)
  • Added dev-util/geany-0.14 (lightweight but powerful text editor based on gtk2)
  • Fixed problems with the qla2xxx fiber channel driver (compiled as module)
  • Added Realtek network driver (RTL8111B/RTL8168B/RTL8111/RTL8168/RTL8111C)
  • Added an alternative driver for realtek rtl8187 wireless devices: r8187.ko
  • Changed option "vncserver=x:password" so that display 0 is not used by vnc
  • Improved the default configuration of the graphical software in JWM
  • Updated sys-fs/e2fsprogs to 1.41.1 (add support for the ext4 filesystem)
  • Updated sys-fs/ntfs3g to 1.2812 (ntfs full read-write support)
  • Updated app-admin/testdisk to 6.10 (testdisk-6.10 and photorec-6.10)
  • Updated squashfs with lzma support (kernel driver and tools) to fix a bug
  • Updated the btrfs filesystem support to 0.16 (kernel module and utils)
  • Updated the python interpreter to dev-lang/python-2.5.2-r5
  • Updated lvm2 (Logical Volume Manager) to 2.02.39
  • Updated sys-block/gparted to 0.3.8
  • Updated the freedos bootdisk image