North Bay Linux Users’ Group

general meeting

System Rescue With Knoppix

When: Tue March 08, 2005 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM

Speaker: Kyle Rankin

Location: O'Reilly Media

Knoppix is a complete Linux distribution that runs directly from CD. One of its most popular uses is as a rescue and recovery CD since it includes a wide range of incredibly flexible tools to fix a computer that won’t boot.

In this talk Kyle will discuss a number of different system recovery scenarios and how to use Knoppix (or another live CD) to restore both Linux and Windows systems. Among the recovery scenarios, Kyle will cover:

  • Restoring the Linux boot loader
  • Recreating the partition table from scratch
  • Imaging hard drives, including drives with failures
  • Collecting forensics data on compromised systems
  • Scanning Windows systems for viruses
  • Editing the Windows registry from Knoppix
  • Others
Published Tue 08 March 2005 by August Schwer