Alternate CD Rescue Mode

NoOp glgxg at
Thu May 8 16:23:41 UTC 2008

On 05/08/2008 05:51 AM, Karl Larsen wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
>> Anyone know of a good reference for using the Alternate CD Rescue Mode
>> (preferably Gutsy & Hardy). I know that there are powerful utilities
>> there, but I'd like to find a howto guide for all of the menu's etc.
>> I've managed to muddle through the menus... but then again I have a few
>> spare systems that I can afford to break to the core if need be. I'm
>> really looking for a solid howto that shows how to use the utilities to
>> actually "rescue" a broken system without screwing up and losing all the
>> data or reformating everything -- both for my reference, and for
>> pointing other folks to.
>     I have not seen such a document, but it is certain that a LiveCD of 
> Gutsy and Hardy makes a fine Emergency Disk. A fine instruction on using 
> this Emergency Disk does not exist. I have some stuff I wrote to myself 
> on this. It is available.
> Karl

There should be one for the LiveCD as well.

However, the LiveCD will not work on many systems, particularly older
ones with limited memory & CPU power. Plus, I think the Alternate CD has
additional utilities on it that the LiveCD does not - I've not compared
as I don't use the LiveCD, and use Knoppix instead if a LiveCD is needed.

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