Repairing boot managers and more in Linux and Windows


Rescatux presents itself as a collection of helpful tools for troubleshooting computers that fail to boot. The Live CD is great for working with the GRUB boot manager and helps you avoid the typical mistakes you can make when dealing with this complicated system software. Moreover, the author has bundled useful tools for handling passwords and for cases in which data has been lost.

I can recommend Rescatux almost unreservedly for the envisaged tasks. The developer is currently working on adding a little more convenience; a more reliable tool than Wicd for network access would be a good idea. The ability to change the keyboard layout to other languages is already on the to-do list.

The Author

Ferdinand Thommes lives and works as a Linux developer, freelance writer, and tour guide in Berlin.

Buy this article as PDF

Express-Checkout as PDF
Price $2.95
(incl. VAT)

Buy Linux Magazine

Get it on Google Play

US / Canada

Get it on Google Play

UK / Australia

Related content

  • Repair damaged boot configurations

    Sometimes things go wrong when you are installing an operating system on a hard disk drive or SSD. A boot repair disk gets your boot configuration back on its feet, quickly.

  • Win8/Linux Dual-Boot

    Although getting Windows to play nice with an existing Linux installation is difficult, with a few tricks, you can set up Windows 8 to dual-boot with Linux.

  • In-Depth Security

    More than just a boot manager, GRUB 2 can help you add another line of protection to your security defenses.

  • Configuring Dual Boot

    When two systems share a single computer, a boot manager handles the prompts that determine which system to boot. We’ll show you several multiple boot scenarios and describe how to set up your system for dual booting Linux with Windows.

  • GRUB 2 Editor
comments powered by Disqus
Subscribe to our Linux Newsletters
Find Linux and Open Source Jobs
Subscribe to our ADMIN Newsletters

Support Our Work

Linux Magazine content is made possible with support from readers like you. Please consider contributing when you’ve found an article to be beneficial.

Learn More