It provides the data recovery specialist with a command-line interface environment equipped with some of the best free and open source data recovery and forensics tools available.
If you prefer to work in a graphical environment, a metapackage is available which will install the data recovery and forensics toolkit onto your current Ubuntu Desktop system.
The package includes GNU ddrescue, Photorec, The Sleuth Kit and Gnu-fdisk.
Is it easy to use?
Unix ShellThe Rescue Remix does not currently use a graphical interface. It uses a text interface.
The unix shell interface is the most powerful way to use a computer. The flexibility of the command-line is unserpassed. To implement a graphical (point and click) interface would restrict the usefulness of the software.
That being said, if someone were to create an interface that would not sacrifice useful features and performance, it would become part of the Ubuntu-rescue-remix. For the time being, there is no such interface and only the best software for the job is included with the Rescue Remix.
Updates (via Distrowatch):
Andrew Zajac has announced the release of Ubuntu Rescue Remix 11.04, an Ubuntu-based live medium which provides the data recovery specialist with a command-line interface environment equipped useful free and open-source data recovery and forensics tools: "Version 11.04 'Natty Narwhal' of the very best libre open-source data recovery software toolkit based on Ubuntu is out. This version features and up-to-date infrastructure and several new packages, including Dump, a backup and restore solution as well as ClamAV, the best in libre anti-virus software. Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix features a full command-line environment with the newsest versions of the most powerful libre open-source data recovery software including GNU ddrescue, Photorec, The Sleuth Kit and Gnu-fdisk."
Here is the brief release announcement.
Download (MD5): UbuntuRescueRemix1104.iso (224MB).
• 2011-04-29: Distribution Release: Ubuntu Rescue Remix 11.04
• 2010-10-20: Distribution Release: Ubuntu Rescue Remix 10.10
• 2010-04-30: Distribution Release: Ubuntu Rescue Remix 10.04
• 2009-10-30: Distribution Release: Ubuntu Rescue Remix 9.10
This is some of the software that is included with Ubuntu-Rescue-remix:
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mc (Midnight Commander)
To install these packages:
Add this software source to your package manager repositories:
and install the ubuntu-rescue-remix-tools metapackage.
Alternatively, you can run:
The Ubuntu-rescue-remix live system provides a complete Unix command-line environment without any graphical user interface. Do you find the GNU/Linux command-line difficult to learn?
Here are some links to help beginners get used to the command line interface: