Download and Writing CD
SystemRescueCD is very easy to run. Just download the ISO file, write it to a CDROM, boot it.
See link below to download with your favorite browser or download the system rescue CD ISO image with
wget, a simple and reliable download tool .
wget -c address in a console. If there is a problem with the download,
try again with -c, and it will continue. Here is a win32 version of wget .
Download final stable version for i486/amd64 (default choice)
|Stable x86:||SystemRescueCd-x86-1.5.4 (250 MiB)|
|Download||Source Forge download|
|Changelog||Changelog for x86|
You may also want to download old versions (download links and md5sum)
Download final stable version for SPARC (Sun architecture)
|Stable sparc:||SystemRescueCd-sparc-0.4.0 (83.1 MiB)|
|Download||Download now (Changelog)|
Testing the downloaded file
To check if the download was successful, you should check the MD5 checksum of the file. Type
md5sum path/to/file. md5sum is available at md5deep. This is an improved version. Here are the binary for Win32, and the sources for Linux.
Writing the ISO image file to a CD:
On linux use
cdrecord -scanbus to get the identifier numbers of your device.
cdrecord dev=x,y,z -v systemrescuecd-x86-x.y.z.iso in a console.
On Windows use software such as Nero or download ImgBurn which is free.
Installation on an USB stick
If you are interested in installing SystemRescueCd on an USB stick, you have to download the CD-ROM version of the rescue disk, and copy several files yourself, as explained in the manual. Thus, there is only one file to download for both CD-ROM and USB versions of SystemRescueCd.
Reading the Quick Start Guide is recommended if it's the first time you use SystemRescueCd. It's also available in German, French, Spanish, Italian. You can also be interested in the Complete documentation for more details.