ALT Linux!

The resulting media should be bootable on most **x86** systems: * 32-bit ones starting roughly with Intel Pentium II/160M or equivalent, * 64-bit ones on any AMD64 compatible hardware with **BIOS or UEFI**4]. But above all, don't panic, we've been there too ! # Download
**A Regular
Regular Build** --- These images are automatically built weekly
Regular 5], here are the **direct download links** to files which have been verified to boot already: * **x86_64**
* **i586

ALT Linux alternatives

  • Hiren's BootCD

  • Hiren's BootCD (HBCD) is a completely free bootable CD that contains a load of useful tools you can make use of in a variety of situations like analyzing, recovering and fixing your computer even if the primary operating system can not be booted.

    tags: Discontinued Portable analyzer bios bootable-cd
  • SystemRescueCd

  • SystemRescueCd is a Linux system rescue disk available as a bootable CD-ROM or USB stick for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash. It aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the hard disk partitions. It comes with a lot of linux software such as system tools (parted, partimage, fstools, ...) and basic tools (editors, midnight commander, network tools). It requires no installation. It can be used on linux servers, linux desktops or windows boxes. The kernel supports the important file systems (ext2/ext3/ext4, reiserfs, reiser4, btrfs, xfs, jfs, vfat, ntfs, iso9660), as well as network filesystems (samba and nfs). »

    tags: system-restore bootable-media bootable system-repair bootable-cd
  • Parted Magic

  • The Parted Magic OS employs core programs of GParted and Parted to handle partitioning tasks with ease, while featuring other useful programs (e.g. Partition Image, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, and ddrescue) and an excellent set of documentation to benefit the user. An extensive collection of fileystem tools are also included, as Parted Magic supports the following: ext2, ext3, ext4, fat16, fat32, hfs, hfs+, jfs, linux-swap, ntfs, reiserfs, reiser4, and xfs.Parted Magic requires at least a PII processor and 400MB of RAM to operate or 128MB in "Live" mode. »

    tags: filesystem-utility german hard-disk-utility live-cd live-usb
  • Knoppix

  • Knoppix is an operating system based on Debian designed to be run directly from a CD / DVD (Live CD) or a USB key (Live USB), one of the first of its kind for any operating system. When starting a program, it is loaded from the removable medium and decompressed into a RAM drive. The decompression is transparent and on-the-fly.Although Knoppix is primarily designed to be used as a Live CD, it can also be installed on a hard disk like a typical operating system. Computers that support booting from USB devices can load Knoppix from a live USB flash drive or memory card.There are two main editions of Knoppix: the traditional Compact Disc (700 megabytes) edition and the DVD (4.7 gigabytes) "Maxi" edition. Each of these main editions has two language-specific editions: English and German.Knoppix mostly consists of free and open source software, but also includes proprietary software »

    tags: booting-from-usb linux-emulator linux-operating-systems live-cd livecd
  • Boot Repair Disk

  • A simple tool to recover access to your Operating Systems.

    tags: boot-repair linux-recovery stand-alone standalone system-fix
  • Rescatux

  • Rescatux is a GNU/Linux rescue cd (and eventually also Windows) but it is not like other rescue disks. Rescatux comes with Rescapp. Rescapp is a nice wizard that will guide you through your rescue tasks.

    tags: boot-manager repair-system rescue-system system-repair system-rescue
  • Grml

  • Grml provides an excellent selection of software packages for installation, deployment and system rescue. You'll get sysadmin's favourite tools. Choose between a x86 and an amd64 version depending on your needs or just grab the multiboot ISO grml96, providing 64bit and 32bit ISOs in one single place.

    tags: system-administration live-cd debian sysadmins live-system
  • Anvi Rescue Disk

  • Anvi Rescue Disk was designed to be used when standard antivirus software fail to detect and clean various computer infections, especially boot-sector viruses like ransomware. The Anvi Rescue ISO image, Rescue.iso, can be burned on a CD/DVD or a bootable USB device using your disc burner to launch the infected computer from there to troubleshoot.How it works: Anvi Rescue Disk helps you troubleshoot your infected computer by attempting to detect and remove the infections by starting the computer to another operation system. The process may take some efforts but does work when standard antivirus software fails to do its work. »

    tags: antivirus bootable-cd ransomware registry-repair rescue-cd
  • Finnix

  • Finnix is a small, self-contained, bootable Linux CD distribution for system administrators, based on Debian GNU/Linux. You can use it to mount and manipulate hard drives and partitions, monitor networks, rebuild boot records, install other operating systems, and much more.

    tags: debian-based debugger linux-operating-systems live-cd network-monitoring
  • Super GRUB2 Disk

  • The primary purpose of Super GRUB2 Disk is to help you boot into an OS whose bootloader is broken. Second, and almost as important, is to be a tool to learn more about GRUB2 and the booting process.

    tags: boot booting grub grub2 bootload
  • Avira AntiVir Rescue System

  • The Avira AntiVir Rescue System a linux-based application that allows accessing computers that cannot be booted anymore. Thus it is possible to repair a damaged system, to rescue data or to scan the system for virus infections. Just double-click on the rescue system package to burn it to a CD/DVD. You can then use this CD/DVD to boot your computer. The Avira AntiVir Rescue System is updated several times a day so that the most recent security updates are always available.

    tags: Portable antivirus avira boot bootable-cd
  • Hoek's Tools

  • Hoek’s Tools is a vast collection of portable utilities for the management, diagnosis and repairing of computer problems, recover lost or deleted files or cracking passwords. There are literally hundreds of utilities. Hoek’s Tools can be used as a collection of portable repairing and diagnostic utilities which can be run from within Windows without installation. To do this insert prepared CD or USB drive and select a utility from the HT program launcher menu. To open launcher menu you need run \htools.exe »

    tags: Discontinued Portable bootable-cd data-recovery fix-error
  • AVG Rescue CD

  • The AVG Rescue CD is essentially a portable version of AVG Anti-Virus supplied through Linux distribution. It can be used in the form of a bootable CD or bootable USB flash drive to recover your computer when the system cannot be loaded normally, such as after an extensive or deep-rooted virus infection. In short, the AVG Rescue CD enables you to fully remove infections from an otherwise inoperable PC and render the system bootable again

    tags: Portable anti-spyware antivirus bootable bootable-cd
  • Partimage

  • Partimage is open source disk backup software. It saves partitions having a supported filesystem on a sector basis to an image file. Although it runs under Linux, Windows and most Linux filesystems are supported.

    tags: backup-and-restore partition-recovery disk-backup rescue-disk
  • DLC Utilities Boot CD

  • DLC Boot 2016 is a rescue disk that is used as a Recovery CD. The point is that if you are having problems such as Windows can not boot, missing MBR, want to format the hard drive, remove viruses and so on, you can simply use the DLC Boot 2016 to resolve the issue. DLC Boot 2016 is also able to backup / restore windows partition, create partition windows, entering a locked Windows passwords, and much more!

    tags: windows-apps pcs