The default graphical interface, Xfce, and default web browser, Midori, of SystemRescueCD.
Developer François Dupoux
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Latest release 4.9.0 / 30 October 2016 (2016-10-30)
Available in English and French
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
Default user interface Xfce (previously JWM and Window Maker)
License GPL-2[1]
Official website

SystemRescueCd is an operating system for the x86 computer platform, though the primary purpose of SystemRescueCD is to repair unbootable or otherwise damaged computer systems after a system crash. SystemRescueCd is not intended to be used as a permanent operating system. It runs from a Live CD, a USB flash drive or any type of hard drive. It was designed by a team led by François Dupoux, and is based on the Gentoo Linux distribution.


SystemRescueCd is capable of graphics using the Linux framebuffer option for tools such as GParted. It uses version 3.14.50/4.1.6 of the Linux kernel and has options such as connecting to the Internet through an ADSL modem or Ethernet and graphical web browsers such as Midori.


SystemRescueCd has several features, some of them include:

Burning DVDs and system backup

The CD can also boot from a customized DVD which has almost 4.6 GB of free space for backed-up files. This makes it good for storing all the information that is needed from a hard drive and then formatting it. To burn the DVD, one has to burn the image file first and then add all the separate files as well as folders. This should not affect the general way in which the DVD works. Then the DVD can be used to insert those files into the hard drive using Midnight Commander.

See also


  1. "SystemRescueCd Homepage". Retrieved January 6, 2014.

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