O'Reilly Open Source Convention - August 1-5, 2005 - Portland, Oregon
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Session

System Rescue with Knoppix
Kyle Rankin, Systems Administrator, The Green Sheet, Inc.

Track: Linux
Date: Thursday, August 4th, 2005
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Location: Portland 255

Knoppix is a complete Linux distribution that runs directly from CD. One of its most popular uses is as a rescue and recovery CD since it includes a wide range of incredibly flexible tools to fix a computer that won't boot.

In this talk, Rankin discusses a number of different system recovery scenarios and how to use Knoppix (or another live CD) to restore both Linux and Windows systems. Among the recovery scenarios, Rankin covers:

- Restoring the Linux boot loader
- Recreating the partition table from scratch
- Imaging hard drives, including drives with failures
- Collecting forensics data on compromised systems
- Scanning Windows systems for viruses
- Editing the Windows registry from Knoppix
- Others



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