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Re: Good distro with ddrutility

From: Reon Toerien
Subject: Re: Good distro with ddrutility
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 13:00:29 +0200

Why don't you pick a distro you like and then create a live usb with
persistence so you can install packages you want, save your files etc.

Alternatively you can use something like Kali which is a bit overkill.

On Tue, 29 Oct 2019 at 06:34, Shahrukh Merchant <
address@hidden> wrote:

> I've been using ddrescue with System Rescue CD for some years, and while
> I've been satisfied so far, I would like to install the ddrutility package.
> I created a System Rescue CD Live USB with persistence so I could use
> the backing store with overlayfs to be able to customize the USB to some
> extent.
> Much to my disappointment, not only is ddrutility not in the System
> Rescue CD package, but nor is pacman (Arch Linux's package installer)
> nor apt-get or apt or yum or whatever other package installers are out
> there. Not even make, not even gcc. So I can't install it myself either.
> So my question is--what is an alternative Live USB installation that has
> the following features?
> 1. Includes ddrescue (of course) and related utilities like parted,
> ntfs-3g, losetup and other stuff that would be good to have in a rescue
> environment?
> 2. Includes the ddrutility package, ideally, or at least has the ability
> to install it (and possibly other packages too) in a persistent way.
> 3. Networking and graphical support would be nice, so it can serve as a
> general basic Unix environment as well even outside of "rescue" functions.
> System Rescue CD is unfortunately missing Item 2 in the list above.
> Shahrukh

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Reon Toerien
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