The Arch Linux-based SystemRescue 10 live Linux toolkit for system rescue and recovery tasks released today with new options, new packages, and updated components for better hardware support.
The previous version, SystemRescue 9.06 (The last version in the 9.x series), was released three months ago. The new SystemRescue 10 series comes with the long-term supported kernel Linux 6.1 LTS, supporting new devices and features.
Several new packages have been added in this release, including the QtPass graphical frontend pass, which provides a simple password manager supporting GnuPG encryption, the casync content addressable data synchronizer, stressapptest and stress-ng for stress testing computer systems, and the Tk GUI toolkit.
SystemRescue 10 also adds new features such as grub loopback.cfg support, boot customization hooks for the GRUB and Syslinux boot loaders, and a “gui_autostart” YAML configuration that allows users to run programs when X starts.
Among other changes, this release brings back the xf86-video-qxl driver and removes some deprecated autorun features such as autoruns=, scripts with \r\n and old paths.
SystemRescue 10 64-bit or 32-bit systems is now available for download from the official website. SystemRescue can be used directly from the command line or through its default graphical interface using the Xfce 4.18 desktop environment.
SystemRescue does not require installation, users can simply write the ISO image to a USB flash drive using the SystemRescue USB Writer utility, which is the recommended USB installation method on Linux systems.