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[Bug-ddrescue] Need a replacement for System Rescue CD as an environment

From: Shahrukh Merchant
Subject: [Bug-ddrescue] Need a replacement for System Rescue CD as an environment for running ddrescue on Windows PC
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:07:14 -0300
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Hello, I have successfully used System Rescue CD as my go-to environment for running ddrescue. Unfortunately, System Rescue CD is no longer being maintained (ddrescue there is stuck at 1.21r1), and I really would like to use the latest version of ddrescue (among other reasons, one of my requested changes to ddrescue was kindly incorporated by Antonio in 1.23).

Is there another easy-to-create (e.g., ISO image directly available) live Unix CD that has the basics I need to run ddrescue and keeps ddrescue better updated? My workflow only uses:
        lsblk (to determine device IDs)
        ntfs-3g (to mount Windows partition/drive)
(and of course basic Unix commands like ls, cd, etc.). I do not use the other "rescue" features of System Rescue CD, not in this workflow at any rate.

Any suggestions for an alternative? I'm quite comfortable around Unix as a user, but not really as a developer, so while I know I could create my own Unix environment, download the latest ddrescue source and compile it myself, it would be a struggle--no doubt an educational one that I might do one day, but one that at this point in time exceeds my pain threshold just to use the new features of ddrescue!

Per Scott Dwyer's suggestion when I first posted on this issue in May 2018, I did try to contact the author of SRC with my request, but (a) the forum no longer accepts new members, (b) there was no reply to the personal email I sent to the author, and (c) the forum postings which were light even back then, seem to have stopped completely, with some of the more recent posts also noting the lack of attention/interest/manpower for keeping SystemRescueCD active. Looking at the SRC page on SourceForge, there still seem to be occasionally releases, but I guess only some packages are updated, not including ddrescue :-( ).



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