Version 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) of the very best Free-Libre Open-Source data recovery software toolkit based on Ubuntu is out.
This release of Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix features a full command-line environment with up-to-date versions of the most powerful free/libre open-source data recovery software including GNU ddrescue, Photorec, The Sleuth Kit and Gnu-fdisk. Packages new to the Rescue Remix include aoetools, array-info, ext3-grep, gptsync, kpartx, and scrounge-ntfs.
*** Download the live CD/USB ***
The live Remix provides a full shell environment. You can download it here:
MD5SUM: 2fce54ac4825aa305f1b68b61d2cb405 ubuntu-rescue-remix-10-04.iso
See this link for details about how to burn the ISO image to make a bootable cd. Those instructions apply to the original Ubuntu iso image but will also work with all other iso images.
This iso image is also compatible with the excellent USB Startup Disk Creator that is included with Ubuntu since 9.04 (System - Administration - USB Startup Disk Creator). Use it to put the Rescue Remix along with a persistent home on any USB flash drive.
Windows users! There is a windows version of the Ubuntu USb creator. Create a bootable USB drive from your Windows desktop! You can find the latest version here:
*** Metapackage ***
Would you prefer to work with a full graphical interface?
The live environment has a very low minimum requirement due to the fact that there is no graphical interface (powerful command-line only). If you prefer to work in a graphical environment, a metapackage is available which will install the data recovery and forensics toolkit onto your current Ubuntu Desktop system.
The toolkit can also be installed on a live USB Ubuntu Desktop with persistent data. To do so, add the following archive to your software channels:
Copy the line below and adding it to your system's software sources.
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/arzajac/ppa/ubuntu lucid main
Then authenticate this software source by running the following command:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys BDFD6D77
Then, install the "ubuntu-rescue-remix-tools" package.
*** Help and Development ***
If you want to expand the Rescue Remix's capabilities and features, please join in its development. Any and all help is welcome!