Linux News Today: SystemRescueCd 4.7.0 System Recovery Live CD Ships with Newer OpenRC Version
On the first day of 2016, François Dupoux, the maintainer and lead developer of the SystemRescueCd project, a GNU/Linux Live CD designed for system rescue and recovery operations, proudly announced the release of SystemRescueCd 4.7.0.
According to the official release notes, which we have attached at the end of the article for reference, SystemRescueCd 4.7.0 is powered by the long-term supported Linux 3.18.25 kernel, which is the standard kernel for the distribution, enabled by default for 32-bit and 64-bit systems, which means that Linux kernel 3.14.x LTS was finally replaced.
Furthermore, SystemRescueCd 4.7.0 ships with Linux kernel 4.1.15 LTS, which is the alternative kernel used in the distribution, also available for 64-bit and 32-bit architectures. Linux kernel 4.1 is the latest, most advanced long-term supported kernel available on the market.
Still using the lightweight Xfce 4.12 desktop environment, SystemRescueCd 4.7.0 upgrades the graphics stack to X.Org Server 1.17.4, updates btrfs-progs to version 4.3.1 and partclone to version 0.2.80. Lastly, the OpenRC init system was updated to version 0.18.4.
You can download SystemRescueCd 4.7.0 right now via Softpedia or directly from the project’s website. As usual, SystemRescueCd is available for download as a single Live CD ISO image that supports both legacy 32-bit systems and modern 64-bit machines. More details can be found in the changelog attached below.