Linux News Today: Rescatux 0.40 Beta 6 System Rescue Live CD Introduces AFD Scanning Technology

Softpedia has been informed today, March 22, 2016, by Rescatux developer Adrian Raulete about the availability for download of the sixth Beta build of his upcoming Rescatux 0.40 system rescue Live CD.

For those of you not in the know, Rescatux is a free Live CD based on Debian technologies that can be used for fixing issues with GRUB and GRUB2 bootloaders. It is considered by its developer as a more advanced version of the popular Super Grub2 Disk Live CD, which is also created by Adrian Raulete.

Rescatux 0.40 is the next major version of the project, and it has been in Beta for quite some time now, and today early adopters can have the pleasure of testing the sixth Beta build, which promises to improve the 64-bit and 32-bit UEFI boot support, add support for booting on select Intel-based MacBook Pro computers, and introduces the AFD scanning technology.

“This release improves support for both 64-bit amd64 UEFI boot (avoids booting in blind mode problems) and 32-bit UEFI boot (not tested that one myself). It should be bootable from some Intel-based Mac Book (Pro) systems too,” said Adrian Raulete. “We also add AFD scanning technology to reduce user interface time-based interactions while scanning the computer system.”

Support for new repositories has been added

Besides adding the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) improvements, AFD scanning technology, and support for some Intel-based MacBook Pro laptops, the Rescatux developer also managed to update various internal components to implement support for the new software repositories found in the GitHub page of the project.

Adrian Raulete informs those who are currently using Rescatux 0.40 Beta 5 that they don’t need to download this sixth Beta build if they don’t care about the UEFI changes. On the other hand, if you want to help the developer with testing, you can grab the Rescatux 0.40 Beta 6 Live ISO image right now via our website or directly from the project’s release notes page.

Via Softpedia