Getting SystemRescueCd

You can download SystemRescueCd immediately from this page. If you cannot download it you can order a bootable CDRom or USB-stick with the latest SystemRescueCd already installed on it from the popular osdisc website.

Download stable version for PC (32bit and 64bit)

Release SystemRescueCd-x86-5.3.1
Release date 2018-09-17
Download size 548 MiB
Download link systemrescuecd-x86-5.3.1.iso
Changelog ChangeLog
md5sum fd6ac870e4f54d2599a4f140f2687634
sha1sum 02ad05be35e6b698a8f5bcd9d62aa365fe194e76
sha256sum ee4d1f2b9c15350cac6a098366809ba0b6573fa5d3c28874ad5ca28559f4a32d

You may also want to download old versions (download links and md5sum)

Installation on an USB stick

If you are interested in installing SystemRescueCd on an USB stick, you must download the CD-ROM version (ISO image) first from the current page.

Testing the downloaded file

To confirm that the download was successful, you should check the checksum of the file. You can use any checksum provided on this page but the most recent algorithms such as sha256 are recommended. You can run a commmand such as the following one:

sha256sum systemrescuecd-x86-x.y.z.iso

The checksum printed by this command should match the checksum provided on this page otherwise it means there are corruptions in the file you have downloaded. These checksum programs are part of coreutils on Linux and should be pre-installed with most distributions.

You can download sha256sum.exe for windows, and you can run the command from a cmd.exe terminal.

Writing the ISO image file to a CDRom

On Linux you can use either command line tools such as cdrecord/wodim or graphical tools such as k3b, brasero or xfburn.

On Windows you can use programs such as Nero or ImgBurn which is free.

Online documentation

Reading the Quick Start Guide is recommended if it is your first time using SystemRescueCd. You may also be interested in the Complete documentation for more details.

Beta/unstable versions

Beta versions are available too. It will provide the most recent kernels and applications.

Sparc edition

People who use SPARC hardware may be insterested in the SPARC edition

Manual (EN)
LVM Guide
Disk partitioning
Manual (FR)