Put System Rescue CD 1.5.4 on USB using Windows

Put System Rescue CD 1.5.4 on a USB Flash Drive using Windows. System Rescue CD is a Gentoo based Linux System Rescue Disk that can be used to for repairing a computer and recovering data after a crash. Key features and tools include GNU Parted, GParted, Partimage, ddrescue, FSArchiver, File system tools, Ntfs3g, sfdisk, Test-disk, memtest, network tools and more. The following process outlines one way to quickly create your very own System Rescue USB from the ISO using Windows and our Universal USB Installer to complete the task.

System Rescue CD running from USB

System Rescue CD 1.5.4 Desktop

Distribution Home Page: http://www.sysresccd.org

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 256MB

Persistent Feature: No (not necessary)

System Rescue CD USB Flash Drive creation prerequisites:

  • Windows XP/VIsta/7 PC
  • 256MB or Larger USB Flash Drive (Fat32 formatted)
  • systemrescuecd-x86-1.5.4.iso
  • Universal USB Installer

How to Create a System Rescue USB from the ISO:

  1. Download the systemrescuecd-x86-1.5.4.iso
  2. Download and run Universal USB Installer, select System Rescue CD 1.5.4 and follow the onscreen instructions
  3. Reboot your PC and set your system BIOS or Boot Menu to boot from the USB device, save your changes and reboot booting from the USB memory stick

Upon reboot, you should be running System Rescue CD from your USB flash memory stick.

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