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Scripts for creating rescue disks

Yard is a suite of Perl scripts for creating rescue disks for GNU/Linux. A rescue disk is a self-contained kernel and filesystem on a floppy, usually used when you can't (or don't want to) boot off your hard disk, that contains utilities for diagnosing and manipulating hard disks and filesystems. Yard itself is not a rescue disk or boot disk; it is a tool for creating one. The user must do a certain amount of file choosing to make it work, but the result is a customized rescue disk that is complete, useful, and up-to-date. Yard does not use special, minimal files to make everything fit in a small filesystem. Instead, it uses standard files from your hard disk installation, so you can use as many diskettes as you need (usually 2-3, since everything is compressed)


User guide inlcuded and available in HTML format from http://www.linuxlots.com/~fawcett/yard/Yard_doc.html


Download version 2.2 (stable)
released on 20 June 2001



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
PerlJanet Casey20 June 2001

Leaders and contributors

Tom Fawcett Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug TrackingHomepagehttp://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=100884&group_id=884&func=browse

Software prerequisites

Required to useLinux kernel 2.0 or later
Weak prerequisiteobjcopy 2.6 or later
Required to usePerl 5.0 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 31 December 2016.


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