HDDLiveCD

I finally broke down and looked into making a Live CD with my tools on it (FREE versions only). So here it is. It is based on Lubuntu 14.04 to keep it as small as possible. And thanks to Google Drive there is a place for me to host it, since it is still too big to place directly on the website. Hopefully this hosting location works out okay for now. If you have any issues downloading please contact me with the issue.  Enjoy!

The current format for the download area is that each release has a folder, with each folder being a version of the Live CD and containing the ISO and checksum files. The folders are named by date, such as 2016_07_25. The newest date is the newest release. I am also adding the file size in MB in the name of the ISO files, as google drive seems to not always include the file size. I recommend using the list view which can be selected by an icon in the upper right of the google drive page.

Click HERE to enter the Live CD download area

Important note about creating a Live USB from the ISO image:
The base Ubuntu version 14.04 has a known bug when being converted to a live USB. When trying to boot from the USB you will get an error such as "Failed to load com32 file gfxboot.c32", and then be left at a "boot:" prompt. The solution to this is very simple: At the boot: prompt simply type "live" (without the quotes) and hit enter and it will boot as it should. Many live USB creation tools will fix this automatically, but only if they can tell that it is a 14.04 version of Ubuntu. I am now including the main part of the OS name in the name of the ISO. This can help some tools (such as YUMI) to detect the proper version and fix it during creation so you don't have this issue.

Important information about the LiveCD trying to read / fix any filesystems found at boot:
Lubuntu, like most all other regular Linux distributions, will try to gather information about the disks that are attached to it. While it is not near as bad as connecting a drive to Windows, it can still attempt to read and possibly attempt to perform some sort of fix on an attached drive's filesystem. I have tried many methods and have been unsuccessful in turning these features off. Some rescue distributions may be better at not performing some of the actions, and if so then you could use the manual method of running each of the programs on another LiveCD. The only method that completely prevents drive access is disabling the drive (called hiding the drive in the program documentaion), but that completely hides the device from any user actions. Only the pro version(s) will be able to work with a disabled drive.

HDDLiveCD changelog

2017_06_29
Updated HDDSuperClone to version 1.9.gui.beta. Updated HDDSCViewer to version 0.5-alpha.

2017_05_29-1
Updated HDDSuperClone to version 1.8.1_gui_beta. Fixed the issue where removable storage was being automounted.

2017_05_29
Updated HDDSuperClone to version 1.8_gui_beta.

2017_03_04
Updated HDDSuperClone to version 1.7, and ddrescue to version 1.22.

2017_02_08
Updated HDDSuperClone to version 1.6.1,

2017_01_29
Updated HDDSuperClone to version 1.6, and HDDSuperTool to version 1.10-1.8.

2017_01_12
Updated HDDSuperClone to version 1.5.1

2017_01_10
Updated HDDSuperClone to version 1.5, and HDDSuperTool to version 1.9-1.8. This version of the live CD has been removed due to a bug in HDDSuperClone version 1.5.

2016_11_25
Updated HDDSuperClone to version 1.4, HDDSuperTool to version 1.8-1.7, and ddrutility to version 2.8. Fixed the issue with ddrutility not being installed.

2016_10_15
Updated HDDSuperClone to version 1.3, and HDDViewer to version 0.4-alpha.

2016_09_06
Updated HDDSCViewer to 0.3-alpha. Changed the method of building the live CD. This should not have any major effect on the end product.

2016_07_31
Updated HDDSuperClone to version 1.2, and HDDViewer to version 0.2-alpha.

2016_07_25
All languages are available on the ISO. Added ddrescue version 1.21, ddrescueview version 0.3, and ddrutility version 2.7 to the list of installed programs.

2016_07_24
Initial release with HDDSuperClone, HDDSuperTool, and HDDViewer installed. Automount and autorun are disabled by default. The ISO only contains the english language.

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