Recovery Is Possible
Company / developer Kent Robotti
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Latest stable release 13.7 / January 15, 2012; 6 years ago (2012-01-15)
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
Default user interface Command-line interface or X11
Official website

Recovery Is Possible is a small, specialized Linux distribution based on Slackware[2] that includes system maintenance and recovery applications on a live CD or USB flash drive[1][2]. The RIP disc comes in two flavors: one with the X Window System and one without. The X-capable version does not require X to be started at boot-up; it can be started at any time after booting without the server. The main purpose of X under RIP is to provide the capability to run GParted, a disk partition management program, and Mozilla Firefox, a web browser. Xine is also included for watching movies on DVD.

Common uses of RIP include: [3]

  • TestDisk to recover deleted partitions, by ignoring the MBR and checking cylinders for known filesystem structures (such as FAT, NTFS, ext2/3/4, ReiserFS 3/4, XFS, etc.)
  • PhotoRec to recover deleted files (not only photos) by ignoring the filesystem and checking disk blocks for known file types
  • fdisk, cfdisk, parted, and GParted (with the X11 version) for partition management
  • ntfsprogs (ntfsresize, ntfsclone, ntfsfix, mkntfs, etc.) in order to resize, backup/restore, schedule a CHKDSK at Windows boot-up, and perform other operations on NTFS filesystems
  • GNU ddrescue to recover data from failed media by copying data from one file or block device (hard disk, CD-ROM, floppy, etc.) to another, trying hard to rescue data in case of read errors.

External links


Linux distributions
es:Linux RIP

ro:Recovery Is Possible Linux ru:Recovery Is Possible

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Recovery Is Possible, that was deleted or is being discussed for deletion, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Author(s): Walter Görlitz Search for "Recovery Is Possible" on Google
View Wikipedia's deletion log of "Recovery Is Possible"