You can download SystemRescueCd immediately from this page. It is recommended to use the 64bit version (amd64) but a 32bit version (i686) is also available.
|Release||SystemRescueCd-6.1.8 for amd64||SystemRescueCd-6.1.8 for i686|
|Download size||683 MiB||666 MiB|
It is possible to use SystemRescueCd without having a CD/DVD drive. You can install SystemRescueCd on USB sticks, or on a local disk. In any case you will need to download the ISO image from the current page.
To confirm that the download was successful, you should download the checksum files and then run verification commands such as the following ones:
sha256sum --check systemrescuecd-x.y.z.iso.sha256 sha512sum --check systemrescuecd-x.y.z.iso.sha512
These command will recalculate the checksum on the downloaded file, and compare it with the expected checksums. 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.
You can also verify the signature of the ISO image using GnuPG. The signature is located in the ASC file named after the ISO image that you can get from the main download links at the top of this page. You will also need the public signing key.
gpg --import gnupg-pubkey.txt gpg --verify systemrescuecd-x.y.z.iso.asc systemrescuecd-x.y.z.iso
Various issues can cause SystemRescueCd to hangs or fail with unexpected errors during the boot process. Please do not report these as bugs unless you have verified the frequent causes of these issues:
On Linux you can use either command line tools such as cdrecord/wodim or graphical tools such as k3b, brasero or xfburn.