First steps with PC Rescue Tool



IF YOU FIND GRAMMAR MISTAKES OR IMPERFECTIONS, PLEASE, CONSIDER THAT ENGLISH IS NOT MY NATIVE LANGUAGE! ANY SUGGESTION TO IMPROVE THE ENGLISH TEXT IS WELCOME!


WARNING! all commands must be typed without quotes!

Once you have booted the live, the default keyboard map is en_US, so, if you need to change it, type
"sudo loadkeys [YOUR LANGUAGE]" (e.g. sudo loadkeys es; sudo loadkeys de etc...)

If you are already on the GUI, open a terminal and type "setxkbmap [YOUR LANGUAGE]".

Then type "startx" and you will be redirected to Openbox. REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN KEEP ON USING THE CLI, BUT TO SET UP THE WIRELESS NETWORK, IT'S BETTER AND FASTER TO USE THE GUI.
THE GUI HAS ALSO SEVERAL TOOLS YOU CANNOT RUN FROM CLI.

 

OK, let's start!

Using your mouse, put the cursor wherever you want (I suggest on the top of the screen) and right-click.

In the menu, browse to "Terminal Emulator" and type:

"sudo iwconfig" to list your interfaces

"sudo ifconfig [your wifi interface] up"
(e.g.: sudo ifconfig wlp2s0b1 up)

If the last command gives a RF-kill related error message, type:

"sudo rfkill unblock all" and then again:

"sudo ifconfig [your wifi interface] up"

 

Close the terminal emulator, right-click and browse to "Network Manager": in the drop-down menu on the right, go to "Preferences" and type your wifi interface in "Wireless interface" and then "OK".

Click on "Refresh" and you will see all the wifi networks. Choose yours, click on "Properties", type the password, click "OK" and, finally, "Connect".

You're done!

NOTE: you may want to switch to the wired interface: to check it type, as above, "sudo iwconfig".

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Once you are connected and prompted to the GUI, you can use the drop-down menu to choose the program you need to run. Consider that not all programs need a working connection, but I suggest to connect anyway before you use PC Rescue Tool.
In the sub menu PCRT you will see some of the main "rescue programs": among them, you can find Gparted, Boot-Repair, GDDrescue, Geany and other programs you cannot run from the CLI.
You can exit Openbox and come back to the CLI by clicking on "Exit Openbox" in the drop-down menu.

Running PC Rescue Tool from CLI or GUI is up to you! It depends on your needs.


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KNOWN ISSUES:

> I experienced a boot fail from CD on 64 bit UEFI PC. USB is OK (created with Rufus)
> For Linux users: burning a CD with Brasero can make the boot fail. I suggest Xfburn.



A quick overview of PC Rescue Tool