Finnix is a small, self-contained, bootable Linux CD
distribution for system administrators, based on Debian testing. It is
to be installed as a permanent installation. Instead, the aim of Finnix
is to enable system administrators to perform essential system
maintenance including filesystem recovery such as mounting and
manipulating hard drives and partitions, and to rebuild boot records.
also useful for installing other operating systems, and monitor
networks. A wealth of utilities are included. Finnix can boot from a
CD, USB flash drive, hard drive, or network boot.
Finnix has received recognition from the community and Virtual
Private Server Providers (e.g.
Linode) offer this distribution for their customers to maintain and
recover virtualized servers.
Finnix is targeted at system administrators who are happy with
the command line. It is the oldest LiveCD project still in
- Linux kernel 3.6
- Full support for network booting, via PXE on x86 platforms,
or by direct OpenFirmware network boot on PowerPC platforms
- Support for isohybrid
- Support for findiso
- Support for several platforms, including x86/AMD64 and
PowerPC achitectures, as well as support for Xen and User Mode Linux
(UML) virtualization systems
- Single-disk DOS utility distribution, based on FreeDOS
- Forensic mode, which is designed to avoid automatic actions
that could potentially change data on media
- 407 tools included
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Last Updated Tuesday, April 21 2015 @ 03:17 PM EDT