You just bought a new USB flash drive you want to keep on you keychain and you want to make it as useful as possible.
What distro do you put on it and what software tools to help diagnose and fix other computers?
Also if it's a bigger drive what do you do, just use a single NTFS partition or jump trough hoops to make multiple partitions, and still keep the NTFS primary so Windows can work with it?
Install a grub, make it multi-bootable. Install ultimate bootcd, eset sys rescue cd, and maybe a Linux distro. Also load it up full of things like rkill, MBAM, adwcleaner, TDSSKiller, HitmanPro, and ComboFix
I'm curious about this too, so far the only linux distro I used enough is openSUSE so I guess I'll put that on the USB flash drive, for fixing simple issue that don't require pre-boot operations.
About the tools for advanced troubleshooting I'd choose:
- file recovery software
- partition table restorer
- partition manager
- boot loader restorer (for both linux/windows)
Super GRUB and Rescatux can do almost all of this, I'd put both of these on small partitions in the USB flash drive if I could, they don't take up much space anyway.
For file recovery, is better if you try out more than one tool because some are better but don't have all the same features that the others have:
For troubleshooting malware these recommendations are good:
Add something like AdwCleaner too.
Then once you have assembled the USB stick contents, make an image of it. A USB stick with w write protection switch would be ideal for such purposed, but the faggot manufactureres essentially stopped making them for whatever reason. This means that your USB stick will always be subject to infection/corruption, so you need to be able to reimage it.
>Super GRUB and Rescatux can do almost all of this, I'd put both of these on small partitions in the USB flash drive if I could, they don't take up much space anyway.
Why on separate partitions? You can make a multiboot USB stick which boots various stuff off of ISO images directly.
>A USB stick with w write protection switch would be ideal for such purposed, but the faggot manufactureres essentially stopped making them for whatever reason.
The reason is that
1) they were more costly to make
2) normies didn't really use the write protection
3) thus they don't miss it
4) manufacturers don't give a shit about the tiny minorty who would miss it.
There still are some niche products available (like Kanguru USB sticks), but expectedly enough they are quite costly.
>implying that the only source of any problems with computer stuff is infections due to stupidity
>implying that telling oneself (or someone else who has the problem) not to be stupid in the future will magically solve an existing problem