Repairing your PC from the AVG disaster with TRK
Thursday, November 13, 2008
No doubt millions of people will have the problem with the Grisoft
Antivirus (AVG) that had a false positive on the windows user32.dll
I had some PCs coming in too. Luckily not too many because ever
since AVG 8 came out, I 've been replacing it with Avast.
Nevertheless, some of my 'customers' still had an AVG and now had
Here 's a way you can fix it with TRK.
If you 're lucky, the computer you 're working on has lots of
$Uninstall directories from patches and such where you ... Read more
Mass clone: powerful, flexible and fast multicast disk cloning in TRK 3.3 build 321
Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Yet another version of TRK 3.3, now at build 321.
This is a release candidate for the final TRK 3.3. After that, work
should start for TRK 4.0 and probably a long period of radio silenc
New stuff in this version:
-kernel 2.6.26. Hope this kernel is more stable on different
hardware. I also eliminated a serious disk performance flaw: it seems
that since some kernel around 2.6.23, the generic and slow IDE driver
had become the default, resulting on really slow I/O performance on
normally ... Read more
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Good news for me: my search for a job has ended and guess what.
I found the Linux job I 've been looking for all these years! As of
the 1st of August I 'm starting for the company GFDI/CPC [1] as a
Linux system engineer. It will be a very technical job, so finally a
real challenge for me.
Thanks to everyone that responded to my previous post!

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On the hunt for a job
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Since more than 2 years I 've been working as an external IT
consultant for a company in the DIY industry.
Budget problems and global company politics are now putting an end
to this mission. The employer I work for is currently looking for
another assignment, but as summer holidays are arriving this might
become a challenging endeavour.
Therefore, I 'm about to open all registers into finding the
appropriate job opportunity.
And where else better than on the website where my skills are ... Read more
New beta 3.3 build 318 - Commercial support available for TRK
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
As of now, Trinity Rescue Kit has official commercial support.
Trinity has agreed in a partnership with the consultancy company Open
Computing [1] to give live and offline commercial support.
For years, people have been asking me whether they could be helped
by phone or online chat. Since I have my daytime job and already a lot
of work as it is, I could not provide this.
Well, now you can contact Open Computing who will help you with any
Linux problem you might have. Also Windows is ... Read more
Coming soon
Friday, April 4, 2008
.. a new version of Trinity Rescue Kit 3.3 (still beta)
For all new visitors to this site: if you want to use TRK to reset
winpass, it might not work with version 3.3 build 310. A newer version
of winpass is ready and will be shipped with a new release of TRK
In the mean I recommend to try the stable TRK 3.2 first. It might
not support your hardware, but if it does, use that one for password
Expected release date should be around the 3rd week of april 2008. Read more
Build 310: winpass fixed and Intel E1000 family nics support
Thursday, January 17, 2008
This release should fix the most hot problems reported on the forum:
winpass and new Intel ethernet cards that weren 't supported.
-The problem with winpass was with Vista. Microsoft OSes are these
days "case aware", where Unix OSes are "case-sensitive". This means
that when Microsoft decides to name the folder "C:Windowssystem32" all
of a sudden to "C:WindowsSystem32" , they don 't get into trouble
because they don 't care about upper- or lowercase, but Linux does.
This meant that winpass ... Read more
Bugfix release build 306: winpass broken in build 304
Thursday, December 6, 2007

It 's lack of time, let 's blame it on that: TRK 3.3 build 304
contains a major bug in winpass just because I didn 't test it all the
way through.
I got that fixed in a new build 306 now, the first mirror has pulled
it in (Garr), so please download that one now.
Build 306 also got a few more pata drivers (the ones not marked
experimental), so it should recognise a few more ide controllers on
brand new machines.
Let 's hope not too many new bugs come out of this one because any
moment now ... Read more
New TRK: boot TRK from TRK
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Major nifty feature addition in this release: boot other TRKs over
the network from a running TRK! Yes indeed, after months of research,
hard brainwork and lots of trial and error I finally got it to work:
you can now boot a TRK from CD or USB stick and then boot other
machines over PXE without any change to your network environment (no
dhcp modifications, no resident tftp nor nfs server)
How does it work?
Well, the initial bootprinciple is similar to Microsoft RIS or
Novell Zenworks ... Read more
Shiny and new: 3.3 build 301 beta
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Here 's another beta for you to test.
Bootsplash, broken in build 300, is functional again thanks to a
patch I found yet somewhere else.
New in this version:
-kernel, which as of this writing is the latest kernel
-ntfs-3g 1.1004, the newest version of ntfs-3g
-hwdata 0.200: Fedora Core 7 HWData, which should help Kudzu find
more recent hardware and load appropriate drivers
-ethtool 5.1: latest ethtool to tweak your network card. People with
problematic cards under ... Read more