Mother's Arms Rescue System is a GNU/Linux CD image used for rescuing data from a damaged PC. It is based on ArchLinux and is built using the latest version of the 'archiso' tools.
MARS has networking and ssh included and on by default so it can potentially be accessed remotely assuming that you know its IP address.
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Since I don't have much outgoing bandwidth, BitTorrent is my preferred distribution method, please seed as long as you can.
UPDATE 2012-03-04: The last torrent I tried to upload was corrupted, this one should be better...MARS-2012-03-02-i686.iso.torrent(172 MB)
Download the ISO using BitTorrent and either write it to a CD using your favourite CD burning software or copy it to a suitable USB flash drive:
dd if=MARS-2011-02-06-i686.iso of=/dev/sdX ( where X is the drive letter of your USB stick )
If you are familiar with syslinux, you can take an existing USB drive and extract the files from the iso image, then add an entry to the syslinux.conf
Make sure your target system supports booting from CD or USB and that it will boot these devices first. Then put it in the drive and reboot your PC.
Once it has booted you can log in with the username 'ma' and the password 'rescueme'. The root user has no password.
To find out your local IP address:
To find out your external IP address: