How to launch Kaspersky Rescue Disk 18 without using local data storages

Latest update: January 19, 2023 ID: 15271

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Kaspersky Rescue Disk can be launched via a PXE network (Preboot Execution Environment). In this case you do not need local data storages: hard drives or USB drives.

To launch Kaspersky Rescue Disk via network:

  1. Download Kaspersky Rescue Disk image.
  2. Create the /pxeboot/krd folder on a server and extract the downloaded krd.iso image into this folder.
  3. Set up DHCP and TFTP servers.
    An example of dnsmasq configuration for DHCP and TFTP servers in the /etc/dnsmasq.conf file:
#DNS on/off
  1. Set up an NFS or HTTP server.
    An example of nfs-kernel-server configuration for an NFS server in the /etc/exports file:
  1. Load Kaspersky Rescue Disk using one of the following boot loaders:
    • GRUB. See the guide below.
    • SYSLINUX. See the guide below.
    • iPXE. See the guide below.

Kaspersky Rescue Disk will launch.

We recommend GRUB boot loader which is included in Kaspersky Rescue Disk. If you choose a different boot loader, you will need to install and configure it manually.


How to load Kaspersky Rescue Disk using GRUB


How to load Kaspersky Rescue Disk using SYSLINUX


How to load Kaspersky Rescue Disk using iPXE


PXE loading limitations for Kaspersky Rescue Disk

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