This is older RescueCD project, may not work in new environments.
PLD RescueCD is a bootable disk that contains a live Linux distribution based on PLD Linux (2.6.37 modular kernel) made in Poland. Furthermore this version uses transparent compression (squashfs) to fit about 180 MB of software onto a single mini CD in usable form.
PLD RescueCD can be used to rescue ailing machines, perform intrusion post-mortems, act as a temporary secure linux-based workstation (using ssh, vpn connecting to remote host - other networking clients are also supported), install PLD Linux, and perform many other tasks that we haven't yet imagined. It provides a much nicer rescue environment than your average rescue floppy.
Current stable release:
Currnet beta release:
Rescue cd should find and load proper modules for block devices but sometimes it fails. You can try default “ahci” (or any other driver you know should work) and later
to get load