The BootMed Live CD is an Ubuntu Remix for those new to Linux. It's main goal is to help the average Windows user to recover a computer that will not boot. BootMed can help you remove viruses from a computer that will not boot, recover deleted files and partitions. It will also guide you through imaging a damaged drive and also shows you how to create a virtual computer out of a physical computer. All of the BootMed tutorials are written in plain language that the average computer user can understand. The first thing you need to know about BootMed is that it is a live cd. A live cd is basically a boot disk on a cd. You put BootMed cd in your computer, turn it on, and the computer will load an operating system from the cd. The operating system on the cd is completely independent of your hard drive, meaning that it will boot up even if Windows cannot. BootMed comes with antivirus programs, ddrescue, Foremost, GParted, NTFSProgs, PhotoRec, Scalpel, Stinger, TestDisk...
I am used to using all sorts of Linux based live cds and this is not one of the good ones.
The main letdown is that the file manager on it does not appear to locate any of the other media on the computer system such as hard drives, Cd Roms etc. If you are in a situation where you are a trying to rescue and copy files from a hard drive then a good Live Cd file manager is essential.
The only good thing about Bootcd is that it is quite a light Livecd and works well for internet use as it does appear to have good wireless network detection.
However for a Live Cd in general for rescue and security purposes you would be better off with the likes of Knoppix, Peppermint 3, Lubuntu, Zorin.
Poor file manager, not very many rescue utilities.
You are better off with one of the many other Live Cds available such as Knoppix 7.04