I’ve been looking for quite some time for a live CD that supported Loop-AES in order to do some system maintainance on my laptop; Knoppix does a very good job at that, but unluckly it doesn’t have a recent kernel. As result, with Knoppix I could mount easily my encrypted root partition but I was unable to use both my wireless and ethernet network cards.
When I was about losing hope to have something ready and I almost started building a custom Knoppix with a recent kernel (or a custom Slax, patched with Loop-AES support) I found a wonderful Live CD that has everything I need: System Rescue CD.
The last x86 version features a 126.96.36.199 kernel and full Loop-AES support. I just tested it and it works flawlessy: I can mount my Loop-AES encrypted root partition and use my ethernet and wireless network cards while running this live distribution from an USB pen-drive!
Kudos to the System Rescue CD authors… They really did a cool job! 😀