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Re: Boot Virus

"Christopher Dryburgh" <cdryburgh@grtech.net> writes:

> Thankyou Macan. I will look into it. Just some extra information. I only run
> into the single user shell and need to use fsck when booting from the hard
> drive. Booting using the floppy does not cause this to happen. There is
> something about booting from the hard drive that corrupts the file system.
> Other wise I would not need to use fsck when booting from hard drive. Just
> turning off the switch that monitors for boot viruses would not solve the
> problem if there is a virus.

I've run Linux since 1995 and I've never had a boot virus on a linux
box.  It's only single-users insecure operating systems which have
this problem.  The user is correct, disable the BIOS warning.

that may or may not fix your problem.  If not, I would look at the
partition tables again and make sure they are kosher.  But given the
boot from floppy vs boot from hd scenario, I'm quite sure your
overachieving BIOS is to blame.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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