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Re: Boot Virus

On Fri, Sep 29, 2000 at 12:40:33AM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> "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.

Furthermore, the installation instructions tell you to turn off BIOS
virus protection (section 3.3.4).  I assume there's a reason someone
bothered to put it in the instructions.

Steve Bowman  <sbowman@frostwork.net> (preferred)
Buckeye, AZ   <sbowman@goodnet.com> <bowmanc@acm.org>

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