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Re: Problem installing Debian 1.3

Dale Scheetz writes:
> On Tue, 9 Dec 1997 tko@westgac3.dragon.com wrote:
> > I have a question for you... What happens to the Linux partitions sitting in a
> > "extended" partition if the extended partition gets accidently _trashed_?
> > (like from a virus)
> > 
> I assume it does the same thing as trashing a primary partition ... FUBAR
> Luck,

Thanks, the thought here is that if a partition is a primary Linux partition
rather than a Linux partition sitting in a DOS extended partition, perhaps a
virus looking for DOS partitions will leave the LINUX partitions alone.
Whereas, viruses would recognise the extended partition as a DOS partition and
reek havoc on the DOS, thus trashing any Linux partition residing within.

Thus a rescue floppy might allow you to at least recover Linux.
Any thoughts on this?

-= Sent by Debian 1.3 Linux =-
Thomas Kocourek  KD4CIK - member of ARRL
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