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Re: [SLE] Dual boot
  • From: Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 19:18:51 -0400
  • Message-id: <1085613530.2617.2.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 2004-05-26 at 11:12, Armando Cerna wrote:

> marcia wrote:
> > Dear All,
> >
> > I am dual booting with win2000 and Suse8.2pro. I only use Suse,
> > however I went into my win2000 yesterday briefly to check on something
> > and noticed that it is not acting right. The cursor is lagging and it
> > would shutdown on its own after a few minutes of use. I am hoping an
> > email virus did not get to it through my linux email.
> >
> > Anyway I want to fix it by going into dos and using scanreg/all but
> > will that wipe out my Suse as well? I will not do this until I know
> > for sure it will not hurt my Suse 8.2 setup.
> >
> > Any thoughts will be appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Marcia
> >
> First off Windows can't even read linux partitions so it is impossible
> that a virus could get on through linux unless you specifically copied
> one over and ran it. I would suggest doing the registry scan which is
> safe and won't hurt suse. Also you should download spy bot search and
> destroy so that you can remove any spy ware that could be potentially
> slowing down your machine. Maybe some antivirus is in order but I
> wouldn't invest the money if you aren't using the machine. I think
> there are some free anti-virus solutions out there. Good Luck.
> Armando

Actually there is explorext2 which allows for access of an ext2 file
system, and there is also a program being developed to allow windows
users to browse a Reiser file system.

Mike -- clarifying

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