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Re: [opensuse] device.map - Darryl/Carl/Boyd
  • From: Carl William Spitzer IV <cwsiv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 03 Feb 2007 16:53:00 -0800
  • Message-id: <1170550381.8493.17.camel@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 2007-02-02 at 17:56 -0500, Mike McMullin wrote:
> As far as I know, it won't, but I'm not an MS Guru. Someone mentioned
> Norton Anti Virus (and IIRC McAffee) might have auto-repaired the boot
> sector thinking it might have been changed due to virus activity. I do
> remember having this "fixed" for me a few times before finding the
> setting to not "fix" it. Let me clarify one thing, you did the Grub
> install and then re-booted, and it went into XP without showing the Grub
> menu, correct?
>

Norton System Works '06 edition was roundly criticized for this since it
also affected American tax software which also demanded changes to the
MBR.

Lets hope '07 corrects this. Dumb idea to use the boot sector for
anything but booting systems.


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