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Re: [opensuse] - Darryl/Carl/Boyd
  • From: Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 08:30:14 -0500
  • Message-id: <1170855016.4510.6.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 2007-02-03 at 16:53 -0800, Carl William Spitzer IV wrote:
> 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.

Which begs the question as to what the tax software was doing mucking
about with the MBR? Who wrote it?

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

IIRC it can be told to leave the MBR alone.

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