Re: dual boot / windows 2000 and linux? install what one first?
Date: 4 Nov 2003 18:33:42 GMT
On Mon, 03 Nov 2003 07:11:58 -0500,
Euneek <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 31 Oct 2003 00:15:36 +0000, Andy Fraser
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> >Euneek uttered the immortal words:
> >> Yeah, and then the first time you boot Windows, it will overwrite the
> >> MBR!
> >No it won't. I have Win2k and Debian on this box and WinXP and Debian on
> >another box and the only time the MBR gets overwritten is when I run /sbin
> Yes it will. I have W98SE and RedHat 9.1 on this machine, and every
> time I boot W98 it tries to write to the MBR, and is only stopped
> because BIOS antivirus setting diplays warning on screen and gives
> choice of allowing MBR change or not. Total annoyance.
Just a guess, but check to see if your virus scanner in windows scans
the MBR. Many scanners have an option to scan for changes in the MBR
and compare against the standard or a known good copy made when
installed, or just compare against known boot viruses.
Otherwise do a virus/trojan scan. After it is installed
windows shouldn't touch the MBR unless you tell it.
Registered Linux User #303915 http://counter.li.org/
- Re: dual boot / windows 2000 and linux? install what one first?
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- Re: dual booting XP and Linux
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