Virus 'protection' departitionment
Philippe Strauss (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 7 Aug 1996 14:02:28 +0200
Thorin Kend Linderholm writes:
> I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, if you have a better I'd
> love to know...
> I have an intel PC, IDE, 2 drives, linux is on the second, LIlo is
> on the first on MBR.
> I just ran f-prot virus protection(in dos) and it said it found and
> cleaned the ripper virus on my second drive, the one with a dos, linux swap,
> and ext-2 partition. It decided I really had one huge dos partition and
> wrote that on my MBR. Does anyone know any way to rewrite the MBR with the
> correct information witout losing all the data on my drive?
> BTW, I know the data is still there because my kernel is on that
> drive and lilo can still run it, but of course it can't mount root, cause
> the file system info is wrong in the MBR.
> Any help, even just a better place to ask, would be apreciatd. Oh,
> f-prot will not return my MBR to its pre-'cleaned' status itself, I checked
> that already.
> Thorin Linderholm
Using linux fdisk, if you remember *EXACTLY* where the partition bound
where, you can simply make partitions *EXACTLY* where they were lying
before the un-virusing problem. Just put the same cylinder number than
before in fdisk. This really is the last chance option.
Installing NeXTstep 3.3 removed my linux partition since NeXTfdisk was
just unable to identify this kind of partition. Needless to say that,
because of that not-friendly relationship, NeXTstep doesn't stay
longer than one hour on my PC ;*)
I was able to boot from floppy and reconstruct the partition table
because it was filling the whole remaining space.
Philippe Strauss, CH-1092 Belmont
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