Bootable CD with virus checking for NTFS
tshadwick at goinet.com
Wed Jun 8 15:49:14 GMT 2005
On Wed, 8 Jun 2005, Brent Wiese wrote:
> I've been searching around for a bootable CD that can virus fix NTFS
> partitions. Obviously that means it needs to be able to mount NTFS
> partitions as RW.
> I've found several CD's based on Linux that will check in RO mode, but none
> that will (safely anyways) in RW.
> Pipe dream?
> Heck, doesn't even need to be free as long as the cost is reasonable.
> Just so extra emails aren't generated, I've tried:
> Ultimate Boot CD (this one claims NTFS RW, but when I boot, it appears to be
> RO... Haven't actually tried using on an infected system yet)
Just so you know, I'm pretty sure all of the LiveCD's go RO by default,
even if the kernel is compiled to allow RW. That's just a safety
precaution against users that don't know the limits and dangers of writing
to an NTFS volume. You can still pop open a terminal and re-mount it RW
by hand, although I would suggest running clam (that's what you're using,
right?), and if you FIND a virus, mount it RW and either remove it by hand
or run clam again again allow clam to clean up the mess then.
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