|Summary:||boot virus detection|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||sharifi|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Jay Turner <jturner>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-10-22 19:30:07 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description sharifi 1999-10-15 03:31:35 UTC
I have Pentium II 400Mhz. I installed RedHat 6.1. Because of my WinNT I use bootdisk to load Linux but every time I use it my computer gives me the following message: Trend ChipAwayVirus has detected a boot virus on your hard disk. My hard disk is clean and the problem is related to linux bootdisk.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-10-18 18:44:59 UTC
Try remaking the boot disk within linux and see if that solves the problem. Reopen this issue if that does not solve the problem.
Comment 2 sharifi 1999-10-18 19:52:59 UTC
The problem is still there, remaking another boot disk within linux does not change anything. ChipAwayVirus of my computer does not like bootdisk of RedHat linux version 6.1. I did not have this problem with version 6.0 or 5.2.
Comment 3 Jay Turner 1999-10-21 18:49:59 UTC
Unable to replicate in the test lab with a machine which has ChipAway detection. In talking with engineering staff here, have no reason to believe that our boot disk has anything to do with it.
Comment 4 sharifi 1999-10-21 22:26:59 UTC
I also install Lilo on my hard disk but I have the save problem. Every time that I boot linux it gives the same warrning. The problem is not related to bootdisk but kernel itself.
Comment 5 sharifi 1999-10-22 03:31:59 UTC
Solution from Trend Micro: solution 1483 Title: Always getting a virus alert when I start the computer using LINUX LILO. Problem: Booting from Linux LILO can trigger a false alarm from ChipAwayVirus. Whenever you start you computer, ChipAwayVirus performs a quick check of your computer's boot sector for viruses. This scan occurs right after system start up, before the OS. No problems have been reported for Windows or DOS, OS, but using the LINUX LILO can cause a false alarm. Solution: If you are running LINUX LILO and receiving a persistent boot sector virus alarm, disable the virus in the BIOS. To turn off boot sector scanning in the BIOS, start your CMOS editor (usually by pressing the DEL key a few seconds after powering on) and locate the virus scanning feature. For AMI BIOS's, this is under the "Advanced" menu heading. In Award BIOS's, check the "Anti Virus Protection" heading. In either case, locate "Trend ChipAway Virus", or simply "Anti-virus" and toggle the "Disable" option. Without changing anything else, save you new settings and restart the computer.