[linux-elitists] Comprehensive list of Linux malware

Mike MacCana mmaccana@redhat.com
Thu Dec 9 16:57:36 PST 2004


Karsten M. Self wrote:

>on Thu, Dec 09, 2004 at 10:06:34AM -0500, Etienne Goyer (etienne.goyer@videotron.ca) wrote:
>  
>
>>The point is moot anyway.  If your system is so old that it does not
>>have a bootable CD-ROM, I think it might be time to upgrade to one
>>built after 1996.  Really.
>>    
>>
>
>Bootable floppies offer one advantage over (most) bootable CDs:  you
>free both the floppy *and* the CDROM after boot, as the system runs
>entirely in memory.  While this is possible with a CDROM
>
Yes, it is.

>, you need
>memory sufficient for the entire disk image in memory.  That's ~50MB +
>for a mini/businesscard CD, 
>
Which is all most CD based rescue systems need. Red Hat's, Suse's, and 
everyone elses. Load up, eject the CD, commence fixing your system.

Mike



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