Half OT/ How to remove a virus on windows using Ubuntu

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Sat Mar 14 16:28:56 UTC 2009

Ashley Benton wrote:

> Thanks I will try to find out and ask my neighbor for the key. I actually
> copied all the hard drive on ubuntu so if I do something wrong I'll just
> copy it back on the hard drive and try again.

Straight copy not a good idea. Things like boot sector won't work that 
way, unless you DD'd the drive to get a sector by sector copy.

Better idea would be partimage or something like it. That will make an 
image and compress it with a slightly nicer interface than using dd. You 
specify the drive device to copy and where you want to create the file, 
and it'll do most of the work for you...

I didn't know if by copy you meant a straightforward cp -R or dd 
or...well, you get the idea. If you have the drive space, dd would have 
the advantage of creating a raw image that in theory you could mount 
with a loopback and browse later if you needed.

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