Excerpts from netnews.comp.os.linux.setup: 25-Apr-100 Virus alert ....
by Teke T...@hotmail.com
*What* virus alert? Corel ain't gonna be calling itself a virus.
My hypothesis is that your computer's BIOS has some code to flag
what might seem like suspicious code in, say, a boot sector.
LILO sectors tend to qualify.
But you must realize that, by no means, is this "virus alert"
universal. Using only the information you've provided, we have
no way to no *what* is giving that alert. We don't even know
whether you're another OS at the time and trying to start a
setup program, or whether you're using a boot disk, or CD...
Viruses are extremely rare [read: close to nonexistent]
given sane computing practices, such as not running programs
sent to you in the mail, not using Outlook/Netscape/other
"smart" mailreaders, and so forth. You probably don't have
It's probably the LILO boot sector being flagged by the BIOS.
If so, disabling the check may or may not be possible; it all
depends on the BIOS. See what settings it has.
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