[syslinux] multi-boot CD question
Brent W. Woodruff
bw44197 at appstate.edu
Tue Jan 11 10:09:55 PST 2005
Blaauw,Bernd B. wrote:
> It's important to know what the ISO of the McAfee product looks like.
> If you boot that ISO, does it use no-emulation mode? or diskette
emulation mode? (you should see a A:), or does it boot some kind of Linux?
> Does your obtained bootsectorfile have a 2KB size?
> Where can we find more info on this McAfee product/tool?
> with which McAfee product is it bundled? VirusScan ?
> Maybe UBCD 3.0 (Ultimate Boot CD) also has this tool.
The McAfee cleanboot does not use emulation according to ISObuster, and
the bootsector file is 2KB. It is not using diskette emulation mode, and
if I remember correctly (can verify this when I get to work today) it
boots a version of PC-DOS (though it goes straight into the program).
I don't think cleanboot is bundled with any virus scan product McAfee
produces. It is an unsupported product, but my university has volume
licensed McAfee for students, faculty and staff so we have access to
software such as this. I can check on links to product information when
I get in to work today, though I wouldn't be surprised if there are no
I do not have experience with the ultimate boot CD, but they do link to
the McAfee SDAT from their website. I am familiar with the SDAT to which
they link; it is the offline update program for McAfee VirusScan 7. The
SDAT can be used to scan computers without installing McAfee when this
is set up correctly.
The advantage of using McAfee Cleanboot is that it includes safe NTFS
write support, and so can be used to scan the hard drive of many Windows
XP systems without booting up Windows. If the SDAT scan is used, you
have to rely on whatever write access the underlying operating system
has, which usually does not include support for NTFS.
Thanks for the reply!
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