[CentOS] administering an MS Windows partition under Linux

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 04:09:39 UTC 2009

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 1:21 PM, Boris Epstein <borepstein at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> If I have a dual-boot machine (Linux and Windows) would I have any
> good tools under Linux that would allow me to look at the content of
> the Windows boot partition, administer it, clean up the registry,
> remove viruses if any, etc? The Windows installation seems to be so
> defective as to be quite useless so I am trying to think of a good
> strategy for dealing with the situation.
> Thanks in advance for any and all advice.
> Boris.
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The Helix LiveCD for forensics does registry editing, av scans, ...
i would be surprised if SysRescCD doesn't give you registry editing as well.
f-prot cd for virus scans as well.
Not to mention the rootkit detection cds.

Make sure you update the virus definitions after boot up with the live cds.

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