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virus on a live cd/dvd or unetbootin usb?

Postby animaguy on Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:26 pm

Can the host Operating System (i.e. OSX or Win7) get a virus when using a Linux Mint 13 live cd/dvd or unetbootin usb flash drive?
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Re: virus on a live cd/dvd or unetbootin usb?

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:31 pm

No.
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virus on a live cd/dvd or unetbootin usb?

Postby animaguy on Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:08 pm

thanks,

one more question if you do not mind. i am getting ready to teach a software class and i am considering having all the students learn to download a linux iso, burnt it to a cd/dvd and then load the linux os live.

some students may have win7 or a mac.

question

do you foresee any possible problems that may arise using a live cd/dvd linux os with a host os such as osx or win7?
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Re: virus on a live cd/dvd or unetbootin usb?

Postby OldManHook on Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:18 pm

animaguy wrote:thanks,

one more question if you do not mind. i am getting ready to teach a software class and i am considering having all the students learn to download a linux iso, burnt it to a cd/dvd and then load the linux os live.

some students may have win7 or a mac.

question

do you foresee any possible problems that may arise using a live cd/dvd linux os with a host os such as osx or win7?

NO...on Windows 7,Maybe,Sometimes on Macs :) Go For It 8) and Good Luck :)
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Re: virus on a live cd/dvd or unetbootin usb?

Postby DrHu on Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:23 pm

You will of course test the CD install to identify any potential problems rather than have the students only do that test
--that will help with the teaching aspect, and ensure that you understand any issues they may get, either from misreading the screens or other, bad CD media etc !
    Also if you have your own CD that does work,; should any student have an issue, you can loan it to them to get them going..

But in general there shouldn't be many issues
--just be aware of video card (graphics) support and the specs for your machines: if they are not the latest hardware (newest machines), then the likelihood of issues is lesser.
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