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Wednesday, December 15th, 2004

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12:57p
Pretty cool...
A "live" CD for X.org and ssh tunneling from Windoze to a Linux box.

Tried it out and it works OK.

http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/12/15/0146248&from=rss

Current Mood: impressed
3:15p
Dual booting Debian and Windows - boot loader issues.
(cross-posted to debian)

I'm trying to dual boot Debian GNU/Linux (3.0r3) on a second HDD on my computer, the first HDD already having Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition installed. The installation went fine until it came to installing a boot loader; setup recommended I install LILO in the MBR and recognised that there was an entry for Windows as well, so I assumed it was going to be fine. "L 01 01 01 01...05" on reboot informed me otherwise. Luckily I have the original XP disk and so could use Windows Recovery's fixmbr.

My question is what to do now. I neglected to make a boot floppy so I can't boot into Linux. GRUB gives me the error:
root (hd 1,0)
File system type is ext2fs, partition type 0x85
kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb1
Error 15: File not found

and I'm now convinced that two years without running Linux has made me stupid and that I've royally messed this up. Can anyone give me advice on what I should do or point me to a HOW-TO or Guide that details a correct way of doing this? (and no, just installing Linux is unfortunately not an option. I'd also prefer a solution that doesn't involve re-installing Windows). Thanks in advance. I'll calm down in the meantime.

Current Mood: frustrated
5:00p
uh oh
I lock my desktop with KDE's screensaver, so that a password is required to quit the screensaver and access the desktop.
When I came today, I sat down and attempted to get in, as usual, but KDE would not accept my password.
I tried numerous times.
I ended up rebooting the machine and logging in as root, checked users & groups settings, and, sure enough,
appeared as though my password has been changed.
The root password was not altered, just my user password.
Could this mean that my machine was somehow compromised?
5:43p
Hi all. I ran Chkrootkit and Rkhunter on the same machine. Chkrootkit warned about a possible LKM trojan, however Rkhunter didn't find anything. Now the question...Which output should I go
with/is more credible? Is this the case as in windows...One antivirus program found what the other did not? Here is relevant Chkrootkit output: Searching for LPD Worm files and dirs... nothing
found
Searching for Ramen Worm files and dirs... nothing found
Searching for Maniac files and dirs... nothing found
Searching for RK17 files and dirs... nothing found
Searching for Ducoci rootkit... nothing found
Searching for Adore Worm... nothing found
Searching for ShitC Worm... nothing found
Searching for Omega Worm... nothing found
Searching for Sadmind/IIS Worm... nothing found
Searching for MonKit... nothing found
Searching for Showtee... nothing found
Searching for OpticKit... nothing found
Searching for T.R.K... nothing found
Searching for Mithra... nothing found
Searching for LOC rootkit... nothing found
Searching for Romanian rootkit... nothing found
Searching for HKRK rootkit... nothing found
Searching for Suckit rootkit... nothing found
Searching for Volc rootkit... nothing found
Searching for Gold2 rootkit... nothing found
Searching for TC2 Worm default files and dirs... nothing found
Searching for Anonoying rootkit default files and dirs... nothing found
Searching for ZK rootkit default files and dirs... nothing found
Searching for ShKit rootkit default files and dirs... nothing found
Searching for AjaKit rootkit default files and dirs... nothing found
Searching for zaRwT rootkit default files and dirs... nothing found
Searching for Madalin rootkit default files... nothing found
Searching for anomalies in shell history files... nothing found
Checking `asp'... not infected
Checking `bindshell'... not infected
Checking `lkm'... You have 2 process hidden for ps command
Warning: Possible LKM Trojan installed
Checking `rexedcs'... not found
Checking `sniffer'... eth0: PF_PACKET(/sbin/dhclient)
eth1: PF_PACKET(/sbin/dhclient, /usr/sbin/dhcpd)
Checking `w55808'... not infected
Checking `wted'... nothing deleted
Checking `scalper'... not infected
Checking `slapper'... not infected
Checking `z2'... nothing deleted

Ideas out there? Thanks!

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