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Old 19. Dec 2009, 06:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Terarus View Post
I just created a dual boot with ubuntu and vista and as I am new to this, I was a bit concerned with seeing my window files in ubuntu mode? Is that suppose to be normal? I know window based viruses cannot infect ubuntu, but can it pass over to my vista if i caught something in ubuntu?
With a standard dual boot Ubuntu / Vista setup, ie no RAID, Ubuntu is 'clever' enough to recognise your Windows installation and automatically mount it as part of the file system. That is why you can 'see' your Windows files.

As you mention, should your Windows installation be infected by a virus it will have no impact on Ubuntu. Linux isn't vulnerable to viruses in the way Windows is, I've certainly never come across a Linux virus, so there is little, if any chance of something being passed in that direction.
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