Re: Will Infection on 1 OS affect other OS?
if the virii attacks the other OS it could destroy it. i would doubt there are many virii that infect windows then attempt to install a rootkit on a linux partition, but i would beleive some virii would wipe the MBR (not really destructive if you remeber the size of each partition). because both OS's can repartition space, there is no reason why an anti-linux virii couldn't simply destroy the linux partitions, then make them FAT32 partitions, then write random data. this would be more likely with trojan horse virii attempting to get more disk space and time -- if linux stops working, the user might just spend more time in windows!
I know exactly how the PC works. I understand the OOO, superscalar and superpiplined designs. I just don't understand how the PC doesn't work as shown in so many cases.