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Subject: Re: Read only in USB mode [Feature Request]
From: mourad jaber (
Date: 2003-07-21

Yes I give it an antivirus software but after all my executable files on
the archos hd were infected and after i clean them !
That's why I was thinking about that....
I think fat partition can be set as read only by updating bootsector of hd

BlueChip wrote:

>> I think about putting archo in read-only mode before plug it to usb,
>> I think is it possible to lock partition so it's may be a new feature
>> to prevent modifications on the archo hd...
>> I don't know if it is well explain...
>> Mourad
> The JB USB/HDD interface is in a dedicated chip - the firmware/Rockbox
> can only enable and disable it - after that it is all in hardware :(
> You could patch the windows driver, but then you will need to install
> your new driver onto your friends machine before you connect your
> jukebox. As this would have to be done to every machine you come into
> contact with and it would mean carrying an additional Floppy Disk/CD
> with you everywhere, i guess it is not really a viable option :(
> So. Sadly. You're kinda stuffed :(
> Sorry for the not-so-good news, but at least you understand it all now :)
> BC
> PS.
>> I don't know if it possible, but I had some virus pb because I
>> plugged my archo on a windows 2k infected with viruses ( I see it
>> after :( ) and all executable achives on my archos ( i have some
>> archive in backup ) were infected by that virus....
>> So I think to kill my freind but it's not solution ;-)....
> There are thousands of very nasty viruses available for download. CIH
> is especially effective if your friend has a surface mount BIOS.
> Perhaps you might consider this option before hiring an assasin ;-)
> Alternatively, you could introduce your friend to Anti-Virus
> software. Personally I download and install Sophos(.com) once every
> month or two and run a check (ever since I accidentally gave CIH to a
> friend with a surface mount BIOS - D'OH!) <-- THIS IS NOT A JOKE! ;-)
> I have no idea if Sophos is a "good choice" or not, but until someone
> gives me some better advice works for me :)
> ...If he does not think that AV software is a good idea - explain how
> the CIH virus works - Bwahahahaha

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