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Subject: Re: Read only in USB mode [Feature Request]
From: roland (for_spam_at_gmx.de)
Date: 2003-07-21


> I think fat partition can be set as read only by updating bootsector of hd
are you shure?
i never heard about this "feature". the only "read only" features regarding fat/32 partitions/fs i have come across so far is:

- setting a partition/fs readonly for special tools (like partition magic) so you won`t accidentally destroy something.
- mounting a partition/fs readonly on a unix system
- using a special fs driver (e.g. sysinternals fat32 for windows NT)
- setting read-only in hardware (if hardware supports that)
- setting a partition readonly inside vmware

i would be interested, if this is possible with "native" fat/fat32. Is this feature mentioned in the fs-specs?

regards
roland

----- Original Message -----
From: "mourad jaber" <mjaber_at_centralpay.net>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Monday, July 21, 2003 6:45 PM
Subject: Re: Read only in USB mode [Feature Request]

> 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 ;-)
> > <-- THIS IS A JOKE!
> >
> > 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 ...it 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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