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Will LL re-install fully delete previous?
« on: October 23, 2019, 10:53:26 AM »
 

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I wonder can anyone help with this.

On a dual Win7 and LL 4.6 I suspect some malware has infected the LL partition, though the Win7 seems fine.

I wish to keep the Win7 and re-install LL 4 - my question is will the new install completely wipe the partition, including any suspected malware?

I don't know what the malware is, ClamTK didn't see anything amiss.

Any ideas appreciated.
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Re: Will LL re-install fully delete previous?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2019, 03:25:01 PM »
 

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Let us start with, how do you know LL has malware in it now? What has happened?
 

Re: Will LL re-install fully delete previous?
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2019, 03:27:30 PM »
 

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@Searchernow ,
If you're confident the malware is on that partition, you can delete and recreate that partition.  Or you could just format it as part of your reinstall.
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Re: Will LL re-install fully delete previous?
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2019, 04:41:48 PM »
 

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Let us start with, how do you know LL has malware in it now? What has happened?

Hi Jerry,

thanks. Why and what happened are here   https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/other/computer-crash-mystery/

I'm not certain, but I'd prefer to be sure, by a fresh install. It's probably the quickest route.

Edit:  To remove other readers' doubts - it is my own installation which might have picked up malware, NOT linux Lite itself!
Last Edit: October 23, 2019, 04:45:51 PM by Searchernow
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Re: Will LL re-install fully delete previous?
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2019, 04:59:12 PM »
 

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You sould look at the smart data also. How many errors do you have
reallocated sector count should be very low or the better zero
uncorrectable sector count should be zero (not even very low)
read error rate slould be low or the better zero
Also if you notice any other errors then the hdd may be failing. Please note that for an example start/stop count is not error

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Re: Will LL re-install fully delete previous?
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2019, 11:02:51 AM »
 

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@Searchernow ,
I went to your link.  I don't see enough to warrant a reinstall in my book.  You may want to use Lite Tweaks to do basic cleanup.  Keep using the Linux Lite installation.  If things become a definable pattern of problems, then it's worth a revisit.  But based on what you've described, it just seems like a one-time aberration.
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Re: Will LL re-install fully delete previous?
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2019, 11:23:14 AM »
 

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@Searchernow ,
I went to your link.  I don't see enough to warrant a reinstall in my book.  You may want to use Lite Tweaks to do basic cleanup.  Keep using the Linux Lite installation.  If things become a definable pattern of problems, then it's worth a revisit.  But based on what you've described, it just seems like a one-time aberration.

Torreydale

thanks for going to the trouble! Apart from what I wrote, it did suddenly Shut Down once since, but seems ok now. I'll leave it be for now and see how it goes, and if more trouble I'll just simply re-install. It's just for general browsing anyway.

This Linux Lite forum is way ahead of a couple of others I've encountered before, very helpful without the arrogance.
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Re: Will LL re-install fully delete previous?
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2019, 05:59:22 AM »
 

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very helpful without the arrogance.

Indeed!  It's one of the nicest things about this forum, and one of the things that keeps me coming back.
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