Virus in linux machine???? Yes! under the following circumstances:
Please, before anyone jumps in with "impossible, there's no viruses for linux, you are stupid" read the post.
I got a friend's computer to fix, Gateway NV53. Fast forward, put a new HDD but it won't accept any windows installation disk. Vista, XP, 7, nothing. It just ignores them everytime and ends telling me no OS was detected.
I then installed Linux Mint 9 on the computer quiet succesfully. It aknowledged the DVD upon boot right away from the first time I put it in. The owner wants windows back in it, but every time I insert a windows disk it completely passes ignored.
I disconnected the CMOS battery for quite a while, twice, and the problem won't go away.
Reading more lead me to believe a virus is logged in the motherboard and it only attacks windows.
What can I do to clean the mobo from linux?
I downloaded the BIOS from gateway but I can't make it run now that the computer runs with linux.
Help and thank you very much!