Computers Gone Wild!
shane at hathawaymix.org
Wed Jan 16 10:24:42 MST 2008
> Pretty much the rest of my problems sound like an IRQ issue especially
> since my Kernel options have to include irqpoll or the computer won't
> even consider booting. But what about my phantom drive.
The CD driver can react to a strange interrupt any way it likes.
Is your power supply dying? A dying switching PSU tends to produce
noisy power, leading to bit errors in random parts of the system.
The IRQ theory is still interesting though. What do you see in
> Could this be a malware problem? If what are best practices for
> checking a Linux system for malware?
Run rkhunter and chkrootkit from a live CD.
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