Cant make Kaspersky or drweb work on yumi

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  1. techdunce

    techdunce Registered Member

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    Hello, and not quite sure if Im posting this in the right place but here goes.
    Just built a bootable usb with yumi 2.0.0.5 but cant get above mentioned to work.
    Also having the same trouble with ophcrack, this gives a white (static) screen and not sure how to fix this.
    Kaspersky rescue seems to default into text/command mode but this is no good to me, cant use it.
    Am I wrong in thinking these packages should work out of the box or should I jump through some hoops first, and if so, what hoops?
    Despite the name I am fairly competent in windows, not linux, and am pretty sure Im using yumi correctly.
    Any help or pointers appreciated. Techdunce:)
     
  2. techdunce

    techdunce Registered Member

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    Dont all rush at once.....
     
  3. Gullible Jones

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    Ophcrack I don't know about, but the last release was 2012, so I'd guess it's a hardware support issue.

    Most AV live distros are terrible - bad hardware support, ancient and badly configured kernels, missing X11 drivers, etc. I have no idea why; making a decent live CD is trivial. You'd think someone would just make a Debian live CD and slap an antivirus GUI on it, but no such luck yet.

    Sadly the situation with Windows live CDs is not much better. I have had precisely zero successes with anything other than BartPE, which we all know is XP only.

    I also would not recommend using a normal live distro and ClamAV, as Clam gets huge numbers of false positives on almost everything.

    Wish I could be of more help here, but right now everything on the live AV scanner scene is pretty bad, IMO.

    Edit: if you need to, you could try the following kernel options (in the bootloader screen):

    noapic nomodeset nohz=off highres=off irqpoll

    This should work around various kinds of hardware bugginess, at a small cost in performance, and without disabling really important stuff like ACPI or multiprocessing.
     
  4. Umbra

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    if you have an UEFI machine , YUMI is not compatible, sad but true
     
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