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Viruses affecting different partitions
it is highly unlikely that a Win XP virus would touch your Linux, BUT it could still effect your Linux partition as a whole. It could, for instance, delete the Linux partition.
The reasons I say it is highly unlikely for it to effect the data on your Linux partition or to run under Linux are :-
1) WinXP itself does not know how to read or write linux partion data, so for a virus to do it, would require the virus writer to include Linux filesystem read/write routines. Highly unlikely.
2) Windows programs do not, directly, run under Linux .
Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS