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Re: Bug#31329: mbr: bootable floppy!

reassign 31329 boot-floppies

On Wed, 30 Dec 1998, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:

> Package: mbr
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> Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 14:19:06 +0100
> From: Wichert Akkerman <wakkerma@cs.leidenuniv.nl>
> To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Boot Floppie problems.
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> Previously Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> > The lilo package wont need mbr in the furure. I see reraly no use in it.
> I have another problem with the bootdisks installing mbr: mbr has the
> nasty habit of allowing one to boot from a floppy even if that is
> disabled in the BIOS. That is really bad for labrooms, and I would love
> to see either the installdisks give a warning for that or offer a mbr
> which does not have that `feature'.
> Wichert.

If it is true that lilo may not need mbr in the future, I think it will be
better and much easier to add the suggested warning in the install disks.


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