Bug#56821: Important security hole: mbr allows anyone to boot from a floppy.
> Furthermore, I believe providing an insecure system by default, and
> leaving it up on administrators to guess the system's subtely non-standard
> behaviours and fix them is not considered common practice (nor
> good practice) within Debian.
instead of you all starting another flamewar^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hdiscussion, we
are going to try to install the mbr with the floppy option turned off....
(install-mbr --enable -F)
Please understand that the boot floppies team is for the most part extremely
under-staffed; we don't know everything, and depend and really rely on
constructive bug reports and solutions.
This bug will be closed with the next boot floppies upload. If you have
other constructive concerns/suggestions, please let us know.
Debian Developer <firstname.lastname@example.org>