Bug#56821: [POSSIBLE GRAVE SECURITY HOLD]
- To: Joseph Carter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Cc: Martijn van Oosterhout <email@example.com>, Samuel Tardieu <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Adam Di Carlo <email@example.com>, "Huneycutt, Doug" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Bug#56821: [POSSIBLE GRAVE SECURITY HOLD]
- From: "Stephen R . Gore" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2000 07:15:58 -0600
- Message-id: <[🔎] 20000202071557.A20238@ev1.net>
- Reply-to: "Stephen R . Gore" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
- In-reply-to: <[🔎] 20000202045337.A10828@debian.org>; from firstname.lastname@example.org on Wed, Feb 02, 2000 at 04:53:37AM -0800
- References: <[🔎] email@example.com> <[🔎] 389823E6.37B56639@cupid.suninternet.com> <[🔎] 20000202045337.A10828@debian.org>
Joseph Carter wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 02, 2000 at 11:32:38PM +1100, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> > Err, there is a mistake here somewhere. If you are getting 1FA at the
> > boot prompt then lilo is *NOT* in the MBR. If it were you would get the
> > lilo prompt.
> Why not? If I hold down the wrong key too soon in the boot process, I get
> a 3FA: prompt. I press enter and get lilo as normal.
> It's not a virus or a security concern. Similar prompts happen on similar
> machines lots. No two machines seem to have the same "strange" prompt.
As far as I've been able to decipher, the prompt lists bootable partitions
and devices (3FA == partition 3, floppy, and I once knew what the 'A' did,
but have forgotten).
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