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Daniel Burrows <Daniel_Burrows@brown.edu> writes:

>   I personally am not that excited about this issue one way or the other, but

Neither am I; I my primary platform can't even use mbr :-)

However, what I object to is incompentant administrators trying to
blame Debian for their problems.

> I get the feeling you aren't reading the same emails that I am and aren't using
> the same Debian system.
>   This thread was the first -- the *first* -- time that I even realized that the
> default Debian install didn't put LILO on the MBR but used the mbr package
> instead.  I believe I have read a lot of documentation, and I even knew of the

You did notice that the boot floppy programs ask you about this,

>   Anyway, all that's needed is a mention of the fact that a special boot sector
> is used for Debian, *somewhere* in the install.  This will (a) let people who

It's not just Debian, other dists use it to.  And there is such a
mention, and a query about whether or not you want to install it.

John Goerzen   Linux, Unix consulting & programming   jgoerzen@complete.org |
Developer, Debian GNU/Linux (Free powerful OS upgrade)       www.debian.org |
The 1,126,765th digit of pi is 1.

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