Bug#56821: [POSSIBLE GRAVE SECURITY HOLD]
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cc: Pierre Beyssac <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: John Goerzen <email@example.com>
- Date: 02 Feb 2000 18:00:52 -0600
- Message-id: <[🔎] firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-to: John Goerzen <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- In-reply-to: Thomas Quinot's message of "Thu, 3 Feb 2000 00:56:49 +0100"
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Thomas Quinot <email@example.com> writes:
> Le 2000-02-02, John Goerzen écrivait :
> > partitions to boot from within Linux. If Linux is not bootable or
> > deleted, you're stuck. This is not acceptable.
> If Linux is deleted, then you cannot boot Linux no matter what MBR
> you are using. If you moved away one kernel image referenced by
But you can boot your OTHER OSs.
> your LILO map, you can have a rescue one that you do never touch
> that will allow you to boot. If you moved away all you kernel images, I seriously
> doubt you'll still be in situation of loading anything useful using mbr.
You could load no less than three other operating systems.
> Now, if you are willing to stop spreading FUD and perform an elementary
> reality check, can you provide one example scenario where Debian's mbr buys
> you one fnctionality that cannot beachieved using plain LILO?
I already mentioned several. MBR does not depend on a Linux partition
to work. MBR does not require Linux to change partition boot
selections. Others have mentioned some as well. Some BIOSes make it
difficult to boot from floppy; MBR adds this. MBR can boot Linux
without requiring a Linux partition.
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Developer, Debian GNU/Linux (Free powerful OS upgrade) www.debian.org |
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