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Actually, dbootstrap asks if it should "install a master boot record on
/dev/hda".. Unless you are aware of the existence of the mbr package, you
wouldn't know that this is what it is referring to... After all, LILO has an
MBR that could be installed too, and I assume this is what most people
assume dbootstrap is referring to.

As for docs in /usr/doc or /usr/share/doc.. Again, one wouldn't go looking
for the docs for a package whose existence they are not aware of.  Up until
this discussion began, if someone had wanted to know where their MBR was
documented, I would have pointed to the LILO docs...


-----Original Message-----
From: jgoerzen@erwin.complete.org [mailto:jgoerzen@erwin.complete.org]On
Behalf Of John Goerzen
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2000 9:59 PM
To: quinot@inf.enst.fr
Cc: quinot@infres.enst.fr; Pierre Beyssac; Samuel Tardieu; Adam Di
Carlo; Huneycutt, Doug; 56821@bugs.debian.org; pb@enst.fr;
quinot@enst.fr; debian-devel@lists.debian.org

So not only do you ignore documentation in /usr/doc but you also
ignore prompts given by dbootstrap?  It clearly asks -- ASKS even --
if it should install this MBR.

Thomas Quinot <quinot@email.enst.fr> writes:

> Le 2000-02-03, John Goerzen écrivait :
> > > >   Anyway, all that's needed is a mention of the fact that a special
boot sector
> > > > is used for Debian, *somewhere* in the install.
> > Then what are you complaining about?  It's been there for years.
> This is wrong. There is no mention of the fact that a special boot
> sector is used for Debian anywhere in the installation procedure.
> I am starting to wonder what your objective is in publicly making such
> dubious claims.
> Thomas.
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