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Bug#230502: marked as done (debian-installer wiped out my MBR)

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From: Marc Herbert <Marc.Herbert@free.fr>
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Subject: debian-installer wiped out my MBR
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Package: debian-installer
Version: N/A; reported 2004-01-31
Severity: critical
Justification: breaks the whole system

I tried yesterday's latest (thx joeyh) debian-installer images. After
circumventing a few (more or less) known bugs, I finally was very
upset to see that... the installation was finished! debian-installer
wiped out my Master Boot Record _without even noticing me_!

I find this totally unacceptable. Is this Windows or what?

I can understand that this is a beta version, that designing the
"right" user interface is full of complex trade-offs, blablabla, but
come on, ANY other user interface before destroying the MBR is better
than none.

Generally speaking, I find the new design of the installer very nice:
I like the idea of being able to go back and forth between "clever"
and "manual" modes. But please, just ask confirmation (just provide
a "back" button) before doing anything "clever", at the very least in
the MBR case.

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Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2004 16:39:06 -0500
From: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
To: 230502-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: FWD: Fixed in NMU of grub-installer 0.32
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Not really an nmu.

----- Forwarded message from Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> -----

=46rom: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2004 16:02:02 -0500
To: control@bugs.debian.org
Cc: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>,
	Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
Subject: Fixed in NMU of grub-installer 0.32

tag 230502 + fixed


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Format: 1.7
Date: Thu,  5 Feb 2004 14:41:54 -0500
Source: grub-installer
Binary: grub-installer
Architecture: source i386
Version: 0.32
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
 grub-installer - Install GRUB on a hard disk (udeb)
Closes: 230502
 grub-installer (0.32) unstable; urgency=3Dlow
   * Joey Hess
     - Add support for backing up to the main menu.
     - Reword the bootdev question to use less jargon, and to emphasize that
       it overwrites the MBR by default.
     - Ask the bootdev question at high priority, as lilo does with its
       question. This along with the wording clarification should prevent
       accidental unavoidable MBR destruction. Closes: #230502
     - Remove dead defaultbootdev code.
   * Translations
     - Bartosz Fenski
       - Updated Polish (pl) translation.
     - Giuseppe Sacco
       - applied patch for normalizing menus and some italian translation (=
     - h3lios
       - Added Albanian translation (sq.po)
     - Jordi Mallach
       - Update Catalan translation (ca.po).
     - Christian Perrier
       - Update French translation (fr.po).
     - Carlos Z.F. Liu
       - update Simplifed Chinese translation (zh_CN.po)
     - Miroslav Kure
       - Update Czech translation
     - Claus Hindsgaul
       - Update Danish translation.
     - Konstantinos Margaritis
       - Update Greek translation.
     - Kenshi Muto
       - Updated Japanese translation (ja.po)
     - Miguel Figueiredo
       - Updated Portuguese translation (pt.po)
     - Bart Cornelis
       - Updated Dutch (nl.po) translation
     - Andr?? Lu??s Lopes
       - Updated Brazilian Portuguese (pt_BR) translation.
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