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Pierre Beyssac <beyssac@enst.fr> writes:

> I can't understand why everyone insists on keeping this MBR since
> its "features" serve strictly _NO_ useful purpose other than
> bypassing Lilo and BIOS security, so the argument that removing it
> would impair the system's ease of use is totally flawed.

I have already pointed out many situation where it would be better.

You don't want LILO in your MBR for reasons I've already explained.

If anything happens to LILO you'd like to be able to boot another

It's a nice thing to have.
> We all agree that there can be no "absolute" security, especially
> when people have physical access to the machine. However I fail to
> see how that's an excuse to keep a security hole that big.
> -- 
> Pierre Beyssac		pb@enst.fr
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