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Thomas Quinot wrote:
> And here is the problem:
>   The MBR used by Debian by default allows any user to boot from
>   floppy. No other PC MBR does that.

Again, why should mbr be held to a different standard than lilo? You say
it's undocumented, but see /usr/doc/mbr/README:

   The boot prompt looks something like this:


   This is the list of valid keys which may be pressed.  This means that
   partitions 1, and 4 can be booted, also the first floppy drive (F).  The
   A means that 'advanced' mode may be entered, in which any partition may
   be booted.

see shy jo

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