Re: [POSSIBLE GRAVE SECURITY HOLD]
On Wed, Feb 02, 2000 at 09:43:33AM -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> I think a bigger question to ask is, "what does mbr buy us?" I've
> thought it was a silly thing to install for a while now, and have
> eradicated it on all of my systems without any problems.
Well, I gather there can be problems with a brand new disk formatted
for linux first up -- it needs code in the MBR to boot the system, but
unless your disk manufacturer writes something in there, you need mbr.
I think LILO in the MBR is, in general, the wrong solution too.
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB. CCs of replies on mailing lists are welcome.