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On Wed, Feb 02, 2000 at 11:26:19AM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> Pierre Beyssac <beyssac@enst.fr> writes:
> > 	- what is the purpose, in terms of system usability, of
> > 	  this MBR, other than bypassing BIOS and Lilo controls,
> > 	  which hardly qualifies by my book?
> Uhmm, is this not inherently obvious?  If you don't want LILO in the
> MBR, then you have to have SOMETHING there to boot the box.  Not
> everyone had DOS on the machine previously.
> What about thsoe that don't use LILO?  Maybe they use syslinux or some
> such.  

What does that have to do with the installation defaults? The
installation defaults to lilo+mbr, not lilo+syslinux. You have yet to
answer why lilo+mbr is better in the general case than lilo alone. Note
that people with a reason to install mbr can do so later. Note also that
the system must be bootable somehow *or they couldn't be running the
install* -- so you obviously don't ned mbr to boot the box, regardless
of your assertion above.

Mike Stone

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