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>>"Pierre" == Pierre Beyssac <beyssac@enst.fr> writes:

 Pierre> Let me restate: what purpose, in terms of system usability, do the
 Pierre> keyboard-controlled floppy (or any other partition) boot functions
 Pierre> of _this_ MBR serve, that the BIOS or Lilo cannot accomplish?

 Pierre> I obviously agree that you need a MBR. Why, of all the MBRs in the
 Pierre> world, is this dangerous MBR installed instead of Lilo's MBR or
 Pierre> any other secure MBR?

        Allow me to boot my machine, bypassing LILO, when I have
 screwed lilo up? Can you tell me how to accomplish that with a less
 featureful mbr?

        You want a heideously secure machine, you can configure the MBR.

 [...] or some clown changed the chips on a board and not its
 name. (Don't laugh!  Look at the SMC etherpower for that.) from
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
1024R/C7261095 print CB D9 F4 12 68 07 E4 05  CC 2D 27 12 1D F5 E8 6E
1024D/BF24424C print 4966 F272 D093 B493 410B  924B 21BA DABB BF24 424C

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