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

 Pierre> On Wed, Feb 02, 2000 at 12:04:16PM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
 >> The purpose of this MBR is the same as that of any MBR.

 Pierre> Funny, you edited out my question about why _THIS_ MBR allows you
 Pierre> to choose to boot from a floppy. Does the logical answer disturb
 Pierre> you, perhaps?

 Pierre> If I read the above correctly, you agree with me, then, that _THIS_
 Pierre> MBR should be replaced with a regular, less-featured MBR.

 Pierre> Thank you, my point is made.

        I suppose I could attribute the above to english not being
  your first language, rather than sheer stupidity, as was my
  first inclination.

        I don't think that is what he meant.

 >> > Not a help button. A PROMINENT warning, and preferably another
 >> > choice by default.
 >> Which would mean that anybody without an MBR already on their system
 >> would not get a bootable machine.  Bad idea.

 Pierre> Either you can't read or you're trying to make me look like an idiot.

        I don't think you need help ;-)

 Pierre> No: that means Lilo's MBR would be installed instead by default.
 Pierre> _That_ is the reasonnable choice. You implicitly admitted this
 Pierre> at the top.

        That MBR does not have enough features: for example, it does
 not allow me to bypass LILO when LILO is messed up.

 who knows that security has to have its limits.
 Programmers do it bit by bit.
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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