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Thomas Quinot wrote:
> Le 2000-02-02, Michael Stone écrivait :
> > By "unitiated" I mean "not schooled in debian's private method". I don't
> > recall that the mbr program is used universally by linux distributions,
> Exactly. I can even say that I had never heard of any MBR in use
> on PCs that would take care of booting a floppy drive. This is
> simply not the way things are done in the PC universe, except
> in Debian. Such fundamental deviation from industry's common
> practice MUST be documented, if not deprecated in favor of
> compliance to accepted standards.
Actually, IIRC, EZ-DRIVE does this.  Why?  So you can have the EZ-DRIVE
stuff mapping your drive correctly before you boot from the floppy. 
Might be handy on an OS installation, or such, I guess.

Are there any similar applicable reasons here?

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