Re: Bug#56821: [POSSIBLE GRAVE SECURITY HOLD]
On Thu, Feb 03, 2000 at 03:54:32AM -0800, Nathaniel Smith wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 03, 2000 at 10:48:31AM +0100, Thomas Quinot wrote:
> > Le 2000-02-03, Adam Di Carlo écrivait :
> > > Please advise. Please do not flame. Less than 3 posts on this topic
> > > per hour per person please. :)
> > My first comments on the newly-uploaded boot floppies are:
> > - disabling the prompt solves the problem as reported;
> > - the new user information message is appropriate;
> > - if some users want to have the ability to have an "enabled"
> > mbr, perhaps this could be proposed as an option in the
> > installation procedure, eg:
> > "<information message about the MBR>
> > --> Do you want to enable MBR's prompting features? (y/n)"
> I disagree, to the extent that the default should be the other way, as
> evidenced by the majority opinion and that we do not ask whether
> to disable the lilo prompt as well...
fine. the default doesn't matter, the important thing is that the
question gets asked by the boot-floppies install script and the user
gets to choose.