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Re: lilo may keep a file after purging

Andrés Roldán <aroldan@fluidsignal.com> writes:

> Hi list
> I have a little question.
> Once, there was a lilo bug saying that the /boot/boot.0300 file
> should be deleted on --purge. /boot/boot.0300 and the like files are
> actually backups of the MBR before installing lilo and I think, IMHO,
> that those files may be kept after purge because someone would need to
> restore his MBR later.
> The question is, should lilo really delete theses files?
> Thanks in advance.

Package: mbr
Priority: required
Description: Master Boot Record for IBM-PC compatible computers.
 This is used in booting Linux from the hard disk.
 The MBR runs first, then transfers control to LILO, which transfers
 control to the Linux kernel.

Shouldn't that handle mbr backup and restoration?


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