Re: lilo may keep a file after purging
On Sun, Mar 30, 2003 at 17:42:25 +0200, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> Andrés Roldán <email@example.com> writes:
> > 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?
> 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?
It doesn't backup your partition table.