Re: lilo may keep a file after purging
Martin Godisch <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> 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.
Does grub use mbr too? grub should have the same problem, right?
Better put the solution into a common package.