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Re: Whether should grub2 write MBR automatic

> On Wed, 2011-06-22 at 11:33 +0800, YunQiang Su wrote:
>> When update to grub-pc 1.99-8, it write my MBR, then I report a bug.
>> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=631224
>> and Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> tell me that it's a new feature.
>> Y, it maybe, he tell to install grub-pc-bin only, but this package has
>> no kernel hook even.
>> Here is my suggestion:
>>     make 3 packages:
>>             one calls upgrade-grub and grub-install;
>>             one calls only upgrade-grub.
>>             one calls nothing.
>>     and, the second one should be the default.
> More packages means more user confusion.  And the first behaviour is
> definitely the correct default, as installing a boot loader package
> almost always means you want to install the boot loader in the boot
> sector.
> What is your use case for the second behaviour?
The second behavior means that: when update/reinstall grub or
update/install/reinstall kernel will call update-grub but not call
>> Don't do it like M$.
> Oh, grow up.
Even M$ will not write MBR when update software.
We do much worse than any other OS.

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