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Re: Whether should grub2 write MBR automatic

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 05:07:52AM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
>                                           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.

The boot sector does not belong to the current system. If they install
the stuff into a part of the disk actually belonging to the current
system, aka the root- or boot-filesystem, this is okay.

> What is your use case for the second behaviour?

If it breaks existing system, this is rather irrelevant.


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		-- Kirk, "Errand of Mercy", stardate 3201.7

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