[App_rpt-users] ACID flaw / bug

Jim Duuuude telesistant at hotmail.com
Mon May 31 13:51:49 EDT 2010

Thats what bootloaders do. They give you a chance to enter in something different
and after a set time period, take the default if you do nothing.


> Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 12:02:25 -0500
> From: K0SEY at ShaneYoung.com
> To: app_rpt-users at qrvc.com
> Subject: [App_rpt-users] ACID flaw / bug
> Greetings
> I'ts been several years since I've done anything productive with app_rpt.
> My first node was online before the quadPCI card was released.  Since  
> then, (for various reasons) it's been mostly offline.
> This weekend, I thought I'd start to get things back together.  I  
> ordered a USB radio interface and I downloaded ACID.
> After I downloaded it, I burned it to a CDROM, then went about doing  
> other things.
> This morning, I was doing some casual web browsing and things were  
> getting kind of slow, so I decided to reboot my pc.
> While it was rebooting I got up to get something to drink and tidy up  
> in the kitchen.
> When I came back, I was a bit supprised at what I saw on my PC.  It  
> was in the process of destroying itself with the ACID installation.
> Now, I've burned many installers to CD before, so I'm never supprised  
> to find the "boot" prompt of a some OS installer, but I've never had  
> an OS installer decide to trash the system on it's own.
> Just to validate what happened, I rebooted and watched what happned.
> The Centos screen came up and gave me an obvious warning that pressing  
> enter will destroy anything on my system and install centos.  It did  
> not say that it would install on it's own if I did nothing.
> I did not press enter, but after a minute or so, it started all on it's own.
> I'm somewhat at a loss of words to describe why I think it's a bad  
> idea for an OS installer to act this way.
> Is there any logical reason why it's this way?
> --Shane
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