[App_rpt-users] ACID flaw / bug

Wayne Edgar kj4fza at gmail.com
Mon May 31 14:00:53 EDT 2010


Yes, and most operating system installers require some user input for
overwriting the entire hard drive..... I agree with Shane. This is something
that needs to be addressed and corrected.

On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 12:51 PM, Jim Duuuude <telesistant at hotmail.com>wrote:

>  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.
>
> JIM
>
> > 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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-- 
Wayne Edgar
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