Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Wed Jul 20 03:54:10 CDT 2005

On Wed, Jul 20, 2005 at 10:32:25AM +0200, Hervé Cauwelier wrote:

> I'd really like to give it a try. What worst could happen to my 
> computer? I mean, is it relatively safe? (That was kind one of the 
> interest in a userspace splashboot.)

The worst that could happen? It effectively needs to run as root, so it 
could potentially delete all of your files or corrupt your filesystem. 
In an absolute worst case, it could scribble over /dev/nvram and render 
your machine unbootable, or send commands to your hard drives that 
delete their firmware and force you to buy new ones. But that's fairly 

> Said differently, what are the known bugs and risks?

The known  bugs are in the section of the readme titled "BUGS".

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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