Re: Sounds Really Clever?
This has nothing to do with the actual hard drive filesystem on the machine. Linux/unix presents non-file data as if it were a filesystem, like /proc, which is a list of running processes and information on them, or /dev which contains 'files' which represent devices. (So what a Windows person might think of as 'COM1' is '/dev/ttys0' or similar.)
The problem here is that the driver that presents these firmware details takes a 'delete' action to remove data *from the computer's firmware* that it needs to boot. Allowing that by default is probably a mistake.