Xubuntu 6.06.1 desktop i386

Kyle Vanditmars kylevan at telus.net
Thu Dec 21 07:50:28 UTC 2006

Couldn't you just do a CMOS reset?  Usually there's a jumper you can
short that will reset the BIOS anyway, I would imagine that would
obliterate the password.

Also, to get to single user mode you can simply type "init 1" into one
of the virtual consoles (Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6).  To get back you either logout
or type "init 5" - can't remember which from when I last did that.


On Wed, 2006-12-20 at 20:30 -0800, Daniel Robitaille wrote:

> One way around it is to put a password into your BIOS setup  so that
> you cannot easily boot from a Live CD unless you know that password.
> But not too many people do that (including me...).  One way around
> this for a hacker, since he has physical access to your computer, is
> to physically open the computer case, take out the hard drive, and put
> it into another computer, and once again do whatever he/she wants in
> the OS on that hard drive, and  then reinstall the hard drive back
> into the original computer.

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