we should set a grub password by default

Sven sven.lug-dorsten at gmx.de
Wed May 16 13:41:47 UTC 2007

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Datum: Wed, 16 May 2007 12:22:04 +0100
Von: "(``-_-ยดยด) -- Fernando" <Ubuntu at BUGabundo.net>
An: "Matthew Paul Thomas" <mpt at canonical.com>
CC: ubuntu-devel-discuss at lists.ubuntu.com
Betreff: Re: we should set a grub password by default

> On 5/16/07, Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt at canonical.com> wrote:
> > On May 16, 2007, at 10:33 AM, Phillip Susi wrote:
> >
> > So how feasible it would be for grub to accept the passphrase of any
> > admin user, rather than having its own? That would be weird in the
> > sense that the admin accounts are Ubuntu-specific, whereas grub is in
> > theory controlling access to multiple OSes. But it would save
> > subjecting people to an extra step in the installer, and it would make
> > the grub passphrase no longer a headache.
> >
> > Cheers
> > --
> > Matthew Paul Thomas
> > http://mpt.net.nz/
> >
> Is is so hard to just run:
> "sudo passwd root"
> after the fisrt boot, while configuring everything else??
> I do it all the time, and after this simple step, I dont have even to
> bother about a password on grub.

Everyone can come around the root password with these steps:
By pressing 'e' in grub, step down to the kernel line and press 'e' again, then simply add init=/bin/bash
Press enter and press 'b' to boot.

You will get a single user system with root-access passwordless. You can mount -o remount,rw your roor partition and with passwd and create a new root password.

regards, Sven

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