Password-protect grub interactive commands (was: rationale of root access from boot)
ndeschildre at gmail.com
Sat Nov 10 06:06:24 UTC 2007
On Nov 4, 2007 6:35 PM, Oystein Viggen <oysteivi at tihlde.org> wrote:
> * ["Nicolas Deschildre"]
> > My point was not about the parameter itself. My point was about the
> > ability to edit the kernel parameters while booting.
> > IIRC lilo won't allow you that.
Thanks for the pointer.
But then, why not use this password feature by default to avoid anyone
to edit boot parameter and become root?
> Lilo has a similar password feature, but no distribution I've used had
> lilo passwords enabled by default. For rationale, it's just obnoxious
> when you finally need to boot to single user, and you get asked for a
> password that you haven't used since you installed the box.
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