Password-protect grub interactive commands (was: rationale of root access from boot)

Jan Claeys lists at
Sun Nov 11 23:38:59 UTC 2007

Op zaterdag 10-11-2007 om 14:06 uur [tijdzone +0800], schreef Nicolas
> But then, why not use this password feature by default to avoid anyone
> to edit boot parameter and become root?

In addition to what was mentioned already: GRUB only knows about plain
us keyboards, while many/most users probably have localised keyboard
layouts, causing problems to enter password correctly.  Even worse, some
characters that they have on their keyboard, and thus could be used in a
password, are simply unavailable for entering while in GRUB...

Jan Claeys

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