[ubuntu-uk] Creating 'root' account. (sudo, recovery mode)

Paul Sladen ubuntu at paul.sladen.org
Wed Aug 8 17:48:35 BST 2007

On Tue, 7 Aug 2007, Adam Funk wrote:
> Isn't [..dropping straight to a root shell..] a bit of a security hole?  

No... Something is not "a security issue" if there are multiple other ways
to achieve the same thing (linux init=/bin/sh, LiveCD).

You are free to:

 1. Set the Grub password (to prevent changing the default boot entry)
 2. Set the BIOS password (to prevent altering the default boot device)
 3. Set the Machine in concrete (to prevent resetting the BIOS password)

...though an absolute pain to replace the fan after the computer overheats.

Why do one side of a triangle when you can do all three.   Helsinki, FI

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