bootloader password

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maspai
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bootloader password

Post#1 by maspai » 04 Jan 2013, 10:46

porteus bootloader can be configured on-the-fly with pressing Tab and then modifying existing cheatcodes, including deleting "noautologin" if there any.
i prefer using "noautologin" to increase security, but it can be broken by anybody who knows how to modify the cheatcodes through the bootloader. so i think, this can be avoided by using bootloader password, if possible.
is it possible? if yes, how?
thanks.

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Re: bootloader password

Post#2 by fanthom » 04 Jan 2013, 11:29

i remember Hamza asking about this before and finally i used google to find the answer :)

please follow this guide:
http://wiki.tinycorelinux.net/wiki:extlinux_passwd

set 'MENU MASTER PASSWD' to disable editing of cheatcodes.

optionally:
a) remove 'TIMEOUT 90'
b) protect selected booting modes (always fresh, copy2ram, etc..) with additional 'MENU PASSWD'

working beautifully here.

here is similar guide for LILO:
http://www.brunolinux.com/05-Configurin ... _Lilo.html

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Re: bootloader password

Post#3 by maspai » 07 Jan 2013, 02:24

thanks, it works :)

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