Thread: bootloader with password?
June 21st, 2003, 08:10 PM #1
bootloader with password?
Is there a bootloader like grub or whatever with support for passwords? I have a boot/bios password and login passwords for windows and linux, but I'd like a bootloader with support for passwords. I want it to require the password before it will start the OS. The computer is going with me over the summer to syracuse where I'll be studying engineering and UNIX programming, but I don't want anybody to use the computer when I'm not present. There is really no sensitive data on it, I'm just not trustworthy of people I don't know yet.
June 21st, 2003, 08:13 PM #2
BootMagic will do it...I don't think it's from PowerQuest, who makes Partition Magic.Asus A7N8X Deluxe | AMD AthlonXP 2600+ | 512mb Corsair XMS Extreme DDR
June 21st, 2003, 08:18 PM #3
Thanks Telexen, but BootMagic seems to be discontinued. In order to get it, you have to spend $70 on partition magic.
June 22nd, 2003, 08:55 PM #4
June 22nd, 2003, 09:00 PM #5
I have not used Grub, but I think it supports passwords. I do know that Lilo supports passwords.SimplyMepis 8.0. . . Kernel-2.6.27-1-mepis64-smp
June 22nd, 2003, 09:04 PM #6
Cool! Thanks Xeroid. When I get my new hard drive and try to set it up, I'll probably have a few more questions. I'm not too familiar with Grub, but I can probably figure out how to set up the passwords in Lilo. I just didn't know that it supported them.
June 22nd, 2003, 09:14 PM #7
Bios & Bootloader Security. There ya go.
EDIT: I'm pretty sure you get to set up the password option during install for Redhat and I know for sure Mandrake, so there is no need to go in and edit the files manually.
Last edited by Xeroid; June 22nd, 2003 at 09:18 PM.
June 22nd, 2003, 09:17 PM #8
Awesome! And it's even easier than I thought...
Thanks a lot Xeroid!
June 22nd, 2003, 09:17 PM #9SimplyMepis 8.0. . . Kernel-2.6.27-1-mepis64-smp
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