Originally Posted by aus9
I suggest that if you are the legal owner of that device....you have lawful authority to change the bios boot order just like most of us....who use a live cd...its not big deal to boot up a live cd to image the hard drive.
But if you are concerned someone else will then try the same trick just set the bios boot order to hd only and set a password so only if an attempt is made to change the order ....the password is needed.
Any other advice would imho amount to possible unlawful activity and I am likely to then report this post to a moderator.
And you are? You don't know the situation and it is not your position in life to make that decision for me or other people. You would have better handled this by asking me outright if you had concerns instead of posting your mis-informed opinions and forcing your moral value on the rest.
With regards to reporting to a moderator... I am reporting you
to the moderator for you actions.
First, I have legal authority. This is a linux based product line that I am trying upgrade in the field.
Second, the legacy systems in the field I need to upgrade each has a different password on the BIOS. I do not want these passwords out. This procedure I outline will allow me to creata a script that will boot from CD, modify the system, then remove the configuration. After the procedure is complete the system is again locked down.
FYI this is a one of a kind (no one else makes one) cardial medical device.