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Old 11-16-2004, 08:12 PM   #1
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grub


ive read through the grub documentation, but i still can not find something i can put in the grub config. to make it so that:

Only linux is password protected, AND the bash/"minimal command line" is not accessable through grub (without the password). Is this possible?

Also, how could I DISABLE fat32 read/write support in a distro like RH?
 
Old 11-16-2004, 08:45 PM   #2
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www.desktop-linux.net/secureboot.htm
 
Old 11-17-2004, 01:10 AM   #3
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1) for linux only passwd, you need a bootloader. grub will do in the mbr without LOCK command then a chainload to another grub in the /boot partition with that grub with the LOCK command.
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ntldr in mbr and chainload to grub with its lock command

2) I don't mention it in my howto as anyone who can get access to my computer is going to find a waste of time instead of finding my money under my mattress, ooops heh heh

3) Edit your /etc/fstab for each line of fat change to ro for READ ONLY or delete the entire line and mount manually only when you feel like it
 
Old 11-17-2004, 05:45 PM   #4
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Thanks alot guys...but help!
 
Old 11-17-2004, 07:09 PM   #5
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one other question pertaining to the FAT32 mounting...is it possible to disable users from being able to mount other hard drive partitions, and only allow root to do so?

also, when I inserted "password --md5 [md5hash]" and put lock under the linux title, and not windows title, it didnt allow the grub shell, nor did it allow to boot to linux, only windows. this is exactly what i wanted. just telling you, you dont need 2 seperate installs of grub
 
Old 11-17-2004, 07:48 PM   #6
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well done on lock

mount is a command and like any command go into root (su) find the executalble and change the permissions so its only available to root and no one else.

boot up is always assumed to be root so should present no probs there
 
  


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