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Old 01-21-2004, 07:01 AM   #1
berti
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Kernel Configuration


Hi,

does someone know how to configure the kernel (2.4.23) so that a normal user cannot switch into root mode by hitting the F5 key while the computer is starting?

thanks
 
Old 01-22-2004, 05:19 PM   #2
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no need for posting twice keep your eyes on track
 
Old 01-22-2004, 05:57 PM   #3
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That sounds more like a distribution thing, rather than the kernel itself. You can follow through the boot execution order by seeing what /etc/inittab calls. There should be a line that starts with si - look for something like:

# System initialization.
si::sysinit:/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit

Then you can look at /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit to see where it mentions F5 and what it does with it.

My guess is that it's probably not going to be as straightforward as you had first hoped!
 
  


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