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that will only ask for a password when you DO specify single or such like, i.e. override system defaults. if you want a complete password, i'd recommend using a bios password as well. rememebr to run "lilo" after you edit the conf file of course...
Originally posted by karunesh This will ask for password when you are trying fr Single User Mode through "linux single" or -S.It will not help you for everytime asking for password when you are booting in normal mode.
no, everytime after he selects linux, it will ask for a password in any mode.
actually this isn't totally secure though when you place a password in your lilo.conf. though when using this option, its good to have the file so its only readable by root. but i guess the man pages are stating its only really necessary to have password to prevent users to booting into single mode so they can't gain root access on the system, cause if you use a password, it will prompt for the password in any mode you select at startup.