LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Password
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-21-2004, 06:22 AM   #1
berti
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Trier, Germany
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
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 02-08-2004, 11:29 AM   #2
ToniT
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Distribution: Debian/unstable
Posts: 1,357

Rep: Reputation: 47
err.. why?

How about using the root account or starting with init=/bin/sh if you need to get into the system without password at boot.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 11:34 AM   #3
ToniT
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Distribution: Debian/unstable
Posts: 1,357

Rep: Reputation: 47
Ups, it was "cannot", not "can".. hmm..

the lilo trick can be disabled from lilo.conf. But it is even theretically hard to gain immunity against physical attack, so protecting against an user that has access to the power switch (what other way the computer got to the boot sequence in the first place?) is a lost game anyways.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
kernel configuration goutham Linux - General 3 05-06-2005 04:58 AM
using an old configuration for a new kernel mushmaster Linux - Software 2 02-16-2005 01:07 AM
New FAQ topic: Should I edit my kernel configuration?/Should I build a custom kernel? chort *BSD 10 09-10-2004 11:15 PM
kernel configuration hotrodowner Linux - Software 2 02-19-2003 09:04 AM
kernel configuration Syncrm Linux - General 2 03-07-2002 06:56 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:31 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration