Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


Closed Thread
  Search this Thread
Old 07-29-2008, 10:03 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2007
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 15
Hidden GRUB!

Alright, so I was thinking about running linux on my school's computer.

So first, I removed the CMOS battery to reset the supervisor password set on the BIOS.. then after that i changed the boot sequence to allow me to run a live cd. Then I managed to run my cd! (slax).

But I want to move on to other stuff. I want to install a full fledged system, which is installed. Sadly, From my knowledge, GRUB pops up very prominently at boot, and it will e obvious linux is installed.

Is there anyway in which I can make it such that GRUB will only popup upon the pressing of a certain special set of buttons.. or maybe such that I would have to put in the CD to activate GRUB? Somewhere along that line, where GRUB will only be run when I want to, if not, it defaults to windoze.

Does anyone have any idea on how to do this? Thanks a billion for your help!
Old 07-29-2008, 10:07 AM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 235Reputation: 235Reputation: 235
Ummm.. circumventing rules on machines you don't own or administer of is probably not only against the school's rules but against the law as well, a felony at best. I don't think any member here at LQ is going to help you.
Old 07-29-2008, 11:18 AM   #3
LQ Guru
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: N. E. England
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, Debian
Posts: 16,298

Rep: Reputation: 75
You questions involve doing something potentially illegal and against your school rules, so thread closed.

Closed Thread

grub, hidden

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
Can I cp hidden files? JosephS Linux - Software 7 01-02-2009 04:48 PM
Booting my new ubuntu install = "GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB" etc. dissolved soul Ubuntu 2 01-13-2007 12:55 PM
hidden folders tenmiles Linux - General 5 11-23-2004 02:37 AM
hidden grub anjiie Linux - Newbie 2 03-09-2004 02:52 PM
hidden dirs? mighty Linux - General 3 11-03-2001 03:38 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:08 PM.

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