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RE: single user mode



On Wed, 23 Aug 2000, Andy Schuler wrote:

> Thanks!
> 
> The reason I was looking at an option other than a bios password was so that
> I can reboot the box remotely. The options you specified for LILO will only
> require a password if parameters are specified on the command line (e.g.
> single, correct?
> 

That's what "man lilo.conf" says, but I'd give it a try first before
rolling it into production... just in case.   :-)


restricted
              A password is only required to boot the image if
              parameters are specified on the command line (e.g.
              single).> 
> 
> 
> On Wed, 23 Aug 2000, John Aldrich wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, 23 Aug 2000, Andy Schuler wrote:
> > > (sorry if this gets posted twice)
> > >
> > >
> > > 	I know with FreeBSD it is possible to setup single user mode to require
> the
> > > root password. Is it possible to do this on RH 6.2? Or possibly disable
> > > single user mode entirely?
> > >
> > >
> > I think you can put a password requirement in the lilo so that it
> > requires a password to boot up. Period.
> > 	John
> >
> 
> You can do this from the /etc/lilo.conf file.  Add the following lines
> right below the "label=linux":
> 
> password="yourpassword"
> restricted
> 
> Don't forget to change the permissions on the file so no other user can
> read the password.  Of course, you can also set a password in the BIOS,
> and that would make more sense to me.  It would be more secure, I think.
> 
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