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RE: [SLE] lilo password
  • From: "Felipe Blanco" <iolistas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 18:45:55 +0200
  • Message-id: <01aa01c0e53a$2b1a9480$364ca3d4@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
True.
The program is called explore2fs
http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/explore2fs.htm )
If the name indicate , doesnt support reiser.
If it makes the box less secure .. i think the same,but ..do you ever put a
partition with windows in a production machine ?? :)

----- Original Message -----
From: bilbo <bilbo@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2001 6:34 PM
Subject: Re: [SLE] lilo password


> On 25 May 2001, at 10:47, Jonathan Wilson wrote:
>
> > At 11:35 AM 5/25/2001 -0400, you wrote:
> >
> > >Can I put password on lilo for my linux kernel and let it without
password
> > >for windows? I dont want people booting into linux by mistake but I do
> > >want them booting into windows. Any ideas on how to do this.
> > >Raul
> >
> > I think it's password = foo_bar in /etc/lilo.conf. Note that it's stored
in plain text.
> >
> > man lilo.conf
> >
> >
>
> Just as a reminder, ext2 filesystems (not sure about reiser etc) are
> readable from windows. I have a w2k utility which quite happily
> reads the contents of files on a linux partition. I believe writing is
> possible but I didn't have the nerve to try it! It is nearly usable from
> me/98 too AFAICR.
> I know that there is no such thing as a secure system but having
> windows on a linux box makes the linux box less secure. I am
> interested in a proper crypto filesystem but this is another on the
> long list of things to find out more about, in particular I would like a
> journalling crypto FS (I can dream), so I may eventually have to
> learn enough to to 'merge' journalling and tcfs but I'm a long way off
> and crypto is easily compromised....
>
>
> regards,
> Bill
>
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