Mailinglist Archive: opensuse-security (69 mails)

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Re: [suse-security] Boot password
  • From: John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 15:19:04 -0800
  • Message-id: <200610301419.05208.jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 30 October 2006 11:05, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> The Monday 2006-10-30 at 17:40 +0100, Roman Pindela wrote:
> > If you want to change some options of another ..not yours computer.. then
> > I take it that you also cary a screwdriver or Swiss penknife or other
> > tools with you just to open it and pull out and battery.. am I right ?
> Unfortunately, you not only reset the password, but the rest of the setup.
> If there is something critical (like irq conflicts solved by hand
> tweaking), the computer might not boot or some device might not work.

Given that he CAN'T BOOT AT ALL, because he does not know the
password, what sense does it make to worry about such things?

The machine is dead to the world as is. How could resetting an IRQ
make it worse?

John Andersen

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