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Re: Implentation of password and lock commands

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: Implentation of password and lock commands
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 16:09:43 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Mon, Jul 23, 2007 at 11:38:16PM +0200, Julien RANC wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I am currently trying to get involved actively in the Grub 2 
> development. I decided to start by (re)implementing the commands 
> "password" and "lock" from Grub Legacy, that are currently missing in 
> Grub 2.
> For now, I can successfully set a password in the grub.cfg file, read 
> it, retrieve it, and block access to command line and edition mode until 
> the password is verified. This seems to me a good start :)
> I hope I will have a first patch to propose in the weeks to come.

Nice.  Perhaps you could send what you have now so that others (esp the
maintainers) can comment on it?

> As I 
> am in the beginning of this implementation, I was wondering if there was 
> anything more than what was implemented in Grub Legacy that was 
> required, wished, or though about concerning this matter ? All comments 
> and suggestions are indeed welcomed.

Debian has a list of things that are needed to replace GRUB Legacy as the
default bootloader:

There's also this command list comparison, which may provide some indication:

Robert Millan

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