|Subject:||Re: How do I boot a standalone program in grub (a password checker via serial input) before allowing grub to continue booting?|
|Date:||Mon, 5 Nov 2007 15:45:07 -0500|
On Sat, Nov 03, 2007 at 09:58:37AM -0700, CurlyCoconutTree wrote:
> How do I boot a standalone program in grub (1.95) (a password checker via
> serial input) before allowing grub to continue booting? I'm trying to
> develop a program that will run, stand alone or with the libraries Grub
> gives me access to, parse serial data for a password, store the password to
> the MBR, then if valid return to Grub to boot windows... I'm not looking for
> a solution, I'm just looking for a place to start! Grub, is pretty poorly
> documented and I wouldn't be posting this is there was more (or I could find
> more) info on how to develop for GRUB. I guess I'd be a 'noob'... I hate
> using that term... we all have to start from some where.
IIRC someone implemented password checks in boot already, or was working on
that, but hasn't been merged yet. I suggest you check the mailing list
<GPLv2> I know my rights; I want my phone call!
<DRM> What use is a phone call, if you are unable to speak?
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