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Re: Grub-devel Digest, Vol 73, Issue 9

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: Grub-devel Digest, Vol 73, Issue 9
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2010 21:35:37 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Sun, Mar 07, 2010 at 01:34:15PM -0700, address@hidden wrote:
> "Encrypted password support, with a new utility `grub-mkpasswd-pbkdf2'."
> Dose this mean that GRUB 1.98 now has support for password-protection (of
> the bootloader), or is this something completely different?

1.97 had basic authentication support, but the password had to be in
cleartext in grub.cfg.  1.98 permits encrypting the password in
grub.cfg.  It's not hooked up for convenient use in grub-mkconfig yet,
so will require some manual work.

For directions on use, see:

Colin Watson                                       address@hidden

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