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Re: terminal --silent option

From: Henrik Nordstrom
Subject: Re: terminal --silent option
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 21:50:19 +0200

Christoph Plattner wrote:
> Bt it is a bad semantic in having "hidden features". This may be a
> Microsoft method (which I really hate), but not more.

Well, I need to hide it for what I think is valid reasons, which are

  * Users not authorized to use the serial boot console should not find it 
that easily
  * There may be other devices connected on the serial port not being that 
happy about grub sending data there.

Should perhaps note that on these devices there is no external VGA or 
keyboard connector..

> If I offer a feature, then in the correct way. If I want to have
> "restricted" access, then password or similar features can be used.

Our grub config is obviously also password protected.

> The only thing to discuss is perhaps the message "press any key ...",
> but this is another topic.

It is.

If you do not accept the --silent option or a equivalent option then this is 
fine by me. I'll just continue to patch the code before using to suit my 


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