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Re: [Bug-grub] Changing GRUB password

From: Jason Thomas
Subject: Re: [Bug-grub] Changing GRUB password
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 10:15:14 +1000
User-agent: Mutt/1.4i

hmm on redhat its set in grub.conf, there is a line:

password topsecret

where 'topsecret' is the password, just change that.

it is possible that this is an md5 password which will look like:

password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/

so to change it you can either change to plain text like above or
generate a new password using md5crypt.

On Mon, Jul 29, 2002 at 01:55:36PM -0700, bill wrote:
> Hello:
> First, I'd like to thank and congratulate the GRUB development team. I'd 
> gotten used to lilo over the past few years, but GRUB is a breath of fresh 
> air! It's so much easier to update kernels now.
> While recently installing RedHat Linux 7.3 with GRUB, I set a passord for 
> GRUB that I would now like to change. The passord works fine for entering the 
> GRUB command interface during boot. I'd just like to change it, but am 
> unsure how to proceed.
> Reading through the GRUB manual, it looks like the password command 
> not the tool but the md5crypt command may be part of the solution. 
> Thought I'd ask an expert before moving ahead. Thanks for any 
> advice you can provide. 

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