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grub-md5-crypt question

From: Karan Saberwal
Subject: grub-md5-crypt question
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 13:51:20 +0530


I have been trying to generate a script which will generate the md5 hash for
a string taken as input from the command line . For that , I used
, and used it as follows ->


# File name -> md5.sh

# This script will generate the md5 password for the string entered on the
command line

# for use as the boot-loader password


# initialize a few variables

# echo $1

/sbin/grub --batch --device-map=/dev/null <<EOF \

| grep "^Encrypted: " | sed 's/^Encrypted: //'

md5crypt $1


The problem is that I get the correct password , but if I re-direct it to a
file , GRUB does not authenticate using that password i.e.

$ ./md5.sh karan >> /boot/grub/grub.comf

And then I paste the password in the desired location.

Could you please help ?


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