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Security and grub2 (was: Debian Project News - May 31st, 2010)

Hi Wolfgang,

Am 31.05.2010 15:33, schrieb Wolfgang Gruhn:

>> William Pitcock explained [17] that due to some limitations (for example
>> in the size of supported kernels) the boot loader LILO [18] is about to
>> be removed from the upcoming release of Debian 6.0 "Squeeze". He
>> therefore asked users to test the replacement boot loader GRUB 2 [19].
> GRUB version 2 cannot be accepted (because of security reasons) as long
> as the PASSWORD command is ignored. Please inform the developers to use
> GRUB version 1 instead, thanks!

To the best of my knowledge, GRUB 2 supports restricting different boot
menus in a far more flexible way than GRUB 1 did.  I found a small
introduction at http://grub.enbug.org/Authentication, however I'm unsure
about the plain text passwords statement and how to best integrate that
into Debian's configuration handling.

GRUB maintainers, could you please comment on that?

Best regards,

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