Subject: Re: Is it possible to disable the boot prompt?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thomas Michael Wanka <Tom@Wanka.at>
Date: 08/03/2001 20:45:47
On 3 Aug 2001, at 20:10, Martin Weber wrote:
> Isn't there a "cleaner" software-option-activated way to do it ? I
> don't see why I should remove my floppy drive from my computer just so
> nobody can boot off it, if there was a way to simply skip the menu ! I
> mean that somehow ignorant ;>
I have not done this for some time, but I remember it was allways
possible to override Bios passwords with default values on x86. I
think if someone spends the energy to create a boot floppy, this
person will also spend it to do some research for the "emergency"
password. You might also consider a "floppy lock" (Kingston or
Kensington had such) a device that is a hardware lock for the
floppy, but I think to remember it was not too hard to unallowed
unlock it with a paperclip.