Subject: Re: Is it possible to disable the boot prompt?
To: David Maxwell <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/03/2001 19:47:11
On Fri, 3 Aug 2001, David Maxwell wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 03, 2001 at 08:10:26PM +0200, 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 ;>
> It sounds like what you really need is _physical_ security. If someone
> can get to your machine and reboot it and load a non-standard kernel,
> what's to stop one from unscrewing the hard drive and putting it in
> another machine, containing a primary boot disk that lets one do
> whatever is desired to the contents of your drive?
> You'll also be shooting yourself in the foot - since once you do this
> you won't have an easy way to recover from problems booting - making it
> hard for someone else will make it harder for you too.
> If you still want to do it, look at:
> [description on how to disable the keypress check]

	We already install biosboot, biosboot_com0, biosboot_ps2, and
	biosboot_resetvideo into /usr/mdec. For convenience it might
	make sense to compile and install a biosboot_nomenu - what do
	people think?

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