[Nottingham] Linux Tuition

Robert Davies nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
Thu Jul 10 21:32:01 2003

On Thursday 10 Jul 2003 19:33, Duncan John Fyfe wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Jul 2003 ben@benjiboo.org.uk wrote:
> > Quoting Duncan John Fyfe <djf@star.le.ac.uk>:

> Any sysadmin worth their salt wouldn't let you near their machines with a
> CD distro.  They might as well hand you the root password and ask you to be
> carefull with it,
> If you boot a machine from CD (or floppy ) you own (or is that 0wn ?) it .

Hence disabling floppy and CD-ROM booting with use of a lilo password, or BIOS 
protection.  Fact is though, there's little to stop someone opening the case 
and adding a disk pre-prepared, simply swapping IDE cables so the genuine 
boot disk is circumvented and available for 'play'.