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Offline ferran

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Doubts how i must put passwords into extlinux.conf bootloader
« on: November 13, 2020, 09:27:51 AM »
I have doubts about saving a password for my USB stick with TCL CorePlus 11.1. I think It should be preserved it with a password. I have been read the Wiki but im not sure to put the passwords.

Currently In my extlinux.conf it shows the following:

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DEFAULT core
LABEL core
KERNEL /boot/vmlinuz
INITRD /boot/core.gz
APPEND quiet ..... (etc,etc)

Instead the Wiki shows this:

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UI vesamenu.c32
MENU TITLE Tinycore Bootloader
PROMT 0
MENU MASTER PASSWD MasterPassword

LABEL tinycore
MENU PASSWD TinyCorePassword
KERNEL /boot/bzImage
APPEND initrd=/boot/tinycore.gz quiet opt=sda2 home=sda2 norestore tce=UUID="long-number"

LABEL windows
MENU PASSWD WindowsPassword
KERNEL chain.c32
APPEND hd0 1

My extlinux.conf does not match with the Wiki and I have not seen a case similar to mine in the forum either.

I undestand the parts I need to change, f.i. in "TinyCorePassword" i need to change it with a pass for tc, etc.

The problem is where I must to put the "MasterPassword" pass (as Wiki shows)?. Is this a pass for root?. Is it only for login in TC or what?

I would like get your help about it. Thank you.
TC CorePlus v.11.1 i686 & lots of coffe

Offline ferran

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Re: Doubts how i must put passwords into extlinux.conf bootloader
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2020, 08:43:00 AM »
Please say something...

From tomorrow I have to use it in several places and I need to have this issue fixed already.

I don't intend to rush it, but I've been waiting days for some help for solve it.

Thank you.

TC CorePlus v.11.1 i686 & lots of coffe

Offline jazzbiker

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Re: Doubts how i must put passwords into extlinux.conf bootloader
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2020, 08:52:19 AM »
Hi, ferran!

I think, that extlinux' passwords don't influence TinyCore, which is started by extlinux. Bootloader have no idea how does works the software started by it.
Do You need the password for TinyCore tc user? It is not the problem, but the bootloader is apart.

Offline ferran

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Re: Doubts how i must put passwords into extlinux.conf bootloader
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2020, 10:51:04 AM »
Hi jazzbiker thank you for ask.

All right. So I will to set a password for my USB stick.
TC CorePlus v.11.1 i686 & lots of coffe