Bug 988383 - Installation Guide should stress the importance of bootloader passwords
Installation Guide should stress the importance of bootloader passwords
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: doc-Installation_Guide (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Petr Bokoc
: Documentation
Depends On: 988382
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Reported: 2013-07-25 09:02 EDT by Petr Bokoc
Modified: 2014-06-11 11:51 EDT (History)
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Clone Of: 988382
Last Closed: 2014-06-11 11:51:56 EDT
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Description Petr Bokoc 2013-07-25 09:02:17 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #988382 +++

The Installation Guide should contain a mention of GRUB2 password protection ("insecure bootloader is insecure, set a password for it") and a link to the System Administrator's Guide, where GRUB2 in general is discussed in depth.

There is a mention on how to set up GRUB2 password using the Kickstart Configurator (33.3. Boot Loader Options), but no mention on how to set it up when making a kickstart file without using the Configurator, or during the graphical installation.

Both of these are fairly complicated and don't really fit in the scope of the book, but a mention on the importance of setting up bootloader password and a link to the System Administrator's Guide should be included.
Comment 3 Petr Bokoc 2013-11-19 17:48:46 EST
Ready for QA.

The admonition is visible in 32.4 Kickstart Options under the "bootloader (required)" heading:

and also in 33.3 Boot Loader Options:


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