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How to set grub password in Debian Squeeze? How to configure the grup entries in Squeeze, I saw few entries in /etc/default/grub

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Don't touch menu.lst anymore, since it's Grub2 now.

Answer to your question is can be read in chapter 5:

Grub2 have difference interaction way and configures through scripts which lies in /etc/grub.d/. Inside you will find some awesome examples) After change scripts just type update-grub and reboot.

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Welcome to Super User! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Tom Wijsman Oct 31 '11 at 21:10

The grub configuration resides in /boot/grub/menu.lst, and already contains documentation on how to set a password:

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line)  and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
#      password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret
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There is no file in /boot/grub/menu.lst, Note I'am using squeeze, I saw the above configuration in debian lenny. – ungalnanban Oct 19 '11 at 14:59

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