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Simple password for one Grub entry

From: Gerhard Schmidt
Subject: Simple password for one Grub entry
Date: Thu, 05 May 2011 07:56:10 +0200
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I'm in the process of upgrade our Computer Pool from GRUB Legacy to Grub 2.

In Grub Legacy we have one Boot entry (Windows XP) protected by a Password.

I'm trying to set this up with Grub 2. The only solution is by defining
a user xpuser and use --users xpuser in the menu entry.

is there a way in Grub 2 to simply ask for a Password before booting the


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