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Open Firmware Passwording blocks Startup Commands

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According to this document :http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106482
\tThe Open Firmware Password doo-hikey makes it so you can not start up from a CD , even if you press C. now, i want to know, can you enter your password and do this? Because you can get to the start-up manager by entering your password, and then you could choose your options. right?

I just want to know if this is more of a problem than a help <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
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Sounds like WAY more of a problem... Just make it so you have to log in when it boots up, and 90% of people won't be able to get to your massive child/necrophiliac/beastiality/snuff pr0n stash.

Of course someone a bit more resourceful could just boot up from a cd to circumvent this, but hey, it's better than not being able to boot from a CD in an emergency.

You might email Apple for clarification on that one, though.
No, the bazaar cannot satisfy users. Neither can the cathedral. Nothing can satisfy users, because software is written to enable rather than satisfy, and because most users are mewling malcontents...
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No, the bazaar cannot satisfy users. Neither can the cathedral. Nothing can satisfy users, because software is written to enable rather than satisfy, and because most users are mewling malcontents...
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