[sf-lug] Hayes Valley Setup

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Jul 27 17:06:47 PDT 2007

Quoting Tom Haddon (tom at greenleaftech.net):

> Just wanted to let you know I got a call from Gloria because one of the
> machines "wasn't working". I came over as it's just around the corner
> from me (although we probably need to work out a "support procedure" for
> the future). Turns out someone has just left a floppy disk in and it was
> trying to boot off that, so maybe locking down the boot device would be
> a good idea...

Highly recommend putting removable drives _below_ the hard disk in the
BIOS Setup's boot-device order.  (This should be done routinely.)  It'd
be embarrassing to have someone hit that box with a boot-sector virus.

Having done that, you would always want to set a password for BIOS
Setup, as well.

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