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BIOS Hack Linux Virtual CD

I was trying to reboot one of the computers at my school with the Ubuntu Live CD, and instead of running Ubuntu, the machine restarted in Windows. Then, when I tried to change the BIOS settings during startup (to allow boot from CD), it asked for a password to make changes. Is there any way to override this password protection?

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Adam

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NO

Well you could ask your teacher/Admin. Maybe he gives it to you Wink

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Open the case, set the

Open the case, set the jumpers to maintenance mode.

Restart, bios will be reset.

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You could take the hard

You could take the hard drive out and stick it in your backpack while you're in there.

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Or

put your own harddrive in and boot from there...

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Take out the CMOS

battery and wait a couple of minutes for the BIOS to reset.

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One would have to disconnect

One would have to disconnect the power too, no?

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Or

alternatively, get shocked Wink
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It could really,

'light up' your day Smile (Sorry I couldn't resist ;))

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Oh my god

I've heard some bad ones before, but that takes the cake Biggrin
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Mmmm... when the computer is

Mmmm... when the computer is booting, you can push F8...
In some bios, F8 calls the "boot window" that you can choose the source of boot...
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It has already been noted

It has already been noted that there is a password enabled.

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Thanks

For all the suggestions, I'll give them a shot... I don't think I could get away with pocketing the hard drive tho... Biggrin

Thanks,

Adam

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You're right. RAM is much

You're right. RAM is much easier to steal. What was I thinking?

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lol why dont u just get the bios password in windows lol

umm there are utilities that just tell u the password from windows
Use (the) google (lol) i think its name is cmospswd just run it look for a password or match it with the bios remeber it or write it down then shut the PC off then restart enter password when prompted and... ure in! lol also remember to lock the doors to stall the school police force lol when ure doing this and bring gas bombs to make a clear escape and dont forget to burn the evidence j/k! Smile but really think of the consequences when doing this like u would be better off just trying a virtual machine, qemu is the best portable one i can think off the top of my head and qemu manager is a Gui that is also portable that would help for the n00bs who hate CLI based apps.

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Thanks...

I'll give it a shot, it's not such a big deal; just want to see if I can do it lol. It's just that the librarian monitors all the computers and I figured if I booted in Ubuntu of Knoppix he wouldn't be able to, but I dont think he'd know what I'd be doing if I changed the bios lol :D.

Thanks,

Adam

Thanks,

Adam

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Even if you do, good luck

Even if you do, good luck getting on the internet, unless you have your own connection. It's not nearly as simple as it seems. There are a lot of things that are set up in Novell (or whatever your school uses) that you don't know about.

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But if

you have a running net connection (like the DSL modem we have at home) it is easy. Most of the live cd I tried were able to get the internet up and running automatically.

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simple solution for newbies!!! hacking a BIOS lesson!!!

if you can get into the case find the red switch box. then (when the comp is off) switch #5 on, boot, shut down #5 off/#4 on, boot, shut down #5 again and then shutdown, bot, settings and set it to what ever you please! this process will clear the system bios, then the administrator password and then make a cleen sweep of your trax and make sure that the passwords are disabled.

Zoop

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opps!

when i said bot after the final swith set i ment boot!

Zoop

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