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Method to Boot a System with Hardfile Password

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029556D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jul-06
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jul-06

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Systems that have HDD with passwords typically require the user to be physically present enter the password to boot the system. This prohibits remote maintenance of the systems since it is not possible to boot the system without being physically present and having knowledge of the hardfile password. This disclosure describes methods that will permit the system to be booted for maintenance without being present or without knowledge of the hardfile password.