[arch-general] [OT] Sending a laptop to the repair shop

Calvin Morrison mutantturkey at gmail.com
Fri Sep 21 00:26:15 EDT 2012

I just had my x220 repaired at a small place. I told them I used linux
exclusively and that I didn't want to give out my password. They understood
and everything went ok.

Typically they just want your password to verify that everything works and
maybe to run a quick system cleanup which is very common. In my case I was
having part of the screen fixed and obviously did not need it.

this is a good time to keep a small windows installation handy but empty
and just sent the grub default 2 windows when you are going to the shop
On Sep 20, 2012 9:55 PM, "Manolo Martínez" <manolo at austrohungaro.com> wrote:

> On 09/20/12 at 10:46pm, Martín Cigorraga wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM, Ralf Mardorf <
> ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>wrote:
> >
> > > On Thu, 2012-09-20 at 20:38 -0400, Manolo Martínez wrote:
> > > Do you create a new user for them, you
> > > > give them your user and password and hope for the best, ask them to
> use
> > > > a live CD? What?
> > >
> > >
> > WHAT? You can't be so naive dude, I would promptly give my life than my
> > pwd!!! Which reminds me: http://xkcd.com/538/
> Yep, that's why I was asking. I think I'll just create another user for
> them. This will at least protect my files from casual browsing. Although
> Ralf's probably right they don't give a rat's ass.
> Manolo
> --

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