[arch-general] [OT] Sending a laptop to the repair shop
manolo at austrohungaro.com
Fri Sep 21 08:14:36 EDT 2012
Thanks to everyone for the comments. Let me say, lest I'm taken to be
even more clueless than I am, that I am aware that live CDs and
alternative users are no real protection. They will probably work as a
signal that I'd prefer my data not to be browsed, though, and that's enough for
me, I think.
On 09/21/12 at 12:26am, Calvin Morrison wrote:
> 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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