[syslinux] generating hashed passwords for MENU PASSWD

Ferenc Wágner wferi at niif.hu
Wed May 17 09:03:18 PDT 2017

Fourhundred Thecat via Syslinux <syslinux at zytor.com> writes:

> the wiki says, I can use hashed password for MENU PASSWD:
> http://www.syslinux.org/wiki/index.php?title=Comboot/menu.c32
> (actually the wiki says "encrypted" password, which I think is wrong and
> misleading)
> SHA-2-256	(Signature: $5$)
> It further says, that SHA-2 passwords are compatible with very recent
> Linux distributions.
> That is great, but *HOW* do I generate such hashed password? With salt,
> or without ? Hex, or base64 ?


> I guess I could find it if I google long enough, but why can't there be
> an example ?

There could.

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