[dm-crypt] password -md5 in grub.conf/menu.lst

ken gebser at mousecar.com
Wed Aug 17 16:17:16 CEST 2011


In grub/menu.lst file my /boot partition is a line like this:

password --md5 $1$Mb9vxXPV$pAbcdTxr4Twh32XXgns2/

The last bit is 35 characters long.


Is this the hash digest of the passphrase?  Is the final slash character
(/) just another character or is it in some way especially significant?

tnx


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