I need to set up a password on my netbook so no one can use the computer without it.

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I have a small sus netbook with ubuntu

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Your account has a login password. This will prevent use. You can put a password on Grub if you want and the PC won't even boot without the right password.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

You have to be aware, that anyone with physical access to that device could insert a USB stick with an operating system and instruct the netbook to boot from that stick instead of the built-in hard disk.
The only possibility to prevent this, is securing the BIOS with a system boot password.
Use extreme caution, because in case you forget that password, there is no way for you to boot that device any more.

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