[ubuntu-uk] heads up - Secure Boot Problems for Linux Users Are Here Already

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Sun Oct 30 19:10:59 UTC 2011


On 30 October 2011 18:59, Colin Watson <cjwatson at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Actually it does (on 64-bit images), but of course that doesn't
> guarantee that it will work as it's generally less well-tested at the
> moment.
>

I have installed on my EFI enabled macbook pro from these images.

> I agree with Alan that this is unlikely to have anything to do with
> "Secure Boot".  I haven't heard of systems actually shipping yet with a
> new enough version of UEFI to be affected by that, and in any case I
> would be inclined to apply Occam's Razor.
>

Unfortunately the blog post has been spammed around the place, and is
now generating quite a buzz. Whilst we need to be aware of the issues
relating to secure boot, I don't think a scare campaign is quite
what's needed.. yet.

Al.



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