Windows 8's use of the UEFI Secure Boot

Amrit Pal Pathak amritpalpathak1 at
Fri Sep 23 17:50:47 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 1:47 PM, Bill Stanley <bstanle at> wrote:
> I heard about the UEFI Secure Boot feature that might impair installing an
> alternate OS (Linux) or prevent the use of Dual Boot.  Supposedly it would
Means people can't install any other os(dual boot) after installation
of window8 ?
> be a part of the motherboard hardware and prevent ANY changes to the boot
> sector.   Supposedly it would prevent root-kits as there would be no way to
> get around it.  Has anybody heard more about this and what would the Ubuntu
> community do about this?
Well ubuntu developers  will have to crack it as they usually do .

Amrit Pal

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