Windows 8's use of the UEFI Secure Boot

Wade Smart wadesmart at
Fri Sep 23 17:58:02 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 12:50, Amrit Pal Pathak
<amritpalpathak1 at> wrote:
> 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 .
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Then that is my secondary hard drive and my primary has Ubuntu on it :D


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