UEFI secure boot

Avi Greenbury lists at avi.co
Fri Sep 23 19:30:25 UTC 2011

Billie Walsh wrote:

> From:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface
> Linux has been able to use EFI at boot time since early 2000, using
> the elilo EFI boot loader or, more recently, EFI versions of GRUB.

This is specifically about EFI not booting images that haven't been
signed by particular organisations. Akin to MS's driver signing, but
preventing unblessed OSs, too. The worry is that this will prevent
non-Windows OSs on machines sold with Windows 8.

But there's already another thread about this, so I imagine most
discussion will head there.


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