Windows 8's use of the UEFI Secure Boot

Goh Lip g.lip at
Sun Sep 25 03:47:19 UTC 2011

On 25/09/11 09:21, scott wrote:
> I've got a copy of the developer version of 8 running in a vm using
> VBox. You can run it if your processor has the virtualization extensions.

I have it running in BIOS msdos partitioned disk and it gets booted up 
by grub2. I'll bet it will run in UEFI gpt partitioned disk and be able 
to be booted up by grub2. (an article claimed it can only be booted on 
UEFI gpt partition - it may happen the 'final release' could -doubt so- 
but the 'developer preview' doesn't.)

If an article as someone mentioned here said, the firmware is embedded 
in the motherboard, then it precludes all existing motherboards. If it 
will be embedded in future motherboards in cahoots with Microsoft, a 
strong anti-trust, monopolistic charge can and should be filed.

If another article claims that the security feature is a UEFI feature 
and not Microsoft related, note that grub2 is CA-certified and this 
implies grub2 can boot Windows 8. (grub-legacy is not CA-certified)

Personally, I think that's a lot of hot air and since this thread is not 
labelled [OT], my constraint and apology (for OT) is hereby nullified. 
:)  <evil chuckle> (gpl2 licensed by Ric Moore)

yours trully - Goh Lip

When you cease to seek happiness, you will find it.

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