UEFI secure boot

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Tue Sep 27 08:43:52 UTC 2011

On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 04:04:01PM -0400, Bill Stanley wrote:
> Often when you upgrade Ubuntu the grub boot-loader is modified.
> Would changes to GRUB would be forbidden?  How would the Ubuntu
> upgrade work?

We really don't know at this point.  We'd certainly not accept an
architecture that forbids changes to GRUB.  In an architecture that
requires a signed boot loader image, we'd have to arrange for it to be
signed somehow, but it's not clear where, with whose key(s), and how to
preserve the requirement that users should be able to install modified
versions of GRUB (remember that it's licensed under the GPLv3).

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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