[CS-FSLUG] Linux developers working on Windows UEFI secure boot problem

Fred A. Miller fmiller at lightlink.com
Mon Jul 16 19:23:29 CDT 2012

We all know that Windows 8 PCs will come locked up tight Microsoft's 
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) secure boot on. This will 
prevent you from easily installing  Linux or any other operating system, 
such as Windows 7 or XP, on a Windows 8 system 
What we don't know is exactly how original equipment manufacturers 
(OEM)s will be implementing UEFI, never mind secure boot, on these new 
machines. To address this problem, James Bottomley, chair of the Linux 
Foundation's Technical Advisory Board, has released a version of the 
Intel Tianocore UEFI boot image and some code that Linux programmers can 
use to get around Windows 8's  Secure Boot restrictions 


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~Roger Renner

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