Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 6th Dec 2012 05:26 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes With computers now shipping with UEFI Secure Boot enabled, users of any OS other than Windows 8 will want to know how to circumvent it. Jesse Smith of DistroWatch tells how he did it here. The Linux Foundation describes its approach here. If you want to boot an OS other than Windows 8, you'll want to figure this out before you buy that new computer.
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Fedora Shim
by Brendan on Thu 6th Dec 2012 07:47 UTC
Brendan
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2005-11-16

Hi,

I think Fedora are also planning to create a "shim". The basic idea is that it's signed with Microsoft's key, and boots other boot loaders.

It's possibly not that simple though - I think they're planning to allow end users to add keys to UEFI's store; so that if you try to boot a signed boot loader with the shim, it'll ask if the key should be added. This way Linux can use secure boot too; and all those dual booting Linux users don't have to worry about getting their Linux OS infected by viruses that Windows let in. :-)

- Brendan

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