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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RE: Disable it?
by Alfman on Thu 6th Dec 2012 14:50 UTC in reply to "Disable it?"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

Z_God,

As I recall, the secure boot specs specifically block flash updates which are unsigned by a secure boot key. So unless you find an exploit or can disable secure boot, you cannot flash away secure boot.

I am so thankful that, amid all the criticism, MS found it in their heart to force windows 8 machines to add a user accessible override for secure boot on x86. There was probably an internal fight at MS between lawyers worried about antitrust lawsuits and business suits wanting all computers to be locked down. It sucks that ARM computer users are still being shafted and that owner control still isn't in the UEFI spec, but at least x86 users have a way to take control back.

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