Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Dec 2012 16:37 UTC
Linux It's sad that we need this, but alas - Matthew Garret has made a list of Linux distributions that boot on Windows 8 PCs with Secure Boot enabled. Tellingly enough, the list is short. Very short. Can someone hack this nonsense into oblivion please?
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Not really relevant
by jessesmith on Sat 29th Dec 2012 23:04 UTC
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The list isn't really relevant since, on my machine at least, Secure Boot must be disabled before the user can install a new operating system (ie boot from any media except the hard drive). To boot one of these distros that support Secure Boot I'd have to first disable Secure Boot, then install the distro and then re-enable Secure Boot. Having a distro support Secure Boot doesn't help at all since I can't boot from the distribution's installation media while Secure Boot is enabled.

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