Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 19:34 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Hardware, Embedded Systems A big issue right now in the world of operating systems - especially Linux - is Microsoft's requirement that all Windows 8 machines ship with UEFI's secure boot enabled, with no requirement that OEMs implement it so users can turn it off. This has caused some concern in the Linux world, and considering Microsoft's past and current business practices and the incompetence of OEMs, that's not unwarranted. CNet's Ed Bott decided to pose the issue to OEMs. Dell stated is has plans to include the option to turn secure boot off, while HP was a bit more vague about the issue.
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How do you go about...
by Dr.Mabuse on Mon 7th Nov 2011 03:24 UTC
Dr.Mabuse
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2009-05-19

...Running a rescue disc/usb key?

Something like this:

Go into BIOS, *disable* Secure Boot, reboot, boot on disc/USB key (do what you have to do) ... reboot, go into BIOS, *re-enable* Secure Boot, reboot, boot Windows 8.

I guess it's not horrible, but it's hardly elegant.

Any word on being able to add your own authorised boot-sectors to the system?

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