Linked by Elv13 on Sun 17th Jun 2012 10:35 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The UEFI secure boot mechanism has been the source of a great deal of concern in the free software community, and for good reason: it could easily be a mechanism by which we lose control over our own systems. Recently, Red Hat's Matthew Garrett described how the Fedora distribution planned to handle secure boot in the Fedora 18 release. That posting has inspired a great deal of concern and criticism, though, arguably, about the wrong things."
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RE[4]: uefi disable
by acobar on Mon 18th Jun 2012 23:43 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: uefi disable"
acobar
Member since:
2005-11-15

Using such a switch (no matter if hardware or software) prevents the "boots securely" checkbox item on the RHEL sales material.

If they NEED such thing, just REFUSE to boot on machines where this feature is available and was disabled. Nothing more, nothing less. It keep its toys and let the others play with theirs.

Edited 2012-06-18 23:44 UTC

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RE[5]: uefi disable
by pgeorgi on Tue 19th Jun 2012 06:26 in reply to "RE[4]: uefi disable"
pgeorgi Member since:
2010-02-18

"Using such a switch (no matter if hardware or software) prevents the "boots securely" checkbox item on the RHEL sales material.

If they NEED such thing, just REFUSE to boot on machines where this feature is available and was disabled. Nothing more, nothing less. It keep its toys and let the others play with theirs.
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At some point, customers (government, big business) will _require_ "secure" booting. Telling them to buy "insecure" systems (or disabling the secure boot feature) won't fly.

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