Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 23:17 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu After Fedora, Ubuntu has now also announced how it's going to handle the nonsense called "Secure" Boot. The gist: they'll use the same key as Fedora, but they claim they can't use GRUB2. "In the event that a manufacturer makes a mistake and delivers a locked-down system with a GRUB 2 image signed by the Ubuntu key, we have not been able to find legal guidance that we wouldn't then be required by the terms of the GPLv3 to disclose our private key in order that users can install a modified boot loader. At that point our certificates would of course be revoked and everyone would end up worse off." So, they're going to use the more liberally licensed efilinux loader from Intel. Only the bootloader will be signed; the kernel will not.
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RE: Open bios
by Morgan on Sat 23rd Jun 2012 05:05 UTC in reply to "Open bios"
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

Ummm...

Do not try to put OpenBIOS in a real boot ROM, it will not work and may damage your hardware! [1]


I hate to say it but we're a long way off...


1. http://www.openfirmware.info/OpenBIOS

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RE[2]: Open bios
by Andre on Sun 24th Jun 2012 18:05 in reply to "RE: Open bios"
Andre Member since:
2005-07-06

And just the line above it tells it can be used as a payload to CoreBoot. In other words, there should be possibilities.

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