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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Beware of lazy OEMs
by moondevil on Thu 6th Dec 2012 09:02 UTC
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

There are UEFI bios whose firmware is looking for specific OS names:

http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/20187.html

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RE: Beware of lazy OEMs
by benali72 on Thu 6th Dec 2012 10:15 in reply to "Beware of lazy OEMs"
benali72 Member since:
2008-05-03

Jeez, there's a problem we don't need. Thanks for the link.

Fortunately it sounds like many computers come with a "legacy mode" setting that gets you out of the problems.

Edited 2012-12-06 10:16 UTC

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RE[2]: Beware of lazy OEMs
by Lennie on Fri 7th Dec 2012 00:56 in reply to "RE: Beware of lazy OEMs"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Only if it is not an ARM device with Windows 8, if it is an ARM device with Windows 8 it will NOT have a disable button.

Microsoft demands it.

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