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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ugly failure....
by project_2501 on Thu 6th Dec 2012 10:56 UTC
project_2501
Member since:
2006-03-20

What a mess. The whole clunking effort will fail as hacks/bypasses are developed. And the cost of the whole enterprise will be borne by the customer.

Looking for specific OS names.. how ugly is that. If I was that BIOS/EUFI developer I would be so ashamed.

I think the real worry is that on ARM systems certified for Win8 you as the customer can't unlock the UEFI.

Where is the EU Commission when we need them .... Neelie ..?!

In 100 years we'll all look back at this period and be amazed at the controlling antics of the corporations .. secureboot, DRM, locked bootloaders, dvd region codes, ... how 20th century!

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RE: ugly failure....
by UglyKidBill on Thu 6th Dec 2012 11:01 in reply to "ugly failure...."
UglyKidBill Member since:
2005-07-27

Nah... we'll be amazed at the 'anarchy' of society... "circumventions, workarounds, hacks... and no jail time?... omg!!!"

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RE[2]: ugly failure....
by howitzer86 on Thu 6th Dec 2012 11:55 in reply to "RE: ugly failure...."
howitzer86 Member since:
2008-02-27

Exactly. It shouldn't be long before we start asking for Congressional exemptions for rooting PCs. We'll get those for a few years... then as the Linux scene withers up they'll stop coming. Bypassing UEFI will become a crime.

Edited 2012-12-06 11:56 UTC

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