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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Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Thu 6th Dec 2012 15:55 UTC
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

I am assuming this is x86/x64? if so, open up your bios, disable the secure boot and there you have it. I know, how difficult that is! next week on 'pointing out the obvious' we'll have another super tip for all you kids!

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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by Morgan on Thu 6th Dec 2012 16:15 in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

That will work right up until the board manufacturers choose to (or are forced to) remove the ability to do so. It is coming, and it's only a matter of time.

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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by moondevil on Thu 6th Dec 2012 17:22 in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

As I mentioned in another comment, there are already boards available where you cannot turn it off.

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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Sat 8th Dec 2012 00:58 in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

That will work right up until the board manufacturers choose to (or are forced to) remove the ability to do so. It is coming, and it's only a matter of time.


Then don't buy motherboards or computers off dodgy vendors who do such things in the first place. You know, the whole concept of 'putting ones money where ones mouth is". I guess I'll have to book mark this statement as well to see whether your horror story comes true in 2-4 years time just as a certain other person on this website claimed that OS X will be locked down and become 'AppStore only' in the future.

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