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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RE: Disable it?
by ssokolow on Thu 6th Dec 2012 18:12 UTC in reply to "Disable it?"
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Isn't it possible to just flash a regular BIOS onto these mainboards or switch to it? I can't really imagine a secureboot-only mainboard.

Motherboard firmware is like Android but worse as far as driver support goes. Even if you disable secure boot and then re-flash it, you need a replacement firmware image that knows how to talk to all the different chips.

CoreBoot is your best bet... but the list of supported mobo models has a long way to go.

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RE[2]: Disable it?
by Z_God on Sat 8th Dec 2012 16:38 in reply to "RE: Disable it?"
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Yep, but I'd imagine the original vendor would make such a BIOS available for its mainboards.

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