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: I did my homework
by ssokolow on Thu 6th Dec 2012 18:14 UTC in reply to "I did my homework"
ssokolow
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2010-01-21

I was told the laptop is using UEFI but there is no TPM module installed. So this means, it has no secure boot. However it does have UEFI. Any gotchas? I hope not.


Secure Boot doesn't require a TPM because they're apparently too expensive to have while keeping mainstream motherboards competitive on price.

I can't remember where I learned that, but it might have been this talk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2aq5M3Q76U

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