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[5]: Comment by kaiwai
by zlynx on Fri 7th Dec 2012 00:43 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai"
zlynx
Member since:
2005-07-20

Because MSI claims their boards are certified. See http://event.msi.com/mb/2012/win8/

And Microsoft is supposed to require that for Windows Certification a system has to allow disabling Secure Boot.

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RE[6]: Comment by kaiwai
by moondevil on Fri 7th Dec 2012 07:48 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Then it is a very fishy certification process.

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RE[7]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Sat 8th Dec 2012 01:19 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Then it is a very fishy certification process.


The certification process says nothing about whether a particular piece of firmware is buggy or not. It is one thing to say, "must have this feature" and another thing to say as part of the certification process, "oh, and btw make sure your firmware isn't buggy as hell to the point that non-MS operating systems cannot run".

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