Linux Foundation presents Secure Boot solution

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Oct 12, 2012 8:51 AM EDT
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The Linux Foundation and its Technical Advisory Board (TAB) have presented a plan to provide an easy way to start Linux systems where UEFI Secure Boot is active. The plan involves the very simple "loader" pre-bootloader that will be signed with a key from Microsoft. Typical Secure Boot PCs will come with the corresponding public verification key that allows them to start Windows 8 in Secure Boot mode – they should, therefore, also be able to start the mini-bootloader for Linux when Secure Boot is active, unless the Loader is included on the DBX blacklist that is maintained by the UEFI firmware.

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I'm still more than a little concerned caitlyn 0 561 Oct 12, 2012 2:59 PM

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