"Secure Boot" & the new bootloader [Solved]

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"Secure Boot" & the new bootloader [Solved]

Postby Butch Cassidy » Sun Dec 02, 2012 21:58

I'll be picking a new laptop up in the sales soon. No doubt it will come pre-infected with W8 and "Secure Boot." I was wondering what the plans are (if any) regarding this new secure boot bootloader that's been touted: http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/20303.html
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Re: "Secure Boot" & the new bootloader

Postby lxnay » Sun Dec 02, 2012 23:04

Most laptops have only UEFI (and not Secure Boot). However, I just implemented the support for it (live media boots, installer will be fixed soon [1-2 weeks]).
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Re: "Secure Boot" & the new bootloader

Postby Butch Cassidy » Sun Dec 02, 2012 23:59

Ah good news, thanks for the update, Fabio.
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Re: "Secure Boot" & the new bootloader

Postby wotan » Mon Dec 03, 2012 21:16

lxnay wrote:Most laptops have only UEFI (and not Secure Boot). However, I just implemented the support for it (live media boots, installer will be fixed soon [1-2 weeks]).


Is there a testing build we can look at? I just had to replace my laptop and it is infected with Windows 8 and secure boot. With UEFI enabled I can't boot the latest release DVD. With Legacy Mode enabled I can boot the DVD, but the Windows 8 partition is not recognized.
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Re: "Secure Boot" & the new bootloader [Solved]

Postby lxnay » Mon Dec 03, 2012 21:19

daily ISO images starting from Wed.
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Re: "Secure Boot" & the new bootloader [Solved]

Postby wotan » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:35

Daily DVD won't boot with UEFI enabled.
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Re: "Secure Boot" & the new bootloader [Solved]

Postby wotan » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:24

By comparison, a Kubuntu DVD is recognized as bootable, but it won't boot due to being blocked by some security policy.
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Re: "Secure Boot" & the new bootloader [Solved]

Postby lxnay » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:04

wotan wrote:Daily DVD won't boot with UEFI enabled.


I said starting from Wednesday!
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Re: "Secure Boot" & the new bootloader [Solved]

Postby wotan » Tue Dec 04, 2012 14:30

Perhaps I misunderstood you. I thought you meant last Wednesday. Do you mean this week?
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Re: "Secure Boot" & the new bootloader [Solved]

Postby Butch Cassidy » Tue Dec 04, 2012 18:44

Yes, "starting from Wednesday" means Wednesday 5th December (tomorrow).
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