Joined: 01 Dec 2011 Posts: 622 Location: Kamloops BC Canada
Posted: Wed 12 Dec 2012, 04:49 Post_subject:
Good news for booting Linux w/ Secure Boot
Unfortunately the video is blurry, somewhat out of focus, so it is a bit hard to read the screen...
Apparently, the Acer system that Greg K-H has is able to utilize UEFI and secure boot without the need for any signed key. I am not sure if that is what is really happening here, especially since that is not how UEFI is supposed to work in conjunction with Secure Boot. I suspect that Acer has its own signed key which will allow its new systems to boot any operating system with UEFI... just that this part of the security procedure is not visible to the user.
Without doubt, there is more to this story that will come to light soon.
Monsie _________________ My username is pronounced: "mun-see". Derived from my surname, it was my nickname throughout high school.