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Dance with the Devil: UEFI: Getting MS to sign our Pre-bootloader

Posted 11-21-2012 at 01:50 PM by hydraMax
Updated 11-23-2012 at 11:45 PM by hydraMax

Found this hilarious, and sickening, link on Slashdot:

It's an article written by the poor guy who is trying to get the Linux Foundation's pre-bootloader signed by Microsoft, so we all can install Linux on Microsoft-approved hardware (without disabling UEFI secure boot manually). Describes all the steps he had to go through, compromises he had to make, and agreements he had to sign in the process. And then MS screwed up multiple times, delaying the process by weeks so that, as of yesterday (Nov 20) the pre-bootloader still had not been properly signed.
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    I've been struggling with a UEFI motherboard that my wife is using as her main gaming rig. It's been acting up, so I wanted to PXE boot it using the rescue environment I have setup...haha riiiiiight.

    So I guess the only other option is to hope that this UEFI thing doesn't go *too* far, or hope that there is always a way to disable it?

    What a d*ck move, Microsoft...well played, jerks.
    Posted 11-23-2012 at 10:06 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline


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