[arch-general] UEFI secure boot

Calvin Morrison mutantturkey at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 11:25:04 EDT 2012

On 5 June 2012 09:54, Lukáš Jirkovský <l.jirkovsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4 June 2012 22:27, Sudaraka Wijesinghe <sudaraka.wijesinghe at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If this is a poll, I vote "Arch should require Secure Boot to be disabled"
>> I choose a distro like Arch because it doesn't have a financial motive
>> and will not give into market pressures such as this.
>> If we want keep hardware vendors from forcing Secure Boot on us, we have
>> to send the message out that we don't want it. Paying a "small" price of
>> M$99 is not the way.
>> However as free software users, we will have to endure some hard time in
>> the coming days when getting new hardware.
>> Just my two cents.
>> Sudaraka.
> Assuming the Arch Users are competent, I'd rather let them add an Arch
> Linux key to UEFI without disabling Secure Boot. This way Arch would
> work with Secure Boot with added security of no one messing with
> bootloader in a harmful way.
> Lukas

Just wondering - why does it have to be Microsoft's Key to used? Could
there be an Arch Linux provided key that would allow a Secure Boot?



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