[arch-general] UEFI secure boot

Lukáš Jirkovský l.jirkovsky at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 03:06:16 EDT 2012

On 5 June 2012 22:54, Joe(theWordy)Philbrook <jtwdyp at ttlc.net> wrote:
> Speaking as an Arch user who is just barely competent enough for Arch with
> much dependence on google and Arch's most excellent wiki, I'd like to see
> Arch continue to do what I see as one of it's strong points.
> Yes it insists on it's users having a certain level of competence. But it
> generally seems willing to include fairly detailed step by step tutorials
> and guides in it's wiki, to help those with less (or outdated) technical
> expertise become more competent.
> So how about somebody who knows how to disable secure boot on x86 devices
> post a good howto in the wiki (or if that would be reinventing the wheel, a
> link to a good external guide.)?

AFAIK this depends on the motherboard, so a general description of how
to disable secure boot is probably not viable.

> And likewise, in case some Arch user should inadvertently acquire some PC
> where somehow the firmware option to disable "Secure Boot" wasn't there. How
> about somebody who knows how to add an "Arch key" to UEFI, posting a wiki
> tutorial for that?


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