[arch-general] Instructions to mount efivars as readonly should be linked to in Beginner's Guide

Leonid Isaev leonid.isaev at jila.colorado.edu
Mon Feb 1 22:29:07 UTC 2016

On Mon, Feb 01, 2016 at 01:40:54PM -0800, Kyle Terrien wrote:
> Tomasz Kramkowski wrote:
> > Since when does "do something dumb" and "potentially hard brick your
> > motherboard" become synonymous when speaking in terms of computers?
> > 
> > There's doing something dumb (by accident or otherwise) and then there's
> > bricking your motherboard, people make accidents all the time but since
> > modern day computers are quite nice and rugged, the only losses are data
> > losses.
> * Use legacy BIOS.  There is nothing wrong with it.

Exactly, I really don't understand this interest to UEFI (and don't mention

Also, how can you brick a machine by simply zeroing the harddrive?

Leonid Isaev
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