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

Kyle Terrien kyleterrien at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 22:50:28 UTC 2016

Sebastiaan Lokhorst wrote:
> 2016-02-01 23:29 GMT+01:00 Leonid Isaev <leonid.isaev at jila.colorado.edu>:
>> On Mon, Feb 01, 2016 at 01:40:54PM -0800, Kyle Terrien wrote:
>>> Tomasz Kramkowski wrote:
>>> * Use legacy BIOS.  There is nothing wrong with it.
>> Exactly, I really don't understand this interest to UEFI (and don't mention
>> secureboot).
> Many new (OEM) machines do not support legacy BIOS.

And this is what is so obnoxious/stupid about the whole situation.

In their infinite wisdom, hardware manufacturers are writing broken
implementations of an over-engineered system with no way to fallback to
the tried/true system that has been around for decades.

And when problems are discovered, it is too late.  The systems are in
production, and it is much easier to blame the consumer for uninstalling
Windows than to admit there are millions of buggy boards in the wild.

I really hope some sanity will return to the world of pre-boot.


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