[arch-general] Instructions to mount efivars as readonly should be linked to in Beginner's Guide
Maarten de Vries
maarten at de-vri.es
Mon Feb 1 23:00:05 UTC 2016
On 1 February 2016 at 23:29, Leonid Isaev <leonid.isaev at jila.colorado.edu>
> Also, how can you brick a machine by simply zeroing the harddrive?
You can't (well, someone can probably think of a contrived situation where
you could, there's always someone, but generally speaking). The problem is
with removing certain UEFI variables in buggy UEFI implementations (which
are all too common). But in this case (with buggy UEFI implementation) a
simple rm -rf of the wrong directory can brick your motherboard.
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