[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.

-- Maarten​

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