Ubuntu's Plans To Implement UEFI SecureBoot: No GRUB2

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Canonical has shared publicly their plans this morning on how they plan to implement support for UEFI SecureBoot on future versions of Ubuntu Linux.

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=============================================================== From: Bret McHone ------------------------------------------------------ Dear Motherboard/Bios Makers, If you want my money at all then don't = lock me in. I wouldn't pay extra to not be locked in if I didn't have = to, I would just go to the next manufacturer down the line that didn't = lock me in to an OS. =20 will have a jumper or other means to NOT have "Micro$oft $hackles". Microsoft's. Especially in the high dollar world.

=============================================================== From: Benjamin Stewart ------------------------------------------------------ Here's the question I have about this, without knowing the details of how UEFI SecureBoot works. Why couldn't RedHat/EFF/Whoever purchase a key and use it to sign a bootloader that just loads GRUB, and go back to business as usual? me in. I wouldn't pay extra to not be locked in if I didn't have to, I wou= ld just go to the next manufacturer down the line that didn't lock me in to= an OS. =A0 ill have a jumper or other means to NOT have "Micro$oft $hackles". osoft's. Especially in the high dollar world.

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Redhat did purchase a key for secure boot from Microsoft. They did this for fedora 18 when it launches On Jun 22, 2012 2:23 PM, "Benjamin Stewart" wrote: I in

=============================================================== From: Benjamin Stewart ------------------------------------------------------ So, pragmatically, could anyone else who wanted to use that signed bootloader to chain their own bootloader without re-signing it? I understand wanting the freedom to do whatever I want with my own hardware (dangit), but if I just wanted to jump the hurdle and get it booting, could I do that? or to, I me in t

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ We don't know enough about the implementation, but the whole idea of the "secure boot" is to prevent "hijacking" the control flow. I don't like the idea of this at all. --=20 " ' With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and warning... The first time any man's freedom is trodden on we=E2=80=99re all damaged." - Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, Star Trek: TNG episode "The Drumhead" - Alex Smith (K4RNT) - Dulles Technology Corridor (Chantilly/Ashburn/Dulles), Virginia USA