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From: Luca Barbato <lu_zero@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] UEFI secure boot and Gentoo
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 12:20:19
Message-Id: 4FDB2827.4030009@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] UEFI secure boot and Gentoo by "Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn"
On 06/15/2012 06:57 AM, Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn wrote:
> Greg KH schrieb: >> So, anyone been thinking about this? I have, and it's not pretty. >> >> Should I worry about this and how it affects Gentoo, or not worry about >> Gentoo right now and just focus on the other issues? >> >> Minor details like, "do we have a 'company' that can pay Microsoft to >> sign our bootloader?" is one aspect from the non-technical side that I've >> been wondering about. > > For the current crop of hardware, it is probably sufficient to add a > paragraph to the handbook which tells the user to disable secure boot. > > Getting users' self-compiled boot loaders signed with a Gentoo key is > probably infeasible. > > If you have influence on UEFI secure boot spec, you could suggest that > they mandate a UI which lists all boot images known to the EFI boot > manager, and the user can easily whitelist both individual loaders and > the keys used to sign them. >
That would be a good compromise. -- Luca Barbato Gentoo/linux http://dev.gentoo.org/~lu_zero

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Re: [gentoo-dev] UEFI secure boot and Gentoo Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>