Matthew Summers posted on Sat, 16 Jun 2012 18:52:31 -0500 as excerpted:
> Pardon my ignorance, but will we be requires to sign the boot
> loader/kernel on our install media for a Win8 machine to boot the iso?
This was one of the issues covered early on. Unless it has changed, no.
Booting external media (at least optical, not sure about USB-mass-
storage, etc) bypasses the required signing, so that much, at least,
should be safe.
An initial proposal in fact would have required booting optical media in
ordered to disable the sig-checks, etc, but AFAIK that was deemed too
disruptive, particularly for netbooks and etc that don't normally have
built-in optical media at all.
It's worth noting that EFI can switch back to legacy mode for such
things, and it's possible this exception is connected to el-torrito
optical disk booting, tho I'm not sure on that. That's why I've
specified optical, above. Direct-partitioned and bootable USB media may
not be included. I'm sure GKH or others who have been following it
closer can fill in the details.
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