laptop with no BIOS? or BIOS reflash pain

Bruce Cran bruce at
Thu Oct 25 08:19:54 UTC 2012

On 25 Oct 2012, at 08:52, Anton Shterenlikht <mexas at> wrote:

> I'm probably missing something here.
> ia64 uses EFI, but there's nothing
> about checking for "non-signed" code.
> I can boot VMS, FreeBSD, linux, etc.
> And, by the way, firmware updates from EFI via e.g.
> USB flash drives is trivial on ia64.
> Perhaps what you are describing is not about the EFI
> specification iteself, but what
> different manufacturers add on top of it?

It's in the latest UEFI spec - see .

Bruce Cran

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