laptop with no BIOS? or BIOS reflash pain

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at
Thu Oct 25 08:40:26 UTC 2012

	From bruce at Thu Oct 25 09:22:33 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

fuck.. I'm out of touch.
So this means I might not
be able to boot freebsd at all
on future ia64 boxes..


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