laptop with no BIOS? or BIOS reflash pain
mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Thu Oct 25 08:40:26 UTC 2012
From bruce at cran.org.uk Thu Oct 25 09:22:33 2012
On 25 Oct 2012, at 08:52, Anton Shterenlikht <mexas at bristol.ac.uk> 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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface#Secure_boot .
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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