laptop with no BIOS? or BIOS reflash pain
freebsd at edvax.de
Thu Oct 25 09:09:13 UTC 2012
On Thu, 25 Oct 2012 09:40:20 +0100 (BST), Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> 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 .
> 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..
There probably won't be much ia64 boxes in the future. You
should worry to not be able to run FreeBSD on ARM, and
maybe even later on "normal" x86 (amd64) hardware, if
specific interested parties should get their will...
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