"Secure Boot" motherboards (to avoid)?

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Mon May 12 16:29:20 UTC 2014

On Sat, 10 May 2014, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:

> Please forgive what may perhaps be an FAQ, answered somewhere (but noplace
> that I can find, apparently).
> I'll be buying a new motherboard soon to replace the aging 6.5 year old
> Gigabyte motherboard in my #2 "desktop" system.
> For whatever new motherboard I buy, do I need to be on the lookout
> for the possibility that it may incorporate some form of non-easily-
> disablable UEFI/SecureBoot firmware that will prevent me from booting
> anything other than Windoze?  Or is this generally a non-issue for
> stand-alone (sold-alone) consumer motherboards?

The ability to disable SecureBoot is supposed to be part of the UEFI 
spec.  Just for reference, I recently set up a UEFI Gigabyte H87-D3H for 
legacy booting.  It works fine.

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