[DISCUSSION] Secure Boot 'Golden' Key

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Moosh, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Moosh

    Moosh MDL Novice

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    Hi

    I'm hoping this is the correct forum for this:
    theregister.co.uk

    /2016/08/10/microsoft_secure_boot_ms16_100/

    I don't have a post count of 20 so I can't put the full URL up.
     
  2. TCM

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  3. qwerty12

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    Awesome, thanks.
     
  5. l33tissw00t

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  6. Mr.X

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    I believe you should credit qwerty12 for the links in your main post... ;)
     
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  8. TCM

    TCM MDL Addicted

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    From what I understand, you don't need to boot Windows or you can deliberately boot an older version. The main purpose I see in this is helping people install alternate OSes on their own hardware if it doesn't allow to disable SecureBoot.
     
  9. RobertJ

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  10. pf100

    pf100 MDL Addicted

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    Okay, I get it now. It basically opens up secureboot for all kinds of OS's. This is too funny. It looks like the start of something like Daz's loader all over again, just at a lower level. I like it.
     
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  11. pf100

    pf100 MDL Addicted

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    I missed that. Thanks for bringing it up.

    1. Bypass SecureBoot
    2. Linux!

    I'm sure there'll be a guide on this soon.
     
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  12. RobertJ

    RobertJ MDL Senior Member

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    If only it were that easy. :) Looking forward to a guide like that. Linux could very well give these tablets a new lease on life, provided all the hardware components are supported properly.
     
  13. kronflux

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    From looking at the download, it looks like you need access to run applications(ie: booted and logged into the installed OS)
    Is there a method that uses a flash drive to bypass and boot to another device?
     
  14. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    It is easier said than done. I once tried to install Linux on my old MacBook only to find out there's no support for the built-in camera. The capacity of Lnux is over-exaggerated, although, it is a good operating system.
     
  15. RobertJ

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    Sometimes hardware manufacturers have hardware restrictions in place or don't provide sufficient documentation to enable third party (FOSS) drivers to be coded, so how can the OS be blamed in such cases?
     
  16. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    I can understand that if it is coming from different hardware manufacturer not Apple - with an OS closely related to Linux. There is no excuse, whatsoever, to defend Linux limitation when it comes to supports for hardware from vendors.
     
  17. RobertJ

    RobertJ MDL Senior Member

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    The camera hardware in your MacBook may not have been manufactured by Apple. Even if it was, Apple sells the hardware bundled with its own OS. They are under no obligation to provide a Linux-compatible driver just because OS X is a BSD descendant.

    That said, for hardware sold separately (external devices, internal cards etc.), there's no excuse for manufacturers to not provide functional Linux drivers, or at least complete tech specs so that the community can code the same.
     
  18. maddogster

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    whoopee now i just need a new updated OS for my surface rt :)
     
  19. Tito

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    I've moved the thread in BIOS Mods section.

    :rolleyes:
     
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