Dear Mageia buddies,
UEFI Secure Boot is already being tested on version 4 (alpha)? I haven't noticed that yet. For the reason Mageia 3 final realease did not come with this Uefi secure boot support? Please see the list of distributions that support UEFI here http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/20522.html
This support UEFI will be very important to be incorporated in the most mageia 4 as soon as possible and I would suggest to be tested in Mageia 4 from now on.
UEFI(~EFI) is a firmware interface that is widespread on recent computers, especially those more recent than 2010. It is intended to replace the traditional BIOS firmware interface that is prevalent on earlier machines. This page provides information about installing and booting Ubuntu using EFI, as well as about switching between EFI mode and legacy BIOS mode using Ubuntu.
I appreciate to add it to the Mageia 4 in time to come, if It is possible.
Thanks a lot.
Otto Sa from Mageia do Brasil.
Steps to Reproduce:
We haven't even opened Cauldron again, so no testing yet. And I suggest you not to mix UEFI with Secure Boot, AFAIK those are two different things. Hopefully UEFI will be supported in Mageia 4 but I don't think that we will or should support Secure Boot. This is stupid lock-out trick from Microsoft and we should not support such moves.
(In reply to Sander Lepik from comment #1)
> We haven't even opened Cauldron again, so no testing yet. And I suggest you
> not to mix UEFI with Secure Boot, AFAIK those are two different things.
> Hopefully UEFI will be supported in Mageia 4 but I don't think that we will
> or should support Secure Boot. This is stupid lock-out trick from Microsoft
> and we should not support such moves.
Dear Sander Lepik,
Hi! You're right. I mixed up both. So I mean only about UEFI to be supported on Mageia 4. I also agree this is a stupid lock-out to keep the customeers tied only to the Microsoft. Thus I would like to change the title here to only UEFI. Thanks for the comments at all.
UEFI Secure Boot on Mageia 4 =>
UEFI support on Mageia 4
I'd also vote (should any such vote ever matter :-) ) in favour of UEFI support on Mageia (not interested in SecureBoot). See https://forums.mageia.org/en/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4937 where I've ended up using OpenSUSE 12.3 which manages it cleanly (Fedora 18 also does but messes up the final boot menu, omitting Win8).
Very unclear right now if for Mageia 3 it would be even possible to install and still have windows 8 bootable.
I think that UEFI + shim support would be good.
UEFI support will be indeed needed. And SecureBoot support is not "stupid lock-out" as it really can improve your security with a nice chain of trust. For that we need to use the signed shim, and provide support in our install media as well. We also need to add efibootmgr and use it.
I strongly agreed that Mageia have to support UEFI. Ubuntu, Fedora and Opensuse supports it. The only the other distro I've noticed that does not support is OpenMandriva. So pls ensure that Mageia is becoming a distro that only works on soon to be extinct computers and in the process itself becoming endangered species/distro. Mageia definitely very soon has to have UEFI support as nowadays all computers are UEFI-based and BIOS is quickly has becoming something of the past. So far I've to resorted to install 3 new notebooks with either OpenSuSE or Fedora although I love Mageia. This really crushed my heart.
UEFI is supported in Mageia 5.
For secureboot support, please open a new bug report against "Release (media or process)" component