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No signed kernel, just a signed boot loader

No signed kernel, just a signed boot loader

Posted Jun 25, 2012 21:40 UTC (Mon) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198)
In reply to: No signed kernel, just a signed boot loader by pboddie
Parent article: Details on Ubuntu's UEFI secure boot plan

> you can sign your own payloads and install your own keys

So we agree on the substance of the matter. I can't comment on the rest of your post because I can't find any facts or point, just a lot of rhetorical flailing about.


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No signed kernel, just a signed boot loader

Posted Jun 26, 2012 11:03 UTC (Tue) by pboddie (guest, #50784) [Link]

Oh well, let this be another place on the Internet I have to go back to at some point in the future and write "I told you so" for all the good that actually does. Nothing to see here, I guess: keep staring at the bits and bytes.

No signed kernel, just a signed boot loader

Posted Jun 26, 2012 18:10 UTC (Tue) by marcH (subscriber, #57642) [Link]

> > you can sign your own payloads and install your own keys

> So we agree on the substance of the matter. I can't comment on the rest of your post because I can't find any facts or point, just a lot of rhetorical flailing about.

Too bad things are not that obvious to Fedora and Canonical. They should have hired you and saved a lot of effort.

No signed kernel, just a signed boot loader

Posted Jun 26, 2012 19:14 UTC (Tue) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198) [Link]

Oh har har har, Mr Sarcastic guy. In any event I am merely relating the understanding and rationale that Fedora and Canonical have publicly written. The fact that the OP doesn't seem to want to read or understand that is the issue I'm trying to correct.

Foolish on my part I suppose. http://xkcd.com/386/


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