Any plan for UEFI Porteus Secure Boot?

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Any plan for UEFI Porteus Secure Boot?

Post#1 by kalo86 » 28 Mar 2013, 12:11

Hello dear Community,

I'm using Porteus also in a new laptop (Acer V3-571G) which is provided by the new UEFI Secure Boot.
If I want to boot Porteus from my USB flash drive I need to load at first the "Legacy BIOS" and then, after a reboot of the machine, I could be able to boot Porteus.

Since I use mainly Windows for my work, I Always have to switch between UEFI and Legacy BIOS to boot Windows or Porteus. This is a little boring for me and for a lot of users who have a recent laptop.

Is there any plan for a new bootloader?
Thanks in advance,

kalo86

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Re: Any plan for UEFI Porteus Secure Boot?

Post#2 by brokenman » 28 Mar 2013, 13:18

I imagine we will have to support it in the future but we are still in the cross-over stage of this new 'Unrequired and Extremely Futile Integrated' boot system. Your options right now are to use a USB device to boot porteus.

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Re: Any plan for UEFI Porteus Secure Boot?

Post#3 by kalo86 » 28 Mar 2013, 14:10

Yes, you are right, UEFI is really unuseful!
Anyway I am going to format my HDD because I find Windows 8 the new epic fail of Microsoft.
I will install Windows 7 using the legacy BIOS so I will be able to boot any Linux distro without problems.
Thank you for your help!

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Re: Any plan for UEFI Porteus Secure Boot?

Post#4 by Hamza » 28 Mar 2013, 15:09

Simply disable 'Secure Boot' feature enabled by default in the UEFI Control Panel and boot whatever you want on your laptop/computer.
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