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Re: TPM chip and Grub bootloader

From: Stefan Reinauer
Subject: Re: TPM chip and Grub bootloader
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2007 02:13:45 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

* Marco Gerards <address@hidden> [070531 18:40]:
> > You do not need a TPM based system. Todays BIOSes prohibit flashing
> > anything not signed by the vendor using SMI and hardware lockdown
> > mechanisms. You are locked out already, even though you might not care
> > or know yet.
> That sounds terrible.  How do you deal with this for LinuxBIOS?

currently by pulling the chip and writing it in an external flash
writer. But that is a bad option for the people out there without this
kind of equipment.

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