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Re: Signature verification in GRUB

From: Chris Murphy
Subject: Re: Signature verification in GRUB
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 18:32:49 -0600

"secure boot"

Basically Fedora 18 will be the first Fedora to support UEFI Secure Boot. They 
are moving to a shim bootloader before GRUB2 because GRUB2 is GPLv3 licensed, 
which requires making signing keys available (Installation Method requirement) 
so users can still make their own modifications and boot the system with those 

The way I understand it is Fedora will use their own shim signed with the 
Microsoft key, then have the shim load GRUB2. So everything has to be signed or 
the adventure is pointless.

Another strategy is what SUSE is doing, which is a bit different, and worth 
looking into as well. This most recent post may be most applicable but sorta 
depends on understanding the background:

Chris Murphy

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