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Bios vulnerabilities continue despite fixes being available

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uncle mark
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Re: Bios vulnerabilities continue despite fixes being availa

#11 Postby uncle mark » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:04 pm

BitJam wrote:...the user must be able to disable secure boot and get to legacy mode. Apparently, having these options easy to find is optional.


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Re: Bios vulnerabilities continue despite fixes being availa

#12 Postby Gaer Boy » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:15 am

peregrine wrote:@ uncle mark I have been looking into building a new machine. This gets so confusing. I don't need windows, just MX14. What do I look for so I get a motherboard that will work? I thought until I read your post that I needed to be able to enable legacy-boot.

My experience of UEFI is limited to one machine. The UEFI BIOS on this Asrock motherboard had Secure Boot disabled by default. I don't know whether that would be the case for other Asrock boards - it's the first time I've used one.

I'm surprised that Uncle Mark's Asus board was difficult - I've used mainly Asus boards and their settings have always been fairly straightforward.

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Re: Bios vulnerabilities continue despite fixes being availa

#13 Postby jdmeaux1952 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:23 am

From what I have read, the Secure Boot is fairly easy to disable, but you must have the motherboard/computer physically in your presence.

The EASIEST way to install linux as a dual-boot is to purchase a new mb with no OS installed, and set everything up before you install the os onto the hard drive. INTEL explains it all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAnlhkb ... xGHWlL73kT
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Re: Bios vulnerabilities continue despite fixes being availa

#14 Postby uncle mark » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:25 am

Gaer Boy wrote:I'm surprised that Uncle Mark's Asus board was difficult - I've used mainly Asus boards and their settings have always been fairly straightforward.


That's always been my experience as well. This was the exception. I'll cop to some PEBKAC -- the interface was unfamiliar, and the terminology used was different than what I've seen before.
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Re: Bios vulnerabilities continue despite fixes being availa

#15 Postby uncle mark » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:20 am

peregrine wrote:@ uncle mark I have been looking into building a new machine.


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