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Canonical will use Intel efilinux in Ubuntu for UEFI secure boot

Jun 25, 2012, 09:00 (5 Talkback[s])

LINUX VENDOR Canonical will drop Grub 2 in favour of Intel's efilinux as its bootloader in order to comply with Microsoft's UEFI Secure Boot.

Following Red Hat's Fedora project announcing its plans to ensure that its Linux distribution will not fall afoul of Microsoft's UEFI Secure Boot mechanism, Canonical has detailed how it plans on working with Microsoft's 'security feature'. The company will dispense with Grub 2, a Linux bootloader that it put significant work into, and modify Intel's efilinux bootloader to add a menu interface.

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