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Is Fedora 28 UEFI secure boot

asked 2018-10-02 00:50:43 -0500

LDBarnes gravatar image

I just read this article: on LoJax the only solution is to have a secure boot. I bought my Dell at Best Buy it had Windows 10 on it, I originally Installed Ubuntu 16.04 and according to I don't remember anything about a secure boot system. I was doing other things when I installed and just walked back to the computer every so often to check on the progress. When I switched to Fedora I did the same thing, answered the initial questions, reclaimed HDD and walked away and let the install do its thing. So now I wonder do I have a secure boot system? So much for multi-tasking. I found this article but is six years old: I am just a bit on edge, I do everything possible to keep away from scum who hack, VPN's private browsing, use Linux, etc. Thank you friends,

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answered 2018-10-02 03:39:16 -0500

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If you didn't turn off Secure Boot in the UEFI / BIOS settings, then your installed Fedora system boots in Secure Boot mode. By default Fedora uses shim to boot the system, which allows to boot in Secure Boot mode. Just in case you want to install proprietary kernel modules, such like the proprietary NVIDIA drivers ... then you should switch off Secure Boot (or manually sign the modules), because otherwise the system won't boot. But if you don't do this, everything works out-of-the-box with Secure Boot being enabled.

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Thank you for the answer, with all the sh........stuff that happens out in cyberspace I almost want to shut it all down and learn how to paint with Bob Ross.

LDBarnes gravatar imageLDBarnes ( 2018-10-02 10:14:40 -0500 )edit

Just a FYI, instead of having my head in the frig when I booted up, I actually watched the words on the screen, and guess what, I am told right away that UEFI is secure boot. In the immutable words of Homer Simpson, "doo."

LDBarnes gravatar imageLDBarnes ( 2018-10-04 01:01:16 -0500 )edit

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