Time to dump Microsoft & Vmware but what alternatives support SecureBoot?

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by Ulysses_, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Ulysses_

    Ulysses_ Registered Member

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    Had enough of Microsoft scanning hard drives without permission and sending God knows what to their servers. If one switches to Ubuntu or Peppermint linux as a host for Vmware, this requires that SecureBoot is disabled because Vmware does not support it on linux. But we'd rather NOT disable SecureBoot because that would open a security hole that, if certain UEFI malware ever took over, formatting all disks would not clear the infection.

    With Ubuntu or derivatives as a host, what virtualization or container technology comes signed for SecureBoot or does not need signing? And delivers good security?
     
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  2. Beyonder

    Beyonder Registered Member

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    Can't you just use Fedora with Virtualbox?
     
  3. Ulysses_

    Ulysses_ Registered Member

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    Sure can, but does it work? Before I get to work downloading and installing this combination, do you have some information that this combination comes signed?
     
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