Using Live CD's with Microsoft Secure Boot enabled (or is there an alternative?)

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  1. fedupfred

    fedupfred Registered Member

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    I would like to use and boot live DVD's with Windows 8 "Secure Boot" enabled, or a comparably secure alternative (perhaps something from the Linux world).

    I want to be able to use a live CD/DVD any time, without having to turn secure boot off every time.

    Is this possible?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. TheKid7

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    I thought that 'some' Live CD's/DVD's are compatible with Secure Boot. Does anyone have a list?

    Recent versions of Image for Linux are compatible with Secure Boot, but Image for Linux is a 'special' Live CD which is used primarily for creating 'cold' Images of Partitions/Hard Drives and restoring Images.
     
  3. TheKid7

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    Do you mean "Antivirus" Live CD's?
     
  4. fedupfred

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    Thanks very much for your reply.

    I mean all live CD's. For example: data rescue, disk management, privacy and even gaming live DVDs.

    I would also like to boot to something like PCBSD. Just to play around and explore.
     
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    Thanks very much for your reply.

    I'm actually seeking a way to boot ANY live CD. If this is not possible, is there at least a way to boot into a TAILS live CD?
     
  7. Minimalist

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    On this site they say that "UEFI Secure boot is not part of this plan. Picking technical solutions that leave room for it would be a great bonus, though."

    hqsec
     
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    huh?


    Thanks for your reply.

    Was that page written for people with a PhD in Computer Science?
     
  9. Minimalist

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    Re: huh?

    Hehehe :) I understand most of the discussion (don't know all those boot-loaders though). In short - adding support for secure boot is for them a non-goal (whatever that means) :)

    hqsec
     
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