30 December 2013

UEFI secure boot and Kernel modules load

UEFI is increasingly widespread in recent years.
More recently, the Secure Boot is becoming
a standard.
Although it is a very wonderful protection against lots of trouble under Windows, it can unfortunately become disadvantageous under GNU/Linux when using some software whose kernel modules are NOT signed.
For instance, it is the case of VirtualBox modules.

There is 2 solutions to fix that:
 - sign all kernel modules with your own key
 - disable Secure Boot in UEFI boot options

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