[SGVLUG] Chromebook and the future of secure boot
mproctor13 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 12:50:57 PDT 2012
On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 12:27 PM, Dan Buthusiem <dan.buthusiem at gmail.com> wrote:
> Looks like it's only checking the kernel signature. Expensive gamble,
> Not sure why Netflix requires the secure boot option. Rooted Android phones
> work fine, and I'm NAND unlocked on both devices. I like my freedom of
> choice. Not sure I'm looking forward to these new devices with UEFI.
Does android version allow HD playback? That may be the difference.
Also chromeOS in developer mode is pretty much just Ubuntu with a
weird window manager and gmail_pam module. You used to be able to
install Ubuntu packages.
> Sent from mobile.
> On Mar 21, 2012 12:01 PM, "Dan Kegel" <dank at kegel.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 11:59 AM, John Kreznar <jek at ininx.com> wrote:
>> >> Probably all DRM will be disabled if you flip that
>> >> switch. I hadn't expected dual-booting to be prohibited,
>> >> though.
>> > Please pardon my ignorance. If it's as easy as flipping a switch, why
>> > can't the switch simply be flipped as necessary before booting?
>> I guess if you flip the switch, shrink the original filesystem,
>> repartition the hard drive, then flip the switch back,
>> you may have already changed the system enough to
>> make the drm check fail.
>> I haven't looked into whether that's how it works, this is just a guess.
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