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    Default Ubuntu Switches Back To GRUB2 For SecureBoot

    Phoronix: Ubuntu Switches Back To GRUB2 For SecureBoot

    Canonical has reversed their stance on the boot-loader to use for Ubuntu Linux when dealing with UEFI SecureBoot...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE5MDI

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    Meh, I knew this would come.

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    Good news.

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    Really great. It now takes two seconds to render the boot menu

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    You dont need grub when you use efi. Did you ever try without?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    You dont need grub when you use efi. Did you ever try without?
    Never bothered, since it was working fine until I upgraded to Kubuntu 12.10beta. That installed GRUB2 and made a mess, but I didn't have time to look into it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    You dont need grub when you use efi. Did you ever try without?
    So it's baked into Ubuntu kernels now? Must investigate. Since I don't multiboot, I'd love to purge GRUB completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bug77 View Post
    Really great. It now takes two seconds to render the boot menu
    GRUB has been slow to load for me since around 10.04, and only in Ubuntu and derivatives. It's speedy for every other distro. You wouldn't think that a bootloader would need lots of distro-specific patches but it seems like they must add them.

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    randomizer: it may relate to theming. grub2 seems considerably slower to render when themed on some hardware, compared to when un-themed.

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    Default Fedora approach

    How does Ubuntu's SecureBoot approach now differ from that of Fedora?

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