Ubuntu support for Intel UEFI firmware

Registered by Manoj Iyer on 2011-03-30

Discuss the UEFI 2.3.1 spec, Ubuntu support for secure boot, testing and hardware requirements, explore possibility of UEFI support in 32bit.

UEFI 2.3.1 specification was released on UEFI.org this week: http://www.uefi.org/specs/agreement
Harry will bring a presentation to summarize the new features in 2.3.1

Some areas of discussion:
  1.) pc market availability for class 2 and class 3 UEFI systems (see EFIS001 presentation)
  2.) secure signed boot (signed OS bootloader and UEFI drivers)
  3.) Encrypted hard drive support (Opal and IEEE 1667)
  4.) Fast boot (ie <6 sec)
  5.) UEFI network support for Preboot environment (OS deployment and OS boot) IPV4/IPV6
        additional support for IPV6 beyond IPV6 ready logo phase-1 requirements (ie phase2, IPsec
  6.) UEFI network support for iSCSI, VLAN, FCOE

We have already published at Intel IDF some sessions on the new spec:
EFIS001
https://intel.wingateweb.com/bj11/scheduler/downloadFileCounting.do?sesfid=0F041AD882C4641F5EEAC254919FFAAC&abb=CA1A97F8BD2D5317FE7B0A86EE554E5D&fn=8842AF72F0868E9FE42CB5DE8A0374D5052CAECAEF3E3B3D86AB8835269E2E7D

EFIS005
https://intel.wingateweb.com/bj11/scheduler/downloadFileCounting.do?sesfid=1C0DE5011F77E0685A99169B84D90049&abb=358E13964913E83F792D8C55E355191F&fn=15C8D7974A159EBF082ADB263D6821C66758D1BC4DA914008F0428D8A57F36AC

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Chris Van Hoof
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Manoj Iyer
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Manoj Iyer
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Proposed for oneiric
Implementation:
Informational Informational
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-11.10
Started by
Chris Van Hoof on 2011-06-22
Completed by
Chris Van Hoof on 2011-09-08

Related branches

Sprints

Whiteboard

www.uefi.org

see release notes on wiki page (spec URL) to get UEFI update presentation pdf that was released at the meeting.

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Work Items

Dependency tree

* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.