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Feature #6560: UEFI Secure boot

Figure out what to do with VirtualBox dkms modules vs. Secure Boot

Added by intrigeri 2 months ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

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Resolved
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High
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Category:
Virtualization
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100%

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Description

Presumably, all Tails started in VirtualBox won't have Secure Boot enabled, either because they're started from DVD (and we only support Secure Book when booting from USB and UEFI), or because VirtualBox does not support Secure Boot (does it?), so the unsigned VirtualBox dkms modules should be loaded just fine. Correct?
If that assumption is incorrect, then I don't think we have to do anything here.
Else, we probably need to update some code and documentation.


Related issues

Blocks Tails - Feature #16209: Core work: Foundations Team Confirmed

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri 2 months ago

#2 Updated by segfault about 1 month ago

  • Status changed from Confirmed to Resolved

intrigeri wrote:

Presumably, all Tails started in VirtualBox won't have Secure Boot enabled, either because they're started from DVD (and we only support Secure Book when booting from USB and UEFI), or because VirtualBox does not support Secure Boot (does it?), so the unsigned VirtualBox dkms modules should be loaded just fine. Correct?

I think you're right. I couldn't find anything about VirtualBox supporting Secure Boot. Even if that was possible somehow, we only support booting Tails from an ISO attached as a DVD in VirtualBox.

If that assumption is incorrect, then I don't think we have to do anything here.

Agreed.

#3 Updated by intrigeri about 1 month ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

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