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#1 2019-02-11 16:07:12

Registered: 2019-02-11
Posts: 1

Installing arch with secure boot enabled

So a long time ago, I set a password on the BIOS which I have now completely forgotten. I think secure boot is still enabled, so it won't boot from USB. For some reason, I've managed to install Fedora just fine and been using that for a while.

Am I stupid for asking this, or is there a way I can get around it, like replacing all the Fedora files with Arch files, or resetting the BIOS from Fedora?

Laptop is an HP Omen 17


#2 2019-02-12 09:23:34

#archlinux@freenode channel op
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Re: Installing arch with secure boot enabled

You could bootstrap arch from fedora and set up signing of the bootloader/kernel, otherwise contact HP for instructions for how to clear the firmware password.

Last edited by Mr.Elendig (2019-02-12 09:23:50)

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#3 2019-02-22 09:23:29

From: Taiwan
Registered: 2016-10-28
Posts: 31

Re: Installing arch with secure boot enabled

Try to somehow unlock your bios. With arch chances are that you will one day have to use a live usb to solve some issues.


#4 2019-02-22 14:33:10

Inspector Parrot
Registered: 2011-11-29
Posts: 21,676

Re: Installing arch with secure boot enabled

You can make a new installation usb: … tall_media

Or install from your current system: … ting_Linux

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