Linux live usb & EFI Password

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nexus4life, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. nexus4life macrumors regular

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    I've been really lax with security lately and I wanted to spend some time tonight to fix this. Among other things, I am planning to setup an EFI password. My only concern with this is that sometimes I like to boot to Linux live USBs for various reasons. If I set this EFI password and then try to boot to one on startup using the option key as I normally do, will it just entirely fail/ignore the USB/or ideally will it give me an option to enter my EFI password to allow it to boot?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    It will prompt you for the password before listing all bootable drives.
     
  3. nexus4life thread starter macrumors regular

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    Awesome, thanks.

    Is it easy to change/remove the EFI password if I decide to later?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes, it can be removed via the same tool that is used to create/add it.
     

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