Bug 986370 - UEFI Secure Boot and Hibernate (Suspend to Disk)
UEFI Secure Boot and Hibernate (Suspend to Disk)
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: multiboot-guide (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Chris Roberts
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Reported: 2013-07-19 11:16 EDT by Justin M. Bennett
Modified: 2016-12-31 21:03 EST (History)
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Description Justin M. Bennett 2013-07-19 11:16:20 EDT
Description of problem:
With OEMs shipping preloads of Windows 8 on new purchase computers, UEFI tends to be enabled by default.  Though Fedora can work with a secure boot UEFI bios, certain features have been disable (See Fedora 18 UEFI Secure Boot Edition 18.4).

As hibernation (suspend to disk) functionality has been disabled on an UEFI Secure Boot system, users need to be aware, prior to installation of Fedora (as sole OS on the system), whether to enable or disable this functionality.

Those using Fedora on a laptop/netbook, shouldn't discover *after* completing installation, that hibernation has been disabled.  It becomes a huge pain, to google how to disable the /boot/efi partition, and grub2, if even possible.

If not documented or referenced in the install-guide, CommonBugs should make note of this issue.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 18, Fedora 19

How reproducible:
Install Fedora on a system with a Secure Boot, UEFI, enabled bios.

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Comment 1 Chris Roberts 2013-07-19 14:13:06 EDT
I am working on a dual boot Fedora and Windows 8 Guide, I will work on putting some info regarding this into the guide. I have assigned myself to this bug
Comment 2 Justin M. Bennett 2013-07-19 15:51:52 EDT
Awesome.  Dual boot provides one solution for a system running Fedora and another OS (take your pick of Windows, and/or OS X).

May I suggest such guide additionally make reference to running Windows 7/8 within a virtual environment?  Perhaps advanced for the scope of users just beginning to use Fedora; However, staying within Fedora, with the ability to access (thru VM) MS Windows, would prove itself in furthering adaptation of "Linux on the desktop"

Secure Boot with KVM already having been documented for Fedora here:  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Testing_secureboot_with_KVM
Comment 3 Hin-Tak Leung 2014-09-16 14:55:50 EDT
I was thinking of filing a bug against systemd - it is bloody unhelpful to tell me to look at 'journalctl -xn' when 'systemctl hibernate' fails.

Fc20, dual booting with win 8.1 (new laptop). Didn't read install guide before doing so - after all, the liveusb works, and the 'install to hd' option works from there... :-(.
Comment 4 Hin-Tak Leung 2014-10-07 16:35:34 EDT
My problems with the unhelpful message is filed as bug 1150289 .

I read that there are some kernel patches floating around for enabling crypto-signatures on the hibernated image and verify on wake, to satisfy the requirement
for hibernation under secure boot. Is there any feature/enhancement bug for that?

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