LinuxBoot progress: boot anything from Linux

Chris Koch

Secure systems are founded on open, auditable, and well-tested firmware. LinuxBoot replaces traditionally closed source firmware (e.g. UEFI) with an open, auditable, and measurable Linux kernel and initramfs. We’ll present an overview of LinuxBoot, its part in the boot integrity story, and talk about newly gained abilities to boot VMware, Xen, and Windows from Linux, and future plans. We’ll also discuss how this work is being deployed in commercial data centers, and in embedded environments such as coreboot, u-boot, and SlimBoot.


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