[LinuxBIOS] Smart card

Peter Stuge stuge-linuxbios at cdy.org
Wed Mar 14 19:07:20 CET 2007

On Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 04:09:17PM +0100, Fred . wrote:
> I think it would be cool if the computer would refuse to boot
> without a smart card.

This is a nice idea. Have LinuxBIOS boot up a minimal Linux system
from flash that has been prepared with the public key part of a card.

Then have the minimal system wait for the right card to be inserted.
(Of course it has to be challenged too.)

After good verification, kexec the real system kernel.


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