On 6/30/20 3:34 PM, Jóhann B. Guðmundsson wrote:
Given Hans proposal [1] introduced systemd/grub2/Gnome upstream changes it beg the question if now would not be the time to stop supporting booting in legacy bios mode and move to uefi only supported boot which has been available on any common intel based x86 platform since atleast 2005.
This statement is simply not true - With all due respect, I for one consider this statement of yours to be close to a blatant cheat and a lie.

I definitely own BIOS-only systems, which have been sold long after 2005 and which are still in everyday use.

Now in 2017 Intel's technical marketing engineer Brian Richardson revealed in a presentation that the company will require UEFI Class 3 and above as in it would remove legacy BIOS support from its client and datacenter platforms by 2020 and one might expect AMD to follow Intel in this regard.

Fedora should not care Intel's plans, but about the systems users use.

IMNSHO, this inevitably must comprise to continueg supporting BIOS-systems for at least another decade.

This post is just to gather feed back why Fedora should still continue to support legacy BIOS boot as opposed to stop supporting it and potentially drop grub2 and use sd-boot instead.

Definitely the former.

Share your thoughts and comments on how such move might affect you so feedback can be collected for the future on why such a change might be bad, how it might affect the distribution and scope of such change can be determined for potential system wide proposal.

Dropping BIOS would render Fedora entire unsuitable for me and will like cause me to stop supporting Fedora.

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