The Linux Foundation has announced
a new boot system meant to make life easier on UEFI secure boot systems.
"In a nutshell, the Linux Foundation will obtain a Microsoft Key and
sign a small pre-bootloader which will, in turn, chain load (without any
form of signature check) a predesignated boot loader which will, in turn,
boot Linux (or any other operating system). The pre-bootloader will employ
a 'present user' test to ensure that it cannot be used as a vector for any
type of UEFI malware to target secure systems. This pre-bootloader can be
used either to boot a CD/DVD installer or LiveCD distribution or even boot
an installed operating system in secure mode for any distribution that
chooses to use it."