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Re: cannot get Libvirt/qemu to use secure boot



Hi everybody,

	Just to report it: I managed to find the issue (as usual, between the keyboard and the chair). The problem was that ovmf in arch does not ship with default keys enrolled. I got a pair OVMF_CODE/VARS from anoter distro (with default keys already enrolled), and everything worked.

	Thank you for your time!
	Felix

On Monday, December 28, 2020 8:58:53 AM CET you wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> 
> 	I am having serious trouble enabling secure boot via virt-install... and I do not see clearly even where to look for help :-/. Maybe somebody can point me on the right direction? I am running:
> 	arch linux
> 	edk2-ovmf 202011-1
> 	libvirt 6.5
> 	virt-install 3.2
> 	qemu 5.2
> 
> I am creating the domain with virt-install, and the parameters
> 	--features smm.state=on
> 	--boot loader=/usr/share/ovmf/x64/OVMF_CODE.secboot.fd,nvram.template=/usr/share/ovmf/x64/OVMF_VARS.fd,loader.readonly=yes,loader.type=pflash,loader_secure=yes
> 
> If I boot into the UEFI I can see there is the menu for the OVMF and Secure Boot available, but when I get into the Secure Boot entry, I only see it is "disabled" and I cannot tick the "Attempt secure boot" box.
> 
> As far as I understand, by using OVMF_CODE.secboot.f I should already get the default keys working, so I should be good to go to test this setup, but... to no success.
> 
> Does anybody have any idea on what might be wrong/where can I get help (should this not be the place?)
> 
> Thank you!
> Felix





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