'A recently released Red Hat update for the BootHole Vulnerability
(firehose link) is causing systems to become unbootable. It is widely
reported that updates to the shim, grub2 and kernel packages in RHEL
and CentOS 7 and 8 are leaving various systems that use secure boot
unbootable. Current recommendations are to avoid updating your system
until the issue is resolved, or at least avoid updating the shim,
grub2 and kernel packages.
Update, shared by PAjamian: Red Hat is now recommending that users do
not apply grub2, fwupd, fwupdate or shim updates until new packages
-- source: https://linux.slashdot.org/story/20/07/31/158212
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Apologies for being slightly off-topic.
Does anyone know of a computer repairer in/around Hamilton, who can do
board-level troubleshooting and repair on laptops, without having to
"send it to Auckland"?
I've got a Gigabyte i7 laptop which became unable to charge its battery
a couple of years ago. I was able to run it plugged into the mains since
then. But just now, it won't even start up at all.
I'd like someone to do some quick tests to determine if it's a feasible
repair and, if so, give a cost estimate.
Oh, but it was running Ubuntu, so not completely off-topic ;)
All suggestions appreciated