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Re: grub tools and Windows UAC

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: grub tools and Windows UAC
Date: Wed, 25 Dec 2013 13:16:50 +0100
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On 25.12.2013 12:11, Andrey Borzenkov wrote:
> If UAC is enabled, running grub-install (and probably others too - did
> not try) will request privilege elevation; but then process is
> re-launched in separate window and disappears after it is finished.
> This makes even reading help impossible.
I think that the cause of it is get_default_platform which uses
get_efi_variable to check for EFI. Perhaps we should check privileges
and assume BIOS if get_default_platform is run just for the help.
> May be grub should check for privilege elevation status and refuse to
> run if it is not sufficient.
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