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Harnessing the UEFI Shell by Tim Lewis, Vincent Zimmer, Michael Rothman

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Chapter 7 Configuration of Provisioned Material

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

—Steve Jobs

Once material gets placed on a target system, one of the inevitable next steps would be the configuration of this material. Since much of the inherent configuration mechanisms that are available in the UEFI firmware environment are also supported in the UEFI Shell environment, this chapter’s material will touch on configuration capabilities available in both environments.

The BIOS has never been known for having a great user interface. The ROM sizes were too limited and the video interfaces too unpredictable to support high-end graphical interfaces.

Much of the design that the UEFI configuration infrastructure covers has been ...

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