[CentOS] In A UEFI World, "rm -rf /" Can Brick Your System

Tue Feb 2 10:18:09 UTC 2016
Tony Mountifield <tony at softins.co.uk>

In article <75D47FDC6A99F24F87A6465BAF326D5018C50F69 at COLUMBA02.user.uu.se>,
Sorin Srbu <Sorin.Srbu at orgfarm.uu.se> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
> > Behalf Of m.roth at 5-cent.us
> > Sent: den 1 februari 2016 20:34
> > To: CentOS
> > Subject: [CentOS] In A UEFI World, "rm -rf /" Can Brick Your System
> > 
> > As a public service announcement, recursively removing all of your files
> > from / is no longer recommended. 
> I'm not following, has it ever been recommended (on a working system)??
> Or is this one of those ironic posts? 8-)

I think the point is that hitherto, if you kill a system with "rm -rf /",
you can still do a re-installation from scratch. If I understand correctly
what people are saying, killing the UEFI stuff stops you ever being able
to do a re-install on that box. Is that correct? Is there no way to do a
factory reset of the BIOS?

Tony Mountifield
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