#39 Prefer UEFI when creating new virtual machines
Opened a year ago by Pharaoh_Atem. Modified a year ago

UEFI has been around for over 15 years now, and with hardware now coming out that lacks support for the UEFI CSM for legacy BIOS boot support, we should change our virtualization stack defaults so that UEFI is used by default.

This change would also align with the upcoming release of Microsoft Windows 11, which only supports UEFI with Secure Boot. The general expectation will be that people shouldn't need to fiddle with such things to make working machines. With KVM and Xen through virt-manager; virt-install; gnome-boxes; and cockpit-machines, we should have UEFI as the default so that things work.

Ideally, for UEFI boot by default, UEFI boot should also include CSM support, so that it's transparent and legacy stuff works too.


Metadata Update from @Pharaoh_Atem:
- Custom field SUSE Jira adjusted to https://jira.suse.com/browse/OPENSUSE-52
- Issue set to the milestone: 15.4

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