To implement in Fedora Linux 37 scheduled Translation UEFI support in the discharge of mandatory requirements for installing a distribution on the x86_64 platform. The ability to download previously installed environments on systems with traditional BIOS for a while will remain, but the support of new installations is not in UEFI mode will be discontinued. In Fedora 39 or later, the BIOS support is calculated to delete completely. Application for making a change in Fedora 37 Published by Ben Cotton ( Ben Cotton ), which occupies in Red Hat Position Fedora Program Manager. The change has not yet been discussed by the FESCO Committee (Fedora Engineering Steering Committee), which is responsible for the technical part of the Fedora distribution.
Equipment based on Intel platforms comes with UEFI since 2005. In 2020, Intel stopped supporting BIOS in client systems and platforms for data centers. At the same time, the termination of support for the BIOS can lead to the impossibility of installing Fedora on some laptops and PCs issued until 2013. In past discussions, it also mentioned the inability to install on virtualization systems that support only BIOS, but since then the AWS surroundings have supported UEFI support. The Libvirt and VirtualBox also added support for UEFI, but not yet used by default (in VirtualBox it is planned in a branch 7.0).
Termination of BIOS support in Fedora Linux will reduce the number of components used when loading and installing components, delete VESA support, simplify the installation and reduce labor costs to support bootloader and installation assemblies, since UEFI provides unified standard interfaces, and BIOS requires separate testing of each option .