Linux System Startup
Good overview of what your Linux machine does when it boots up.
"The boot loader is the program loaded by the ROM. It is either the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) on the
motherboard or device-specific code, as might be found on a SCSI disk controller board. There are two popular
boot loaders for PCs. LILO, short for Linux loader, is the traditional loader, while GRUB, short for grand
unified bootloader, is the newer one. Each program has the task of grabbing some configuration information,
loading the Linux (or other) kernel and turning over control to the OS." Linux System Startup | Linux Journal
(Submitted by Noel Mon Oct 24, 2005 )
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