Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 17th Dec 2006 08:58 UTC
Linux Christopher Hallinan examines the bootloader's role in a system, followed by an introduction to some common features of bootloaders. He also takes a detailed look at a popular bootloader used for embedded systems, and introduces a few of the more popular bootloaders.
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by Doc Pain on Mon 18th Dec 2006 13:05 UTC
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You might want to have a llok at

% man boot
% man loader

or read chapter 1 of the FreeBSD handbook: "Bootstrapping and kernel initialization" at

The introduction is very generic (might fit to topic of embedded systems) while the boot stages and the loader are FreeBSD specific... for educational use... :-)

Cloudy, thank you very much for your postings. I wish to read that on! :-)

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