Linked by David Adams on Sat 17th May 2008 03:39 UTC, submitted by IdaAshley
General Unix Ever wonder what makes a computer tick or how a UNIX server does what it does? Discover what happens when you push the power button on your computer. This article discusses the different boot types, managing the AIX bootlist and the AIX boot sequence. After reading this article, you will better understand what exactly happens when your server starts.
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by pixelbeat on Mon 19th May 2008 09:29 UTC
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Linux usually uses GRUB to boot, which I've detailed here:

Note also that the just released Fedora 9 now uses upstart to start stuff after the kernel has loaded.

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