The Linux Saga: Boot Loader, Initrd & Sys V

How does the system startup look like? This question usually does not come into mind of a normal computer user. Oh, he presses the power button, goes to the kitchen to make a coffee and when he comes back, the password can be entered on the screen in the prepared field. Sometimes however, in the minds of a bit more keen computer enthusiasts, the question is born “how does it actually work?” It’s no black magic. Editor’s Note: An in depth three part series about the computer boot up process was covered earlier in OSNews.


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