For reasons beyond the scope of this entry, today I feel like writing down a broad and simplified overview of how modern Linux systems boot. Due to being a sysadmin who has stubbed his toe here repeatedly, I’m going to especially focus on points of failure.
I always find it fascinating to read about how computers boot – it’s often a very intricate process, built atop decades of backwards compatibility.
You take a firm hold on your bootstraps and pull… until you are airborn.
I miss the times when all Linux distros would scroll a list of starting services with [OK] or [FAILED] …it was enchanting
Now we get “aesthetic” boot ~logos.