A broad overview of how modern Linux systems boot

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.

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