Reading about Linux booting on Wikipedia

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Reading about Linux booting on Wikipedia

Postby breaker » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:09 am

I don't know why I didn't sooner, fascinating (to me anyway);

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vmlinux
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Initrd

With this info you know more why you need lines in your grub menu with these file names.

but more interesting is the history and the details of the insides of these files.
rtfm - read the fine manual...
Boot info script: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1291280
grub2 https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2
PC-BIOS based booting, mbr, boot records; http://thestarman.pcministry.com/

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Re: Reading about Linux booting on Wikipedia

Postby Aging Technogeek » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:39 am

Very interesting. Some good links both to the articles and in the "See Also" sections at the end of the articles.
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