Monday, September 26, 2011

Learn Linux, 101: Boot the system

Learn #Linux, 101: Boot the system: #hacker Some aspects of the boot process are common to most systems, but some hardware-related aspects are specific to a particular architecture. The material in this article is directed specifically at x86 and x86_64 architecture systems using BIOS to boot the system. A newer system using Extensible Firmware Interface (or EFI) and the GUID Partition Table (GPT) is gaining popularity for drives larger than 2TB in size. This is not currently part of the LPI objectives and is not covered in this article.