Re: Linux OS boilerplate

From: Paul Gortmaker (
Date: Mon Feb 19 2001 - 04:03:41 EST

Scott Long wrote:
> I've been poring over the x86 boot code for a while now and I've been
> considering writing a FAQ on the boot process (mostly for my own use,


> Does there exist an outline (detailed or not) of the boot process from
> the point of BIOS bootsector load to when the kernel proper begins

IIRC, there is some useful info contained within loadlin. Also, I
found a doc by hpa called "THE LINUX/I386 BOOT PROTOCOL" in my local
archive of cruft - I just assumed it was in Documentation/ but
apparently it never made it there (yet).


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