Re: Linux OS boilerplate

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Mon Feb 19 2001 - 23:29:47 EST

Paul Gortmaker wrote:
> 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).

It's in there (Documentation/i386/boot.txt).


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