Re: mabye simple,but i confused

From: Nick Warne
Date: Mon Jun 20 2005 - 13:56:36 EST

guorke wrote:

> Thanks,I must read it carefully
> On 6/16/05, Richard B. Johnson <linux-os@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Thu, 16 Jun 2005, guorke wrote:
>> > in understangding the linux kernel, the authors says
>> > "..Moves itself from address 0x00007c00 to address 0x00090000.."
>> >
>> > What i confused is why the Boot Loader do this, i asked google,but
>> > still no answe.
>> > who can make me understand it ?
>> > Thanks.
>> The IBM 'IPL' (initial program load) address was specified to be
>> at 7c00. There was room here for only one "sector", which in the
>> early days was 512 bytes....

There is more in Documentation/i386/boot.txt on this subject.

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