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Briefly, a bootloader is the first software program that runs when a computer starts. It is responsible for loading and transferring control to the operating system kernel software (such as the Hurd or the Linux). The kernel, in turn, initializes the rest of the operating system (e.g. GNU).
 
Briefly, a bootloader is the first software program that runs when a computer starts. It is responsible for loading and transferring control to the operating system kernel software (such as the Hurd or the Linux). The kernel, in turn, initializes the rest of the operating system (e.g. GNU).
  
some example bootloaders are:
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== List of bootloaders ==
  
 
X86:
 
X86:
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MIPS:
 
MIPS:
 
* [[U-Boot]]
 
* [[U-Boot]]
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* [http://www.linux-mips.org/wiki/YAMON YAMON]
  
 
PowerPC:
 
PowerPC:

Revision as of 01:54, 7 April 2009

Briefly, a bootloader is the first software program that runs when a computer starts. It is responsible for loading and transferring control to the operating system kernel software (such as the Hurd or the Linux). The kernel, in turn, initializes the rest of the operating system (e.g. GNU).

List of bootloaders

X86:

ARM:

MIPS:

PowerPC:

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