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* [[U-Boot]]
 
* [[U-Boot]]
 
* [http://www.coreboot.org/Welcome_to_coreboot coreboot], formerly known as LinuxBIOS
 
* [http://www.coreboot.org/Welcome_to_coreboot coreboot], formerly known as LinuxBIOS
** Conference by Peter Stuge at Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2008, [http://free-electrons.com/pub/video/2008/elce/nluug-fall2008-stuge-coreboot.ogv video]
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** Conference talk by Peter Stuge at Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2008, [http://free-electrons.com/pub/video/2008/elce/nluug-fall2008-stuge-coreboot.ogv video]
  
 
ARM:
 
ARM:

Revision as of 20:54, 10 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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