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A bootloader is a small application that is first run when a computing device is powered on. the primary purpose of a bootloader is to initialize the hardware i/o enough so that the core of an operating system may be loaded and executed.
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some example bootloaders are:
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X86:
 
X86:
 
* Lilo
 
* Lilo
 
* Grub
 
* Grub
 
* Syslinux
 
* Syslinux
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* U-Boot
  
 
ARM:
 
ARM:
 
* [[APEX]]
 
* [[APEX]]
* [[Blob]]
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* Blob
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* U-Boot
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MIPS:
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* U-Boot
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PowerPC:
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* U-Boot
  
 
[[Bootloader_Security_Resources]]
 
[[Bootloader_Security_Resources]]
  
 
[[Category:Bootloaders]]
 
[[Category:Bootloaders]]

Revision as of 00:37, 13 September 2007

A bootloader is a small application that is first run when a computing device is powered on. the primary purpose of a bootloader is to initialize the hardware i/o enough so that the core of an operating system may be loaded and executed.

some example bootloaders are:

X86:

  • Lilo
  • Grub
  • Syslinux
  • U-Boot

ARM:

MIPS:

  • U-Boot

PowerPC:

  • U-Boot

Bootloader_Security_Resources