Bootloader

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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).

List of bootloaders

X86:

ARM:

MIPS:

PowerPC:

Bootloader_Security_Resources

RedBoot should be listed somewhere. I don't know what architectures it supports. Tim Bird 20:55, 10 April 2009 (UTC)