Bootloader

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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.

some example bootloaders are:

X86:

ARM:

MIPS:

PowerPC:

Bootloader_Security_Resources