Re: Linux OS boilerplate

Jeremy Jackson (
Sun, 18 Feb 2001 15:32:25 -0500

Scott Long wrote:

> Does there exist an outline (detailed or not) of the boot process from
> the point of BIOS bootsector load to when the kernel proper begins
> execution? If not would anyone be willing to help me understand
> bootsect.S and setup.S enough so that I might write such an outline?

I have been over it, and would be willing to help. You should first read all

of the LILO documentation, and check out some of the LinuxBIOS
project at

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