I have begun my quest into LFS (kinda. I started downloading the stuff, and I only have an hour left). But, I have been wondering.
How do the distros bootup into a fully working system with minimal capabilities with nothing at all to work off of. For Gentoo (www.gentoo.org
) the boot cd puts you into a fully working (seemingly) but limited system, with only a few commands, but the only ones that you need. How do they do that?
I would like an explanation as detailed as you wanna give me. Don't dumb it down.