I am trying to get a bootloader to work and have no idea about the entire boot process for Linux. This is new to me.
1) How can I tell the bootloader to look for the harddrive?
2) How can I tell the bootloader to look for either a SATA or a PATA harddrive?
3) Someone gave me a link to a book about Linux here in the forum, and it is: www.kroah.com/lkn
. I can read it to learn about the kernel. What is the boot process if I do not use an initrd?
4) What are these runlevels in the boot process?