I was doing some reading online, and I found a very informative reference about many things related to the kernel in Debian, called the Debian Linux Kernel Handbook
. There are very good sections about managing kernel modules and the initrd (sections 6 and 7). I think section 6 would apply to Slackware as well as Debian, but section 7, which describes the boot process and the initrd, I think would not.
Does anyone know of an equivalent reference like this for Slackware? I am particularly interested in learning how the system boots and how modules get loaded. The more detail, the better. I want to know how everything happens for the system to get itself into a working state.
I have done some looking, but everything I have found seems very short on detail. Any help would be appreciated.