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Old 08-06-2010, 03:26 AM   #1
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Boot Device


What is the difference between boot image and kenel image?

In some literatures I have read jargon called 'boot device' what does it mean?
Does it mean device where operating system resides?
or
Does it mean where boot loader resides???

For example,

In embedded systems, bootloader (say uboot) resides on inbuilt flash where as kernel or application code resides on harddisk or other external memory... at that time what is meant by boot device?
 
Old 08-06-2010, 03:49 AM   #2
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Your behavior is rude. You have not bothered to reply to most of your threads. You will not get much help here if you continue behaving this way.

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In some literatures I have read jargon called 'boot device' what does it mean?
http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boot_device
and
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Encrypted-Root...ot-device.html

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Old 08-06-2010, 04:56 AM   #3
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Ohhhk... feeling sorry for that :|
Thanks by the way
 
Old 08-06-2010, 04:58 AM   #4
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Ohhhk... feeling sorry for that :|
Thanks by the way
It is nice if you realize the matter, now how about replying to your other threads and to the questions asked there ?
 
Old 08-06-2010, 08:13 AM   #5
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Difference between bootROM and bootloader and bootimage and kernelimage

Please provide me some help by defining sharp difference between bootROM and bootloader and bootimage and kernelimage.
 
Old 08-06-2010, 08:22 AM   #6
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Hi,

You seem to be presenting elementary questions alot. Most of your queries could be answered via <Linux> - Google Search or LQ Search with good search keys.

'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' would be one link you should look at to help us to help you in the future. You really need to start doing some work on your part instead of querying on a whim without even attempting anything on your part. There's enough information on the web to fulfill your elementary questions. Not to say you shouldn't post but make some effort. If you don't understand something it's one thing but to just flippantly post is just not right.

Loads of information for reference and guidance from;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
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Bash Reference Manual
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The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:42 AM   #7
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Your behavior is rude. You have not bothered to reply to most of your threads.
Not just rude. After going through the post history, you can find out that the way question is asked is not to find the solution for the issue or understanding the matter, but to check or question the members' knowledge. And most of the posts have still not been marked solved.
 
Old 08-06-2010, 08:44 AM   #8
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and somewhat similar thread has been created here, Ive reported it:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...limage-824564/
 
Old 08-06-2010, 09:30 AM   #9
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Please provide me some help by defining sharp difference between bootROM and bootloader and bootimage and kernelimage.
  • A boot ROM is a piece of hardware that stores a boot loader.
  • A boot loader is a piece of software that boot straps the system.
  • A boot image is the file that contains the boot loader.
  • A kernel image is the file that contains the kernel that is loaded by the boot loader.
 
Old 08-06-2010, 09:38 AM   #10
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@David,

I would suggest, you check OP's posting history before replying to his threads.
 
Old 08-06-2010, 09:46 AM   #11
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Thanks David

@Chaitanya

I really cant understand Why are you people pointing that too often even I understood my mistake and apologized for that???

Being new to linux environment, having got right answer by you people I feel asured due to lack of confidence and knowledge and that led me to browse more... That doesnt mean that by not telling thanks or go it I am being rude or anything like that.

Seniors should not supervise juniors... and MUST not compell them to say "Thanks" and "Sorries"... There should be enough space and freedom... without that its rather difficult to spread the wings and fly in the horizon of knowledge.
 
Old 08-06-2010, 10:12 AM   #12
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Thanks David

Seniors should not supervise juniors... and MUST not compell them to say "Thanks" and "Sorries"... There should be enough space and freedom... without that its rather difficult to spread the wings and fly in the horizon of knowledge.
Yes, they may do it if they want, and you *should* thank for all the help - or apologize, whatever fits the situation.

Seeing your previous posts, it seems more like you want us to spread your wings and beat them for you to save you the effort. Next time you post, instead of saying something like "tell me what is FooFile", you should say "I found in google a definition for FooFile which if I understood correctly is (blah blah blah), can somebody confirm or correct this?"
 
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:38 PM   #13
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I would suggest, you check OP's posting history before replying to his threads.
It is my policy to judge each post independently, based on its own merits.

My advice to you is that if you are not going to answer the post or point out a violation of the forum rules, do not post. Zero information posts are the only real problem that this site has.
 
Old 08-06-2010, 03:40 PM   #14
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...he who speaks does not know
I find it ironic that you are demonstrating this with each of your posts.
 
Old 08-06-2010, 04:03 PM   #15
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I find it ironic that you are demonstrating this with each of your posts.
FYI, that quote it's about the Tao, not about general nor specific knowledge. Seems it reflects your own ignorance, too.
 
  


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