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Old 07-02-2002, 05:01 AM   #1
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Question Loadlin and kernel booting info

I need some seriously detailed info on how the kernel boots.

I looked at the LoadLin source code and I understand it all just fine except for a DB block of assembler code in the middle that's annoying me.

I searched for info on booting kernels over a network, to see what boot loaders are used there. Didn't find much.

Can anyone help me?
Old 07-02-2002, 06:37 AM   #2
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to boot over a network, linux uses the same bootloader as it would for bootin a standalone.

u have to change a line or 2 in lilo.conf to the network drive u wanna boot from.
Old 07-02-2002, 07:37 AM   #3
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The linux kernel internals guide explains the whole process pretty good. The first chapter explains the whole boot process.


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