KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 07 July 2008

What does this button do? The Linux boot process.

Meeting Date

Long time KWLUGer John Van Ostrand will shed some light on the Linux Boot process for us this month.

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Presentation request / proposal

This presentation covers the boot process. What happens after you press the power button to start your computer? We'll look very briefly at POST and BIOS, then concentrate on what happens once Linux is in control.

  • POST
  • BIOS
  • MBR
  • LILO / Grub
  • kernel
  • initrd
  • runlevels
  • login managers
    if we are lucky we'll hear about some new stuff in development for faster booting

  • Coreboot
  • initng
  • upstart

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