From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Computing (Rated C-class, High-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Computing, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of computers, computing, and information technology on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
C-Class article C  This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale.
 High  This article has been rated as High-importance on the project's importance scale.

The FreeBSD Booting Process[edit]

Loading a kernel
Determine the root filesystem
Initialize user-land things
Interesting combinations

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Keyvan amel (talkcontribs) 10:50, 7 July 2006‎

Granularity of stores from front panel[edit]

While I know of mainframes and minicomputers that allowed storing a word from the front panel, I don't know of any early microcomputer that allowed storing more than an 8-bit byte at a time. Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz Username:Chatul (talk) 21:33, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

So what was the word size on those microcomputers? The 8008 manual speaks of "8-bit words", so an 8008-based microcomputer that allows storing only an 8-bit unit at a time does allow storing a word from the front panel. Guy Harris (talk) 23:34, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Merger proposal for Secondary Program Loader[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
The result of this discussion was to merge. — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 15:15, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Secondary Program Loader article provides very little content even for a stub-class article, with only one reference, so—unless someone wants to expand it further—it should be merged into Booting. Also, content of the article is pretty much a simple copy&paste from the provided reference. — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 22:53, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Go for it! --Wtshymanski (talk) 22:42, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Modern Bootloaders[edit]

This section is incomplete with a description of the UEFI boot process. The MBR booting can no longer be called "modern". Theking2 (talk) 15:55, 1 March 2015 (UTC)