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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)