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CHAPTER 6 Startup and Shutdown

6.1 Booting

During the boot process the operating system is loaded into memory and executed. After doing diagnostic checks the system reads in the boot program from the disk, or other boot device. The boot program locates the kernel and loads it into memory. When the kernel is executed it does initial checks on system hardware resources and attempts to initialize the devices. The kernel then starts up a few processes, including init, which executes the initialization scripts for the system.

6.1.1 - EEPROM on CPU board
6.1.2 - Operating System

Unix System Administration - 8 AUG 1996
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