© Jiewen Yao and Vincent Zimmer 2020
J. Yao, V. ZimmerBuilding Secure Firmwarehttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6106-4_6

6. OS Resiliency

Jiewen Yao1  and Vincent Zimmer2
(1)
Shanghai, China
(2)
Issaquah, WA, USA
 

In a personal computer or server, when the host firmware finishes the initial boot, it transfers the control to the host operating system (OS) loader. Then the host OS loader transfers the control to the final operating system (OS). The OS may be installed by the manufacturer, by the enterprise information technology (IT) department, or by the end user. The typical OS is Windows or Linux. For mobile devices, there may be other types of general-purpose OS, such as Chromium, Android, or iOS. They are created and customized by the platform manufacturer ...

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