In this chapter, you learned how to manage the Linux boot process. I began this chapter by reviewing how the Linux boot process works. I broke the boot process down into three phases:
• The BIOS phase
• The bootloader phase
• The kernel phase
In the BIOS phase, the computer’s BIOS chip has control of the system. Its main jobs are to set up the basic hardware in the system, test the hardware using the power-on self-test (POST) routine, and then locate a device with boot files on it.
In the bootloader phase, the BIOS turns control of the system over to a bootloader. The key job of the bootloader is to point to and load your operating system’s kernel. The bootloader can reside in the master boot record (MBR) of the boot device or ...