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Python Community Server: The Linux Booting Process Unveiled

Mar 02, 2004, 06:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roberto Alsina)

[ Thanks to Roberto Alsina for this link. ]

"In this article we will explore how most Linux distributions boot, in some detail. I haven't seem many full explanations of this, and it's not terribly complex, although it is somewhat long.

"I will use a Red Hat 9 system to explain it, but most distributions should be almost the same... except Slackware and its derivatives.

"While almost everyone uses what's called a SystemV init setup, Slackware and derivatives use a BSD init (like FreeBSD, OpenBSD and *BSD, of course :-), which is different..."

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