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developerWorks: Migrating from x86 to PowerPC, Part 2: Anatomy of the Linux Boot Process

Feb 14, 2005, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"This article describes the most common traits of embedded Linux distributions that people employ on x86 hardware and contrasts some of the different options frequently seen on non-x86 embedded systems.

"By the time a system has booted itself to the point where it can run your application-level code, any one variant of Linux is, practically by definition, largely similar to another. However, there are several different methodologies that you can use to get the system from power-on reset to a running kernel, and beyond that point, you can construct the filesystem in which your application will run in different ways..."

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