"Linux boot process is the initialization of the Linux open
source operating system on a computer. Also known as the Linux
startup process, a Linux boot process covers a number of steps from
the initial bootstrap to the launch of the initial user-space
"While specific Linux boot initialization steps and commands
vary depending on the Linux distribution that is being installed,
the startup process generally runs from the BIOS, to boot loader,
to kernel, to scheduler, and finally to Init, which initializes the
user environment for user interaction and login.
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