Re: boot loader

From: Ken Moffat
Date: Tue Apr 28 2015 - 22:25:50 EST

On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 08:44:34PM -0300, Thiago Farina wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 6:49 PM, Richard Weinberger
> <richard.weinberger@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 5:12 PM, Thiago Farina <tfransosi@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Does the kernel include a simple boot loader like FreeBSD does?
> >
> > Why don't you figure yourself?
> >
> I think it doesn't. I just wanted someone to confirm my thought.
Does the FreeBSD kernel really include a boot loader ? Surely the
loader is what reads the kernel into memory and then hands control
to it.

If you look at FreeBSD as a whole, it has a boot loader for
whichever architecture it was built for. But linux is only the
kernel - different distros (in this context, android could be
regarded as a distro) and most importantly different
architectures or platforms all do different things - in my
fairly-limited experience I've used grub, lilo, uboot, yaboot -
there are many others.

But please remember that asking general questions not related to
kernel development on this list is generally regarded as off-topic.

Nanny Ogg usually went to bed early. After all, she was an old lady.
Sometimes she went to bed as early as 6 a.m.
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