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The /boot directory is one of the main subdirectories under / and it contains the files that Linux needs to boot. The Linux kernel (the core of the Linux operating system) is kept in the /boot directory.
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The /boot directory is one of the main subdirectories under / and it contains the files that Linux needs to boot (start up). The Linux kernel (the core of the Linux operating system) is kept in the /boot directory.
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When the system boots, it faces a chicken-and-egg situation: accessing the kernel and related files will require an understanding of Linux filesystem layouts - but the kernel and filesystem drivers have to be loaded off those very filesystems that the machine BIOS does not understand. [http://tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Filesystem-Hierarchy/html/boot.html more detail]
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[http://tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Filesystem-Hierarchy/html/boot.html more detail]
[[The_System| back to the filesystem]]
[[The_System| back to the filesystem]]

Revision as of 22:28, 26 September 2006

Boot

The /boot directory is one of the main subdirectories under / and it contains the files that Linux needs to boot (start up). The Linux kernel (the core of the Linux operating system) is kept in the /boot directory.

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