Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

The Linux startup process

Date and Time

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building E-51, Room 315


Jerry Feldman , Associate Director , Boston Linux & Unix - gaf blu org


Jerry describes the Linux boot process step-by-step, from the BIOS to grub to init to runlevels


Jerry presents a talk he gave at Hewlett-Packard a while back: a detailed review of the Linux boot process, starting with the BIOS.

Meeting Notes


  1. Jerry's slides (OpenOffice)
  2. Jerry's slides (PDF)

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