Chapter 2. Preparing to boot

Table of Contents
2.1.1. Entering the BOOT_ADMIN interface
2.1.2. BOOT_ADMIN commands
2.2. Consoles
2.2.1. Using graphic console
2.2.2. Using serial console
2.2.3. Switching consoles

Like any other system, machines based on PA-RISC processors have to go through several steps in order to get Linux up and running. The next section introduces you to the early boot management of your PA-RISC computer. (By the way, to be a bit less awkward, we might from time to time call it a 'PA' box). This chapter will give you some key concepts like BOOT_ADMIN.