Feiyun Wang presents us with an interesting study guide annex source commentary in his Linux i386 Boot Code HOWTO. The document has been designed as a guide to the i386 boot code for "kernel newbies", explaining the different Makefiles, the bootsector, how the compressed image is loaded and so on, all the way to how the kernel is extracted, loaded and activated with the correct settings.
For kernel veterans the document is meant to be an overview and reference to more advanced reading.
Mirror maintenance has been pushed to the background the last year, because our webmaster, Greg Ferguson, was way too overloaded with work to deal with this. However, new volunteers have offered to take this job off of Greg's shoulders.
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It's been a while since the decision to take the Kernel HOWTO off-line for revision. Since we're getting a lot of requests about this document, we thought an overview of the progress might be appropriate.
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