NAME [Toc] [Back]
boot - bootstrap process
DESCRIPTION [Toc] [Back]
Itanium-based System Hardware
The Itanium-based system's bootstrap process involves the execution of
four software components:
+ option ROM
+ Boot Manager
After the processor is reset, firmware initializes and tests
processors and platform. During initialization, the firmware lets a
user interrupt and configure CMOS and option ROMs. It then transfers
control to EFI, the Extensible Firmware Interface. EFI, in turn,
initializes EFI boot and runtime services and launches the Boot
Manager. The Boot Manager, which allows loading of EFI application or
drivers from EFI defined file system, loads and transfers control to
hpux.efi, the HP-UX-specific bootstrap loader. hpux.efi then loads
the HP-UX kernel object file from the HP-UX file system to memory and
transfers control to the loaded kernel image.
PA-RISC Hardware [Toc] [Back]
The Series 700 and 800 bootstrap process involves the execution of
three software components:
+ pdc (see pdc(1M),
+ isl (see isl(1M), and
After the processor is RESET, pdc, the processor-dependent code
(firmware), performs a self-test and initializes the processor. It
then loads and transfers control to isl, the operating-systemindependent
initial system loader. isl, in turn, loads and transfers
control to the hpux utility, the HP-UX-specific bootstrap loader.
hpux then downloads the HP-UX kernel object file from an HP-UX file
system and transfers control to the loaded kernel image.
SEE ALSO [Toc] [Back]
efi(4), hpux(1M), isl(1M), pdc(1M).
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