Boot process details of a Linux server (MBR, GRUB, LILO, VMs)
Does the MBR call one of these files? grub.conf, lilo.conf, menu.lst. I believe only one of these would be used by the Linux OS.
Is the CMOS used before the BIOS during the Linux boot process? A Webopedia article said the CMOS is used second after the BIOS. The article is called "The System Boot Process Explained."
This article also said that the CMOS not the BIOS tells the computer which hard drive to boot from. But when I configure the boot sequence, I thought I've always done it from the BIOS. Does anyone agree or disagree with me? Does anyone think the above link is perfect? It may be, but I have my doubts.
When does the kernel start working during the boot process?
I would like detailed information about the boot process for a Linux server. Can anyone provide me with a paragraph synopsis?
How does the boot process work with a virtual machine? I thought the storage tended to be amoporphous. So the MBR's exact location could change.