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How Does an Intel Processor Boot? @intel #computers

How Does an Intel Processor Boot?
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Binary Debt writes about how an Intel processor goes about booting inside a computer.

When we switch on a computer, it goes through a series of steps before it is able to load the operating system. In this post we will see how a typical x86 processor boots. This is a very complex and involved process. We will only present a basic overall structure. Also what path is actually taken by the processor to reach a state where it can load an OS, is dependent on boot firmware. We will follow example of coreboot, an open source boot firmware.

Read about the process here.

 


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