Week 2: Booting and starting Internet daemons


  • Bootstrap levels, (P)ROM, firmware, primary bootstrap, secondary bootstrap, bootstrap loaders, kernel
  • (rc*) startup scripts
  • Secure bootstrap


  • Partitioning an iMac
  • Installing Ubuntu and Mac OS X on an iMac
  • Installing yaboot as a bootstrap loader
  • Examining startup process of OS X
  • Partitioning and installing under Mac OS X and Open Firmware


  • Chapter 4: Startup and Shutdown (page 127-179)


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