Write a bootloader from scratch

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Writing Hello World Bootloader

How to Enter Android’s Bootloader and Recovery Environments

A bootloader is a program written to load a more complex kernel. Implementation details are gathered in Rolling Your Own Bootloader. On the x86, the boot loader runs in Real Mode. Consequently it has easy access to BIOS resources and functions. Therefore it's a good place to perform memory map detection, detection of available video modes, loading of additional files, etc. The boot loader will collect this information and present it in a way the kernel will be able to understand. The bits of your kernel are somewhere on some disk presumably the booting disk, but this is not mandatory.

Writing an x86 bootloader in Rust that can launch vmlinux

Thanks a lot for this insightful article. It helped me a lot to feel comfortable with programming code that is executed from RAM. My very short programming experience is very related to the subject of this article. My boot loader received relocatable binary as input, and had to change its content according to the a destination address.
Bootloader is a piece of code that is executed once the system is booted. It is byte long code which resides on 1st sector of booting device floppy, hard drive etc. I recommend to read the tutorial The Booting Process before proceeding this tutorial. We will make a small bootloader that will print Hello World on screen.
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