Understanding The Boot Loader. Before, I apologize travel malang juanda again ya to my brothers, I could create a new article diakarenakan. Hehehehehehe ... Okeh, this time I will discuss about the sense of the Boot Loader. Maybe, says Boot Loader still lay in the ear all my brothers. Especially for my brothers who are still new in the world of Open Source (red: GNU/Linux ^^). But, for my brothers who already understand more about tolong Boot Loader so that Understanding to share their knowledge here well. Hehehehehehe .... Okeh, without further ADO, please read the article about Understanding my version of Boot Loader:D
The Boot Loader is a program that is already embedded on an operating system to boot or call the operating system on the hard disk and other boot media such as Flash (e.g. LILO and GRUB). Usually the Boot Loader is used to select the operating system on your hard disk because the hard disk has more than one operating system. This Boot Loader, loaded on the computer's BIOS, which is then used to call the kernel of an operating system.
Thus, the Boot Loader is used to select and call the operating system on the hard disk and other boot media. For example, there are on the hard disk the operating system GNU/Linux Mandriva 2010.1 and Ubuntu 7. Well, you can use one of the Boot Loader that is already provided in the operation of the two systems. The Boot Loader should be installed on the MBR (Master Boot Record) on a hard disk or other boot media in order for the operating system contained on the hard disk or other boot media able to boot properly.
There are two types of Boot Loader on GNU/Linux, IE the GRUB and LILO:
GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) is a Boot Loader provided by GNU and GNU project. GRUB is widely used in a variety of GNU/Linux distributions. Because GRUB is widely used by a variety of GNU/Linux distributions, then the development of GRUB-became rapidly. Currently, there is a 2nd version of GRUB i.e. GRUB2 of existing GNU/Linux Ubuntu 10. More information about GRUB, click here and here.
LILO (LInux LOader) is the Boot Loader on the GNU/Linux operating system, Red Hat and its derivatives. Typically, LILO is often set according the needs of its users. Many of the configuration menu provided by LILO, LILO and were able to install and uninstall. More information about LILO, click here and here.
So, the bottom line of this Boot Loader program serves to call the operating system on the hard disk and media that can be boot-like Flash. Oya, you should be careful when configuring a Boot Loader such as GRUB and LILO. Because if an error occurs, you might not be able to boot the operating system.