Booting an Intel Architecture System, Part I: Early Initialization

By Pete Dice, December 26, 2011 The boot sequence today is far more complex than it was even a decade ago. Here’s a detailed, low-level, step-by-step walkthrough of the boot up. Taking a lot of little steps along a path is a good analogy for understanding boot flow in Intel Architecture-based systems. The minimum firmware requirements for making a system …