Differences in the Boot Process of Other Architectures

Each computer architecture supported by Red Hat Linux boots the operating system in a different way. However, once the Red Hat Linux kernel begins booting and hands off the boot process to init, the same events happen on each architecture in exactly the same way. The only difference is in the way Red Hat Linux finds the kernel to load it in order to start init.

For example, the Alpha architecture uses the aboot boot loader, while the Itanium architecture uses the ELILO boot loader.

Consult the installation information for each of the architectures for detailed information about the different boot methods.