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Re: Definition of _boot_

On Sun, 2012-04-29 at 21:52 +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 09:51:37PM +0200, Svante Signell wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > In line with the recent discussion, lets aim at defining what _boot_ is:
> [...]
> No, let's not.  Beyond RAM, CPU, IRQ controllers and timers (all
> of which are part of the kernel's early initialisation) pretty
> much all of this varies from system to system and potentialy from
> boot to boot.

I'd assume that. Thank you.

> Further, if I normally log in to my laptop through gdm then gdm most
> certainly is part of the boot process *on that laptop*.  And if I set
> up a Debian-based system as a web kiosk, starting the web browser is
> also part of the boot process *on that system*.

Then why can't we define what _boot_ is then? Single user, multi-user,
desktop, laptop, server, with or without X (soon wayland) etc?

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