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White Paper: Minimal Intel® Architecture Boot Loader—Bare Bones Functionality Required for Booting an Intel® Architecture Platform

Minimum Steps Necessary to Boot an Intel® Architecture Platform

The white paper describes the order and minimum steps required, and generates a central repository of documents necessary to boot an Intel® architecture platform.

Two approaches typically are taken by Intel when a new platform is developed and a boot loader solution is required:
• A BIOS is employed.
• A custom boot loader is developed.

The driving factor for the decision between the two typically is based on the features desired. BIOS has all the features and configurability available, whereas, a custom boot loader may work only for a specific board with specific hardware.

Read the full Minimum Steps Necessary to Boot an Intel® Architecture Platform White Paper.

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