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 boot(1M)							    boot(1M)




 NAME
      boot - bootstrap process

 DESCRIPTION
      The Series 700 and 800 bootstrap process involves the execution of
      three software components:

	   +  pdc (see pdc(1M),

	   +  isl (see isl(1M), and

	   +  hpux.

      After the processor is RESET, pdc, the processor-dependent code
      (firmware), performs a self-test and initializes the processor.  It
      then loads and transfers control to isl, the operating-system-
      independent initial system loader.  isl, in turn, loads and transfers
      control to the hpux utility, the HP-UX-specific bootstrap loader.
      hpux then downloads the HP-UX kernel object file from an HP-UX file
      system and transfers control to the loaded kernel image.

 SEE ALSO
      hpux(1M), isl(1M), pdc(1M).































 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 1 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000