Computing (FOLDOC) dictionary
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"bootstrapped"). This second phase in system start-up is
performed by a simple bootstrap loader program held in ROM
possibly configured by data stored in some form of writable
presence of a floppy disk
in the drive at start-up and try
to use that as a boot disk if present. If no disk is in the
drive they then try to boot off the hard disk.
be configured to boot from a network rather than from disk.