What Are the Steps in the Booting Process?

The steps in the booting process include the following: the initialization and loading of the kernel, the configuration and detection of the device, spontaneous system processes creation, operator intervention, system start-up script execution and multi-user operation. Many computers come with a disk that will take the user through all of these steps automatically.

There is a basic input/basic output code, or BIOS, that the system uses for the booting process. It works to do two things for the computer system: to run diagnostic checks and detect the device and memory, and to load the bootstrap system for the system using the boot disk that comes with the computer.