There are several system initialization solutions for Intel architecture. Choosing the solution that’s best for a given architecture migration depends on boot speed, boot loader size, and amount of configurability the system needs. This article provides an overview of Intel architecture system initialization solutions, custom boot loaders and BIOS.
Reproduced from the book Break Away with Intel Atom Processors: A Guide to Architecture Migration © 2010 Intel. Reproduced by permission of Intel. Written permission from Intel is required for all other uses.