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Linux Boot Process - Step by Step

In the early days, bootstrapping a computer meant feeding a paper tape containing a boot program or manually loading a boot program using the front panel address/data/control switches. Today's computers are equipped with facilities to simplify the boot process, but that doesn't necessarily make it simple.
When a system is first booted, or is reset, the processor executes code at a well-known location. In a personal computer (PC), this location is in the basic input/output system (BIOS), which is stored in flash memory on the motherboard. The central processing unit (CPU) in an embedded system invokes the reset vector to start a program at a known address in flash/ROM. In either case, the result is the same. Because PCs offer so much flexibility, the BIOS must determine which devices are candidates for boot.

The small program that starts this sequence of loading into RAM, is known as a bootstrap loader, bootstrap or boot loader. This small boot loader program's only job is …

Connect Windows printer to Linux machine via samba

You can connect windows printer to Linux machine easily,

Before make a printer connection do following things,

In windows,

Install your printer and make it as share, (Click to know about windows printer share)
In Linux,
Install samba and configure (Click to know about samba configuration). Install CUPS in Linux for printer configuration.
Do following,

Open browser and type http://localhost:631 hit enter.Click Add Printer.Give Name for printer and click continue. ( Other are optional ).Choose Device from list (Windows Printer via SAMBA) and click continue.Give the  device URI , smb://[workgroup/]server[:port]/printer (workgroup and port are optional, printer is name of the printer in windows machine). Then click Continue. ex. smb://MYGROUP/ want to choose correct printer model. Shound choose correct printer model. It it not in list, try to choose printer as much as close to your printer.That's all.