Re: Boot

Subject: Re: Boot
From: Lisa Comeau <lmcomeau -at- HOTMAIL -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 06:08:20 PDT

Computers do not boot from a hard drive. They boot from a rom which
loads an OS from
a drive.
Peter Morris
peter_morris -at- mailexcite -dot- com

(ROM, not A rom, if you wnat to get technical about it...) ;-)

The process of which is (usually) called "booting from the hard drive".

It has been my experience that you can't tell a user who knows nothing
about the inner workings of a computer, nor wants to, what the boot
process entails; the whole point is to give them some idea of what's
going on, not the whole story (unless they need it).

Are we trying to give people knowledge or overload?

L.M. Comeau
IS Super-User/Trainer
Canadian Standards Association
178 Rexdale Blvd., Etobicoke, ON
lmcomeau -at- hotmail -dot- com

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