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Tracking BootX

When the Open Firmware startup program in BootROM locates and selects the Mac OS X operating system, it transfers control to BootX (a process that Open Firmware starts from /System/Library/CoreServices on the startup disk). The primary task of BootX is to initialize the kernel environment and the drivers (such as the drivers for I/O buses) needed to boot the system. In addition, BootX starts up the kernel initialization process.

When Open Firmware attempts to find BootX, one of the following icons will appear, indicating these results:


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