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MBR (Master Boot Record)

botond published 2020. 03. 02., H - 10: 26 time
The Master Boot Record (MBR) is a special boot sector at the very beginning of partitioned computer storage devices. Examples of such devices are built-in or removable hard disks, SSDs, flash drives. The MBR concept was officially introduced in DOS version 1983 of the PC in 2.0 and has been running on used BIOS personal computers even today.

GPT (GUID Partition Table)

botond published 2020. 02. 28., P - 13: 56 time
A GUID partition table (GPT) is a standard for arranging partition tables for physical computer storage devices, such as hard disk drives or SSDs, that uses universally unique identifiers (UUIDs), also known as GUIDs, to clearly distinguish partitions on a storage device. . GPT is part of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) standard.

CSM (Compatibility Support Module)

botond published 2020. 02. 19, Wed - 14: 05 time
With the help of the CSM (Compatibility Support Module) in Hungarian, the modern UEFI-based motherboards of PCs are backward compatible with the old BIOS-based motherboards, which booted from hard disks with MBR partitions. So, thanks to the CSM module, UEFI motherboards can also boot operating systems from these older drives.

Free Software Foundation

botond published 2020. 01. 31., P - 11: 02 time
The Free Software Foundation, or FSF for short, is a nonprofit organization founded by Richard Stallman on October 1985, 4 to support the free software movement, which promotes universal freedom to study, distribute, create, and modify computer software.

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface)

botond published 2020. 01. 18, Sat - 10: 45 time
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) is a specification that defines the interface between the operating system and the platform firmware. UEFI replaces the previous Basic Input Output System (BIOS) that was originally found on all IBM PC-compatible personal computers, but most UEFI implementations still in use today also support legacy BIOS features through the Compatibility Support Module (CSM).

BIOS (Basic Input Output System)

botond published 2020. 01. 03., P - 14: 50 time
BIOS stands for Basic Input / Output System, a system that initializes hardware during the system startup process and provides runtime services for operating systems and programs.

UUID (Universally unique identifier)

botond published 2019. 12. 22., V - 15: 45 time
The universally unique identifier (UUID) is a 128-bit number used to identify information in computer systems. The term globally unique identifier (GUID) is also used, usually in software created by Microsoft.

GNU GRUB

botond published 2019. 12. 21, Sat - 17: 33 time
GRUB is a software package that loads the GNU Project operating system, which allows you to choose which system to boot when you start your computer, if you have more than one installed on your computer, or to run a specific kernel configuration on a partition of that operating system.

Multi-Processing Modules (MPMs)

botond published 2019. 10. 22., K - 19: 40 time
Apache Multi-Processing Modules (MPMs) Introduction to Encyclopedia: Apache's modular architecture allows the server to contain a variety of modules that can more efficiently handle incoming requests by running multiple child processes. These modules are called Multi-Processing Modules (MPMs).