Bootloaders

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    Bootloaders

    Hey,

    Does anyone know a decent tutorial or know any good books for the development of bootloaders for operating systems. Im looking into operating system development (32 bit), but the only resources i can find cover the inplementation of bootloaders for FAT12 floppy disks, as i dont have a floppy drive i was considering either a USB pen or cd rom, but everything seems so dated that i can find much info on use with modern filesystems/media . This is, im asuming its possible to write a loader to the first sectors of a cdrom/usb stick without to much complication

    Thanks for any advice.

    Jack
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    You could use GNU GRUB, and focus on the os itself rather then the bootloader

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