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 The [[wp>​Bootloader]] is a piece of software that is executed every time the hardware device is powered up. It is executable machine code and thus [[doc/​hardware/​cpu#​the.isa.instruction.set.architecture|ARCH]]-specific. It's quite heavily device-specific because its main task is to initialize all the low-level hardware details. The bootloader can be contained on a separate [[wp>​EEPROM]] (very seldom) or directly on flash storage (most common). The [[wp>​Bootloader]] is a piece of software that is executed every time the hardware device is powered up. It is executable machine code and thus [[doc/​hardware/​cpu#​the.isa.instruction.set.architecture|ARCH]]-specific. It's quite heavily device-specific because its main task is to initialize all the low-level hardware details. The bootloader can be contained on a separate [[wp>​EEPROM]] (very seldom) or directly on flash storage (most common).
  
-| {{:​meta:​icons:​tango:​dialog-information.png?​nolink}} | Being a piece of software, the bootloader is considered part of the firmware, but <color red>​**the bootloader is not part of OpenWrt!**</​color>​\\ Only on seldom occasions a change of the //​bootloader settings// or the //​bootloader code// is necessary to allow for booting/​installing OpenWrt\\ There are a number of bootloaders under diverse [[wp>​software license]]s ​|+<WRAP round tip> 
 +Being a piece of software, the bootloader is considered part of the firmware, but <color red>​**the bootloader is not part of OpenWrt!**</​color>​\\ Only on seldom occasions a change of the //​bootloader settings// or the //​bootloader code// is necessary to allow for booting/​installing OpenWrt\\ There are a number of bootloaders under diverse [[wp>​software license]]s 
 +</​WRAP>​
  
 ===== Main Function ===== ===== Main Function =====
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