Wanted: tutorial on dragonflybsd boot process

Justin Sherrill justin at shiningsilence.com
Fri Apr 19 17:31:59 PDT 2013

The man pages for 'boot' and 'hier' may be useful to you.  There's
probably more man pages that may be useful; I don't know a good place
online where you can idly browse them, though.

Also, books like "The Design and Implementation of the 4.4 BSD
Operating System", which can be read here:


It won't apply completely to DragonFly at this point, but it's still
interesting.  There's a sequel/update to that focusing on FreeBSD.

If you want to buy physical books about BSDs, Michael W. Lucas
"Absolute" series focuses on specific BSDs - he has written "Absolute
FreeBSD" and "Absolute OpenBSD", the second edition of which has just
come out.

There's no printed material specifically for DragonFly, though there
is my site, which I update near-daily with BSD material, usually for


On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 3:43 AM, Ivan Uemlianin <ivan at llaisdy.com> wrote:
> Dear All
> Can anyone recommend a tutorial --- even a printed book! --- on what goes on
> during the dragonflybsd boot?  Actually would prefer  printed book.  How
> similar is it to other BSDs?
> One of the things I'd like to do with installing and using dragonflybsd, is
> learn about what the/an operating system does.  Learning about what happens
> during boot seems like a good place to start.
> (I've used and enjoyed linux for years, but never got deeply into the
> operating system itself, which now seems increasingly distant and
> inaccessible.)
> With thanks and best wishes
> Ivan
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