Boot loaders

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The boot loader is responsible for loading the kernel and initial RAM disk before initiating the boot process. You can use different kinds of bootloaders in Arch, such as GRUB, Syslinux, LILO or GRUB Legacy. For UEFI Bootloaders, please see this page.

This page will only contain a short introduction and the most used configurations that users will encounter. For detailed information, please see the corresponding pages of each boot loader.


Configuration files

Different boot loader use different files for configuration.

Boot Loader Configuration File



GRUB Legacy






Kernel parameters

Kernel command line parameters are often supplied by the bootloader. See Kernel parameters.