"Tad Winters" wrote in message
news:Xns98E5CD249679staffordnospamwinter@130.81.64 .196...
> David J Dachtera wrote in
> news:45E62DBA.38F6778A@spam.comcast.net:
>
>>>
>>> You can count any way you like... you will just differ in
>>> terminology from the rest of the world.
>>>
>>> The boot block isn't a bootstrap. It just tells you how to find the
>>> primary bootstrap (it isn't code, it's a pointer).

>>
>> ...in VMS-land. Elsewhere, the "bootblock" is still the "primitive
>> (primary) loader" that reads from a certain disk address for so many
>> sectors into memory beginning at a specific address, then transfers
>> control to that pre-determined address in memory.
>>
>> I remember keying a bootstrap program into a DG Nova-3 from the front
>> panel, setting the start address, then hitting the "Run" button...
>>

>
> Then doesn't that make you the primary bootstrap? :-^)


It makes him the bootstrap loader.