boot ROM


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boot ROM

(1) A storage chip in a device that holds instructions executed on startup to load the operating system. See boot.

(2) A storage chip in a diskless workstation that allows it to be booted from the server or other remote station. See remote boot.
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The boot ROM is 512 KB Flash EPROM, and it contains the initialization and test routines for startup.
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Security is reinforced at every level of the device from CPU to boot ROM, to OS and file system, and applications.