When a user turns on his computer says it is starting, as if it were a motor. However, this action is known in
teaches and other Kabbalist sources
English as boot up, a somewhat strange expression and translation seemingly illogical.
The creation of the term reflects the company Xerox. The concept behind a computer to boot after it is hung, somewhat paradoxical.
Although it may sound like a game of words, the question that had to answer a group of programmers from the company was in this style: £ s to make a device that does not respond as a whole if obey an order given, which in turn allow running normally after all the user’s computer?.
The answer was found in a history of Baron M ¼ nchhausen, which is that, having fallen into a quagmire, this attempt to get up by pulling up the laces of his boots. And “boot” (boot in English) comes the verb to boot up.
And to explain a little thing, the Baron could not get up by pulling his own boots because they involved only internal forces. If it had supported in something, whether there might be an external involvement. You may have been moved aside by internal forces of himself?
Some may remember the TV men Harrelson expected that when the lieutenant Hondo mobilized its agents in all directions and sending TJ andalusia roof. Anything that makes the operating system components of the computer (basically silica, metals and plastics) when the machine encedemos (supplying electricity).
In the first millisecond of life before the computer is a paradox: it must start the operating system that resides on a device (hard drive, RAM or flash memory), but you must activate this device and it needs an operating system. That is before anyone mobilize Lieutenant Hondo must mobilize itself. The solution of this paradox brings the boot, a minimum core of an operating system located in the tiny memory ROM drive, as the Baron de M ¼ nchhausen, is capable of lifting himself stretching their own boots. From this comes the term Centre classes

FABULA bootstrapping (pull on the boots) who calls this initial process, as well as referral booting has generated Anglicisms unofficial bounce in Spanish (to start) or bounce (restart).
BIOS (Basic Input / Output System) software that is small that causes the computer to “lift” during POST (Power On Self Test), which is the time when the BIOS detects that there is connected to the computer, time after which happens almost all the control hardware to the operating system.
Exactly thesame thing happens with our Macs, but in them the Bios is the Open Firmware, which makes a computer’s self and gives control to MacOSX for execution.
In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
5 [2bootstrap] a: to load (a program) into a computer from a disk b: to start or ready for use especially by booting a program – often used with up
intransitive senses
1: to become loaded into a computer’s memory from a disk
2: to become ready for use especially by booting a program
– Often used with up
– Able boot / ‘B ¼-tand-bandl / adjective
Boot menu: when things go wrong, go wrong
The phone rings. “Service, tell me?. Well, I leave here that puts a picture in front” of the boot menu. “? Erdon of the boot?. Yes, it makes very clear:” Menu of the boot. “The service technician breathing, is passed hands down by the hair and head. “Yes, today is going to be a good day ….”.

The photo, accurate, and we sent them Budy went into a PC to configure the bus units. Impressive.
Sources: Ubuntu RedGuias Madrid and collaborations [Mac], and Juan de Dios Santander Xaver.