SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, an encryption technology that was originally created by Netscape in the 1990s.

Millions of online businesses use SSL certificates to secure their websites and allow their customers to place trust in them.

In order to use the SSL protocol, a web server requires the use of an SSL certificate.

One of the important features in GRUB is flexibility; GRUB understands filesystems and kernel executable formats, so you can load an arbitrary operating system the way you like, without recording the physical position of your kernel on the disk.

Thus you can load the kernel just by specifying its file name and the drive and partition where the kernel resides.

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This is the documentation of GNU GRUB, the GRand Unified Bootloader, a flexible and powerful boot loader program for a wide range of architectures. This manual is for GNU GRUB (version 2.02, 25 April 2017).

Copyright © 1999,2000,2001,2002,2004,2006,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

When booting with GRUB, you can use either a command-line interface (see Command-line interface), or a menu interface (see Menu interface).