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What is the difference between absolute loader and relocatable loader? Where can I get a tutorial on loader concepts?

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It is also known as boot loader or boot manager. The Loader 's task is to execute file in the Operating System that had been copied from the hard disk or any storage device to the primary memory. The first type is the Absolute Loader, this type is the simplest and most functional from the two. At the target selected by the header of the file, Loader stacks the file into memory, however if target's memory is in use, you need to hold it because execution will not be completed until it clears. While the other type is the Relocating Loader, that distributes a program or application in any position of the memory however, unlike Absolute Loader, Relocating Loader decides where it will be placed in the Operating System.