In computing, a MILO, or the Alpha Linux Mini Loader,[1][2] is a firmware replacement for early Alpha AXP hardware that allows the system to boot the Alpha version of the Linux operating system. It is capable of running Linux device drivers and reads available filesystems rather than looking for boot blocks. Newer Alpha hardware uses aboot.


  1. ^ "Linux on Alpha AXP—Milo, The Mini-loader | Linux Journal". Linux Journal. Retrieved 2021-03-26.
  2. ^ "Booting the Kernel". Linux Journal. Retrieved 2021-03-26.