I know that the /boot folder contains the static files of the 'boot' loader.

I'm just curious to why I can't see this folder on my Mac. Im using OS X El Capitan.

Does OS X El Capitan have a /boot folder or is there an alternative?

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    In which systems does /boot contain the boot loader?
    – nohillside
    Jul 13, 2016 at 7:52

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The OS X boot loader is stored in a file called boot.efi which you can find in /System/Library/CoreServices. It isn't stored in /boot.

You can read more about the OS X boot process on Apple's website here: Mac Developer Library - Kernel Programming Guide - The Early Boot Process

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