20 Sep 2012
Last week, at SFO, while waiting for clearance to pushback from the gate, I noticed that the headrest entertainment system had crashed and was rebooting…and it was linux!
I couldnt read all the messages – the bootup messages scrolled by so quickly – but there was at least one error message about not finding a config file?!? They had to reboot the system a few times before it finally booted up successfully. And yes, once booted, it stayed up and running for the entire flight to LHR.
Here’s the best I could do with some rushed photos, in poor lighting, while they were telling me to turn off all electronic devices.
Oh, and while writing this post, I found someone else’s photo of linux booting on another Boeing 777.