Re: autoboot ?

Subject: Re: autoboot ?
From: Reid Anderson (
Date: Wed Sep 20 2000 - 16:48:45 MDT

Back-UPS Pro 500 (The Clear One) is apparently supported under Linux. Given
I have my Mac set to auto-save/shutdown when the battery runs low and then
reboot when the power is restored, I imagine somone has taken the time to
put that into the linux version of the auto-software. Check with APC to see
if they know about Linux auto-reboot, they might just be able to help you

Reid Anderson

> From: Hollis R Blanchard <>
> Reply-To:
> Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 18:35:25 -0400 (EDT)
> To:
> Subject: Re: autoboot ?
> On Wed, 20 Sep 2000, Vanja Bucic wrote:
>> Security is important, I know, but I have an application for a linux box
>> that requires no security - it will be contained in a aluminum box and will
>> be flying at 130 000 feet. No people around :-)
>> But it needs to be insensitive to sudden power failures. It needs to reboot
>> and continue running the data aquisition applications no matter what
>> happens.
>> It is unclear to me how to set up a linux box to boot without user
>> interaction.
>> Is there a sensible way of doing that, or will I have to change to a
>> different OS?
> You can of course have Linux automatically boot, and you could use a UPS
> for power failure notification etc... but you probably don't want to use a
> Mac.
> -Hollis

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