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On Board Entertainment Reboot

The entertainment system was acting up one of my last flights. The flight attendants first rebooted the set of systems in our row. I noticed the system was running Redhat Linux. The crew then announced a reboot of the entire system. The advance notice allowed me to record the boot sequence.

Boot messages reveal a good bit about the linux system and how it interacts with the local network. A close inspection provides several suggestions for why the system may have been acting up.