[SATLUG] HEB POS systems use Linux

Cheryl Holmes cherylholmes72 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 26 11:42:42 CST 2009


beyond cool :o)..my healthcare worker was there during this same time at our
schertz store when it went down.  it also went down on the past Tues.

Was it a power failure or putter system failure? c

On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 11:32 AM, Jeremy Mann <jeremymann at gmail.com> wrote:

> Xmas eve I was at my local HEB at Bandera/1604 and there was a power
> outage while I was in the checkout line. As the geek like I am, I
> immediately looked at the screen while it was rebooting. They are Dell
> computers set to PXE boot a Linux image! I saw the kernel loading as
> well as the ramdisk image (I couldn't tell what kernel version it was
> though). It was a matter of about 10 seconds before the HEB POS system
> was back and the clerk logged it.
>
> Pretty cool!
>
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>
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