Airplane option in grub

Øivind Hoel oivind.hoel at
Sun Jan 15 16:09:50 GMT 2006

On 1/15/06, Jeroen van Splunder <jeroen-91 at> wrote:
> Op zo, 15-01-2006 te 15:30 +0100, schreef Bart Vullings (OpsVentus):
> > My question: can we make an option in GRUB for laptop's which ensures
> > wireless network and bluetooth is not loaded? So it will be safe to
> > start the computer inside an airplane.
> Is wireless a problem in an aeroplane? I thought some flights even
> provide wireless internet connections during flight.

It's not actually a problem (mobile phones, wifi, etc), but rather a
safety precaution most carriers impose on their flights due to the
fact that no real verifiable results on how these devices can affect
plane instruments have been provided by recent reports. AFAIK, this is
just a better-safe-than-sorry policy where it exists.

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