My company is considering the use of Ubuntu as an OS for use on a hardware device.
It would be installed on compact flash drive - apparently this is not standard flash drive but a specific type of memory that is supposed to "cope" with immediate power shutdown (I am not sure how this is achieved but they are supposedly a "high end" card).
The units that would be run using Ubuntu are the type of units that will not be gracefully shutdown - the power cable would be removed and that is that.
Can anybody give me some advice on the potential problems that can occur? Is Ubuntu a good system that can deal with this kind of power outage and reboot successfully on next startup?
I realise that nothing is unbreakable, but is it a commonly used OS for an embedded setup? Is it asking for trouble to use Ubuntu in this kind of environment?