Updated: May 19, 2012, 3:02 p.m.

Voyage Linux

Now this is what I have been looking for :) Such a nice distribution! This is just a couple of notes on creating an image deployable on a compact-flash card for a Soekris 4801.

VirtualBox with HOST-PIPED serial

Follow the Voyage install guide. Then reboot the virtual machine.


socat UNIX-CONNECT:/tmp/serial01 TCP-LISTEN:8080
telnet localhost 8080


apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get install vim python2.6 python-pip
apt-get remove --purge nfs-common portmap dnsmasq
apt-get autoremove


Add users, files etc.

Deploy to physical machine

VBoxManage clonehd ~/VirtualBox\ VMs/Soekris4801/Soekris4801.vdi ~/Soekris4801.raw --format RAW

Then write raw-image to compact-flash.

sudo dd if=Soekris4801.raw of=/dev/sdb