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Voyage ONE 0.6.5 released

We are pleased to announce that Voyage ONE 0.6.5 is released as 0.6.5 is promoted to stable.

It is suggested to use Live CD rather than tarball version since tarball version is less tested. In this release, we only focus on Asterisk 1.6 basic functions, even though dahdi (zaptel) and FXO/FXS hardware were not tested.

For more information on Voyage ONE, please visit this link.

Daily Build is now "squeeze"

For those who did not notice, daily build has been switched to Debian "squeeze". Kernel is now 2.6.32.

Debian GNU/Linux squeeze/sid voyage tty1                   
                                                           
voyage login: root                                         
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Linux voyage 2.6.32-voyage #1 PREEMPT Thu May 27 02:39:19 GMT 2010 i686         
                                                                                
The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software;       
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the              
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.                                 
                                                                                
Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent               
permitted by applicable law.                                                    
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   \/ \___/ \  / \___,\_  |\___|     remountro - mount disk as read-only        
           _/_/        _'_|          remove.docs - remove all docs and manpages 
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      < http://linux.voyage.hk >   Version: 0.7 (Build Date 20100602)           
                                                                                
                                                                                
root@voyage:~# 

Voyage Linux 0.6.5 Promoted to Stable

We are pleased to announce that Voyage Linux 0.6.5 is now promoted to stable. The promotion also hinted that 0.7 development has been started.

We are planning for 0.7.0 development release and it will based on 2.6.32 and Debian "squeeze".

Voyage Linux 0.6.5 released

Voyage 0.6.5, which includes 2.6.30 kernel, is released. Version number jumps from 0.6.2 to 0.6.5 to emphasize the kernel version update. Still, Voyage Linux 0.6.5 is based on Debian Lenny (r5.0)


Apart from kernel update to 2.6.30, 0.6.5 includes a number of enhancements in voyage.update and voyage-sync scripts, as well as the return of /ro directory. Perhaps there will be some updates to 0.6 prior to 0.7.0. 0.7.0 is however scheduled on 2010 summer if Debian "squeeze" is not delayed again.

[2010-02-25 Update]: For user upgrading from 0.6.2 (care should be taken in every step in the upgrade):

# remountrw
# apt-get update
# apt-get upgrade

To use the new 2.6.30-voyage kernel, first install it by:

# apt-get install linux-image-2.6.30-voyage \
    madwifi-modules-2.6.30-voyage \
    aufs-modules-2.6.30-voyage 

For safety, add the follow entry the grub menu to /boot/grub/menu.lst such that you can fallback to 2.6.26 version:

title voyage-linux-2.6.26
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-486-voyage root=LABEL=ROOT_FS console=ttyS0,38400n8
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.26-486-voyage

Then reboot. If everything is OK with the new kernel, you may remove the old kernel by:

# apt-get remove --purge linux-image-2.6.26-486-voyage \
    madwifi-modules-2.6.26-486-voyage \
    aufs-modules-2.6.26-486-voyage

and the corresponding entry in /boot/grub/menu.lst.

Support or get involved in Voyage Linux!

[2010-03-23 Update]: Like 0.6.2, to avoid stuck beacon problem, you can downgrade madwifi driver manually by:

# remountrw
# wget http://www.voyage.hk/dists/0.6/madwifi/madwifi-modules-2.6.30-voyage
_0.9.4~rc2-1+7.0-1_i386.deb 
# dpkg -i madwifi-modules-2.6.30-voyage_0.9.4~rc2-1+7.0-1_i386.deb 

Voyage ONE

Voyage ONE is an enhanced edition of Voyage Linux. It aims at providing VoIP functionality via Asterisk for embedded x86 platform.


We now announce the discontinued development of Voyage ONE. Throughout the years since Voyage ONE was released in 2009, it fails to generate significant interest. 0.8.5 marks the last release for Voyage ONE.

Latest versions

Older versions:


Installation shall follow the existing getting start guide / Live CD getting start guide

Voyage ONE integrates the following software:

  • Asterisk 1.8.12.0~rc3
  • dahdi 2.6.1 (formerly zaptel)

To access asterisk-gui,

    http://<voyage IP>:8088
    username: admin
    password: voyage

Older Voyage ONE version could be found here.

We would like hear your comments about Voyage ONE and discuss its possibilities. Please post your feedback to the community mailing-list.

Getting Started - PXE boot (v0.6.x)

README.pxe
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This README.pxe provide information on how to start a PXE+NFS server for 
network booting environment using Voyage Live CD. This is useful to install 
voyage from Live CD over the network.

==============================================================================
Starting the Live CD as PXE server
==============================================================================

To start PXE environment from live-cd, after login root (password: voyage) ,
type:

	# /etc/init.d/voyage-pxe start 

where  is the serial console speed.  Without this parameter, the 
default is 9600.  Hence, to start PXE server for WRAP/ALIX board, you should:

	# /etc/init.d/voyage-pxe start 38400
	
You can also set  to 0 to disable serial console.  This is useful 
for booting generic PC.

The PXE enviroment on the Live CD assumes eth0 is connected to the network.  
/etc/init.d/voyage-pxe will set 192.168.1.200 to eth0, start a TFTP and NFS
sevice, also start dnsmasq to offer DHCP lease of 192.168.1.10-20 for netboot.

To shutdown PXE server environment, 

	# /etc/init.d/voyage-pxe stop

==============================================================================
Booting a PXE client and starting automated installation
==============================================================================

Start your WRAP/Soekric board or PC to boot from network. When the bootloader 
is loaded, you have several options:
	
	1. PXE Boot Voyage Linux with a login shell
	2. Start automated install for WRAP (/dev/hda and 38400 serial console)
	3. Start automated install for ALIX (/dev/hda and 38400 serial console)
	4. Start automated install for 45/48xx (/dev/hda and 19200 serial console)
	5. Start automated install for 55xx (/dev/hda and 19200 serial console)
	6. Start automated install for gerenic PC (/dev/hda and no serial console)

The boot prompt will wait for 5 seconds.  After the timeout, option 1 (login
shell) will be started automatically. 

*** Please note that option 2-6 for automated install will erase your disk on
    /dev/hda and install a fresh copy of Voyage Linux.  Make sure you know what 
    it is going to do before choosing option 2-6.

==============================================================================
Installing Voyage Linux on a PXE booted environment
==============================================================================

If you want to go through all the steps for manual install, select option 1.
After boot with a login shell, you can login as root.  To install voyage under 
netboot environment, you can follow the below procedures:

1. Create distribution directory for installation

	# mkdir /tmp/root
	# mount -o loop /live/image/live/filesystem.squashfs  /tmp/root
	# cd /tmp/root

2. Make a mount point for installation disk

	# mkdir /tmp/cf

3. Format target disk device

	# /usr/local/sbin/format-cf.sh /dev/hda    
	
This will create /dev/hda1 ext2 partition on /dev/hda disk device. 
** Note that this operation is very dangerous since it will erase your disk! 
   Make sure what you are doing and must do it right!
   
4. Start voyage.update installation script
	
	# /usr/local/sbin/voyage.update

Following the instruction to select /tmp/root as distribution directory, and 
/tmp/cf as mount point.  After the installation complete, simple reboot the
board and Voyage will be started!

There are some additional packages installed for PXE and NFS server.  After
starting Voyage, you can safely remove them by:

	# remountrw
	# apt-get remove syslinux atftpd nfs-kernel-server \
                     bzip2 sg3-utils minicom

After all, remove the last line in /etc/dnsmasq.more.conf:
	conf-file=/etc/dnsmasq.pxe.conf

Important Note:
The current NFS server and client code is unstable for long time use.  Hence,
it is not recommended to use PXE+NFS environment for real production.  It is
only good for installing Voyage Linux at the moment.

Getting Started - PXE boot (v0.5.x)





ViewVC Exception


An Exception Has Occurred

The root "voyage-custom" is unknown. If you believe the value is correct, then please double-check your configuration.

HTTP Response Status

404 Not Found


Getting Started - Live CD (v0.5.x)





ViewVC Exception


An Exception Has Occurred

The root "voyage-custom" is unknown. If you believe the value is correct, then please double-check your configuration.

HTTP Response Status

404 Not Found


Getting Started - Live CD (v0.6.x)

README.live-cd
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This README.live-cd provide information on how to install Voyage Linux from the 
Live CD.

==============================================================================
Installing Voyage Linux to a hard disk from Live CD 
==============================================================================

Afte booting the Live CD, login as root (password: voyage) 

1. Create distribution directory for installation
	
	# mkdir /tmp/root
	# mount -o loop /live/image/live/filesystem.squashfs  /tmp/root
	# cd /tmp/root
	
2. Make a mount point for installation disk

	# mkdir /tmp/cf

3. Format target disk device

	# /usr/local/sbin/format-cf.sh /dev/hda    
	
This will create /dev/hda1 ext2 partition on /dev/hda disk device. 
** Note that this operation is very dangerous since it will erase your disk! 
   Make sure what you are doing and must do it right!
   
4. Start voyage.update installation script
	
	# /usr/local/sbin/voyage.update

Following the instruction to select /tmp/root as distribution directory, and 
/tmp/cf as mount point.  After the installation complete, simple reboot the
board and Voyage will be started!

There are some additional packages installed for PXE and NFS server.  After
starting Voyage, you can safely remove them by:

	# remountrw
	# apt-get remove syslinux atftpd nfs-kernel-server \
                     bzip2 sg3-utils minicom

After all, remove the last line in /etc/dnsmasq.more.conf:
	conf-file=/etc/dnsmasq.pxe.conf


==============================================================================
Installing to a Thumb-drive or Disk-constraint system (net4826)
==============================================================================

Follow the instruction to install Voyage Linux to a ext2 partition with root 
squashfs filesystem like the Live CD format.  This is done by extlinux.  

1. As usual, create mount point for the installation disk and format it 

    # mkdir /tmp/cf
    # /usr/local/sbin/format-cf.sh /dev/hda 

This will create /dev/hda1 ext2 partition on /dev/hda disk device. 
** Note that this operation is very dangerous since it will erase your disk! 
   Make sure what you are doing and must do it right!
   
2. Mount the disk and copy CD content to disk device
    
    # mount /dev/hda1 /tmp/cf
    # rsync -aHx /live/image/* /tmp/cf
	
3. Create extlinux.conf and install extlinux 
    
    # cp /tmp/cf/isolinux/isolinux.cfg /tmp/cf/isolinux/extlinux.conf
    # extlinux -i /tmp/cf/isolinux 
	
4. Update master boot record for disk device
    
    # cat /usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin > /dev/hda
	
After all, reboot!  

There are some notes when using this installation method:

a. You will have a read-only squashfs root filesystem on a CF that consumes 
   just 36MB and you cannot modify the rootfs.
b. By default, all changes made to the system reside on tmpfs.  i.e. Changes 
   are lost after reboot.  You can preserve the changes by creating another 
   partition and labeled it as "casper-rw", or create a loopback file called 
   "casper-rw" at / 
   (see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDPersistence: this is not tested 
   and need more exploration)
c. You will still be able to boot Live CD again after the installation.  But 
   once the CD is booted, the installed disk with be mounted as rootfs and you 
   are unable to umount it.  To get around this, you need to specify the 
   following command at boot prompt (assume CD-ROM device is /dev/hdc):
   
   		linux bootfrom=/dev/hdc
   		
   		

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