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Voyage Linux is Debian derived distribution that is best run on a x86 embedded platforms such as PC Engines ALIX/WRAP, Soekris 45xx/48xx/65xx and Atom-based boards.

It can also run on low-end x86 PC platforms. Typical installation requires 256MB disk space, although larger storage allows more packages to be installed. Voyage Linux is so small that it is best suitable for running a full-feature firewall, wireless access point, Asterisk/VoIP gateway, music player or network storage device.

Latest versions:

Daily snapshot:

For faster download, please download from mirror sites

See README for installation instructions and further information. Follow this page for Live-CD instructions.

Develop

The SDK provides development tools and libraries needed to build Voyage Linux distro, Live CD, Debian package and the kernel.

Download and Installing SDK Live CD

The easiest way to develop and customize Voyage Linux is using the SDK Live CD. The SDK Live CD is available for download in this directory or from mirror sites.

To install, follows Voyage Linux's getting start guide for detailed instructions.

If you are using Windows workstation, you are advised to installed the SDK to VMWare, VirtualBox or QEMU.

Building Voyage Linux using SDK or Debian Live

Starting from 0.6.0, Voyage Linux is built by Debian Live. You can find
the subversion repository for Debian Live config in:

Getting start to build Voyage Linux using Voyage SDK. If you are not using Voyage SDK, you need a Debian GNU/Linux system with live-build package installed. Check out a copy of Debian Live configuration from subversion repository and build the Voyage Linux by:

# svn co http://svn.voyage.hk/repos/voyage/trunk/voyage-live voyage-live
# cd voyage-live
# ./build.sh iso 	<= this will build the Live CD
# ./build.sh tar 	<= this will build .tar.bz2 distro
# ./build.sh sdk 	<= this will build sdk Live CD

For customizing Voyage Live for your own need, please refer to Debian Live Wiki and manual.

Voyage Linux 0.6.1 released

Along with Debian Lenny r5.0, we release Voyage 0.6.1 as promised.

voyage-0.6.1.tar.bz2 [2009-02-19] [Live CD] [README] [CHANGELOG]

0.6.1 is still a development release as there has been some reported issues on madwifi driver, voyage-sync aufs, etc. We are hoping that 0.6.2 would improve the stability in these areas.

0.6.1 also includes amd64 port for x86 64-bit systems as well as SDK for the first time. Both amd64 and SDK are in experimental stage and only limited testing has been carried out. SDK details and usage instructions will be updated on this site later.

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Donation

If you found Voyage Linux useful or you have been making money by using it, please express your appreciation and encourage further work on this project via donation.
(Please note that your donation will be shown as payment - a limitation for donation to HK by Paypal.)

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You can also consider buying products from Voyage Store or sponsor a mirror download site.

Thank you
We would like to thank the following companies and individuals for their generous support of the Voyage Linux:

Hardware donors and development support

    Name Donation / Sponsorship
    Squeeze-upgrade
    Linear power supply for Squeezebox Touch 5V
    Linear power supply for CA DacMagic 12V
    Switch-mode upgrade Arcam rDAC
    Cubieboard.org
    Cubieboard2 developer unit
    development and testing support
    exD Audio
    USB-DSD developer unit
    development and testing support
    HifiBerry
    DAC+
    high-resolution digital-to-analog converter for the Raspberry Pi Model B+
    Kevin Li
    Money donation for BeagleBone Black sponsorship
    Soekris Engineering net6501 board and standard cases
    Power supplies, 4GB USB drive and 2.5" SATA drive mounting kit
    SolidRun
    CuBox-i Carrier-1 development platform
    CuBox development unit
    discount for equipments
    PCEngines
    early access to APU platform
    various ALIX hardware
    802.11n wireless hardware
    discount for equipments
    development support
    OpenVox
    VoIP hardware - IPC100 board, IX100 board, A400M, B100M and B400M
    development support
    XMOS
    XMOS USB Audio 2.0 Development Kit

Service and Hosting

    Name Donation
    Mike O'Connor reliable virtual server for primary mirror, wiki hosting, and mailing list smarthost
    Yiorgos Adamopoulos
    Alexandros C. Couloumbis
    reliable mail exchange and spam filter for mailing list
    William M. Brack full access to US mirror host

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Voyage Linux 0.6.0 released

We decided to release Voyage Linux 0.6.0 before the end of 2008.

voyage-0.6.0.tar.bz2 [2008-12-30] [Live CD] [README] [CHANGELOG]

Apart from Debian Lenny, there are some interesting features added in 0.6.0, such as 2.6.26 kernel, ocf patch, /ro & /rw replacement with aufs, LED drivers for ALIX, etc. Although Debian Lenny is not released yet, we are hoping that it will be released very soon. Releasing 0.6.0 ahead of Debian Lenny allows more people to test this version.

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Voyage Linux Experimental Release based on Debian Lenny

After a long Olympic break, we are pleased to announce a new Voyage Linux experimental release that is now based on Debian Lenny, which is scheduled to roll out in the coming months. On-going development effort is now spent to put a final mark towards Voyage Linux 0.6.

This release is NOT for production use.

This experimental and upcoming VL 0.6 is built by Debian Live framework. Currently, it does not support disk persistency. All changes to the file systems would be lost after reboot. In addition, the Live CD cannot work as PXE server for netboot install. All of these issues will be addressed in the final VL 0.6.

[2008-10-02 update] Both disk persistency and PXE support in Live CD have been resolved. We suggest that users planning to use VL 0.6 should start testing it now, and report any bugs and your feedback.

To recap, most notable changes in VL 0.6 are:

  1. no more /rw and /ro. They are replaced by aufs, for /var/log and /var/tmp
  2. based on (to-be-released) Debian Lenny
  3. 2.6.26 kernel

Regression tests is just started and feature request backlog in wiki is now being processed. Even though Debian Lenny has not been official released, VL 0.6.0 should be ready in the next few weeks and is served as a test drive. VL 0.6.1 is planned at the same time Debian Lenny is release.

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Voyage Linux 0.5.2 released

0.5.2 is released for upgrading wireless-tools to version 29.

voyage-0.5.2.tar.bz2 [2008-06-29] [Live CD] [README] [CHANGELOG]

This is a minor fix that upgrading wireless-tools to version 29 will get rid of incompatibility complains between wireless drivers and wireless tools. This release also cosmetic upgrades madwifi module package to version 5.0-2.

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Voyage Linux 0.5.1 released

Finally, 0.5.1 is released and is promoted to stable.

voyage-0.5.1.tar.bz2 [2008-06-23] [Live CD] [README] [CHANGELOG]

Voyage Linux 0.5.1 stays with 2.6.23 kernel with some additions module support. It also enables LED drivers for WRAP and ALIX. OpenSSL security fix is also included. There will be no more update on 0.5 series unless there is critical fixes. Voyage Linux 0.6 development has been started but it will only be available as daily snapshot around July/August time frame.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1571-1 openssl

It is discovered that the random number generator in Debian's openssl package is predictable. As a result, cryptographic key material may be guessable.

This vulnerability affects the following Voyage Linux release that were based on Debian Etch:

  • All 0.3 versions
  • All 0.4 versions
  • 0.5.0

You are strongly advised to perform the following procedures to update Voyage of the above affected versions.

1. Edit /etc/apt/sources.list, add the line:

deb http://security.debian.org stable/updates main

2. Run:

# apt-get update; apt-get dist-upgrade

Next, follows the information below to regenerate encryption keys and detect comprised keys on your affected systems.

Voyage Linux 0.5.0 released

After an unusual long development cycle, we finally get Voyage Linux 0.5.0 released. This is a new development release and runs with 2.6.23 kernel.

voyage-0.5.0.tar.bz2 [2008-02-29] [Live CD] [README] [CHANGELOG]

Voyage Linux 0.5 stays with Debian Etch and 2.6.23 kernel. We will have one or two updates in 0.5.x in the next few weeks before it is promoted to stable. We have also planned VL 0.6 to use Debian Lenny as base distro.

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