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Voyage Linux: Installation

Posted on April 5, 2013

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. The following introduction may be helpful for those who would like to install it in a VirtualBox


Considering, the VirtualBox appliance is ready and the live-CD is booted (tested with Voyage Linux Version: 0.9).

  1. Login with root:voyage credentials.
  2. Prepare a single partition on the selected hard disk (assuming /dev/sda):
$ fdisk /dev/sda
$ mkfs.ext2 /dev/sda1
$ tune2fs -c 0 /dev/sda1
  1. Remount the system in a read-write mode:
$ remountrw
  1. Create a mount point for the installation:
$ mkdir /mnt/sda1
  1. Execute the system installer:
$ /usr/local/sbin/voyage.update
  1. Answer the queries and follow the installation steps to successfully install the system on the selected disk.


  1. Login with root:voyage credentials.
  2. Remount the system in a read-write mode:
$ remountrw
  1. Change the root password:
$ passwd
  1. Network setup can be changed in: /etc/network/interfaces
  2. Optional: Update, the whole system:
$ apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
  1. Optional: Reboot the system to load the new packages, don’t forget to remount the system to be writeable.
  2. Optional: In order to install the desired packages, use:
$ apt-get install $PACKAGE

Advanced Configuration

As Voyage Linux is based on the Debian’s APT package system, to show package details, use:

$ apt-cache showpkg PACKAGE_NAME

To add a service to automatically start after boot, use:

$ update-rc.d SERVICE_NAME defaults

and check that the services was added into:

$ ls -la /etc/rc2.d/


A thorough README file can be always found on project’s webpages.

Tags: #Debian #Voyage

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