Voyage Linux: Installation

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.

  1. Login with root:voyage credentials.
  2. Prepare a single partition on the selected harddrive (assuming /dev/sda):
    fdisk /dev/sda
    mkfs.ext2 /dev/sda1
    tune2fs -c 0 /dev/sda1
  3. Remount the system in a read-write mode:
  4. Create a mount point for the installation:
    mkdir /mnt/sda1
  5. Execute the system installer:
  6. 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:
  3. Change the root password:
  4. Network setup can be changed in: /etc/network/interfaces
  5. [Optional] Update, the whole system:
    apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
  6. [Optional] Reboot the system to load the new packages, don’t forget to remount the system to be writeable.
  7. [Optional] Use
    apt-get install $PACKAGE

    to install the desired packages.

Original but kind of a verbose source manual 🙂

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/
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