Bootable Image Voyage Linux (incl. SvxLink) for ThinClients

Michael/DK5HH has created a bootable image which can be copied to a CF card.

It can then be built into a Futro A2xx and after booting the Linux system you are in possession of a preinstalled and preconfigured SvxLink.

Please also read the additions_to_Image_20140209!!!!!

Dear OM’s, to my remarks at the Sysop conference in Hannover now the link to a bootable flash card compiled by me.

The whole flashcard is compacted with bzip2.voy-092-svx.img

The file voy-092-svx.img.bz2 has (559977256 Bytes)then unpack the file – that results in a file with 1.8 GByte

This file is written as a whole on the flashcard (this should have about 2 GB)I have chosen such a crooked size, which in any case still fits into a ~ 2 GB card.

*Outmost* *Caution*!!! for the following steps (first read through!)There are several methods:under winxp is the win32DiskImager

Linux is the „dd“ alsodd if=voy-092-svx.img of=/dev/sdx bs=1M/dev/sdx please select accordingly

– Attention not /dev/sdx1 but /dev/sdx (x replace!)

With both commands everything is overwritten! A new boot sector is created with a new partition tableThe image should boot to Futro A2xx and work normally. Unfortunately, it has not been possible for me to check other machines. I used a very new kernel (3.10 on the card), so that all older network cards should be addressed immediately. svxlink has been compiled in the latest version (from today). I then took over the sounds and the configuration of DB0HFT completely.information is on svxlink.deYour customization should be at least change the call sign of DB0VVV (/etc/svxlink/svxlink.conf)Sound DB0HFT.wav search and replace with your own greeting (16 kHz, mono, 16Bit) is located in (/usr/share/svxlink/sounds/de_DE/LocalAudio/DB0HFT.wav)Activate modules e.g. Echolink (in /etc/svxlink/svxlink.conf)Adjust sound volumes (using alsamixer – see website)The structure of an interface is described on and in the network in several places. The simplest (most established) way to control Tx and Rx is with a serial interface – the Futros have a fixed RS232Dort to connect Squelch and PTT. The squelch can also be derived in the program itself, e.g. if you want to connect directly to the discriminator – please inform! The Linux operating system is Voyage 0.9.2 (, which is optimized for flash cards. It is currently based on a Debian Wheezy 7.3. The flash card is only mounted readable after booting – changes to files can only be made if the flash card is writable with „remountrw“ as root.login please with:user: rootPassword: voyageI still recommend to set up an unprevivileged user!So as root:adduser db0xxxThen also this user should have the necessary rights to set upaddgroup db0xxx audioaddgroup db0xxx svxlinkaddgroup db0xxx dialoutThen later it should be possible to start as db0xxx svxlinkIf soundcard and squelch as well as PTT are connected, we can already start as root timessvxlinkOn the terminal everything is running now – without the connections there are of course error messages. with the keyboard we can enter “ * “ – the sender should be touched and the opening message comesThe program is terminated with „q“. if you are here, then I am looking forward to further questions, which we can clear up immediately by means of a common terminal session (Skype and screen parallel) – I would then like to log on to the computer once with you together. Please create user DK5HH first so that I can log in. (afterwards you can delete it again with deluser dk5hh)Another important hint, after creating this image a small extension was inserted in the trunk, please insert the parameterPTT_TYPE=SerialPinin in the section [Tx].{:}