I am trying to install Voyage Linux 0.8.0 (a distribution based off Debian) on a Soekris Net4801. I would like to have two partitions, one for the operating system and another one for data.

I have been following the instructions on the Voyage website for installing Voyage with PXE boot but instead of running /usr/local/sbin/format-cf.sh /dev/hda because that only makes 1 partition, I have manually done the following things before running voyage.update.

1. Used fdisk to partition the disk as so:

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1         199     1598436   83  Linux
/dev/sda2             200         242      345397+  83  Linux

2. Created ext2 filesystems on both partitions:

mkfs.ext2 /dev/sda1
mkfs.ext2 /dev/sda2

3. Run tune2fs on each filesystem as is done in format-cf.sh:

tune2fs -i 0 -c 0 /dev/sda1 ROOT_FS
tune2fs -i 0 -c 0 /dev/sda2 DATA_FS

I then ran voyage.update and installed Voyage to /dev/sda1 yet when I rebooted, just after starting SSHd, the whole thing rebooted and seems to be stuck in an endless loop.

How do I fix this? Did I do something wrong installing Voyage like this?


I don't know if this qualifies as an answer, but I managed to solve the problem by downgrading from Voyage 0.8.0 to Voyage 0.7.5 which installed fine after following the above steps.

  • As this corresponds to Debian Squeeze 6.0.2 with Linux Kernel 2.6.38, it would be fine for me. At least this is a workaround as long as you can't figure out more details to work towards the root cause of your initial problem. – hasienda Jan 22 '12 at 12:36

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