Saturday 15 May 2010

Traverse Viking PCI ADSL card + MONOWALL

I now have one of these cards in a Soekris net5501, in a nice case supplied by Wim at ...

Thursday 13 May 2010

Askozia PBX 2.0: Fix for IAX trunk not working

I'm running a free Asterisk appliance image on a Soekris NET5501 low-power embedded computer.  So far so good: it's simplicity itself to set up (just copy the image to a Compact Flash card and boot).

Wednesday 12 May 2010

HOWTO: Install Ubuntu Linux via PXE Boot

Here's how to do a network-based installation of Ubuntu Linux, for machines without CDROM drives.  It is very simple.

Tuesday 11 May 2010

HOWTO: Install a Soekris server with PXE Boot

The Soekris NETxxxx boards can't boot from CDROM or USB, so installing an operating system requires PXE booting from the network, unless you want to prepare the hard disk or CF card in another machine first.  Another challenge is that the Soekris boards only have a serial console, so you can't use an operating system that assumes a video display and keyboard.  This article outlines your options.

You can use PXE Boot for a wide variety of purposes. My motivation on this occasion was to write a new image the CF card that my Soekris NET5501 AskoziaPBX Asterisk server boots from, without having to unbolt the server from the rack.

Monday 3 May 2010

No-NAT Firewalling with Monowall

Just a heads up for anyone tearing their hair out over this one.