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Old 02-18-2014, 10:45 AM   #1
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need help configuring an alix testbed

Hi im relatively new to linux. I have a university project that consists of configuring an alix wireless testbed so that it has a basic wireless mesh implementation on it routed using the B.A.T.M.A.N routing protocol. I have to use the voyage software which has to be put onto compact flash (which i dont know how to do).

I am really struggling as i have never used let alone configure one of these testbeds before so any information (even if u believe it to be too easy or simple) would be greatly appreciated.
Old 02-21-2014, 04:14 AM   #2
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I am running voyage in an ALIX and the setup is really easy. this is what i did
-in a system running debian squeeze i downloaded the file
-extract the file with tar --numeric-owner -jxvf voyage-.tar.bz2 -C /tmp
-i created a folder in mnt mkdir /mnt/cf
-i entered the directory that i extracted cd /tmp/voyag*
-then in an external usb adaptor i plugged the cf card (minimum 512mb)
-fdisk -l to see the drive number. if it is mounted the unmount it. in my case is /dev/sdb1
-then ./usr/local/sbin/ /dev/sdb (while in the /tmp/voyag* folder) and press enter to autoformat the drive to ext2.
-once done then tune2fs -r 0 -c 0 /dev/sdb1
-then ./usr/local/sbin/voyage.update this will ask you a few questions. you have to change the drive letter from /dev/hde to /dev/sdb and chage the default system to ALIX after that is default everything.
-once done unplug the cf card and plug it to the ALIX and power it up.
-if you have a console cable plugged then it will show you the output.
-once booted then you will come up with a system in read only by default. to update/install you need to do a remountro

best of luck.
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