TTY-Opener is a distro with a text-based interface specifically for the I-Opener's 16 meg Sandisk. Based on the ttylinux distro, plus a Linux 2.4.x kernel and other goodies. TTY-Opener is designed to be a emergency backup OS to help you restore or change the main OS on your hacked I-Opener's hard drive. TTY-Opener has enough functionality to be used as the primary distro as well. A regular ext2 filesystem and lotsa room left on the Sandisk make it easy to customize for your own uses.
Obviously you need a Netpliance I-opener. Don't ask me where to get one nowadays, but they are available if you look around. You also need some way of getting the TTY-Opener disk image onto the Sandisk. If you have Linux running on a separate hard drive, it's very simple to install. It might also be possible to install the image from DOS using Dolly.
Check inside the tarball for installation instructions.
Outdated revision: ttyopener-02.tar.gz.
Questions, enhancements, bug-reports and bug-fixes are all welcome. Send email to this address. Flames to /dev/null.
|Linux-Hacker.net||The Tigris and Euphrates of I-Opener hacking.|
|ttylinux||The foundation of this distro.|
|M4I||GUI Linux for the Sandisk featuring Netscape and VNC.|
|Jailbait||The grand-daddy of all Iopener Sandisk distros.||Toms boot/root disk||An entire Linux OS on one floppy. I stole miterm and tomshexd from here.|
4/09/03 - The "Rise from your Grave edition." Updated to 2.4.21pre5 kernel and synchronized with ttylinux 3.0. Updated ssh client so you can connect to v2.0-only servers. Made sure Sandisk-friendly version of LILO included
9/29/01 - Updated to 2.4.10 kernel and synchronized with ttylinux 1.12. Updated and corrected my docs. Made sure all of Pascal's docs from ttylinux were included
8/12/01 - Initial release