TTY-Opener

Intro

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.

Requirements

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.

Installation

Check inside the tarball for installation instructions.

Download

ttyopener-03.tar.gz.

Outdated revision: ttyopener-02.tar.gz.

Contact

Questions, enhancements, bug-reports and bug-fixes are all welcome.   Send email to this address. Flames to /dev/null.

Links

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.


Revision History

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


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