AMRAD Linux CD
aa4hs at amrad.org
Fri Sep 1 19:25:16 CDT 2006
Frank Gentges writes:
> Many hams have indicated to me that they tried Linux of one sort or
> another and have not taken to using it as their main operating system.
I heard about this "Linux for HAMs" project:
From: bruce at pixar.com (Bruce Perens)
To: tcp-group at UCSD.EDU
dated: Feb 26 '95, 05:28
I have created a WWW page for my project of creating a "Linux for Hams"
distribution. Please add this anchor to your Amateur Radio WEB pages:
[ Non-current URLs removed. -AA4HS ]
The good news is that work to build a turn-key Linux system for Radio
Amateurs is coming along well. The bad news is that it's going to take
another month to get to Alpha-test.
More background at
In the past 11.5 years things have become much, much better.
> The disk would include a lot of software, information and material on
> all the stuff we are seeing on SDR, SoftRock, PSK-31 etc that run under
> Linux. As new releases or programs come out it should make it easy to
> download and install. Maybe AMRAD should take these releases and
> repackage them with some installation package to simplify installation
> and getting them running. I can recall spending a lot of time trying to
> figure out the command line needed to decompress and update a program
> once it is downloaded.
You are not the first person to think along these lines, here's a nice
document outlining the way to proceed:
> Does the AMRAD web site have the facilities and bandwidth to support
> distribution of the CD image(s) or do we need to look for something
No, but if it is useful and freely distributable someone will
host a seed for BitTorrent.
> AMRAD LINUX CD...Should be Not Just Another Linux Distribution.
Yes, we could get YDP involved and base it off of Debian GNU/kFreeBSD.
> Oh yes, what does the AFU stand for in AFU-Knoppix. Somehow my mind is
> stuck on only one set of words.
Well, the 'F' stands for 'Radio'. That much is obvious :)
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