First boot on the wardriving box (like first light on a telescope). Thursday evening I had some actual time to play with the mainboard and a CF card. With a lot of peeking at the presentation on building flash-based Linux routers by Remco van Mook I was able to get a basic Debian Linux to run on the Alix board in little time. It boots, it starts a few getty processes and ifplugd. I also automated work on converting the local installation to a root image and the root image to the CF card.