Installing Alpine on CD
Alpine on CD
Because this doc will describe on how you get Alpine to boot from CD, you should prepare by doing:
- Download a iso-file containing Alpine (e.g. Template:Latest 1.10 alpine iso-mirrorTemplate:Latest 1.10 alpine iso-filename)
- Make sure you have a program on you computer that can burn iso-files onto a CD (See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ISO_image_software)
- Get a empty CD (Label it "Alpine Linux")
Preparing the media
Start by burning the ISO-image onto your empty CD using your ISO-image burning software.
Put your AlpineLinuxCD in a computer that can boot from CD.
Note: You might need to change boot-order in your BIOS-settings in order to boot from CD.
When your computer has booted you will get prompted for a username.
On a clean AlpineLinux you just enter root and no password and you will get logged on to your Alpine linux.
Alpine Linux has some special applications that helps you to use it in the way you want.
Some of the first scripts you are suggested to use is:
- setup-alpine (Configures all basic things on your Alpine Linux)
- setup-acf (was named setup-webconf before Alpine 1.9 beta 4) (Configures ACF (webconfiguration) so you can manage your box through https)
Other useful pages
- Configure Networking
- Setting up a ssh-server (Using ssh is a good way to administer your box remotely)
- Package Management (apk) (How to add/remove packages on your Alpine)
- Init System (rc) (Configure a service to automatically boot at next reboot)
- Alpine local backup (lbu) (Permanently store your modifications in case your box needs reboot)