I’m revisiting this topic because I did a new installation today. Skip to the bit about adding a sources.list file in order to get Java installed if that’s your thing.
The target hardware is a Compulab Fit-PC2i. This is a teeny little embedded computer, literally smaller than a peanut butter sandwich. It has an Intel Nano Z530 CPU at 1.6 GHz, and my model came with 1 GB of RAM soldered to the board, as well as an 8 GB solid state drive. Like I said: teeny.
My steps were:
Downloaded turnkey-mysql-11.3-lucid-x86.iso from Turnkey Linux.
Used unetbootin utility to make a bootable USB drive
Inserted the USB drive into the Fit-PC2i and rebooted.
Chose LiveCD mode, then selected Install to Hard Drive.
Set and wrote down root passwords for Linux and for MySQL.
Did not complete security update process because PC was not connected to a network.
For eth0 (labeled “Eth1” on back of Fit-PC2i) static IP configuration 192.168.2.2, 255.255.255.0, 192.168.2.1 (gateway), no name server
For eth1 (labeled “Eth2” on back of Fit-PC2i) DHCP is enabled.
Fit-PC2i came back up as MySQL appliance. Auto-ON was already enabled.
Copied Ignition 7.3.3 onto Fit-PC2i using Webmin Upload and Download utility to place ignition-7.3.4-linux-32-installer.run file into /home directory, owned by user root
Used Webmin to install Time service on server.
Next I logged into the Linux machine using the Shell In A Box command-line interface, as the root user.
Created sources.list file in directory etc/apt, with just these two lines:
deb archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner
deb-src archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner
Peformed “apt-get update” from the command line
Performed “apt-get install sun-java6-jre” from command line, accepting OK prompts along the way.
From command line, performed “chmod +x” on the installer .run file.
From command line, “./ignition-7.3.4-linux-32-installer.run” and hit Enter to accept the terms 98 times.
And ta-da… I have an Ignition instance running on a tiny 6-watt computer.
I have literally spent days configuring and patching powerful servers to run competitive software. I am extremely impressed with the ease of installation of Ignition.