Back in January of 2006 I wrote an article about my experience building an embedded Asterisk server based on the Astlinux embedded distribution and a Soekris Net4801 single board computer. Here’s the link.
What with all the recent enthusiasm for “Asterisk Appliances” this article seems more useful then ever. It’s a little bit dated as it references Astlinux 0.28 and 0.29 whereas Astlinux is presently around 0.45.
Even so the article is written from the point of view of a Linux novice and includes a glimpse into manually editing the configs using SSH from a Windows PC. There’s minimal emphasis on GUI, which should make some people happy.