Here are the technical details for the installation of AskoziaPBX on an HP t5135 thin client:

  1. Download generic pc Askozia PBX image
  2. Download Chris Buechler's m0n0wall Live CD
  3. Copy the AskoziaPBX image onto an MS-DOS formatted usb drive.
  4. Boot off the CD using a USB CDROM
  5. Plug in and mount the usb drive: "mount_msdosfs /dev/da0s1 /mnt/tmp/" or something like that
  6. Follow the regular instructions, targeting the 64MB flash drive which came with the t5135: "gzcat /mnt/tmp/pbx-generic-pc-xx.img | dd of=/dev/ad0 bs=16k", or something like that

These are the steps I took, your situation most likely differs so think about what you are doing before you do it.

The t5135 is actually a pretty nice little device:

  • 128MB RAM
  • 10/100 LAN (VIA Rhine)
  • VIA Eden C7 400Mhz
  • 64MB Flash drive

Consumes about 11 watts at idle, up to 16 watts (that’s the highest I’ve seen, might go higher).