In addition to installing the base Edubuntu education package, users are encouraged to also install a set of additional valuable education resources. These additional resources are installed by executing a set of scripts through a simple process described in this section. If you have questions or suggestions please write your messages directly in the Labdoo QA Team Wall.
List of Available Scripts
All Labdoo scripts can be downloaded from the FTP server http://ftp.labdoo.org/download/images/installskripts/
To execute a script the computer must be connected to the Internet.
This script installs educational content including offline wikis (Xowa), license-free educational content, English eBooks, and multimedia language courses for English. Usage of an external USB-disk or USB-stick requires storage of 16 GB.
This script installs additional software, including barrier free access for handicapped users, tools, and virus scanner among others.
Additional helpful scripts (optional):
This script installs codecs and multimedia software for audio and video. Please ensure the legal situation in your country to install these packages.
This script sets the rights to folder /home/labdoo/Public, so that the student users will have access to the content in this folder as well
This script will tell you which type of CPU is installed in your computer (it does not include any educational software.)
Scripts for special usages (usually only for experienced users):
This script installs the offline wiki tool Xowa and sets proper folder rights
This script installs additional desktops (user interface, GUI) as Unity and Gnome. They require more hardware resources such as bigger memory
This script installs VirtualBox, a tool to run Windows or other guest operating systems on top of the host Linux system. Requires a minimum of 2 GB RAM and Dual Core CPU is recommended plus a legal license.
The following steps describe how to install a script.
Step 1. Download a Script
- From a Labdoo laptop, open the web browser and go to this link: http://ftp.labdoo.org/download/images/installskripts/
- Right click with your mouse on the link of the script that you want to install.
- Select "Save link as" and save the file in the desktop of a Labdoo laptop (/home/labdoo/Desktop).
Step 2. Execute a Script
Open a terminal (press CTRL + Alt + T at the same time) and execute the following commands:
chmod u+x ./installscript-content.sh
(change the script 'installscript-content.sh' for the name of the script you want to install.)
This will run the script and automatically install a new education software package.
Hint. Some scripts will ask for passwords or settings through the installation process. Please keep an eye on the screen to provide the necessary inputs.
Hint. Some scripts are fast, some need hours. It depends on the speed of your internal connection and on the speed of the laptop.
Continue reading under this section:
What scripts can doWhat scripts can NOT do