Labdoo recommends installing by cloning images and using the installation tool Labtix (contributed by Labdoo volunteers). Labtix is freely available and anyone can use it. It runs as a 32-bit ISO image on every laptop and it can clone both 32 and 64 bit images. Since Labtix is under continuous development and improvement, please check our FTP server regularly to see if there is a new version available.
Note for advanced users: Labtix has a persistence mode, i.e. you can make your own changes to Labtix and save them. You act as root user in fact. The password (only needed if you "get stuck" in the terminal when booting ) is "labdoo". But beware - as root you can destroy Labtix or bloat it by too many changes. Labtix fits on a CD when delivered. The tool ISO-snapshot also allows you to create a new ISO-file that takes over possible changes to the system.
Labtix comes with different installation tools and you can find most of them on your desktop. Which tool suits you best is up to you. They all have their strengths and advantages:
- Labdoo installer: with a graphical user interface.
- Auto deploy and content installer: complete and terminal-based installation tool that also automates the deployment of additional content to multiple languages.
- "2-click" installer: clone images from the File manager SpaceFM with 2 clicks.
On the Labtix desktop, you will find a red folder ''Docs'', where you can find manuals as PDF files. However, we recommend you to watch the individual steps and tools in a YouTube video tutorial.
Sometimes you have to select certain settings in the boot menu because of the hardware, e.g. Toshiba, Nvidia and others. Otherwise, it can happen that Labtix doesn't boot, gets stuck at terminal level (the desktop doesn't appear) or the monitor remains dark. In these cases try the options in Failsafe Mode or Safe Video Mode. This is also explained in the YouTube tutorials below.
All video-tutorials are on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/LabdooDACH/playlists and on our FTP server http://ftp.labdoo.org/download/Public/videos/for-technicians/.
Continue reading under this section:
Preparation for the Fast Installation Methods2 - Click Installation Method Autodeploy (autodeploy.sh) methodInstalled tools for LabtixUEFI Boot only or BIOS locked and UEFI set