Installing Education Packages Using Scripts

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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.

Recommended scripts:

Additional helpful scripts (optional):

Scripts for special usages (usually only for experienced users):

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:

cd ~/Desktop
ls
chmod u+x ./installscript-content.sh
sudo ./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 do

What scripts can NOT do