Guide for using OnebaseGo 3.0
Booting and Authentication
OnebaseGo is a Live CD product which means it does not require a hard-disk to function.
You can instantly work with the hundreds of pre-configured programs without any installation.
Insert the CD and if you cannot
boot it, check the BIOS settings and set it such that the "First boot device is CDrom".
After booting the CD, a graphical login screen will appear asking for authentication. Since being a LiveCD this authentication is pre-set
and you are expected to enter the following:
You can change the password for security reasons by logging in, use "Onebase Portal" desktop icon -> "User Manage" -> "Password"
then Logout and Login again with your new authentication. Infact you can make this change permanent using a USBdrive which will be covered later
Using the Live Desktop
OnebaseGo comes with a fake read-write filesystem based on RAM called unionfs. So you can read or write
data just like any other installed operating system. It will make it function like working with a hard-disk.
You can find applications that satisfies all the basic computing needs that includes Multimedia, Office, Internet and Graphics. Besides these, the desktop
provides icons to Onebase specific programs which enables you to do more.
Installing to Hard-Disk
The HD-installer in OnebaseGo provides a fast way to install Onebase Linux in contrast to the Net-installer.
The total installation time is only around 20 mins and the process is simple and straightforward.
The installation process includes the following steps:
The first step is accepting the "End user License Agreement" which is based on the OnebaseGo Group License and GPL.
The second step is to create a Onebase partition and submitting information. The installer uses a separate partitioning and resizing tool
Then the following steps are about selecting a bootloader, filesystem, password, language etc..
and finally all your entered information is up for verification and proceeding it is installation of OnebaseGo to Hard-Disk.
At the end of this process, you are asked to reboot the system, eject the CD, and boot into the newly installed Onebase system.
Post Installation routines
After installation to hard-disk, you are expected to perform the following regularly
Update Package Manager: olm -b olm
Look for Errata fixes and important upgrades at Onebase Website
If you have a fast Internet connection, you can update your system online using Onebase Portal or purchase "UpdateCDs" that
come with lots of bundled applications and goodies to enhance your Onebase Linux.
Saving session settings to USBdrive
OnebaseGo with a USBdisk makes it a complete portable OS to carry around it with you. The "USBdrive save settings" software
with OnebaseGo works with almost any USBdisk and does not format or erase existing data present in the disk.
Make your customizations and settings with the software and also other changes like password, network, video etc.
Then insert the USBdisk into the USBdrive of your system. Click the "USB save" icon on the desktop and select "Save session".
This will save and compress your session data and copy it to your USBdisk.
Then booting the OnebaseGo with the USBdisk inserted into the USB drive, the session data is automatically restored and setup by the boot
Using docking to remaster your OnebaseGo
You need not wait for the Onebase Linux Project to release a new OnebaseGo, as with the "Docking" feature
you can update the content of the entire CD in a simple 3-step process.
This process is often called re-mastering, but cotemperary to other methods, this feature can be performed with the OnebaseGo LiveCD itself
without the need of formatting a partition or installation.
The first step is to copy the content of OnebaseGo temporarily to Hard-Disk. It will ask for a Linux partition with atleast 3GB free space. Note: It does
not delete existing data in that partition. Then it takes 15-min process to copy the content to that partition.
The second step is to install or uninstall applications from the "docked" OnebaseGo. Or you can perform an entire CD update of all the present
software except the kernel.
The third step is to undock the newly created OnebaseGo. This is an automated step that will generate a new OnebaseGo ISO at the end of the process
and performs a cleaning operation.
Now you can burn your new LiveCD with all the customizations you have made
This process is also very useful, if you want to deploy identical custom edition of OnebaseGo in many computers.
Onebase Portal goodies
Desktop Widgets Setup different Desktop Widgets useful for specific purposes using "Onebase Portal" -> "Desktop" -> "Desktop Dash"
Create TaskFlows Create TaskFlows using "AutoTask" for repetative tasks or to form a collection of tasks