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OnebaseGo Guide

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:

Username: root
Password: one

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 called QTparted.

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 process.

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


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