Commit 95835b80 authored by Jonathan Carter's avatar Jonathan Carter
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to consult the manual for your laptop or do an internet search for how to do this on your
machine.
* **Ensure you have enough power.** AIMS Desktop will take some time to install. If you're using
a laptop computer, ensure that you are connected to a power source.
## Installation
For the most part, the installation of AIMS Desktop is very simple. It uses a graphical installation
......@@ -94,9 +97,47 @@ match your physical keyboard layout. In some cases, you might want a different l
another computer you're using. The keyboard image in this screen will adapt so that you have a preview
of the option you have chosen, and you can also type test it in the typing space at the bottom.
![Keyboard selection](/images/getting-started/installer-keyboard.jpg)]
![Keyboard selection](/images/getting-started/installer-keyboard.jpg)
*Keyboard settings*
Next, we have to allocate some space to install AIMS desktop to. The most basic method of installation
is to use the entire disk for AIMS Desktop. Do do that, you can choose the "Erase disk" option.
If you have another system installed, you can also choose to resize that system to make space for
AIMS Desktop, or to replace an existing partition with AIMS Desktop. In the future we're planning
to add an advanced partition section to this guide for using manual partitioning.
![Partitioning](/images/getting-started/installer-partition.jpg)
*Partitioning screen*
In the next step, we'll configure your first user for this system. This user will also be an
administrator user.
* **Full name:** You can enter your full name or part of your name in this field.
* **User name:** The user name must not start with a capital letter, can not container numbers, spaces or other special characters. Examples of user names are `mohammed`, `yasmine`, `sarah`, `mehdi`.
* **Computer name:** This is a name that you can use to identify the computer. It must also be lowercase alphabetical characters, but you can also use a dash, eg: `mohammed-pc`, `sarah-laptop`, `yasmine-macbook`, `mehdi-x280`.
* **Password:** Your password protects access to the computer. Use a password that won't be easy to guess. A password such as `password` or `latitude` or anything you would find in a dictionary would be too weak. Instead, you might want to consider using a phrase for a password, ideally something that is easy to remember but wouldn't exist in normal conversation, eg: `Bunnies drink water in October`.
![User setup](/images/getting-started/installer-user.jpg)
*User setup screen*
Before the installer starts making changes to your system, it will present a summary where you
can review the changes it will make. It's a good idea to look at least at the partitioning summary,
especially if you want to keep an existing system installed as well.
![Installer summary](images/getting-started/installer-summary.jpg)
*Summary of installer actions about to take place*
When you're ready, click next to proceed with the installation.
![Installation in progress](/images/getting-started/installer-installing.jpg)
*Installation progress*
The rest of the installation is automated. On a fast computer, will take around 10 minutes to complete.
On a slower computer, it might take as much as an hour.
...
## Configuration
## Options
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enabled, you should disable it in the firmware before commencing installation. You will have
to consult the manual for your laptop or do an internet search for how to do this on your
machine.</p></li>
<li><p><strong>Ensure you have enough power.</strong> AIMS Desktop will take some time to install. If you&rsquo;re using
a laptop computer, ensure that you are connected to a power source.</p></li>
</ul>
<h2 id="installation">Installation</h2>
......@@ -330,9 +333,49 @@ match your physical keyboard layout. In some cases, you might want a different l
another computer you&rsquo;re using. The keyboard image in this screen will adapt so that you have a preview
of the option you have chosen, and you can also type test it in the typing space at the bottom.</p>
<p><img src="https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/getting-started/installer-keyboard.jpg" alt="Keyboard selection" />]
<p><img src="https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/getting-started/installer-keyboard.jpg" alt="Keyboard selection" />
<em>Keyboard settings</em></p>
<p>Next, we have to allocate some space to install AIMS desktop to. The most basic method of installation
is to use the entire disk for AIMS Desktop. Do do that, you can choose the &ldquo;Erase disk&rdquo; option.</p>
<p>If you have another system installed, you can also choose to resize that system to make space for
AIMS Desktop, or to replace an existing partition with AIMS Desktop. In the future we&rsquo;re planning
to add an advanced partition section to this guide for using manual partitioning.</p>
<p><img src="https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/getting-started/installer-partition.jpg" alt="Partitioning" />
<em>Partitioning screen</em></p>
<p>In the next step, we&rsquo;ll configure your first user for this system. This user will also be an
administrator user.</p>
<ul>
<li><strong>Full name:</strong> You can enter your full name or part of your name in this field.</li>
<li><strong>User name:</strong> The user name must not start with a capital letter, can not container numbers, spaces or other special characters. Examples of user names are <code>mohammed</code>, <code>yasmine</code>, <code>sarah</code>, <code>mehdi</code>.</li>
<li><strong>Computer name:</strong> This is a name that you can use to identify the computer. It must also be lowercase alphabetical characters, but you can also use a dash, eg: <code>mohammed-pc</code>, <code>sarah-laptop</code>, <code>yasmine-macbook</code>, <code>mehdi-x280</code>.</li>
<li><strong>Password:</strong> Your password protects access to the computer. Use a password that won&rsquo;t be easy to guess. A password such as <code>password</code> or <code>latitude</code> or anything you would find in a dictionary would be too weak. Instead, you might want to consider using a phrase for a password, ideally something that is easy to remember but wouldn&rsquo;t exist in normal conversation, eg: <code>Bunnies drink water in October</code>.</li>
</ul>
<p><img src="https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/getting-started/installer-user.jpg" alt="User setup" />
<em>User setup screen</em></p>
<p>Before the installer starts making changes to your system, it will present a summary where you
can review the changes it will make. It&rsquo;s a good idea to look at least at the partitioning summary,
especially if you want to keep an existing system installed as well.</p>
<p><img src="images/getting-started/installer-summary.jpg" alt="Installer summary" />
<em>Summary of installer actions about to take place</em></p>
<p>When you&rsquo;re ready, click next to proceed with the installation.</p>
<p><img src="https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/getting-started/installer-installing.jpg" alt="Installation in progress" />
<em>Installation progress</em></p>
<p>The rest of the installation is automated. On a fast computer, will take around 10 minutes to complete.
On a slower computer, it might take as much as an hour.</p>
<p>&hellip;</p>
<h2 id="configuration">Configuration</h2>
<h2 id="options">Options</h2>
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......@@ -55,6 +55,9 @@ widely used and tested, but making a backup will also protect you against human
enabled, you should disable it in the firmware before commencing installation. You will have
to consult the manual for your laptop or do an internet search for how to do this on your
machine.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Ensure you have enough power.&lt;/strong&gt; AIMS Desktop will take some time to install. If you&amp;rsquo;re using
a laptop computer, ensure that you are connected to a power source.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;/ul&gt;
&lt;h2 id=&#34;installation&#34;&gt;Installation&lt;/h2&gt;
......@@ -109,9 +112,49 @@ match your physical keyboard layout. In some cases, you might want a different l
another computer you&amp;rsquo;re using. The keyboard image in this screen will adapt so that you have a preview
of the option you have chosen, and you can also type test it in the typing space at the bottom.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;&lt;img src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/getting-started/installer-keyboard.jpg&#34; alt=&#34;Keyboard selection&#34; /&gt;]
&lt;p&gt;&lt;img src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/getting-started/installer-keyboard.jpg&#34; alt=&#34;Keyboard selection&#34; /&gt;
&lt;em&gt;Keyboard settings&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;Next, we have to allocate some space to install AIMS desktop to. The most basic method of installation
is to use the entire disk for AIMS Desktop. Do do that, you can choose the &amp;ldquo;Erase disk&amp;rdquo; option.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;If you have another system installed, you can also choose to resize that system to make space for
AIMS Desktop, or to replace an existing partition with AIMS Desktop. In the future we&amp;rsquo;re planning
to add an advanced partition section to this guide for using manual partitioning.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;&lt;img src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/getting-started/installer-partition.jpg&#34; alt=&#34;Partitioning&#34; /&gt;
&lt;em&gt;Partitioning screen&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;In the next step, we&amp;rsquo;ll configure your first user for this system. This user will also be an
administrator user.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;ul&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Full name:&lt;/strong&gt; You can enter your full name or part of your name in this field.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;User name:&lt;/strong&gt; The user name must not start with a capital letter, can not container numbers, spaces or other special characters. Examples of user names are &lt;code&gt;mohammed&lt;/code&gt;, &lt;code&gt;yasmine&lt;/code&gt;, &lt;code&gt;sarah&lt;/code&gt;, &lt;code&gt;mehdi&lt;/code&gt;.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Computer name:&lt;/strong&gt; This is a name that you can use to identify the computer. It must also be lowercase alphabetical characters, but you can also use a dash, eg: &lt;code&gt;mohammed-pc&lt;/code&gt;, &lt;code&gt;sarah-laptop&lt;/code&gt;, &lt;code&gt;yasmine-macbook&lt;/code&gt;, &lt;code&gt;mehdi-x280&lt;/code&gt;.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Password:&lt;/strong&gt; Your password protects access to the computer. Use a password that won&amp;rsquo;t be easy to guess. A password such as &lt;code&gt;password&lt;/code&gt; or &lt;code&gt;latitude&lt;/code&gt; or anything you would find in a dictionary would be too weak. Instead, you might want to consider using a phrase for a password, ideally something that is easy to remember but wouldn&amp;rsquo;t exist in normal conversation, eg: &lt;code&gt;Bunnies drink water in October&lt;/code&gt;.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;/ul&gt;
&lt;p&gt;&lt;img src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/getting-started/installer-user.jpg&#34; alt=&#34;User setup&#34; /&gt;
&lt;em&gt;User setup screen&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;Before the installer starts making changes to your system, it will present a summary where you
can review the changes it will make. It&amp;rsquo;s a good idea to look at least at the partitioning summary,
especially if you want to keep an existing system installed as well.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;&lt;img src=&#34;images/getting-started/installer-summary.jpg&#34; alt=&#34;Installer summary&#34; /&gt;
&lt;em&gt;Summary of installer actions about to take place&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;When you&amp;rsquo;re ready, click next to proceed with the installation.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;&lt;img src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/getting-started/installer-installing.jpg&#34; alt=&#34;Installation in progress&#34; /&gt;
&lt;em&gt;Installation progress&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;The rest of the installation is automated. On a fast computer, will take around 10 minutes to complete.
On a slower computer, it might take as much as an hour.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;&amp;hellip;&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h2 id=&#34;configuration&#34;&gt;Configuration&lt;/h2&gt;
&lt;h2 id=&#34;options&#34;&gt;Options&lt;/h2&gt;
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......@@ -55,6 +55,9 @@ widely used and tested, but making a backup will also protect you against human
enabled, you should disable it in the firmware before commencing installation. You will have
to consult the manual for your laptop or do an internet search for how to do this on your
machine.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Ensure you have enough power.&lt;/strong&gt; AIMS Desktop will take some time to install. If you&amp;rsquo;re using
a laptop computer, ensure that you are connected to a power source.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;/ul&gt;
&lt;h2 id=&#34;installation&#34;&gt;Installation&lt;/h2&gt;
......@@ -109,9 +112,49 @@ match your physical keyboard layout. In some cases, you might want a different l
another computer you&amp;rsquo;re using. The keyboard image in this screen will adapt so that you have a preview
of the option you have chosen, and you can also type test it in the typing space at the bottom.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;&lt;img src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/getting-started/installer-keyboard.jpg&#34; alt=&#34;Keyboard selection&#34; /&gt;]
&lt;p&gt;&lt;img src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/getting-started/installer-keyboard.jpg&#34; alt=&#34;Keyboard selection&#34; /&gt;
&lt;em&gt;Keyboard settings&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;Next, we have to allocate some space to install AIMS desktop to. The most basic method of installation
is to use the entire disk for AIMS Desktop. Do do that, you can choose the &amp;ldquo;Erase disk&amp;rdquo; option.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;If you have another system installed, you can also choose to resize that system to make space for
AIMS Desktop, or to replace an existing partition with AIMS Desktop. In the future we&amp;rsquo;re planning
to add an advanced partition section to this guide for using manual partitioning.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;&lt;img src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/getting-started/installer-partition.jpg&#34; alt=&#34;Partitioning&#34; /&gt;
&lt;em&gt;Partitioning screen&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;In the next step, we&amp;rsquo;ll configure your first user for this system. This user will also be an
administrator user.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;ul&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Full name:&lt;/strong&gt; You can enter your full name or part of your name in this field.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;User name:&lt;/strong&gt; The user name must not start with a capital letter, can not container numbers, spaces or other special characters. Examples of user names are &lt;code&gt;mohammed&lt;/code&gt;, &lt;code&gt;yasmine&lt;/code&gt;, &lt;code&gt;sarah&lt;/code&gt;, &lt;code&gt;mehdi&lt;/code&gt;.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Computer name:&lt;/strong&gt; This is a name that you can use to identify the computer. It must also be lowercase alphabetical characters, but you can also use a dash, eg: &lt;code&gt;mohammed-pc&lt;/code&gt;, &lt;code&gt;sarah-laptop&lt;/code&gt;, &lt;code&gt;yasmine-macbook&lt;/code&gt;, &lt;code&gt;mehdi-x280&lt;/code&gt;.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Password:&lt;/strong&gt; Your password protects access to the computer. Use a password that won&amp;rsquo;t be easy to guess. A password such as &lt;code&gt;password&lt;/code&gt; or &lt;code&gt;latitude&lt;/code&gt; or anything you would find in a dictionary would be too weak. Instead, you might want to consider using a phrase for a password, ideally something that is easy to remember but wouldn&amp;rsquo;t exist in normal conversation, eg: &lt;code&gt;Bunnies drink water in October&lt;/code&gt;.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;/ul&gt;
&lt;p&gt;&lt;img src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/getting-started/installer-user.jpg&#34; alt=&#34;User setup&#34; /&gt;
&lt;em&gt;User setup screen&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;Before the installer starts making changes to your system, it will present a summary where you
can review the changes it will make. It&amp;rsquo;s a good idea to look at least at the partitioning summary,
especially if you want to keep an existing system installed as well.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;&lt;img src=&#34;images/getting-started/installer-summary.jpg&#34; alt=&#34;Installer summary&#34; /&gt;
&lt;em&gt;Summary of installer actions about to take place&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;When you&amp;rsquo;re ready, click next to proceed with the installation.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;&lt;img src=&#34;https://desktop.aims.ac.za/images/getting-started/installer-installing.jpg&#34; alt=&#34;Installation in progress&#34; /&gt;
&lt;em&gt;Installation progress&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;The rest of the installation is automated. On a fast computer, will take around 10 minutes to complete.
On a slower computer, it might take as much as an hour.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;&amp;hellip;&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h2 id=&#34;configuration&#34;&gt;Configuration&lt;/h2&gt;
&lt;h2 id=&#34;options&#34;&gt;Options&lt;/h2&gt;
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