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Support for using this miniCD may be requested from the eMinima Support Center - visit fellows to find support personnel (fellows) near you, or SMS/text "ebarangay (message)" to 2960. Register as fellow so you can get personalized tutorial and become the official service provider in your area.
Starting from the MiniCD1
Using a Pentium PC, make sure it is configured to use the CD-ROM as the first boot device (If not, do this: enter CMOS setup at startup, change the Boot option to use CD-ROM/ATAPI device as the first boot device, and Save).
While the computer is starting, open the CD-ROM drive and insert the miniCD. If the computer has started to read from the hard disk before you have closed the CD-ROM drive, try pressing CTRL-ALT-DEL at the same time, or wait and then command Restart.
Proceed to load EM.
Remove the miniCD immediately at startup/reboot if you do not plan to load EM.
Starting EM from the miniCD has these advantages for you:
Using the hard disk to start EM allows you to use the hard disk as a virtual CD (i.e., you can change its contents without burning a new CD). This is especially useful for people without a CD writer.
Many hard disks are formatted using Windows3. Using the hard disk for starting the system requires that you have a FAT-formatted disk (example, Windows98 or earlier). You should also be able to use a DOS screen (you can go to DOS by pressing F8 during Windows startup and choosing DOS prompt, or by exiting to MS-DOS when you are inside Windows).
Preparing the Hard Disk - Start Windows normally and create a subdirectory EM in the hard disk (drive C). Insert the miniCD to the CD-ROM drive and copy all its contents to the EM directory. (You will need at least 162 MB of free space in the hard disk for this.)
Booting the System:
Exit to MS-DOS (using the Windows shutdown sequence).
Go to \EM\DOS (Command cd \EM\dos).
While in \EM\DOS, command linux server, or if you are using a floppy disk, command linux server floppy.
Refer to the COMMON ROUTINE above for the next steps.
From inside the new system, the EM subdirectory can be seen as /mnt/disc0part1/Em.
While on the desktop (see the blue screen above), click on the globe icon at the status bar to start the Firefox browser. Type localhost in the browser's address space under the menu and press ENTER.
To get started with EM, click on the links. The front page banner and menu will look like this. You can find a link to help files at the bottom of every page.
Saving and Propagating Your Creations
While in console (black screen), command configsave. You will be asked for the name of the device to save your changes into. To save in your hard disk (if it is not NTFS), enter /dev/hda1. To save in a USB flash drive (which must have been inserted at boot time), enter /dev/sda1. (Saving to floppy is problematic, as its size is limited to 1.38 MB.)
However, before starting, make sure that the previously saved confsave.tgz is ready to be read, either from the hard disk or from the USB flash drive (already inserted at boot time).
Working with Pictures and Documents
Use of pictures simplifies not only your communication with clients but also your file storage, as the new formats, especially .png, can preserve image quality using small files. These commands at the console window will bring up image programs:
If you have images in Microsoft Word, copy the image and paste in Paint, then Save as .png image file. If you have presentations, view the slide in just the right size then press the Alt-PrintScreen keys together and Paste then crop the new picture in Paint. Again Save as .png image file. You can then open and edit these new images using xpaint in the new system. Or if the images are ready for publishing, upload them to your server for use in Web pages (see Loading EM above).
For simple animation, try animator9 for Windows. The instructions are here.
To use text from Microsoft Word, do the following:
1 Mini-CD as used here refers to the eMinima release of Slax Live mini-CD.
2 EM as used here refers to the E-Minima CD and scripts released by eMinima.org.
3 Windows, Windows98, Word and Paint as used here refer to software of Microsoft Corporation.
April 1, 2005
If not otherwise specified, the software on this CD falls under the GNU
This software is distributed with NO WARRANTY, use it at your own risk.
Live CD - Tomas Matejicek (http://slax.linux-live.org, http://www.linux-live.org)
EM Scripts - Raffy Mananghaya (http://eminima.org)