ELDER Project
 Qimo (pronounced “kim-oh”, as in
“Eskimo”) is a kid-friendly desktop
environment that comes
preinstalled with educationa...
 Qimo needs a minimum of 256MB of memory
to run from the CD, or 192MB to install. At
least 6 GB of hard drive space is
re...
Create your
QIMO USB
Change
your BIOS
Settings
Install on
Computers!
 2 GB or Higher USB stick
 QIMO ISO file
◦ (download here at:
http://ftp.usf.edu/pub/qimo/qimo-2.0-
desktop.iso )
 Down...
 Download the ISO file first. Depending on
your internet connection, this may take up to
an hour or more.
◦ http://ftp.us...
 Download the Universal USB Creator
◦ (download here at:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/downloads/Univers
al-USB-Installer/...
 Click Run
 If the security dialogue appears, click run
 Click 'Browse' and open the downloaded ISO
file which you saved on your desktop.
 Choose the
USB drive and
click 'Create‘
 If you wish to
have ONLY
QIMO on your
USB, check
the “format”
box
 Wait for your USB to finish!
 When USB creator is complete, remove your
USB.
 Now, we are going to install QIMO side b...
 What we are going to do install QIMO side-
by-side with Windows
 Please restart your computer
 Most newer computers can boot from USB. You
should see a welcome screen prompting you to
choose your language and giving...
 Restart your
computer. On the
first screen that
appears, look for a
notice that will let
you know the magic
key you must...
 And this Dell
BIOS screen
shows to enter
F2 to enter
setup:
 Press the “magic key” before the notice
disappears. (You have to act quickly or press
the PAUSE key on the keyboard so t...
 Inside the BIOS, you will
not be able to use your
mouse to point and click
on the menus; therefore,
you have to move ove...
 Look for the boot
sequence options.
 This screen shows
the boot sequence
options on one
machine:
 If your computer has
AWARD BIOS, move to
the Advanced BIOS
Features option and
press ENTER. (If you
don't have AWARD
BIO...
 Change the boot order using the PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN
keys on your keyboard (read the keyboard shortcuts to
find out whi...
 Save the changes, exit the
setup and restart your
computer. Once you have
changed the boot order, look
for the keyboard ...
 Restart your computer. You should see this
screen. Choose to install QIMO.
 Follow the prompts till
step 4
 At step 4, choose
“install them side by
side, choosing
between them at each
startup”
 ...
 Follow the prompts to completion.
 Click “install” at the last step
 Watch the slideshow explaining the different
feat...
 Upon rebooting, your computer will now
allow you to choose between QIMO or
Windows.
 Please email Michael Mak at
makamizz@gmail.com
 More information at www.elderproject.knet.ca
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  • Minor gripe - My first impression with the Title is that this will help me understand how to install Qimo to USB and run Qimo off the USB Drive. But from Slide 13 the focus of this presentation got deviated to "Installing Qimo on the Windows-computer as a side OS" and went on. How ever this helped me either way. Thanks for sharing.
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Installing and running qimo

  1. 1. ELDER Project
  2. 2.  Qimo (pronounced “kim-oh”, as in “Eskimo”) is a kid-friendly desktop environment that comes preinstalled with educational activities for kids including TuxPaint, Laby, GCompris, Tuxmath, and Tuxtyping.  Large colourful icons and menus that can help young users navigate easily through it, and it is aimed for early elementary school-aged children, ages 3 and up.  Unlike QIMO, Qimo not only targets a separate age group but can also be easily installed on a separate stand alone computer for classrooms and homes.
  3. 3.  Qimo needs a minimum of 256MB of memory to run from the CD, or 192MB to install. At least 6 GB of hard drive space is recommended, and a 400MHz or faster CPU.  Most “older” computers can run QIMO quite well!
  4. 4. Create your QIMO USB Change your BIOS Settings Install on Computers!
  5. 5.  2 GB or Higher USB stick  QIMO ISO file ◦ (download here at: http://ftp.usf.edu/pub/qimo/qimo-2.0- desktop.iso )  Download the Universal USB Creator ◦ (download here at: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/downloads/Univers al-USB-Installer/Universal-USB-Installer.exe)  A Computer/Laptop!
  6. 6.  Download the ISO file first. Depending on your internet connection, this may take up to an hour or more. ◦ http://ftp.usf.edu/pub/qimo/qimo-2.0- desktop.iso ◦ Save the ISO file on your desktop.
  7. 7.  Download the Universal USB Creator ◦ (download here at: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/downloads/Univers al-USB-Installer/Universal-USB-Installer.exe)  Save the file to your desktop  Run the File
  8. 8.  Click Run
  9. 9.  If the security dialogue appears, click run
  10. 10.  Click 'Browse' and open the downloaded ISO file which you saved on your desktop.
  11. 11.  Choose the USB drive and click 'Create‘  If you wish to have ONLY QIMO on your USB, check the “format” box
  12. 12.  Wait for your USB to finish!  When USB creator is complete, remove your USB.  Now, we are going to install QIMO side by side with Windows.
  13. 13.  What we are going to do install QIMO side- by-side with Windows  Please restart your computer
  14. 14.  Most newer computers can boot from USB. You should see a welcome screen prompting you to choose your language and giving you the option to install Ubuntu or try it from the CD.  If your computer does not automatically do so, you might need to edit the BIOS settings. Restart your computer, and watch for a message telling you which key to press to enter the BIOS setup. It will usually be one of F1, F2, DEL, ESC or F10. Press this key while your computer is booting to edit your BIOS settings.  An example of editing BIOS is as follows:
  15. 15.  Restart your computer. On the first screen that appears, look for a notice that will let you know the magic key you must press to enter the BIOS setup screen.  For example, this AWARD BIOS screen shows to hit DEL to enter setup:
  16. 16.  And this Dell BIOS screen shows to enter F2 to enter setup:
  17. 17.  Press the “magic key” before the notice disappears. (You have to act quickly or press the PAUSE key on the keyboard so the screen freezes and you have all the time to look for the notice and press the “magic key”. Most of the time the “magic key” is DEL, but sometimes it can be F2 or other. If you can't find it, you can press all the F keys until one works for you. You will know when you're in the BIOS setup when your screen changes into a blue or gray one with lots of options.
  18. 18.  Inside the BIOS, you will not be able to use your mouse to point and click on the menus; therefore, you have to move over the options using your keyboard (arrow keys). Read the keyboard shortcuts at the bottom of the screen so you know what you can do with your keyboard.  This screen shows the keyboard shortcuts available in one BIOS version:
  19. 19.  Look for the boot sequence options.  This screen shows the boot sequence options on one machine:
  20. 20.  If your computer has AWARD BIOS, move to the Advanced BIOS Features option and press ENTER. (If you don't have AWARD BIOS, then look for an option that says something like boot order or boot devices sequence.)
  21. 21.  Change the boot order using the PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN keys on your keyboard (read the keyboard shortcuts to find out which keys are for your BIOS screen.) The idea is to set the USB as the first boot device and the HARD DISK DRIVE as the second boot device, so when your computer starts, it looks for what's inside the USB and if it doesn't find a boot disk, then it will move on the hard drive and start Windows. It doesn't matter what the third boot device is; you can leave it as it is or disabled, just make sure that you set the HDD-0 as any of the devices or your computer will not boot into Windows when the Ubuntu USB is not in the drive. The options on your screen should look like this:  First Boot Device [USB]  Second Boot Device [HDD-0]  Third Boot Device [Disabled]
  22. 22.  Save the changes, exit the setup and restart your computer. Once you have changed the boot order, look for the keyboard shortcut that will let you save the changes and exit. Most of the time it will be the F10 key on your keyboard. When you're asked: “Save to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)”:  you must press the Y letter on your keyboard and your computer will restart and start from the Ubuntu USB
  23. 23.  Restart your computer. You should see this screen. Choose to install QIMO.
  24. 24.  Follow the prompts till step 4  At step 4, choose “install them side by side, choosing between them at each startup”  Choose how much you want to “give” QIMO on your harddisk. I would recommend anything greater than 15 GB.  Proceed.
  25. 25.  Follow the prompts to completion.  Click “install” at the last step  Watch the slideshow explaining the different features on QIMO  When prompted to restart, restart
  26. 26.  Upon rebooting, your computer will now allow you to choose between QIMO or Windows.
  27. 27.  Please email Michael Mak at makamizz@gmail.com  More information at www.elderproject.knet.ca

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