In our previous post, we shared the direct links to download JingOS. As we have already read, the current latest version of The JingOS is x86 v0.6. In this article, we will learn step by step method to install JingOS on your device. Before we start to install JingOS, I will highly recommend you to go through the overall roadmap of the JingOS. You can find the roadmap of the JingOS here.
IMPORTANT NOTE: JingOS v0.6 is only a preview version that lacks several features and functionalities. It might not be a stable version for your device. If you are looking for a much stable version, we will not suggest you proceed with the installation of JingOS on your device. You need to wait for the stable version of JingOS that will be later released in March 2021. The stable version will be JingOS c0.8.
Features of JingOS v0.6:
- JingOS desktop layout
- JingOS Lock screen
- JingOS Control Center
- JingOS Notification Center
- JingOS Task Manager
- Install apps from Discover – KDE App Store
- Linux tablet apps created for JingOS, including Photos, Voice Memos, Media Player, Calendar, Calculator
- Touchpad gestures and screen gestures on SP6 and HM14 (Click here for details 227 )
- Top-class single instance
- SP6 touch driver optimized
- System language only supports English
Important: There is no Wifi list to select and connect from. You need to manually input the wifi name and password to connect.
Upcoming Features of JingOS, i.e., v0.7 and v0.8. (Note: These updates will be released in February and March 2021)
- JingOS App Store
- OTA service
- Dozens of new JingOS style controllers based on KDE Plasma Mobile
- Improve the compatibility of Linux desktop apps
- JingOS virtual keyboard, System Settings, File Manager, etc.
- Others will be announced late
- Surface Pro 6: You won’t find the camera on your Surface Pro, but the other features are intact. (JingOS is based on Surface Linux. According to the devices they support Supported Devices and Features · linux-surface/linux-surface Wiki · GitHub 487, JingOS should be able to support most Surface devices, but they have not been tested yet besides SP6)
- Huawei Matebook 14 Touch Edition: JingOS runs perfectly on Matebook 14.
- The ISO released today is the x86_64bit LiveCD version, which can theoretically run on any x86_64bit device which can run Ubuntu. You can download JingOS v0.6 here.
- System settings
- KDE app store
- File manager
- WPS office
- Chromium browser
- Photos, Voice Memos, Media Player, Calendar, Calculator
- Currently, the latest x86_64 version of the LiveCD iso is for testing. LiveCD allows you to experience JingOS without installing it on the disk (but touch won’t be functional in LiveCD mode). You can also install JingOS on to your devices.
- You can download JingOS v0.6 from here.
STEP 1: Burn ISO file to USB disk or DVD
Create a bootable USB stick on Ubuntu with Startup Disk Creator.
If you are using other platforms, please refer to:
- Create a bootable USB stick on Ubuntu | Ubuntu 122
- https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows 176
- Create a bootable USB stick on macOS | Ubuntu 20
- https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/burn-a-dvd-on-ubuntu 7
- https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/burn-a-dvd-on-windows 43
- https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/burn-a-dvd-on-macos 10
STEP 2: Boot JingOS
- Insert the USB driver or DVD into the device
- Start your device. If the device boots from USB or DVD by default, you will see the GRUB menu:
-In GRUB options, select “JingOS” to start the system
- If the device does not boot to this interface, you need to specify the boot via USB or DVD in the boot menu; or adjust the boot sequence of the BIOS and boot sequence via USB driver or DVD first. Adjust the boot device as follows:
For most x86 devices, press F12 when booting to bring up the boot menu, choose boot from USB or DVD
Or adjust the boot device sequence in the BIOS configuration, and boot from the device with JingOS first.
Surface devices can call up the UEFI configuration by holding the volume up key when powering on your device.
Surface users need to disable Secure Boot by changing the Secure Boot configuration in Security to None.
Restart your device after configuration.
You can also install JingOS on the device by Calamares in LiveCD.
STEP 1: Run JingOS in LiveCD, open the Konsole program, and run:
sudo -E calamares
STEP 2: Follow the instructions to configure and complete the installation process
STEP 3 (Only for Surface users)
- Surface devices require specific kernels and drivers to use touch screen
- Surface users need to install JingOS on the device first, Surface Linux kernel cannot be installed in LiveCD, so touch cannot be used in LiveCD mode
- After completing the system installation, install the specified surface kernel and driver in JingOS
Open Konsole, execute surface kernel and driver installation script
- Note: To use the Linux-surface kernel, you need to disable secure boot in UEFI
Some FAQ’s related to installtion of JingOS
Default username: jingos
Default password: 123456
How to change the lock screen password?
Open the system-settings application.
In the Change Pin tab, change the lock screen pin.
The early stage of JingOS UI is mainly optimized for 2052 * 1368, so if you want to get the best experience, you need to set the resolution to 2052 * 1368. Or choose a resolution that is similar to 2052 * 1368 (for example, 1920 * 1200)
The steps of installing JingOS on a virtual machine is pretty similar to installing any OS X. The steps are as follows-
- Create a new virtual machine.
- Add the JingOS ISO file to the virtual machine.
- The rest of the steps of installing JingOS are fundamental.
- To use the virtual machine experience, you need to adjust the display resolution. If the virtual machine does not support 20521368, you can adjust it to 19201200 or install