Welcome To OEM Install Testcase

OEM mode is accessed at the start of the install process. In OEM mode a manufacturer may want to add support for 3D accelerated drivers add desktop backgrounds with their logo etc. So the first user can do all this then you hit prepare for shipping once everything is in place and it starts the menu system for a new user.

Install Process

  • Start your machine with the Ubuntu cd in the drive.
  • Select a language and then hit F4.
  • Select OEM Mode and hit enter twice (This starts the system in OEM mode rather than standard).

Installing From OEM Ubiquity

This install method is the same for both Live and Direct install.


  • Select a language and hit Forward.
  • Fill in the batch name for the PC's.


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  • From the map select the closest city to where you live and hit forward.


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  • Select the type of Keyboard you like to use and hit forward.


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Whole Disk

  • Simply select the Guided use entire Disk.

  • Select the disk to use.


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End OEM Setup

With the base install and partitioning over there are just a couple of steps left to finalise the install.

Tests to complete

  • Adding a user. This user is effectively the system administrator.


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  • Confirmation of the install with the option to hit advanced to modify sections.


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  • Install process, once confirmed you will see a bar that shows the progress of the install.


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Adding the OEM finishing touches

Once the install has finished you will be in the OEM user for the purposes of adding backdrop images, applications etc.

Tests to perform

  • Get a different backdrop from Gnome-look implement it.

  • Add 3d binary graphics drivers.
  • Add some random packages.
  • Change the panel positions.
  • Add and remove apps from the menu's.

Oem security updates

As an oem you wouldn't want to deliver an unsafe system so it's important to check for updates before exiting.

Test to try

  • Check the top panel for update manager.
  • If it's there update the packages.
  • if not goto System -> Administration -> Update Manager and run the process from there.


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Ending the OEM process

Everything setup the way you want now you need to leave it for the user to add their details.

Tests to perform

  • End the OEM session by hitting the Prepare For Shipping To End User button.


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  • Restart the machine.
  • Now start the user setup process.

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Testing/Ubuntu/LiveCd/OEMInstall (last edited 2008-08-06 16:26:52 by localhost)