Mangaka OS (64-bit)

Jarret B

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Previously I wrote an article on the 32-bit versions of Mangaka which can be read at https://www.linux.org/threads/mangaka-os-32-bit.4474/. This article will cover the four 64-bit versions of Mangaka.

Background

Japanese comics are called Manga while Japanese animations are called Anime. There can be a great distinction between those created in Japan and those in other countries. The details of the drawings can be stunning.

Manga and Anime are not considered a simple thing in Japan. The graphic designers are considered artists. The story-telling is a literary art form in Japan and taken very seriously.

NOTE: If you have not seen Anime before let me suggest a movie by Studio Ghibli. Studio Ghibli is considered a Japanese sister company to Disney. Disney has released many of Studio Ghibli's movies re-dubbed in English. A movie you may try is 'Spirited Away'; but remember it is a based off of a Japanese Fairy Tale. There are also the movies: ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’, ‘Ponyo’ and ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’.

Mangaka OS Versions

There are currently seven versions of Mangaka, but this article only deals with the last four which are 64-bit versions.

The first Mangaka OS is called 'Nyu'. It is based on Ubuntu 14.04. In Japanese, 'Nyu', means 'innocent act'. Mangaka Nyu is made for a Touch PC and has the Pantheon Desktop. The file is 2.0 GB and requires a DVD or USB stick for installation.

The second 64-bit Mangaka OS is called 'Koe' and is based on Ubuntu 14.04. 'Koe', in Japanese, means 'sound'. Mangaka Koe is supposed to be mainly used for a desktop system. The default desktop is KDE. The installation file is just under 3 GB and requires a DVD or USB stick for installation.

The third version of the 64-bit Mangaka OS is ‘Mou’. 'Mou' is based on Ubuntu 14.04. The Japanese meaning of 'Mou' is 'yet'. This Mangaka version is meant for the MAC Power PC. Mou uses the MATE Desktop. The installation file is around 2.2 GB.

The fourth version of Mangaka OS for a 64-bit system is called ‘Cho’. Cho means ‘butterfly’ in Japanese. Mangaka Cho is meant for any 64-bit PC and is based off Ubuntu 16.04. The installation file is 3.5 GB. Cho uses the Cinnamon-MATE desktop as default.

NOTE: To see the hardware requirements perform a search for the specific Ubuntu version listed for each Mangaka Version.

Choose your version and continue with the installation of the Mangaka OS of your choice.

Mangaka Nyu Installation

To begin installation you need to download the install files from http://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxmangaka/files/Nyu/linux-mangaka-nyu-final.iso/download and save the file. Once the download is completed you can burn the ISO to a DVD or use ‘Unetbootin’ to create a bootable USB stick.

NOTE: If you do not have Unetbootin on Debian system use the following command to install it:

sudo apt-get install -y unetbootin extlinux

The RPM downloads for a Red Hat System can be found at http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=unetbootin.

Once the boot media is finished you are ready to install Mangaka Nyu.

At boot up you should see a screen similar to Figure 1.

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FIGURE 1

Choose to ‘Install - start the installer directly’. After some items are loaded you should see Figure 2. When this screen appears you need to set your preferred language. Once you have selected the language to use press ‘Continue’.

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FIGURE 2

The next screen, Figure 3, informs you if you meet the minimum requirements of 8.6 GB of available drive space and that you are connected to the Internet. Once these requirements have been met you can press ‘Continue’ to go on with the installation.

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FIGURE 3

Figure 4 lets you specify how the disk will be managed for the installation. Any data existing on the disk will be erased. Click ‘Install Now’ when you have completed setting the disk configuration. You may be asked to verify the settings you made for the use of the disk space. Select ‘Continue’ to proceed.

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FIGURE 4

The next screen allows you to set the Time Zone as seen in Figure 5. Set your current Time Zone and press ‘Continue’.

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FIGURE 5

When Figure 6 appears you can specify the keyboard layout for the Mangaka system. Click ‘Continue’ when you have made your choices.

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FIGURE 6

Once the disk space has been formatted as it was configured, the files have been copied and all the settings made, you should see Figure 7 to let you know the installation is completed and the system needs rebooted.

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FIGURE 7

Now that Mangaka Nyu is installed you can log in. The default user is ‘mangaka’ and the password is ‘nyu’.

Mangaka Koe Installation

To begin installation you need to download the install files from http://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxmangaka/files/Koe/ and save the file. Once the download is completed you can burn the ISO to a DVD or use ‘Unetbootin’ to create a bootable USB stick.

Once the boot media is finished you are ready to install Mangaka Koe.

At boot up you should see a screen similar to Figure 1.

Choose to ‘Install - start the installer directly’. After some items are loaded you should see Figure 8. When this screen appears you need to set your preferred language. Once you have selected the language to use press ‘Continue’.

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FIGURE 8

Figure 9 shows you the minimum requirements and if they have been met. You need at least 14.9 GB of drive space. Once these requirements have been met you can press ‘Continue’ to go on with the installation.

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FIGURE 9

The next screen, shown in Figure 10, allows you to set the way the hard drive is being used for the installation. The defaults are usually fine.

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FIGURE 10

Next, you set the time zone as shown in Figure 11.

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FIGURE 11

After pressing ‘Continue’ you will set the keyboard type. Once it is set you can press ‘Continue’.

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FIGURE 12

The installation will finish and you will be prompted to reboot. After the system starts up and the OS is loaded you should see Figure 13.

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FIGURE 13

The user name is ‘mangaka’ and the password is ‘koe’.

Mangaka Mou Installation

To begin installation you need to download the install files from http://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxmangaka/files/Mou/linux-mangaka-mou-final.iso/download and save the file. Once the download is completed you can burn the ISO to a DVD or use ‘Unetbootin’ to create a bootable USB stick.

Once the boot media is finished you are ready to install Mangaka Mou.

At boot up you should see a screen similar to Figure 1.

Choose to ‘Install - start the installer directly’. After some items are loaded you should see Figure 14. When this screen appears you need to set your preferred language. Once you have selected the language to use press ‘Continue’.

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FIGURE 14

The next screen, Figure 15, tells you the requirements for Mangaka Mou and if you have met them. The minimum drive space is 8.6 GB. Click ‘Continue’ when done.

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FIGURE 15

The next option is to set the hard drive specifications for installation. The screen is shown in Figure 16. Click ‘Install Now’ when done.

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FIGURE 16

The next option to set for the installation is the Time Zone as pictured in Figure 17.

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FIGURE 17

Figure 18 lets you set the keyboard layout for Mangaka Mou.

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FIGURE 18

After the files are finished copying then you are asked to reboot the system. Once done, Mangaka Mou should be installed as shown in Figure 19.

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FIGURE 19

Mangaka Cho Installation

Mangaka Cho is a Live DVD and can be found at https://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxmangaka/files/Cho/LinuxMangakaChoLIVE.iso/download.

Place the image on a DVD or USB device and boot your system into the Live version of Cho.

Once started you should see a desktop similar to that in Figure 20.

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FIGURE 20

Take a look around these versions of Mangaka and enjoy their stunning wallpaper. If you love anime or manga then you should enjoy them.
 
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