What Is An Install Fest?
An Installfest is a free workshop held by Linux user groups like
ours. Computer users get together to help each other install and configure
the Linux operating system. Simply bring your personal computer to an
installfest and people will help you get Linux up and running on it,
for free! Note: You must RSVP first;
see the checklist below.
Hardware requirements for running Linux
How to prepare computer prior to the Installfest
What to Bring
Which components of your computer system you'll need to bring
- Release Form
Please read it!
Finally, use this online form to sign up to get installed!
(We ask that you RSVP at least 24 hours ahead of time!)
Installfests take place on various days, sometimes
Friday evenings, sometimes all‑day Saturday
or all‑day Sunday. There's currently no regular
Any upcoming events are listed below:
Please arrive on time. We like to
stagger when installees arrive, but if you arrive past later than 3 hours
prior to the Installfest's end, we cannot help you.
Typically, installing Linux from scratch takes about 3 hours. However,
be prepared to spend the entire day.
Who Organizes Them?
Volunteers from the LUGOD, the
Linux Users' Group of Davis
organize and run our Installfests.
We also often run Installfests with the
Computer Science Club
at UC Davis.)
(For more photos from Installfests, check our
Where Are They?
We hold Installfests at various locations. Check the location carefully to
find the directions.
Sometimes we hold them at N Street Cohousing near downtown Davis, thanks to
sponsorship by LUGOD member Dan Fiske. Sometimes we
co-run an Installfest with the Computer Science Club
at UC Davis, with help from Sebastian Ng and
Nathaniel Brandes, which are typically held in
Room 1003 of Kemper Hall on the UCD campus. Sometimes we hold them
at the PES building on UC Davis campus.
How to Get Installed
Please read over the following pages:
What kind of hardware you'll need to use Linux
How to prepare your computer previous to an Installfest
- What To Bring
Which components you'll need to bring to an Installfest
How to Help
If you'd like to help install Linux during an Installfest, or
just want to drop in and watch, you can!
- Subscribe to 'vox-if'
We have a mailing list dedicated to preparing for Installfests.
Details from RSVPs are posted, and volunteers can discuss who's
going to help with what system, and try to track down necessary
information before the actual event.
- How to Help
Who to contact if you'd like to volunteer, and other things you
can do to help make these events successful!
If you'd like to help advertise this event, you can:
- Download and print a flyer
If you wish to sign up for an Installfest...
- Read the Release Form
- Fill out the Online RSVP Form
See also: "Installfest" article