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Installfest - What To Bring

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You need to bring more than just your CPU! LUGOD does not have any extra equipment to lend!

It is also recommended that you bring your own copy of a Linux distribution.

  • Bring your monitor, keyboard, mouse, power cords and a surge protector! You must bring these, of course, otherwise we can't even turn your computer on to install Linux on it! :^)

  • If you have a laptop with an external CDROM drive, you need to bring it. (If you have an external floppy drive, bringing that can help, as well.)

  • Come with a good idea of which Linux distribution you'd like installed. Although LUGOD has copies of many different versions of Linux, our collection is limited - we can't guarantee that we have what you want, nor do we always have the latest version of a distribution. It's very useful to bring your own distro. (Besides, if you have your own copy, you will always have access to the CDs and manuals in case you need to restore, reinstall, or add more software when you're on your own! Most distributions provide tech. support if you bought your copy, too!)

  • If you'd like to configure printing during the installfest, bring your printer.

  • If you want to make sure sound gets configured, be sure to bring speakers or headphones.

  • If you'd like to configure other peripherals (joystick, touchpad, etc.), bring those, too!

  • Bring your manuals, if you have them!

  • If you have a network card, bring one. We hope to have network connectivity at our Installfest location, and can install the latest packages if you want or need to.

  • Bring a network cable, if you want to install packages off of the Internet, and/or test your network connectivity.

  • Mac users, if you'd like to set up MOL (Mac On Linux) so you can run MacOS from within Linux/PPC, please bring your Mac installation media and/or system disks. (You may need this anyway, if you wish to partition a drive or use other tools.)

  • Bring a good book, GameBoy, or something else to keep you occupied in case things get boring for a while. ;^)

  • Bring at least one blank 3.5" floppy disk for when you're asked to make a rescue boot disk during installation.

If you have questions, please contact the Installfest Coordinator

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