Linux Users' Group of Davis - "Installfest - What To Bring"
Installfest - What To Bring
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,
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,
- 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
- 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
If you have questions, please contact the
LUGOD: PO Box 1336, Davis, CA 95617
2005 Mar 04 14:43