Linux Users' Group of Davis - "Installfest - Preparation"
Installfest - Preparation
The following is a list of what to do before coming to an Installfest.
Items marked in red are required.
- Read the release form
which you will be asked to sign when you arrive at the Installfest.
- RSVP with LUGOD using the
- Back up any important data on your hard disk! There is a
chance that you can lose some or all of your data and programs
when trying to install Linux, or even while transporting your computer
to and from the Installfest!
- If you plan to partition (divide) your hard disk, so that you can
share the disk between another Operating System (like Windows)
and Linux, run a disk error-checking tool
and then a disk defragmenter immediately
prior to coming.
Windows users can use the built-in tools
to do this.
Note: Defragmenting a drive can take a long time, especially if
you have a large hard disk with lots of data. We suggest you run the
defragmenter overnight, the night before the Installfest.
- Be prepared for a traveling environment. (What if it rains? Bring
plastic covers to protect your hardware!)
Installers are asked to keep track of what they do to your computer
using a simple IF Summary Form.
LUGOD: PO Box 1336, Davis, CA 95617
2001 Jul 31 11:06