Northfield Linux Users' Group - Northfield, Minnesota USA


NORLUG Installfest Info

Table of Contents:

  1. What is an Installfest?
  2. Installfest Schedule
  3. How to Get Installed...
    1. Linux Distributions
    2. Requirements
    3. Preparation
    4. What to bring
  4. How to Help at an Installfest

A. What Is An Installfest?

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!

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B. 2006 Installfest Schedule

Announcements from the coordinators are sent out to the mailing list confirming commencement of installfests.

The current 2006 schedule:
WHEN: Saturday, October 22 2005 (starting at 9:00 AM) - Please register!)
WHERE: badbrain computers
400 Washington St. Northfield, MN 55057
Map of Location

Please arrive on the time that you register for. We like to stagger when installees arrive, but if you arrive past your confirmed time, we cannot help you. Typically, installing Linux from scratch takes about 3 hours. However, be prepared to spend the entire day.

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C. How to Get Installed

It is imperative to read over the following pages:

  1. Linux Distributions
    Which Linux distributions NORLUG will support an an Installfest

  2. Requirements
    What kind of hardware you'll need to use Linux.

  3. Preparation
    How to prepare yourself and your computer prior to attending an Installfest.

  4. What To Bring
    Which components you'll need to bring to an Installfest.

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D. How to Help at an Installfest

Want to help or just watch an Installfest first-hand? The more the merrier! Feel free to come to our Installfests just to hang out and watch, chat with other Linux users, and learn more about Linux and how to install it.

If you'd like to help, please contact the Installfest Coordinator (Patrick Arnold) to let him know. If you have a particular distribution of Linux that you feel the most comfortable installing and configuring, we can even burn a copy of it just for you to use during Installfests!

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