People bring in their own hardware and get help/pair on installing Linux.
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A great night of conversation & revelation for me. This is just the kind of friendly, egoless, helpful atmosphere I was hoping to find. I'm looking forward to getting my system set up, and to someday being able to help others too. Till next time!
1 · June 5, 2013
Had fun. Saw Ubuntu being installed on most of the machines. I supplied the CD for one for one of them, and helped one other user get it installed to a USB drive, as his HD might have had issues.
1 · June 4, 2013
Yes, I did. And don't forget that there are many _MANY_ Ubuntu and Linux users on G+ too. If anyone wants to connect with me on G+ my profile is found at http://randynose.com
0 · June 5, 2013
Hey Randy, would you please call me when you have a chance? I need to ask you a question about G+
serioucsly off topic but if anyone might have an old monitor laying around I could borrow...I would appreciate it. need for school and mine broke.
On another note, it was so nice to meet everyone at the last meetingalison
0 · May 11, 2013
Sorry, the last spare monitor i had was a CRT and i got rid of that a while ago. Microcenter usually has some good deals on monitors and some refurbs are around $50.
0 · May 15, 2013
Hey Ian, Thanks for your help with my old Compaq.
had a great time meeting new people and talking about Linux. Helped a fellow member install Ubuntu on her laptop and showed her some command line package management tricks. Looking forward to the Amazon EC2 meetup next!
2 · June 5, 2013
Thanks for your help, Richard. Went straight home and started exploring my "new" laptop!
It was awesome
I had something come up last-minute and can't make it :-( See you all next time.
0 · June 4, 2013
Just joined today and saw the event. How often do you have these installfests? I don't need to install an OS but I do want to upgrade my motherboard, processor, and ram in a server I run from home without re-installing the OS. I've heard this shouldn't be a problem, but it would be nice to know there are people that actually know what they're doing in the same room if I start to botch it... Is this out of scope of one of these events?
This is the first time we've done this type of event, but I think we will end up doing another one when fedora gets released, which shouldn't be too far off.
I've never been to one of these, nor do I need to install Linux on anything myself. But I'm curious about attending just so that I can get to know people. - I'm not sure what I'd be able to /need to bring other than a few disks, and a USB stick.
1 · June 3, 2013
Sounds good to me
0 · June 3, 2013
It would be interesting to meet other Linux fans.
Sorry, I have a conflict!
0 · June 1, 2013
Can't make it.
0 · May 31, 2013
New member. I am going to try and be there for at least a short time to say "hi" and get to know the group.
0 · May 30, 2013
Looking forward to it!.Would prefer May 28th if Tuesdays are preferable or any Tuesday in June. I'll start the pizza fund off with a 10 spot. Any one else?
0 · April 30, 2013
I can contribute to a food fund.
1 · May 11, 2013
That makes two of us! Who else is game?
I can throw a couple of bucks in!
0 · May 29, 2013
Count me in
Hey, if anyone hasn't a clue what they want to install, maybe there's a specific feature you need, come with that in mind so you can pick something that fits you best.
2 · May 29, 2013
To people looking for help getting Linux installed: Do you have a distro in mind or are you just looking to get "something" working?
I can bring an old laptop and a few different install discs if you're interested in checking out different things.
My goal is to have a working PC so i will be bringing a box with Kbd and Mouse & maybe a monitor if needed.
0 · May 1, 2013
I'm not stuck on any one distro--just want to get something working. I tried installing Ubuntu on my HP laptop, but ran into an issue. I've installed Ubuntu before on other pcs, so maybe its something to do with the laptop in particular. I'm looking forward to the InstallFest!
I had the same experience on a desktop. Ubuntu install failed at the start even tho I've had success installing ti in the past. I'm looking forward as well.
I was going to prepare a network boot server with 64 and 32 bit versions of the following:
1 · May 3, 2013
fedora 18, ubuntu LTS (12.04), ubuntu latest (13.04), LXDE Ubuntu 13.04, XFCE 13.04 and debian testing and stable.
I'm a big fan of Mint for first-timers too.
0 · May 3, 2013
Thank you James I have Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 that I just DLed recently. I didn't know they came out with a new version already
James, Are you saying when all the PCs are net connected the installs can proceed simultaneously?
Or do you mean all distros will be networkable?
Or able to act as a server?
@dave I've had problems with network booting Mint. @ray, what I'm saying is that you'll be able to connect to a switch via ethernet, and then it will boot from a server (probably my laptop), thus removing the need for us to have any CDs or USB sticks. Most computers support it, and for those that don't, I have a large collection of blank CDs and USB sticks that I can setup.
2 · May 3, 2013
Would it be worthwhile to list the Manufacturer/Model of what you all are trying to install Linux on and are currently having issues with? We could look up the hardware and see if there are specific driver or distro specific issues so hopefully we can hopefully avoid wailing and gnashing of teeth.
3 · May 11, 2013
Either an eMachines M6805 laptop and/or a Compaq Presario Sr1601nx desktop. Ubuntu 12.10 AND 12.04 failed on the Compaq.
Hmm... That Compaq looks like it should work without issues when i look at the specs: http://h20000.www2.hp...
It appeared to fail after the install files loaded into memory but before any install had taken place. Both 12.10 and 12.04 generated the same arcane error msg which I failed to copy down.
BTW the eMachines died completely. I put a blank HD in to get it ready to bring. When I booted it no raster at all. Power lights OK HD lights OK. Just no pic, No Post.
I even tried to plug an external monitor. Nuthin'
I've never worked on a laptop and don't know how to take it apart. I'll bring it with. If we have time maybe you can mess with it.
0 · May 22, 2013
The laptop I'm trying get going with Linux is an HP Pavilion dv6. I'll try to install it again and post the error I'm getting.
0 · May 17, 2013
Anything I can help with just let me know
1 · April 30, 2013
The best experience ever. Love the group and the topics. Is a plus
I'd definitely be willing to help out.
I will reserve the large space we used tonight.
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