Linux InstallFest

People bring in their own hardware and get help/pair on installing Linux.

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  • Russ R.

    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

  • Randy N.

    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

    • Ray A.

      Hey Randy, would you please call me when you have a chance? I need to ask you a question about G+

      June 5, 2013

    • Ray A.

      [masked] cell

      June 5, 2013

  • alison

    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 meeting
    alison

    May 11, 2013

    • Ian Y.

      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.

      May 15, 2013

    • Ray A.

      Hey Ian, Thanks for your help with my old Compaq.

      June 5, 2013

  • Richard M. Volpe I.

    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

    • tracy

      Thanks for your help, Richard. Went straight home and started exploring my "new" laptop!

      1 · June 5, 2013

  • nasir

    It was awesome

    1 · June 5, 2013

  • Dave F.

    I had something come up last-minute and can't make it :-( See you all next time.

    June 4, 2013

  • Bryan

    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?

    June 4, 2013

    • James G.

      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.

      1 · June 4, 2013

  • Randy N.

    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

    • Ray A.

      Sounds good to me

      June 3, 2013

  • Randy N.

    It would be interesting to meet other Linux fans.

    June 3, 2013

  • Christopher U.

    Sorry, I have a conflict!

    June 1, 2013

  • NKC

    Can't make it.

    May 31, 2013

  • Russ R.

    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.

    May 30, 2013

  • Ray A.

    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?

    April 30, 2013

  • Elijah S.

    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

  • Dave F.

    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.

    April 30, 2013

    • Ray A.

      I even tried to plug an external monitor. Nuthin'

      May 15, 2013

    • Ray A.

      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.

      May 22, 2013

  • tracy

    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.

    May 17, 2013

  • Manuel A. R.

    Anything I can help with just let me know

    1 · April 30, 2013

  • Manuel A. R.

    The best experience ever. Love the group and the topics. Is a plus

    April 30, 2013

  • Ian Y.

    I'd definitely be willing to help out.

    April 30, 2013

  • James G.

    I will reserve the large space we used tonight.

    April 30, 2013

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