Past Meetup

ALE @ KSU-Marietta - Intro to Linux Installation

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1100 South Marietta Pkwy SE · Marietta, GA

How to find us

KSU-Marietta Campus, Atrium Bldg, Rm 161. Detailed directions: w/ Free Parking instructions. Look for signs on the bldg doors with the room.

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Pre-InstallFest meeting at KSU-Marietta.

Primary goal is to provide steps for students to prepare their computers for installations of Linux in either a dual-boot or virtual machine setup.

Please read prior to attending.

As time allows, we will go over a little about Linux, show some applications, servers, and other capabilities like remote access, VPN use, and a little automation.

Things which must be performed BEFORE installing Linux - which must be performed before coming to the installfest on 9/16.

• Backups (always required before major changes and/or partitioning)

• Defragmentation (Windows defrag)

• Hardware Checks (know the CPU, RAM, GPU)

• Free Storage requirements (15G min. 25G is comfortable)

• Available Partitions required (Need at least 2)

• CPU and RAM requirements for Virtualization (C2D or better w/ 4G or more RAM)

We will have HW questionnaires and experts available to help pick which method and distribution would be the best choice for each attendee.

Cost $0

Sponsored by KSU-IEEE and ALE.