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Here is up to the minute (more or less) news and info about the installfest.
|Date||Saturday, 23rd of November 2003|
|Time||10am to 4pm|
|Location||Strathcona Girls' School in Canterbury, claremont street. Melways Map 46, D12|
As you drive around claremont street, and prospect hill road, look for the signs.
As of the 22nd of November, we have 79 people wanting to have Linux installs done.
We have corporate sponsorship of the event ,thanks to Merant, everyone who signs up gets their install CDs for free.
What you should bring along to the installfest
What you should NOT bring along to the installfest
We have power boards supplied to us by Strathcona, so it's best if you don't confuse things by bringing your own boards along.
There will be a BBQ run by the wireless group on the day.
We Need The Following...
If someone has a 4-wheel trolley that we can use to transport computers about 30 metres from the car park to the staircase , below where the installfest will be held , that would be fantastic. Please email luv-installfest (at) luv.asn.au . I think we need at least 2.
I've managed to con Alec Clews from Merant , and and least one person (maybe more) from Computerbank to give beginners type talks to our installees at the installfest. We just need to decide on exactly what to talk about :)
We also have Richard Keech from RedHat to talk about 'Linux security 101', and 'RedHat tips and tricks'.
What's available on servers
From a recent post:
Currently I have the following on the box (all x86) configured for
installation over http/ftp/nfs:
Gentoo LiveCD-1.4 and stage3 tar balls for Athlon,Tbird,XP and P1,2,3,4
2.6GB of sources covering just about everything (X, Mozilla, KDE, gcc,
I've also got rsync configured to serve the Gentoo portage tree.
also, day-old KDE CVS sources will be available (basically KDE 3.1rc4). Unfortunately the release schedule was bumped back, so there won't be any debs.
Our internal network will be controlled by Andrew Griffiths. Here is his latest post on how things will be set up:
Hi all, For the network at the installfest, this is the general plan (though subject to change). - We will be bridging the wired and wireless networks together. - For the clients, we will be using DHCP. - The network range at the moment is 172.16/23 (expanded format is 172.16.0.0-172.16.1.255 netmask of 255.255.254.0, I suspect with a DHCP lease time of 2.5 hours this should be plenty), people needing static IP addresses are asked to email off-list, and I'll give you one for use on the day. - I noticed on the luv site that vendors and that where there before, did they want/need network access? - Can I get general list of which server will be providing what, as we can make this easily known so people know where to look. - Do we have a server where people can upload isos and so on, for those bringing stuff for primarily swapping with a single person but maybe useful for more, (for example, the *BSD's) - How many switches are needed and who can bring them? I've already got two 8port 100/10 switches for the day, but there might need to be more. Well, thats about it, I think Sincerely, Andrew Griffiths
We have numbers for the following CD sets that need to be burnt :
And we've got the following people to burn the following numbers of CD sets :