1. How can I help?
    2. Topic Wishlist
    3. Installed Distributions
      1. Available Distros
      2. Archived Distros
    4. History
      1. Sept '10
      2. June '10
      3. May '10
      4. May '09
      5. Sept '08
      6. May '08
        1. Lessons
      7. April 08
      8. March 08
      9. Past
    5. Coordinators
    6. Volunteers
    7. Gotchas

What's an Installfest?
The Linux Users' Group of Davis helps people install, configure, and fix Linux installations at this usually-(bi)monthly event, held on Saturdays or Sundays, historically at UC Davis. It's a free workshop to encourage community self help around open source software and the Linux operating system. Spectators are welcome and we are more than happy to discuss any relevant topics while we work.

Next Installfest scheduled for January 26th, 2013 ( PES 2005)
For the details and to RSVP to bring your computer in go to [WWW]

What's the big deal?

What can I run linux on?
We can help you with:

How can I help?

Topic Wishlist

(Please add your ideas here/ mark if you'd be willing to lead a workshop)

Installed Distributions

Survey of Linux Distributions installed at each event:
For more information on each distribution and links to download see [WWW]

RSVPs 4 3 3 5 2 3 ? 4 5 9 4 3 4
Attendance n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 15 ? 10 7 20+ 14 12 10
Distro Fresh Installs 10/06/07 10/22/07 12/01/07 1/26/08 3/2/08 4/13/08 5/17/08 7/19/08 9/27/08 11/8/08 05/30/09 04/03/10 06/12/10 09/25/10 10/1/10 1/28/11
Ubuntu 3 3(7.10) 1 1 1(8.04),1(6.06) 1 2 3* 4 5 2 2 4
Kubuntu 1 1
Xubuntu 2 1 2
Fedora 1 1
Debian 1 (PPC)
Gentoo 2.5 2 1.5
* See Notes in the History

Available Distros

Distributions Available at Installfests (as of 01/20/10)
(You can request others, jump over to Lugod's website and put it in your RSVP or send us an email)

Archived Distros

With advanced notice almost any version of Linux can be brought for your install. We need at least 3 days notice before the installfest in order to find the disk in our archive or download a new copy.
Below is a small list of common distributions that we are likely to have worked with before.

Non Linux


(Reverse Order)

Back in the day, and apparently still on a server the CS Club and LUGOD had a great idea to help people learn about Free and Open Source software.



A thank you to all those who come to help out.
Nick S., ct, Mike, Tony, Chris T. ...


Things we figure out and sometimes forget.

If you have been to an installfest, please write about your experience


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2007-12-30 15:07:14   Rusty Minden helped me install Debian Woody on my 486, thanks very much! —NickSchmalenberger

2008-03-05 11:10:31   [WWW]iPod Linux too? —CarlMcCabe

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