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Re: [activities] Installfest prep: equipment
- To: Peter Hardy <peter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [activities] Installfest prep: equipment
- From: Chris Deigan <ctd@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 17:05:12 +1000
- Cc: activities@xxxxxxxxxxx
On Tue, 2004-08-17 at 13:32, Peter Hardy wrote:
> - Signage. Laminated signs and Installfest A4 signs are in the bag. It
> should also have a big wad o' bluetak. Chris, could you let us know if
> we need to get more?
Well, the "bluetak" is actually green - but we're fine there.
> - Indemnity forms. We printed some of these out many many moons ago. I
> think I might still have some. Volunteer needed to whip up one or two
> signs about this as well.
Consider it whipped up!
> - Tape. I think the bag's running low on masking tape, again could Chris
> please check? Wider tape for OHS-ifying cables is needed too.
There's still a bit on there, but more would be a good idea!
> - Blank CDs. Jan mentioned picking up a spindle to burn more Knoppix
And various distros.
> If you plan on bringing equipment, *please* say so here to keep track
> and make sure we don't have too much. Also, making sure it's well
> labelled with your name and contact details would be a good idea.
The usual stuff I end up bringing, laptop and a Wireless AP.
> - Power. Cables and boards. SLUG owns two long extension cables, which
> I'll be bringing. We also own a couple of large power boards, but I'm
> not sure where these are at the moment. We'll need a couple more of both
> to fill the room.
I have a cable from the bag, but no boards(!)
> - We will need a couple of spare monitors and different varieties of
> keyboard and mice.
I can bring along my small USB mouse.
> I'll be bringing a spare monitor.
> - File server for network installs. A machine with gobs of free disk
> space, and preferably a CD burner with a simple interface for copying
> disks or burning ISOs.
I don't think we really need a file server as such, either way - I'll
make the ISOs on my laptop availible over http.
> - We currently only have copies of Knoppix and Debian (that's what I
> use, and my housemates would probably frown on me hogging even more of
> our broadband quota this month :-). I'm leaning towards doing a majority
> of installs with either Fedora Core n or the latest Mandrake, so both
> sets would be useful. But, of course, the more the merrier. Provided
> nobody tries to install Rubyx.
I currently have Xandros, Mandrake 10.0 and Fedora Core 2 ISOs
Oh, and I'll add Rubyx to the queue for when Lindsay isn't looking. :-)
Did I mention we have net connectivity (over UTS's large pipe on the