April 18, 2001

Baltimore LUG's Installfest is April 21

Author: JT Smith

From the BaltoLUG Web site: Thanks to the hard work of David Robson, and the sponsorship of the Towson High School Computer Club, we'll be holding our first InstallFest on Saturday, 21 April, 2001, from 10a to 2p in the Towson High School library. Lots of electrical outlets will be available, as will a LAN (10-baseT, RJ-45) including internet access.
Towson High has
directions
and a map
, but we have better directions below.

The InstallFest is open to all.
Bring in a computer (including the power cable and monitor),
and we'll help you
get Linux up and running on it.
You can either bring a distribution you
want installed, or choose from those that others bring.
We can set up Linux either in addition to
any other operating systems or in place of them -- you decide.
Also, if you have Linux installed, but are having problems with it,
bring in your system and ask for help. We won't have a phone system,
so we probably won't be able to test modem problems.

Those who already have Linux installed are encouraged to come bearing
distros and expertise. Also, network cards, power strips and extension
cords would be useful.

Promote the InstallFest with this flyer,
designed by Larry Brown.

Please send comments and suggestions to
Marc Shapiro. Really. I could use
some advice on this thing.

Directions

Towson High School
69 Cedar Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21286

General location: If you are familiar with Towson University, you're almost there.
Towson High School is concealed in a residential community just one block East of
Towson University. Caution the high school has two parking lots that do not
interconnect.

From the Baltimore Beltway: Take Exit 26A (York Rd) or Exit 27A (Dulaney Valley
Rd), then travel south on York Road. After negotiating the traffic circle, continue south
on York Road. Pass through the Aigburth Avenue traffic light in front of Towson
University; at the next corner turn left onto Hillside Drive. Continue one block to the
stop sign; drive straight ahead into the school lot and park there. Do not use the main
entrance. Go to the opposite (South) end of the parking lot and follow the small driveway
around the end of the building. Use the exterior stairs to enter the building on the second
floor.

From Baltimore: Drive North on York Road; continue north through the Stevenson Lane
intersection. Pass through the traffic light at Cross Campus Drive; at the next corner turn
right onto Hillside Drive. Continue one block to the stop sign; drive straight ahead into
the school lot and park there. Do not use the main entrance. Go to the opposite (South)
end of the parking lot and follow the small driveway around the end of the building. Use
the exterior stairs to enter the building on the second floor.

Bring: your computer, a power strip, extension cord, a few floppy disks, and any
software you wish to install. Club and LUG members will supply several varieties of
Linux, but we'd like to have as many copies on hand as possible.

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