[fedora-india] Install Fest @ MIT manipal

Aditya Patawari adimania at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 18:51:51 UTC 2009

A few days back we had an install fest in my college. We also had the same
concerns. There is no need to provide repo to 120 people all at once since
install DVD has *enough* packages. You can show them how to install on one
laptop and then they can do it themselves later on. Supporting 120 people
might result in a crashed server.

Best way of providing repo : just get a computer from your college
authorities (don't use a laptop) and create a local repo there. We have done
the same here and it is working just fine.

To get DVDs from fedora, you have to file a ticket on fedorahosted. I am not
sure of the exact link.

On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 12:04 AM, Ankur Sinha <sanjay.ankur at gmail.com>wrote:

> Taking stats from the install fest at the OpenWeek[1] last sem, we set
> approx 120 laptops
> free with Fedora. For the OpenWeek, we had burnt our own media (on our
> laptops). This caused wastage etc. (since manipal does not have a place
> that burns mass media, and laptop dvd burners tend to fail more than
> succeed).Hence,  I'd like to request media for the Install fest.
> Another issue we need help on: "How to make a local repo available to
> 120 ppl during the install fest."
> The situation is this: we dont have hardware(routers etc.), the
> intranet, uhm, *sucks*, and giving them repos burnt onto a dvd again
> causes lots of wastage.
> What we do have : All the lug members who'll help will have laptops.
> What would be the best way of providing the local repos?

Aditya Patawari
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