Installfest Information

Leap into Linux!

One of the things we like to do is help other people use and enjoy Linux. To that end, we sponsor several Installfests each year, where anyone who would like help installing or configuring Linux (or any Free software, really) can bring their systems and get hands-on assistance.

Our next Installfest will be held on Saturday, February 29th, 2020. It´s at Wright State University in Russ Engineering Center, Room 348 (the “Boffin Factory”). The Installfest will run from 11am to 4pm, but be sure to arrive by 3pm or so if you would like to get help with an installation.

Bring your computer, or your Raspberry Pi and an SD card. (We’ll have a few SD cards available for sale in case you don’t have one yet.) We’ll have keyboards and mice on-hand. Monitors will be available, but bringing the monitor you intend to use with your system is best, just to be sure everything works together.

We´ll help you install, configure, or tweak your system to get everything working just the way you want. We’ll also be glad to answer any questions that you have about Linux or other Free software.

We´ll have some of the most common Linux distributions on hand, but be sure to let us know ahead of time if there is a particular distro you want or if you have unusual hardware of some kind. That way, we can try to be prepared to help you.

If you have an operating system and/or data already on your system and want to keep it, please be sure to back it up before coming. It´s usually possible to install Linux alongside your current operating system without losing anything, but accidents do happen.

If you have questions beforehand, we encourage you to join our mailing list and ask!


From the main Wright State entrance on Colonel Glenn Highway, turn onto University Boulevard. Park in Lot 2 (Visitor Parking) on the right. The closest building will be the Student Union. Turn right and walk past the Student Union and the Joshi Research Center, and you will find Russ Engineering Center. We’re on the third floor in Room 348.

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