[conspire] (real) Installfest in a Box

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 21:55:23 PDT 2009

Excellent thread. If anybody decides to do this, I extend the usual
FLOSS Manuals invitation: Come and use our tools to write your
documentation, and to publish on demand. The manual for the tools is


On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 4:40 PM, Grant Bowman<grantbow at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 4:09 PM, Rick Moen<rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
>> Quoting Grant Bowman (grantbow at gmail.com):
>>> The idea you mentioned on Sunday at the table at
>>> http://www.berkeleylug.com struck a chord.  Can you outline this idea?
>> Probably later when I have time.
> I think that was a good general outline and a good description on the
> reasons for it: dhcpd, PXE, Linux install images, web pages (maybe
> printable) that have information how to choose a distro, PXE
> boot/bootable helper CD instructions and "now what" information as
> well as (ideally) a burned copy of the installed distro itself to take
> home with them so they can try to reinstall themselves.
> A not totally unrelated system that's in production use is the
> accrc.org install system that is also used at the KIPP SF Bay Academy
> lab.
> Did I correctly recall the name "Installfest in a Box" from the other day?
> If a project were created to produce this system and it were to
> continue past the necessarily extensive testing phase, what distro
> would you prefer to use as a base? Debian?  I would like to particpate
> in it's development.
> Grant
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