[sf-lug] Notes from the SF-LUG meeting of November 5, 2017

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Nov 5 19:27:56 PST 2017

Quoting Bobbie Sellers (bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com):

> The failure of some of the disks to boot on John's notebook may be due
> to DVD misalignment.

It's often difficult to tell; it's not like you can slow things down and
do diagnosis.  Arguably, this is one of the advantage of using, instead,
USB flash drives (or netbooting) for installation media instead of
optical disks.

Bobbie, if you spend a lot of time offering people Linux distros, maybe
you should consider configuring your machine as a kickstart server and 
bringing a small network switch and a few ethernet cables.  (If there's 
only one installation target machine, you can skip the switch and just
use a single point-to-point ethernet cable.

With a kickstart setup, people would be able to do network installation
(which is fast) and also to download ISOs straight off your machine.  In
consequence, you then wouldn't have to duplicate optical discs for
attendees.  (They can do that for themselves at home if they need them,
or just use a USB flash drive.)

That way, you would _also_ not need to carry around pounds of optical

How to set up a kickstart server on Ubuntu: 

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