[Ubuntu PA] NTR Laptop Project: meet at laptop room on Feb 23rd, noon

Kevin Valentine kevin.valentine at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 19:16:44 GMT 2008

I totally agree.  I think somewhere on meetlinux.com would be an
appropriate location.  I'll never get around to it this week or the next
so I'll leave that task to you or someone else who subscribes to this
list.  Here's a link to the latest and greatest:


Brian Stempin wrote:
> Kevin,
> You should post the code in a public place and release it GPL.  This
> way, others (yours truly included) can help improve upon your efforts
> (adding a GUI, web interface, new functionality, etc etc) rather than
> duplicating your efforts with paralleling experiments.
> On Feb 16, 2008 11:20 AM, Kevin Valentine <kevin.valentine at gmail.com
> <mailto:kevin.valentine at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     I just updated the project wiki to include more details on our laptop
>     Workshop Times:
>     https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PennsylvaniaTeam/CommunityOutreachTeam/NtrLaptopProject
>      * Jim Fisher and Kevin Valentine will be at NTR every 3rd Monday from
>     10am - 12pm
>      * Norman will be in the Laptop Room from 2 pm to closing, every
>     weekday
>      * We will meet as a group every 4th Saturday of the month
>     Besides more times to work on the laptops, we may have a new,
>     faster way
>     of installing DSL onto the laptops.  A few days ago, I finished
>     writing
>     a python script that installs DSL onto a hard drive in about 30
>     seconds.  It automates all the steps for an installation: formats the
>     drive into three partitions, copies a specific DSL version from a user
>     selected ISO (thank Brian Stempin for that idea), copies our custom
>     setting and applications, installs grub to the MBR and uses our custom
>     NTR splashimage.  The main reason for doing an install this way is
>     that
>     many of the laptops don't have CD drives.  Some of the ones that
>     do have
>     them, can't even boot from the CDs (hello old Toshibas with the dongle
>     CD drives).  Another reason, is that it's very fast and we may be able
>     to do them in batches (only sequentially, not sure about parallel
>     yet).
>     Jim and I will be at NTR on the 18th from 10am - 12pm.  This will
>     be the
>     first time we test out the Python script on a large batch of 2.5"
>     drives.  The Dells will be the first to use them.  If all goes
>     well, we
>     may have a nice simple process for you to play with on Saturday the
>     23rd.  Hope to see many of you there!
>     -kevin
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