[BLUG] Giving out LiveDVDs at LinuxFest 2006
Thu, 23 Mar 2006 14:52:15 -0500
I was wondering what "LinuxFest 2006" was, when I found this link by
This should be helpful for those like me that have no idea what's going on.
Mark Krenz wrote:
> This is cool!
> I've been thinking about what kinds of things we could do at LinuxFest
>coming up on April 14th.
> How would you feel about giving out LiveDVDs with several different
>LiveCDs on it? This would be something different than the usual live
>CDs that you pick up and I think would be popular. Heck, you could even
>put the Xen live CD demo on there.
> We could customize the Grub boot screen to say something about BLUG
>and our URL, that way we don't have to spend a lot of money or time
>labeling the disks themselves.
> We could make 100 of them for about $50-60. 10-12 of us could chip in
>$5 each for it or something like that. With 100 we'll probably run out,
>but then again we should only give them out to people who have a DVD
>drive. We'll give Ubuntu CDs to those that don't.
> We would need people to cover each of the following tasks:
> 1. Create a Wiki page for this project and one for information about the disc.
> 2. Download the nautopia.net script and test it with a few Live CDs.
> 3. Find good LiveCDs and utilities to put on the disc.
> 4. Come up with a final list of things to put on the DVD
> 5. Make a LiveDVD with all of the above LiveCDs and utilities on it and
> make sure it all works. Make sure the 4GB iso limit of mount does not
> break anything.
> 6. Create a custom Grub boot background advertising BLUG.
> 7. Collect money and buy 100 DVDs and sleeves.
> 8. Write each DVD.
> 9. Test each DVD.
> 10. Label all DVDs as "BLUG Linux LiveDVD 2006 - www.bloomingtonlinux.org".
> 11. Put all the DVDs in pouches.
> 12. Hand them out at LinuxFest 2006.
> So first we need volunteers. You can pick just one task if you want
>or you can pick a few.