The school year is starting at the Creative Arts Charter School, a public charter school in SF, and so we (Partimus volunteers) will be working there tomorrow, Saturday, August 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 pm, at 1601 Turk Street at Pierce Street to take the first steps toward assessing the network with an eye toward installing wifi and Linux on the notebook computers that arrived recently:
Our goal for tomorrow is to look at the network; assess it for wifi; assess whether we can put a server in the telco closet for a variety of services; and then potential mass installation of Linux onto the notebook computers. If we are not able to mass install Linux on the notebooks, then we might have to just take as shot at installing Linux individually on as many of the computers as possible. The kids start school on Monday, so we are going to try to get as far as we can tomorrow. If we only take a few baby steps, that is fine.
Please bring with you copies of Ubuntu 12.04 on USB sticks and CDs, in case we need to manually install it. Please also bring cable testers, screw drivers, pliers, and anything else that you would need to get into notebook or desktop computers, triage them, and fix them. If you have any spare wifi routers to donate, that would also be a plus.
Our other goal is to have our special yummy pizza at 1:00 pm.
If you would like to help, please come to the corner of Turk and Pierce, and call me or text me at 415-351-1300 as the school is quite large. If I don’t respond right away, please understand that there might be other people who are calling me or texting me at the same time, and I will get to each of you as soon as I can.
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