At the moment the hacklab is open for hacking stuff each Thursday evening, from 6ish -- come along, join in!
We are also thinking of running a install fest at some point in the future...
See the Sheffield-Hacklab-Meetings page
15th September 2005 status
There are 2 Ubuntu + 1 SuSe + 1 dynebolic PCs - giving a total now of 7 PCs ( 6 upstairs + 1 Downstairs )
All the upstairs PCs have a user called matilda .. password matilda on them. Apart from the dynebolic PC which just boots from CD into root.
See Alan's email.
Installing Ubuntu at Sheffield Hack-lab
- Do a standard Ubuntu install
- Set up a user called "matilda" password "matilda"
- after installation log in and use synaptic (System -> Administration -> Synaptic package manager) and enable all the repositories ( ie officially suported, community, restricted, Non-free )
- Follow the instructions here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RestrictedFormats
- edit /etc/fstab and add
192.168.1.3:/home/matilda /media/matilda nfs defaults 0 0
at the bottom.
To do this open a terminal sudo vim /etc/fstab use the cursor keys to scroll down to the bottom of the file press i to insert type the line above exactly in press the esc key type ':wq' and press enter
Be careful.. your PC may not boot if you incorrectly edit fstab
There is a sheffield-hacklab email list for organising hacklab stuff.