a day at HETC

I was in Kolkata for nearly a month. But staying at a same place for a long time is really boring :-(. So, I planned to visit to my friends college(Hoogly Enginnering and Technology College). He also asked me come for 2 years to their place. But I really didn’t get the opportunity. And, I had to install Fedora in my friend, Arsad Ali’s laptop.

So, as planned earlier, I set out at 8:30 in the morning, and reached there at around 11:30 am. He earlier told me that I have to install Fedora in another 4 or 5 systems. But after reaching there, I saw the 3rd year student present there don’t know about Linux or Foss. Some of them heard the word,”Linux” but don’t want to install it. When I asked them the reason, they said they can’t misuse(according to them) the system’s space! But I surprised to see almost half portion of their computer’s memory is occupied by different movies which they were unwilling to delete. I saw my friend Arsad to be the only guy interested over there though being a electronics student. However, I installed Fedora 10 in his system and installed all the repos and packages and codecs needed. I took a pocket hard-disk containing them all, so it was easy without net connection. I taught him how to connect net from mobile in Fedora, and told him how he could contribute to different Fedora -project.

They had a party on that night. So, I also enjoyed much with them. After reaturning at his room, I gave him a FEL live dvd and asked him to use that as he was an ECE guy. Making him understood the benifit of FOSS I told him to use those.  And in the next day, I returned Kolkata in the very morning 🙂


An update

It’s already have been many days of writing my last post. Many days passed of and many works have been done in between times.

a)Me and rtnpro went on WBUT with IDG for a troubleshooting of the old server was working for 4 years 24×7! The data inside the CPU was to be recovered. The CPU was totally out of order. We failed to start this. So, IDG planned to take out the hard disk and and connect in another CPU then it would be possible to get the data out of it. And the recovered data was to be copied later.

b)After Bula mada’m computer it was the turn of another computer of Najmun madam to be installed. Harsh was having a exam that day, so IDG asked me and rtnpro to do the task in the morning and Harsh was supposed to join us after finishing his exam. We went there at around 11 am in such a rainy day. We had to suffer a lot because of the heavy rain of that day. The installation part has been done the previous day when Harsh and rtnpro went there. First she complained that the dafult boot option has to be changed, time delay has to be changed. So I changed them in /etc/grub,conf file. Her computer has the problems with display, for her SIS 330 graphics and old one monitor of resolution 800X768. However all these problems have been solved. And we returned to our place in the evening after the client being happy with her system.

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