Departmental Linux Support
Requirements for Department-supported Linux systems
Your hardware must be directly supported by our Linux distribution, in particular without use of third party network or storage drivers.
The primary hard drive will be devoted entirely to the operating system.
We do not share root passwords with non IT-staff. If you have special needs, talk to us, we can usually make things work for you using
Home directories are generally stored on the department file server, although can discuss special arrangements for special needs.
We cannot support dual-boot systems.
Data storage on individual workstations is discouraged, as the data are generally not protected against drive failure, and is not backed up.
We expect to be involved in the purchase process for any server hardware we are expected to support.