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University of Waterloo

School of Computer Science

Standard PC deployment information sheet

Request #                                                                                                                        
Date Installed/Delivered:  
Computer name:  
IP: 129.97.
User name:  
Supervisor (if applicable):  

Operating System details

Your PC workstation has been configured as a stand-alone dual-boot Windows XP Pro / Ubuntu (Debian) Linux workstation. You can select which operating system you want to run when the system boots up. If you would like to have the default OS changed from Windows to Ubuntu, please let your Point of Contact know (see below)

Configuration details

Your system has been configured with one hard drive with the following partitions:

  1. Windows XP
  2. Ubuntu Linux
  3. Shared partition (available from both operating systems)


Three accounts have been created:

  1. One account (cscf-adm) is for CSCF staff to administer the workstation.
  2. The local administrator (Windows) or root (Linux) account is for you to use when installing software, setting up printers, and other functions that require administrator access.
  3. The main account is the user account you should use to do your day-to-day work. Using the administrator or root account for your day-to-day work is not advised, it is a security hole and potentially you could accidentally make your workstation inoperable.

Installed Windows Software

WindowsXP + service packs/patches, etc
OpenOffice MS OfficeXP Pro Thunderbird/Firefox
Norton AntiVirus Ghostscript Ghostview
Eudora Netscape Acrobat Reader
Emacs editor Quicktime SSH
Synchronize Winzip XWin32
WinDVD B’s Recorder (DVD recording software)

NOTE: CSCF uses the c:\software directory to install software instead of the c:\Program Files directory. The list above may change from time-to-time with software added or deleted as required.

Installed Ubuntu (Debian) Software

Linux Kernel 2.6
Gimp (image manipulation) OpenOffice 1.1 Xfig (diagrams)
Mozilla Thunderbird (email) Gcc Evolution (email)
Oracle Calendar Mozilla Firefox (browser) Gaim 0.8 (Instant Messaging)
…many others

More information regarding the Ubuntu (Debian) installation can be found at the CSCF Wiki or

Account Information

Account Type Login Password Notes
Linux user                                          
Windows Domain User CS-GENERAL\   (same as your "CS core" password
Linux Administration     same as Linux user - use "sudo"
Windows Administration              \Administrator    

There is also a cscf-adm administrative account (cscf-adm) in both environments. Please leave that account on the system so that we can provide assistance when required.

Note: Your passwords are temporary, please change them after your first login. You may wish to set your main account password to match your UWdir password.

Important! Your machine is NOT BEING BACKED UP.


Your new workstation consists of the following hardware:

CPU: Pentium 4, 2 GHz or better
Memory: 512MB – 1 GB
Disk: 40GB or better
Video: On-board video
Mouse: 3-button mouse
Keyboard: Standard keyboard
Monitor: 19” LCD or CRT

Details can be found on the sheet attached to the side of the machine

Please note: Do not add or change any hardware on this machine without speaking to your CSCF Point-Of-Contact (below).

Point of Contact (PoC) for support

For future support, please call your CSCF Point-Of-Contact:


or the Manager of Research Support, Lawrence Folland ( at extension 2214

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