The material on this page was prepared using Lenny (5.0) configured using our Installation and Packages pages.
If you did not use our pages to set up your system, what you encounter on your system may be different than what is given here.
Modifying the boot sector and partition table on a hard-drive is RISKY BUSINESS!
Make sure you have a complete backup of your system, the original Windows CD, and the proper boot/recovery floppies before attempting to set up a dual-boot system. HOWEVER, that is no guarantee they will work for you or that you will make the correct selections. Setting up Debian Linux on its own dedicated system is the much preferred way to go, particularly when it comes to playing around with the networking functionality related to servers.
On the other hand, the full CDs are more suitable when installing on more than one machine, or on machines without a free Internet connection.
What types of network connections are supported during installation?
This guide will show you how to install and use the Linux client.
There are commercial and open source boot managers available.
As an alternative to using the Cisco VPN client, is not included here.
However, instructions for using it with Ubuntu's Network Manager are discussed at the end of this document.
Cisco VPN is required to connect to many of Stanford's computer resources because of some past security lapses.
Unlike the Windows and Mac OS clients, Cisco's Linux VPN requires use of the terminal and comparatively little documentation from the company.