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This environment has been marked as deprecated since 3 June 2013. Please consult the Environment_Management#Deletion_and_Deprecation to know what it means for this environment.

This page describes the 2.1 version of the minimal environment based on Lenny version of Debian distribution for AMD64/EM64T machines. It intends to explain how this environment was built and how to use it with Kadeploy. This page is inspired from Lenny-x64-base-2.0


Identification sheet


  • Based on: Debian version lenny for amd64
  • Reference file: /grid5000/images/lenny-x64-base-2.1.tgz at Bordeaux (md5sum is 4d63ad5aa069916da98e3c074297db41)
  • Valid on: griffon , graphene , sagittaire , capricorne , netgdx , gdx , bordeplage , bordereau , parapide , paramount , paraquad , paradent , azur , helios , sol , suno , edel , genepi , adonis , chuque , chinqchint , chicon , chti

Kernel version 2.6.26-2-amd64 from Debian for amd64/em64t


  • Remote console: enabled on ttyS0 at 34800 bps
  • Services: ldap:no, nfs:no
  • Accounts: root:grid5000, g5k:grid5000




Here are explanations on how the system was installed and tuned from Lenny-x64-base-2.0.


Kernel has been upgraded to the same version. Reinstall myrinet drivers is a good idea to avoid problems.

cd /usr/local/src/mx-1.2.9
make && make install

Drivers bnx2 for the suno cluster:

wget http://git.grid5000.fr/sources/netxtreme2-5.0.17.tar.gz
tar xvzf netxtreme*.tar.gz
cd netxtreme2*
make && make install

Recording environment

Recording environment can be done from a description file. So we create /grid5000/descriptions/lenny-x64-base-2.1.dsc3:

name : lenny-x64-base
version : 3
description : https://www.grid5000.fr/index.php/lenny-x64-base-2.1
author : guillaume.ranquet@inria.fr
tarball : /grid5000/images/lenny-x64-base-2.1.tgz|tgz
postinstall : /grid5000/postinstalls/etch-x64-base-2.0-post.tgz|tgz|traitement.ash /rambin
kernel : /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-2-amd64
initrd : /boot/initrd.img-2.6.26-2-amd64
fdisktype : 83
filesystem : ext3
environment_kind : linux
visibility : public
demolishing_env : 0
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