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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 1.0 version of the nfs 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-nfs-1.0


Identification sheet


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


  • Remote console: enabled on ttyS0 at 34800 bps
  • Services: ldap:yes, nfs:yes
  • Accounts: root:grid5000




Here are explanations on how the system was installed and tuned.


Motd is updated :

cat > /etc/motd.tail <<EOF
Lenny-x64-nfs-1.0 (image based on Debian version Lenny/stable for AMD64/EM64T)
Maintained by Cyril Constantin <cyril.constantin@loria.fr>
Valid on Dell {PE1855, PE1950}, HP {DL140G3, DL145G2, DL385G2}, 
       IBM {e325, e326, e326m}, Sun {V20z, X2200 M2, X4100},
       Altix Xe 310, Carri CS-5393B
* Text: Vim, XEmacs, JED, nano, JOE
* Script: Perl, Python, Ruby
  (Type "dpkg -l" to see complete installed package list)
* i386 shared libraries are available
* SSH has X11 forwarding enabled
* Max open files: 8192
* TCP bandwidth: for 1Gbs
More details: https://www.grid5000.fr/index.php/Lenny-x64-nfs-1.0


Additionnal packages are installed :

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get install autoconf bison cmake cvs elinks emacs flex fort77 gdb gfortran git host iperf sun-java6-jre lam-runtime lshw m4 mpich-bin openmpi-bin patch tcl8.4 php5-cli screen subversion taktuk telnet time valgrind zsh g++ automake automake1.9 automake1.10 xml-core libxi6 libxp6 libxtst6 gsfonts-x11 libterm-readline-gnu-perl gfortran-4.3-multilib libmpich1.0-dev

Mpich2 is not available, so it's installed from sources

cp /home/nancy/cconstantin/softwares/lenny/mpich2-1.0.8p1.tar.gz /usr/local/src/
cd /usr/local/src/
tar zxf mpich2-1.0.8p1
rm mpich2-1.0.8p1.tar.gz
cd mpich2-1.0.8p1
./configure && make && make install


Finally, the date of the release is updated.

date > /root/release


Creating image's archive

Now, a valid minimal environment has been build. Its corresponding image file has to be generated. At this point, the environment contains configuration files that depends of the site which installs it. These files must be excluded from image archive to stay as neutral as possible.

System archive creation and retrieving is now an easy task:

tgz-g5k login@frontend:lenny-x64-big-1.0.tgz

Creating postinstall's archive

Postinstall archive is the lenny-x64-nfs-1.0 postinstall.

Recording environment

Recording environment can be done from a description file. So we create lenny-x64-base-1.0.dsc:

name = lenny-x64-big-1.0
description = https://www.grid5000.fr/index.php/Lenny-x64-big-1.0
author = cyril.constantin@loria.fr
filebase = file:///grid5000/images/lenny-x64-big-1.0.tgz
filesite = file:///grid5000/postinstalls/lenny-x64-big-1.0-post.tgz
size = 1000
initrdpath = /boot/initrd.img-2.6.26-2-amd64
kernelpath = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-2-amd64
fdisktype = 83
filesystem = ext3

With kaenvironments, the new environment can be known by Kadeploy:

kaenvironments --add /grid5000/images/lenny-x64-big-1.0.dsc
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