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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 2.5 version of the Grid'5000 big environment (see the general strategy for reference images) 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.


Identification sheet


  • Based on: Debian version lenny for amd64
  • Reference file: /grid5000/images/lenny-x64-big-2.5.tgz at Nancy (md5sum is 96651a7e269a711d76477b5f776ec6d1)
  • Valid on: bordeplage, bordereau, borderline, adonis, edel, genepi, chicon, chimint, chinqchint, chirloute, capricorne, sagittaire, graphene, griffon, paradent, paramount, parapide, parapluie, helios, sol, suno, pastel, stremi, granduc

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



  • ia32/i386 shared libraries are available
  • SSH has X11 forwarding enabled
  • MaxStartups for SSH is set to 500
  • Max open files: 65536
  • TCP bandwidth: for 1Gbs


Build with Chef.


The version of the variant, as well as the date where it was generate are stored within the file /etc/grid5000/release.

Terminal.png node:
cat /etc/grid5000/release
Mon Apr  9 22:19:07 CEST 2012

Recording environment

Recording environment can be done from a description file. So we create /grid5000/descriptions/lenny-x64-big-2.5.dsc:

name : lenny-x64-big
version : 7
description : Debian 5. https://www.grid5000.fr/mediawiki/index.php/Lenny-x64-big-2.5
author : support-staff@lists.grid5000.fr
tarball : /grid5000/images/lenny-x64-big-2.5.tgz|tgz
postinstall : /grid5000/postinstalls/debian-x64-big-2.3-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

What's new ?

  • Add kexec-tools. Bug 4245
  • Use archive.debian.org for apt sources.list. Bug 4241
  • Version release moved to /etc/grid5000/release.
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