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Ubuntu1404-64-STD

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 64 bit only. 32 bit version for bpc2800 nodes available as Ubuntu1404-32-STD. Full package mirror on scratch.

Ubuntu1204-64-STD

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 64 bit only. Full package mirror on scratch.

Ubuntu1004-STD

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Full package mirror on scratch.

Updating custom Ubuntu1004-STD images to fix control network discovery race condition

Currently, we do not have an elegant method to automatically update client scripts on custom Ubutnu images. This issue is important enough that you will want to update any Ubuntu images created before March 2, 2012. Two files need to be updated, dhclient-exit-hooks and findcnet. You should be able to copy and paste the commands below to easily update your image running on a testbed node. After that simply take a snapshot to update your image.

sudo curl --output /etc/dhcp3/dhclient-exit-hooks boss.isi.deterlab.net/downloads/client-update/Ubuntu1004-dhclient-exit-hooks
sudo curl --output /usr/local/etc/emulab/findcnet boss.isi.deterlab.net/downloads/client-update/Ubuntu1004-findcnet
sudo chmod a+rx /etc/dhcp3/dhclient-exit-hooks /usr/local/etc/emulab/findcnet
sudo chown root:root /etc/dhcp3/dhclient-exit-hooks /usr/local/etc/emulab/findcnet

For example, I have my custom image loaded on pc031.

[jhickey@users ~]$ ssh pc031
Linux centos.jjh-centos.detertest.isi.deterlab.net 2.6.32-38-generic #83-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jan 4 11:13:04 UTC 2012 i686 GNU/Linux
Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS

Welcome to Ubuntu!
 * Documentation:  https://help.ubuntu.com/

  System information as of Mon Mar 12 16:00:28 PDT 2012

  System load:  0.12              Processes:           135
  Usage of /:   7.7% of 14.67GB   Users logged in:     0
  Memory usage: 1%                IP address for eth1: 192.168.1.31
  Swap usage:   0%

  Graph this data and manage this system at https://landscape.canonical.com/

Last login: Mon Mar 12 16:00:03 2012 from users.isi.deterlab.net
ookskey@centos:~$ sudo curl --output /etc/dhcp3/dhclient-exit-hooks boss.isi.deterlab.net/downloads/client-update/Ubuntu1004-dhclient-exit-hooks
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
101  2943  101  2943    0     0  1573k      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 2874k
jhickey@centos:~$ sudo curl --output /usr/local/etc/emulab/findcnet boss.isi.deterlab.net/downloads/client-update/Ubuntu1004-findcnet
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
101  2331  101  2331    0     0  1300k      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 2276k
jhickey@centos:~$ sudo chmod a+rx /etc/dhcp3/dhclient-exit-hooks /usr/local/etc/emulab/findcnet
jhickey@centos:~$ sudo chown root:root /etc/dhcp3/dhclient-exit-hooks /usr/local/etc/emulab/findcnet
jhickey@centos:~$ 

Now the scripts are updated and I can take a snapshot.

Last modified 4 years ago Last modified on Jul 16, 2015 5:10:55 PM