[Beowulf] Anybody here still use SystemImager?

David Mathog mathog at caltech.edu
Thu Mar 21 16:14:15 PDT 2019

Hi all,

Just in case anybody ever needs this, or has followed this thread to its 
end and wants to see the final result, I packaged up my BOEL 
Since it was meant to install Centos 7 it has the uninspiring and 
uninformative name "C7knl".   It is on sourceforge here:


I'm not making any great claims about this, other than that it was able 
to replace BOEL in SystemImager for my purposes.  Using that combination 
an image of Centos 7 was successfully installed onto 9 machines 
(simultaneously) after it partitioned their disks and set up xfs file 

There are some instructions included for rebuilding the initrd, kernel, 
and binaries.tar.gz file.  Hopefully they are clear enough so that it 
shouldn't be too hard for others to start from this and modify it as 


David Mathog
mathog at caltech.edu
Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech

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