A dev environment for the mirror.
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Mirror Env

This script helps quickly set up a vm development environment for cs club's mirrors.


Install the following dependencies

  • qemu
  • genisoimage
  • ovmf (find the location of OVMF_CODE.fd, it is system dependent)

Edit the configuration variables in the script file to reflect your system.

The mirror-vm script will will automatically install ubuntu using the autoinstall feature.

curl -O https://releases.ubuntu.com/20.04/ubuntu-20.04.2-live-server-amd64.iso
$ ./mirror-vm create
$ ./mirror-vm run-install

To view the vm, you also need a vnc viewer. TigerVNC is a good choice. Simply run

$ vncviewer :5900

Due to the way the ubuntu autoinstall is designed, user confirmation is required to start the autoinstallation process. Enter yes when prompted with this line:

Continue with autoinstall (yes|no)

After going through the install process you can run the vm with

$ ./mirror-vm run

The default login user has

username: ubuntu
password: ubuntu


There are some things that will not be setup post install. As of now, it is also required to run a shell script to further configure the system. We will streamline this in the future.

System Details

For those that are interested.

relevant lsblk output:

vda            252:0    0   10G  0 disk  
├─vda1         252:1    0  500M  0 part  /boot/efi
└─vda2         252:2    0    9G  0 part  
  └─md0          9:0    0    9G  0 raid1 
    └─vg0-root 253:0    0    8G  0 lvm   /
vdb            252:16   0   10G  0 disk  
├─vdb1         252:17   0  500M  0 part  
└─vdb2         252:18   0    9G  0 part  
  └─md0          9:0    0    9G  0 raid1 
    └─vg0-root 253:0    0    8G  0 lvm   /
vdc            252:32   0   10G  0 disk  
├─vdc1         252:33   0   10G  0 part  
└─vdc9         252:41   0    8M  0 part  
vdd            252:48   0   10G  0 disk  
├─vdd1         252:49   0   10G  0 part  
└─vdd9         252:57   0    8M  0 part  
vde            252:64   0   10G  0 disk  
├─vde1         252:65   0   10G  0 part  
└─vde9         252:73   0    8M  0 part  
vdf            252:80   0   10G  0 disk  
├─vdf1         252:81   0   10G  0 part  
└─vdf9         252:89   0    8M  0 part  

Drives vda and vdb are for the main filesystem, they use raid1. Drives vdc, vdd, vde and vdf are in a raidz2 zpool.