I've downloaded the Amazon Ubuntu EC2 AMI images (from http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/10.04/release/) and I am trying to run it locally on my linux desktop. Is it possible to run the AMI using VirtualBox? Is some other virtualization software required?
The Amazon image file is a raw file which contains the disk image byte-by-byte, VirtualBox can use it wo/ problem.
There is a detailed description here:
Link provided Istvan is down.
Amazon now provides tool to export your EC2 image as Virtual Machine image ready to run locally:
PS Please note that this method only works for Windows VMs