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I have created a private AMI from the image I had running from my other EC2 instance. When I create the instance using that private AMI, it boots up fine but when I restart the newly created instance, it stops responding. I can't even connect through SSH into it.

How can I see what is going wrong?

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Is your EC2 instance connected to EBS for persistence? If it is not it can not be stopped and started. See Elastic Block Store section on this page: aws.amazon.com/ec2 –  Terrell Plotzki Jun 19 '11 at 17:07
    
Root device on the AWS console shows as EBS –  ed1t Jun 19 '11 at 17:09
    
Were you able to ping the server? Also, share the kind of error you get & the way your created your AMI? Confirm when you created your EBS AMI should have content in /etc/fstab. –  RakeshS Jun 20 '11 at 5:14

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You can get the system log, which will be helpful for knowing whats wrong.

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Also make sure that the Security rules allows you to connect through ssh .

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