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Is there any way of doing a clean install on an Amazon EC2 instance. I have the bootable installation media stored in an EBS volume. How can I boot from that volume? And do I have to use an automated install (install script) then, since I won't be able to oversee the boot procedure and all the settings that need attention during the installation process.

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And why are you bothering with a preview when the software has been released? –  Michael Hampton Oct 23 '12 at 12:33
    
Well... You're right :-) It was just out of curiosity. But still, it might be possible to script an unattended installation started from an AMI I've made myself. –  netfed Nov 20 '12 at 2:35

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You will not be able to do this. EC2 does not support booting from anything but AMI images.

You'll need to wait until they release an official 2012 image.

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