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Is there a mailing list or a programmatic way to determine a new Amazon EC2 AMI has been released?

We would like to ensure we are always running the latest version of the Amazon EC2 AMI to keep our OS running the latest security updates. Currently to determine the latest release we are scraping ...
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Difference between AWS Software Subscription and Launching a Custom AMI?

Amazon AWS seems to provide two methods of launching an instance of Ubuntu 12.04 that confuse me, one of them is the Software Marketplace the other method is by launching an AMI on the Ubuntu ...
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EC2 How To Boot from an EBS-backed AMI (ubuntu) as root device

After doing research, I have found there are many advantages to boot from an EBS-backed AMI rather than instance storage. I have a few questions related to this: What is the optimal size for an ...
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Serious Ubuntu AMI EC2 Issue - Cannot duplicate

These are the steps I took: Deploy Ubuntu EC2 instance (tried both LTS and latest) default kernel and RAM ID Snapshot Instance Create AMI from snapshot, default kernel and RAM ID Launch EC2 from ...
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Create Webmin user for an EC2 Instance

I've setup an Amazon EC2 Instance, using the Ubuntu 12.04 AMI (ubuntu/images/ebs/ubuntu-precise-12.04-amd64-server-20120424 (ami-a29943cb)), and I'd like to get Webmin working (so I can setup a DNS). ...
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What differences are there between an official Ubuntu AMI image and a base install from an ISO?

When creating a new instance on AWS using an official Ubuntu 12.04 server AMI, what differences are there compared to if I was to do a standard server install on a computer of my own? For example, ...
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157 views

Create an AWS AMI for Ubuntu with GUI which automatically launches web browser

I've got an ubuntu AMI setup with ubuntu desktop installed and Chrome installed and set to boot on load (via the startup programmes menu within the ubuntu desktop) I've created an image of this AMI, ...
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1answer
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Why is “Bundle Instance” disabled for EC2 instance running Ubuntu 12.04?

I have an instance store (not EBS) based EC2 instance, launched from an official Ubuntu 12.04 AMI (specifically ami-25e8d351: eu-west-1, 32-bit, instance root store). It is up and running, and I've ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Precise ephemeral device not available to the instance when generating customized AMI

I'm actually creating a customized script based off of Alestic.com's alestic-git project to create my own custom ami image for Ubuntu Precise 12.04 for an EBS backed AMI instance. The interesting ...
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1answer
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How to download private ubuntu AWS EC2 AMI for local use

We have a large number of ubuntu servers currently hosted on AWS EC2. Many of these servers are accessed infrequently and for cost-saving we now want to move these over to our local site and terminate ...
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1answer
807 views

Why does 'aptitude safe-upgrade' cause Ubuntu's boot to hang on “Waiting for root file system”?

I launched an Ubuntu EBS instance on Amazon EC2 using the Ubuntu's very own latest AMI for 10.04 Lucid, ami-ad36fbc4` After getting the instance up, I ran the command sudo aptitude safe-upgrade ...
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2answers
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Root user on Ubuntu 11.10 AMI?

I am new to linux, so this may be a very simple question. I have created a modified ami using the ubuntu 11.10 as a starting point. All of the tutorials I have found say that to save an instance you ...
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attached volumes do not appear in /dev

I have a server at amazon ec2. I used the following AMI to install Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit: ami-1aad5273 it uses ebs root device type. I use elastifox plugin installed on firefox 7. when I go to ...
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Easy way to convert custom 32-bit AMI into 64-bit one?

I have customised (EBS-backed) AMI for running a demo version of an application of ours. (The AMI contains Ubuntu 11.04 with a Tomcat & MySQL setup for the app itself, and Jenkins for easy ...
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How to recreate a working AMI from recovery snapshot after Aug 8 outage?

After Amazon's Aug 8 outage, all (EBS based) AMIs stopped working for many users. This is due to corruption of some sectors in snapshots that the AMIs are based on. However, Amazon created recovery ...
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Amazon Linux vs. Ubuntu for Amazon EC2

I'm setting up my first website on Amazon EC2, and I'm trying to decide which distro to use. I've used Redhat and CentOS in the past, but I have no bias towards any system, I just want to use whatever ...
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Why Can I Not Create A Micro Instance Of My Newly Created AMI?

I started with a 64 bit version of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic server edition. (using a micro instance on Amazon EC2, costing less than $0.01 per hour) I added GNOME desktop to it and NX server. I re-bundled ...