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blippy
September 28th, 2010, 11:48 AM
I've recently obtained an Amazon EC2 account, and I've managed to get a stock Fedora image working. After a bit of consideration, I would prefer to work with an Ubuntu image. None are provided by default, so I'm looking up the community defaults. There are so many of them. Which one do I search for? I'm looking for a Lucid micro image.

How do I know I can "trust" the community images, and that they aren't filled with malicious compromises?

Also, what's the difference between an instance-store and an ebs?

As you can probably guess, I'm very new to the whole cloud thing.

blippy
September 28th, 2010, 12:39 PM
Which one do I search for? I'm looking for a Lucid micro image.

OK, I found one: ami-1234de7b . It mentions about searching for 20100923, an updated inage which possibly fixes a rebooting problem that I have been hearing about.

smoser
October 1st, 2010, 09:37 PM
You can always find AMIs for the latest released Ubuntu Images by traversing http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/ . Additionally, that same information is availalble in a machine friendly format at http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/query/ .

The 20100923 images address a reboot issue on t1.micro instances. However, they include another bug (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mountall/+bug/649591).

The bug text mentions a work around, and the lucid update is in progress.

blippy
October 13th, 2010, 08:22 PM
I'm still confused. The images only seem to be for small and medium, but not for micro. When will micro ones be available?

kim0
October 15th, 2010, 09:52 AM
micro requires an ebs backed image. So choose an AMI with ebs and it should work

blippy
October 16th, 2010, 08:45 AM
micro requires an ebs backed image. So choose an AMI with ebs and it should work

Ah, I see. The trick is to look in AMIs, Viewing EBS Images. Ubuntu, and search for Maverick.