[ubuntu-cloud] EC2 Instance Portability

Scott Moser smoser at ubuntu.com
Wed Nov 3 15:53:35 GMT 2010

On Wed, 3 Nov 2010, Christiaan B v Zyl wrote:

> For testing and troubleshooting it would sometimes be nice to be able to
> download a VM instance and run it locally.  Is this possible with EC2.
> Seeing as it is XEN based virtualization I would think so, but can't find
> any documentation about this.

The ubuntu images can be run locally.  Other ec2 images may be able to run
as a domU, it really depends on the image.

There is info on running UEC images in kvm at
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEC/Images .  The easy path support is
only in the maverick and later images.  There are other ways you can get
lucid to work, though.

in the lucid cycle, i was using
https://code.launchpad.net/~smoser/+junk/boothooks .  its hacky and not
well documented, but similar to the path that maverick takes now.


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