[ec2-beta] downloading aki kernels?

Chuck Short chuck.short at canonical.com
Fri Apr 3 13:55:30 BST 2009


No the kernel does not get copied when the ec2 boots. When the instance 
boots it reads from a configuration file which does it magic. Its a 
normal Xen process. Also if you are thinking about uploading your own 
kernels you wont be able to do that either.

Regards
chuck

Alex Polvi wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 5:05 PM, Chuck Short <chuck.short at canonical.com 
> <mailto:chuck.short at canonical.com>> wrote:
>
>     You cant download the AKI directly but you can get the sources and
>     debian packages from the ppa archive at
>     http://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-on-ec2/
>     <http://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-on-ec2/>
>
>
> Ah ok. Do you know of any further details of how the boot process 
> works? Does the kernel get copied to the filesystem in the image? Or 
> does that just magically happen somewhere behind the scenes?
>
> Thanks again,
>
> -Alex
>
>  
>
>
>
>     Regards
>     chuck
>
>     Alex Polvi wrote:
>     > Hello,
>     >
>     > Is it possible to download the kernels that get deployed with the
>     > images (such as aki-d38d6aba)?
>     >
>     > I've been trying to figure it out, but no luck so far. Any pointers
>     > appreciated.
>     >
>     > Thanks!
>     >
>     > -Alex
>
>
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