linux-ec2 AUR package builds the standard Arch Linux kernel
with Xen Xsave patch and EC2 suitable minimal kernel configuration.
Sources are derived from standard distribution kernel (the
so from the standard Linux kernel.
Binary packages repository for the EC2
x86_64 kernel is available at:
[archlinux-ec2] Server = http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/archlinux-ec2/repo/x86_64
It includes also binary packages of other EC2 related tools from AUR.
For use the kernel at
i386, please, build your own. At this time,
I haven't available reasonable build machine for regular
This kernel might not run on some older availability zones of some
regions (specially for example on
us-east-1a) at microinstances.
This issue is known to Amazon, but reasons aren't clear and difficulties
vary a lot. Simply use some newer availability zone in case of
necessity or download an older image from:
...unpack it, upload it to S3 and register it as your own private AMI. Be warn, they are small for download but 8 GB big unpacked.
i386 version builds fully functional but full kernel. If someone is
able to provide me the minimal EC2 configuration for
i386 platform, let's
do it. The
x64 version builds kernel with at EC2 usable modules only,
but maintains some modules which probably can be removed from the build too.
- Fork it.
- Create a branch (
git checkout -b 20101220-my-change).
- Commit your changes (
git commit -am "Added something").
- Push to the branch (
git push origin 20101220-my-change).
- Create an Issue with a link to your branch.
- Enjoy a refreshing Diet Coke and wait.
Everything is Public Domain. Author is Martin Kozák.