October 2011 Archives

Canonical has released updated instance-store AMIs for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Hardy on Amazon EC2. Read Ben Howard’s announcement on the ec2ubuntu Google group.

I have released corresponding EBS boot AMIs for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Hardy using the exact same image Canonical used to build the instance-store AMIs.

You can find the AMI ids for Canonical’s AMIs and for the AMIs I just built in the table at the top of Alestic.com. Just click on the region you are using to see the ids.

The updated code I used to build the EBS boot AMIs by downloading Canonical’s images is available on github.

If you’re not already using the venerable Ubuntu Hardy, please start with a more modern release, like Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid or Ubuntu 11.04 Natty.

New AMIs have been released for the Alestic Git Server. Major upgrade points include:

  • Base operating system upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 Natty

  • Git upgraded to version

  • gitolite upgraded to version 2.1 (master branch)

You can find the latest Alestic Git Server AMI ids and documentation at:


Questions and comments are welcomed on the Alestic Git group.

Ubuntu AMIs

Ubuntu AMIs for EC2: