custom (ebs backed) Fedora 14 AMIs

John Poelstra poelstra at
Mon Dec 6 18:35:46 UTC 2010

Brian LaMere said the following on 12/03/2010 04:28 PM Pacific Time:
> Greetings all - just wanted to let you know I made a couple tweeks to
> the very very simple, very non-professional, non-bulletproof
> "" script.  You can find slightly longer
> instructions here:
> The steps are relatively simple.
> 1)  create an instance from the official AMI (or anywhere else, really)
> 2)  create a new volume, whatever size (at least 2g or so) and mount it
> at /dev/sdf
> 3)  run the script
> 4)  snapshot the volume
> 5)  register an AMI with the snapshot and the pvgrub hd0 aki
> It's a simple script; even a novice can tell what is going on.  The
> sources are all from Fedora, and nothing funny is happening.   This is
> the low-speed, "I don't know boxgrinder, I don't have a machine I can
> run xen on anyway, I want to know what is on the image" approach.
> That said, I *heartily* recommend using jforbes' AMIs instead; he'll
> have EBS-backed AMIs soon, I'm sure.  This is only for those who want to
> play, or need an ebs image today.  Or, if you're really crazy, it's for
> people who want to look at getting rawhide on ec2!
> Brian

What are the plans and timeline for moving this function to the Fedora 
Release Engineering team?

All "official Fedora content" should be produced and staged by Release 
Engineering, and tested before release by QA too.


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