Arch Linux AMIs for Amazon Web Services
Running public Arch AMIs
Uplink Labs creates new images approximately twice a month. Images are being built for a number of regions, and cover the following configurations:
- ebs hvm x86_64 lts
- s3 hvm x86_64 lts
- ebs hvm x86_64 stable
- s3 hvm x86_64 stable
AMI links and more information are available on http://www.uplinklabs.net/projects/arch-linux-on-ec2/ .
Verified working public arch linux AMIs are below
AMI Store Build Release Kernel Last verified ami-07be766e EBS 64 bit 2011-04-15 3.0+ 2012-01-14 ami-19be7670 EBS 64 bit 2011-11-18 3.0+ 2012-01-14 ami-26e8144f EBS 32 bit 2011-04-15 2.6 2012-01-14 ami-38e81451 EBS 32 bit 2011-04-15 2.6 2012-01-14
These AMIs ship with Arch linux kernels that are booted by PV-GRUB.
(2012-01-14) The 64 bit AMIs consistently failed to boot on Micro instances in us-east-1a and us-east-1d. In us-east-1b and us-east-1c the AMIs occasionally fail to boot. Stop and start the instance to reassign it a random machine in these cases.
This may be an issue with Amazon running different versions of Xen on different machines / older availability zones.
Building Arch AMIs
AUR compiles the Arch linux kernel for AWS with Xen modules enabled and the XSAVE patch applied.AUR in
Aforementioned Uplink Labs webpage also has a manual on the build process.