Arch Linux AMIs for Amazon Web Services
Running public Arch AMIs
- These AMI's are no longer available. I'm working on setting up new, updated AMI's in all regions. Beowuff (talk)
64 bit AMI with stock kernel and enabled Xen modules is available https://aws.amazon.com/amis/archlinux
Verified working public arch liunx 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
linux-ec2 in AUR compiles the Arch linux kernel for AWS with Xen modules enabled and the XSAVE patch applied.