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) 18:20, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
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.