CentOS 5 32-bit (i386) AMI

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A minimal image, containing a base install of CentOS 5, sshd, and ec2-ami-tools.


Submitted By: theorydot
US East AMI ID: ami-0459bc6d
AMI Manifest: theorydot-images/centos-51-i386.manifest.xml
Operating System: Linux/Unix
Created On: May 29, 2008 6:40 PM GMT
Last Updated: February 15, 2009 8:26 PM GMT

This is an (almost) pristine CentOS setup. The few changes I did are as follows:

  • Deactivated acpid, anacron, apmd, autofs, bluetooth, cpuspeed, cups, firstboot, gpm, hidd, irqbalance, kudzu, nfslock, pcscd, portmap, readahead_later, rpcgssd, rpcidmapd, smartd, yum-updatesd.
  • Removed the kernel RPM package.
  • Installed openssh, ruby RPMs.
  • Installed Amazon's kernel module package.
  • Disabled password authentication and so on in sshd_conf.
  • Declared necessary environment variables in /root/.bash_profile.

Some brief notes:

  • Run depmod -a; modprobe loop before rebundling image.
  • Do echo ' localhost.localdomain localhost' > /etc/hosts to install the missing hosts file.
  • Get s3sync here.

Tweak and redeploy at your will.


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I followed the commands as mentioned by theorydot and everything works well. This is the best CentOS5 AMI i was able to find here.
zo2008 on February 19, 2009 4:45 AM GMT
At first I missed the note about running depmod -a; modprobe loop before rebundling image but after that there were no problems updating the image with yum and rebundling it. sendmail was running so I did chkconfig --level 123456 sendmail off before bundling. Thank you theorydot for sharing this image.
goresh on February 13, 2009 12:00 AM GMT
Seems good
The image seems good. It looks like sendmail is listening? -bash-3.1# netstat -an Active Internet connections (servers and established) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State tcp 0 0* LISTEN tcp 0 0* LISTEN udp 0 0* Also, what is UDB 68?
izyboyd on December 23, 2008 4:24 AM GMT
Works great!
Rock solid CentOS, runs like a charm! Highly recommend. (How do i give it 10 stars?) I deployed a series of images based on this AMI starting back in June '08 As a longtime RH/CentOS user, I was fortunate to know about the required depmod/modprobe and yum upgrade tricks. Sorry for not posting - thought someone would have.
Peter Krnjevic on September 23, 2008 2:44 PM GMT
CentOS Image
This image is nice EXCEPT there is no way to create an image of it because there is no loop device module. Therefore this AMI is WORTHLESS!
justinsd on June 21, 2008 10:34 PM GMT
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