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Debian GNU/Linux 8 (Jessie)

Debian | 8.7

Linux/Unix, Debian 8.6+1 - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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    Mehdi Kianpour

integration with VPC

  • May 01, 2013
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Yes, it's useful but I got some problems with integrating into VPC and adding NIC to it. So, when you add a NIC in your console, you should modify /etc/network/interfaces to make it up at boot and assign Fixed IP address. I also liked it more if it had some basic tools like 'less' installed.

    Daniil Krymov

Ephemeral storage

  • April 15, 2013
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Great product but it is not working with EC2's 'ephemeral storage' as expected.

For example, M1 Medium Instance currently comes with 410 GB of storage (aka 'ephemeral storage') which supposed to mount on load in /mnt (or at least be visible/accessible as a disk volume in /dev/xv[db]) ... if you deploy this image you won't see instance storage at all, it just does not mount in any form.


Be aware of a critical limitation!

  • April 15, 2013
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As noted (by me, heh) on the Debian wiki for the Squeeze marketplace images:

Please note that a Marketplace image volume cannot be attached to another running instance (For example, to repair a broken /etc/fstab, or /etc/network/interfaces). This is a limitation of all Marketplace images, as described here: Official AWS documentation


Easy and straightforward Linux image.

  • April 12, 2013
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Can't go wrong with this image.

I would of given a 5 star but I had to research what account to login as. FYI... Its "Admin"

    Travis Eddy

Login info is wrong...

  • April 09, 2013
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its not root its admin so:
ssh -i <pem_file> admin@<ip_address>

ssh -i <pem_file> root@<ip_address>

like it says in the amazon console.

Now hopefully that's the only bug, because I really like debian.

    Alexey Kuznetsov

changed defaults

  • April 03, 2013
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ssh does not allow to connect as root? why change defaults? original debian allows it.

why create admin user? why not to use root by default, and let me choose first user name.

    Bastian Wagner

Very good, but...

  • March 28, 2013
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Thanks for the Debian GNU/Linux AMI. The only issue I had experienced is that login is required with 'admin', instead of 'root' or 'ec2-user' as mentioned in the Amazon documentation.

    PythonAnywhere Dev Account

Looks fine but needed an instance-store backed image

  • February 11, 2013
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Span up OK, looked like a nice clean Debian install, but unfortunately we needed an instance-backed store AMI image, so we had to go back to using the rightscale image...

    Ben Abrams

Love Debian, finally something official

  • February 03, 2013
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As a Systems Admin in a mostly Debian Shop still migrating from Ubuntu I was very happy when I saw there was a simple way to install Debian. Several months ago there wasn't an easy way that did not involve using some persons AMI who was not offically connected to the Debian Project). Was gonna result to installing Ubuntu and cry at how old most of the packages are compared to debian testing (which is quite stable for anyone wondering), but Debian came to the rescue.

Keep it up!

    Aurelien Deleusiere

Full power of Debian on AWS EC2

  • February 02, 2013
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ssh user name is "admin" I've been wondering hours before getting a response. Hope it will help someone...