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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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    R. Frush

Edited:Current release seems to be broken!

  • August 14, 2013
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Hopefully this update will help someone in the future:

Feedback from Debian:

Debian has set the default user to be "admin" rather than "root". This is called out in the Usage Instructions, but those instructions are sometimes not seen in the normal path of 1-Click launching the product.


I've tried twice now, and both instances wont connect with the key-pair

(example command tried)
ssh -i keypair.pem root@5#.2##.1##.##

Giving up and switching back to Ubuntu instance. Please Debian, fix this.

    Yan Zhao

Error in ssh2: I/O error in version negotiation

  • July 30, 2013
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I used a Debian 7.1 64bit (ami-50d9a439), the instance runs, but I cannot use SSH to connect that instance, the error message is "Error in ssh2: I/O error in version negotiation{com.mindbright.ssh2.SSH2VersionNegotiationException: I/O error in version negotiation}"

so I terminated that Debian instance, create a Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 LTS, everything is fine


The reason I chose Debian

  • July 08, 2013
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Of YUM Redhat is weak. You are from those of the APT Debian's ease of use.
Debian is a LINUX very easy to use.


Fantastic rock-solid operating system

  • July 05, 2013
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Best OS for serving web applications is Free Software and it's free on Amazon too. Debian GNU/Linux operating system gives the stability and performance we need at the base of our software stack.


A great Linux distribution

  • June 25, 2013
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I was very pleased to see that the Debian team has created official AMI images that i can trust.

I haven't worked with the images yet (currently installing ;) , but Debian has been my distro of choice for years, combining stability and ease of use. It is specially good for servers, but I also run it as my everyday desktop. Apart from the "Iceweasel" peculiarity, no problems at all!


Excellent operating system

  • June 23, 2013
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I've been looking to upgrade to Wheezy my servers. Here it was on the aws market place.

Excellent job Debian team.


Its Debian, its cloudy, its good

  • June 11, 2013
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I used this image on a T1.Micro instance (687mb ram) and it did everything I needed it to do.

This is a basic Debian set up and does exactly what you expect it to do, which, for me , is perfect. I'm not a linux Guru but I do prefer developing on linux so having a standard build means I get the reaction I expect and spend less time trying to figure out the "how do I..." or "why didnt that work....".

Note: the shortcut to connect says root@ , change that to admin@ - you log in as admin - non-root account (so you have to sudo to use apt-get install to get your preferred utilities). Sun Java does not come up as an option unless you add an alternate debian repository to the list.

For other images, I have had an ec2-user account to use, if you want to transfer scripts to this machine and minimise changes, make a /home/ec2-user/ dir for yourself. (though this may have security implications because it is an "expected" configuration).

    Daniel Swan

Just what I needed

  • June 05, 2013
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We're a Debian shop at work, and having an AMI I could trust was essential, no way I would fire up some third party AMI to base our work on.

Obviously will require a little tweaking on install, things like g++ and build-essential are conspicuously absent if you need to actually compile anything. No vim or screen either.

However within 2 hours of firing up the AMI I had a fully deployed clone of our systems at work, and running beautifully.


Deb7 for LAMP Stack with cloud hybrid SQL cluster

  • May 29, 2013
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It would have been a 4G download to the datacenter for any other deployment option.

You will need to install build-essentials and update apt sources.list with your favorites for LAMP and monitoring.

Created a virtual-private-hybrid-hyper-cloud to link the office and datacenter for local(HQ) backups and business continuity purposes. Fantastic to find this distro in the market place. Thank You!

    Alejandro Brito Monedero

The free OS

  • May 27, 2013
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Nice and stable. I am waiting for the new version of the distro.

Kudos for the maintainers.

PD: Remember that for logging in an instance you have to use a user distinct from root.