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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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    Rafael Viotti

Excelent AMI

  • August 20, 2013
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Excelent AMI by Debian.

Those giving it a low rating because of SSH connection issues should read the Debian docs.

“ In line with the security of most Linux distributions on Amazon Web Services, remote root SSH is disabled (as is password authentication). You will need to connect to instances from this AMI as the user admin using your SSH key, and then sudo -i to gain root access. ”

The machine comes with the root SSH account disabled. Use the admin account.

ssh -i keypair.pem admin@5#.2##.1##.##

Instead of

ssh -i keypair.pem root@5#.2##.1##.##

    Matthew Malkin

Does what it says on the tin

  • August 18, 2013
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The debian gnu/linux machine image is exactly what you'd expect. When used you get a lovely working copy of debian running and ready to use. What more could you want?

    Samuel Wanyonyi

Best Server Os

  • August 15, 2013
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Very stable, light weight and easy to manage.
Works perfectly as a general server OS with its easy to use apt-get package manager for installing other software.
With its stability I can focus on my application development without worrying about server issues.
I would recommend this to anyone anytime.

Thanks Debian team for this image.

    Elias Vieira Miranda

Debian Students

  • August 15, 2013
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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.