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AWS Marketplace Ubuntu AMI are not compatible with m3 instances

Amazon AWS has recently released 2 types of instances : m3.medium and m3.large, which seem to be the "new generation" after m1.medium and m1.large. We wanted to upgrade our instance, based on a AWS ...
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Default sudo settings did not require password

This is for a 12.04 ec2 instance. In the man pages it says the default should be to require a password when using sudo. I thought by setting the ubuntu's account password (in case it wasn't set) ...
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JFS support missing on EC2 instance?

I just launched new EC2 instances with the Ubuntu precise and saucy AMIs. I installed jfsutils, but I am unable to mount a JFS volume: $ sudo mount -a mount: unknown filesystem type 'jfs' Looking ...
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How to access Amazon EC2 instance from Ubuntu 13.10?

I have an Amazon EC2 (Windows) instance which has been created for me and I have public DNS, public IP and the public key. I would like to RDP to this instance from Ubuntu 13.10. I have recently ...
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Installing Java on EC2 Instance — Unzip error

I've been trying to install java for a while now on my EC2 instance and I'm having no luck. I keep getting the error: sudo tar xf jdk-7u51-linux-x64.tar.gz gzip: stdin: not in gzip format ...
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How to ssh tunnel to ec2 for running a local python script

I can create a tunnel for FF using the below on Ubuntu. Machine is 12.04 in a VBox on a mac host. -i ~/.ec2/aws_development_oregon.pem -C2qTnN -D 8080 ubuntu@test.com But..what I need is for my ...
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Ejabber admin web interface connectivity issue from amazon ec2 AMI on local machine

i setup a amazon ec2 linux image ( AMI ) and installed ejabber server on it .As it(AMI) does not support admin web interface of ejabber on AMI so i want to connect to ejabber server using local ...
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How to connect to Amazon EC2 desktop AMI instance

I have started an EC2 instance from Raring Desktop AMI image. However i am not able to do the standard ssh -i ubuntu@host type login on this machine. I get the following error: Permission denied ...
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XRDP Very slow in AWS EC2 instances when ubuntu-desktop isn't pre-installed

I have tried the standard canonical Ubuntu LTS images in EC2 for both Lucid & Precise (64-bit) When I first ssh into the server, I run: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop ...
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Set fully qualified domain name on EC2 instance

I am trying to set a fully qualified domain name on EC2 instance. I have set CNAME entry in Route53, so when I go to sync1.staging1.mycompany.net, it resolves to the correct instance. What I have ...
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Install java on a wine in a linux terminal server

I have a Windows terminal process (which requires Java). I need to run this in a Linux terminal server (it's an Amazon EC2 instance). I installed Wine, but now I need to install Java. When I try to ...
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Google Chrome segfaults with newer kernels on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS on Amazon EC2

I have Ubuntu 12.04.3 32bit running on Amazon EC2, upgrading kernel from 3.2* to 3.8.* (or any kernel other than 3.2) makes chrome segfault on startup. Using newer version of google-chrome (beta or ...
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What is the preferred way to setup resolvconf on Ubuntu in ec2?

I had been using Ubuntu 10.04.3 or 11.04. In either of these versions, hostnames like ec2-123-45-6-7.compute-1.amazonaws.com would resolve to a private in the 10.0.0.0/8 range. After upgrading to ...
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NFS mounting hangs on EC2

I am trying to build a ubuntu 13.10 cluster on EC2 dynamically. In this cluster, one instance acts as the central NFS server. I use boto and fabric to manage the cluster. For each run, it ssh into the ...
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How to update to 3.12 kernel on EC2?

Updating kernels on EC2 seems a nightmare. I'm on saucy, currently on kernel 3.11.0-14-generic according to uname -a. There's a fix in 3.12 that I need, how can I get it? I tried the instructions ...
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Install Glassfish 4 on Amazon EC2 Ubuntu instance

I have a EC2 instance on AWS running Ubuntu 13.10 and I need to install Glassfish 4 on it. I have found several tutorials on how to install Glassfish 3.x on it, including this one and I tried to just ...
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Yum install fails on Ubuntu EC2 instance

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.3 on an AWS EC2 instance. This is my first time with an EC2 so it's all new to me. I'm also not the most experienced Linux guy either, so I apologize if this is a stupid ...
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Online Accounts and Amazon EC2 Issues

land. I have discovered that I am unable to log on to the Amazon EC2 Console website with my Online Accounts running. I had two gmail-based online accounts setup, and I love the way they integrate ...
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Terminal freezes on running apt-get or vim

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop. I ssh to my EC2 instance which is running Ubuntu 12.04.3 and every time I run sudo apt-get update, it prints some lines and then the terminal freezes. ...
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Installing and configuring Snort, Barnyard2 on ubuntu 13.10 in AWS EC2 VPC

I need you help after searching a whole lot and asking AWS my problem is not getting resolved, so I have come here for your help. I have a AWS VPC setup with all ubuntu servers I have a NAT server ...
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Juju boostrap for EC2 fails with access denied, but working credentials

To make a long story short, I'm using s3cmd to manipulate S3 buckets and have copied the access credentials over to my environments.yaml under a new "smlamazon" section, but this fails at bootstrap ...
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How to hibernate an ubuntu in AWS?

I am trying to hibernate an ubuntu 12.04 in a vm stored in AWS EC2 but the hibernation process is not working. The hibernation process seems to be done correctly but I get an error when the vm tries ...
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Move tmp folder from '/' partition to mounted partition (/mnt)

I have an Amazon EC2 instance which has given me a tiny '/' partition and a large '/mnt' partition. As such, I have moved my mysql data-dir over to the /mnt partition. However I am now having issues ...
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Is it possible to move /boot, /bin, /sbin, etc,?

My client has me working on a project that I'm a little lost on in terms of any kind of sure-fire answer. He uses Amazon EC2 to host his servers -- namely, he utilizes spot requests. If you've used ...
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Juju bootstrap fails with “Temporary failure in name resolution” using Amazon AWS

I have followed the instructions over at https://juju.ubuntu.com/docs/config-aws.html to try and setup myself with a juju environment. It all seemed to setup alright. SSH keys, Gererate config, ...
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Can't reliably create a directory on startup after ec2 instance mounts it's ephemeral drives

This particular instance type mounts two ephemeral drives, in /dev/ and /mnt/. I have to create working directories for one of my services in these paths at startup or the services won't launch. ...
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AamazonAWS malware in my ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I need your help. Today I found (using wireshark) many requests are being thrown from my system to some other system and vice-versa. When I did the reverse DNS then I found it is AMAZONAWS malware. ...
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Juju errors when trying to deploy to ec2 [closed]

I am trying to get started with juju on ec2. I have followed the install and configure instructions here: https://juju.ubuntu.com/docs/ and here: https://juju.ubuntu.com/docs/config-aws.html When I ...
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Access key ID error when deploying with juju-core on non-ec2 ec2 clouds

juju-core (1.13) does not support the old pyjuju configuration variables ec2-uri and s3-uri. So I took the Go sources and tweaked a new region in launchpad.net/goamz/aws/aws.go with the necessary API ...
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Ubuntu with unremovable device on Amazon

We are using a 10.04 canonical ubuntu instance image on an Amazon instance store. We recently unmounted a device and detached it from the instance. The problem is that the device still shows up in ...
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How to change phpmyadmin username from root to something else?

I can't seem to find a resource in the internet that explains how to do this from the command line or phpmyadmin. I'm using Ubuntu Server 13.04 in Amazon EC2.
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Is it safe to remove generic kernel image on EC2?

I was tempted to remove the *-generic kernel image from my EC2 instance since it's not the one running, according to uname. What's running is the *-virtual one. Thing is I'm not sure if it's safe, me ...
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How to Connect to an AWS EC2 Instance via Virt-Manager

I've been searching Google and dabbling with this on and off for the last day, so I figured I'd throw this out there in case anyone has a better idea. I'm trying to use virt-manager to connect to my ...
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How to create AMI instanse store from ubuntu disk image?

There are good images on ubuntu website: http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/saucy/current/ When I try to make my own AMI: ec2-bundle-image -i saucy-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk1.img ec2-upload-bundle -b ...
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Synchronise clocks on ubuntu running in EC2?

I've got three servers running on AWS EC2 using official Ubuntu AMIs using paravirtualisation. I have noticed their clocks are out of sync by about a minute. NTP is not installed by default in the ...
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Ubuntu not enough space on AWS EC2

I have 25GB volume on EC2. OS is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I can connect to it, but cannot even write 1KB. I tried to delete some files and write again - the same result - not enough space. I tried to check ...
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Checking my juju instance through Amazon's AWS console? [closed]

I'm pretty new to juju and I recently followed a few tutorials on how to deploy Wordpress (https://juju.ubuntu.com/docs/getting-started.html) and a sample Ruby on Rails application onto my Amazon AWS. ...
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installing pptpd on ubuntu ec2

I am running this line in ubuntu: sudo apt-get install pptpd and here's the output I get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following ...
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Securing Amazon EC2 Ubuntu server

I'm about to launch a product I'm working on into alpha phase but before that I'd like to ask a bit about securing my Ubuntu server 64bit which is hosted at Amazon AWS EC2. The problem is my software ...
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From a bare minimum Ubuntu to something like an AWS Ubuntu standard image

If I am given a bare minimum ubuntu machine in a private cloud environment with almost nothing installed on it(not even apt-get and ubuntu repositories configured) and the only user is root, what are ...
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Make an Amazon EC2 instance ask for sudoing password

I've launched an Amazon EC2 instance of Ubuntu Server 12.04 and it's all fine except, unlike with my local Ubuntu, the EC2 instance never asks for any passwords when I'm sudoing with the command line ...
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Creating a “deadman” switch using Ubuntu to shutdown EC2 instance

I've put together a simple "deadman switch" using upstart to automatically shutdown my EC2 instances after a period of time. I'm doing this to avoid the dreaded Monday morning blues when you realized ...
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Juju on AWS t1.micro (or other) reserved instances

The smartest (often) way to run instances on AWS is to buy "reserved" instances - for either one or three years. My goal here is to run the WordPress charm on t1.micro instances as per the default ...
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Differences between AWS Ubuntu Image and a fresh install?

I've been using Ubuntu only on AWS for a year now. I'm now trying to set up a virtual environment as similar to my AWS one as possible, and I'm kinda confused. When I spin up an AWS server, the magic ...
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Login to webmin with user has no password (SSH)

I have an simple Ubuntu 12.04 instance running on AWS EC2 I have webmin installed and accessable, but am presented with a login requiring username and password. As part of the AWS install, you don't ...
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Create folders in remote server after ssh login using commands

I need to create folders on the remote server, i try to ssh to the server and then create folders. The logs display that the ssh is successful but it stops after that and the screen stays at the home ...
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juju: deploying lamp charm on ec2 causes instances to terminate

I was running a ubuntu 13.04 instance on ec2. I have juju .7 installed and bootstrapped. when I tried to deploy lamp, it caused the instance to terminate. ubuntu@ip-10-62-73-113:~$ juju status ...
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Where is hadoop-ec2-env.sh in the Hadoop packages?

I'm unable to locate the file hadoop-ec2-env.sh. I've downloaded and intalled hadoop_1.0.4-1_x86_64.deb from http://mirror.olnevhost.net/pub/apache/hadoop/common/stable/ This is the most recent ...
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Permission denied creating file on Ubuntu Server (Amazon EC2 instance)

sudo has been working fine for installing applications and running scripts, but when I try and create a file I am getting a "Permission Denied". I have tried: sudo cat > file.conf and sudo echo ...
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How do I specify an AMI in Juju? [duplicate]

This solution no longer works How to specify ec2 instance types for different services in a charm? since using the default-image-id option in the environments file has been deprecated.It mentions in ...