[CentOS] Amazon EC2 - building a minimal centOS ebs bootable image

Sat Jan 29 08:53:45 UTC 2011
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 01/29/11 12:36 AM, Sanjay Arora wrote:
> Hello
> Looking to build CentOS based micro EC2 instance bootable from Amazon
> EBS. Want that the image be minimal, so that I can add only the rpms I
> want.
> Despite looking could not find a way to import a CentOS image from
> scratch or an existing minimal CentOS image that is bootable from EBS.
> My server must must persist, as I cannot handle issues with a dynamic
> server, so I want to use a server that can boot from EBS.

good luck with the persistence part in a cloud.  the whole idea of 
clouds is to distribute your services and separate them from the 
physical instances.   EC2 is *not* a replacement for a conventional 
static server.