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

Sat Jan 29 08:36:29 UTC 2011
Sanjay Arora <sanjay.k.arora at gmail.com>


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

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.

Am a EC2 newbie and a follow the instructions kind of a Sys Admin ;-)
Please guide me to links, howtos and give experienced advice, in

With best regards.