Dowd and Associates is offering Pygoscelis Papua Linux. Pygoscelis Papua Linux is an unofficial build of Gentoo Linux for Amazon EC2.

Pygoscelis Papua Linux is the successor to our Gentoo in the Cloud images. The key difference between the two is the root device is partitioned; this was done so we could have HVM images.

Starting in September 2016, we are using a 3 month rolling wave for the AMIs, keeping the two most recent builds; see that announcement for more. Starting in January 2015, we ceased building the 32-bit images, see that announcement for more.

If you have the EC2 command line tools installed, you can start an instance like so:

Console - user@hostname ~ $

aws --region us-east-1 ec2 run-instances --image-id "ami-d6993fc0" --key-name "key-name"

The username to login is ec2-user. To connect to the instance you would do:

Console - user@hostname ~ $

ssh -i $HOME/.ssh/key-name.pem
Region AMI ID Arch Instance Type AKI ID Timestamp
ap-northeast-1 ami-906435f7 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-03-07-04-16-32
ap-northeast-1 ami-4869382f x86_64 ebs aki-7077ab11 2017-03-07-04-16-32
ap-northeast-2 ami-416aba2f x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-03-07-04-16-32
ap-northeast-2 ami-dd69b9b3 x86_64 ebs aki-a961b4c7 2017-03-07-04-16-32
ap-south-1 ami-f448389b x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-03-07-04-16-32
ap-south-1 ami-6d4a3a02 x86_64 ebs aki-f033479f 2017-03-07-04-16-32
ap-southeast-1 ami-bbd162d8 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-03-07-04-16-32
ap-southeast-1 ami-9bd063f8 x86_64 ebs aki-73a50110 2017-03-07-04-16-32
ap-southeast-2 ami-a2c2c0c1 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-03-07-04-16-32
ap-southeast-2 ami-36c3c155 x86_64 ebs aki-66506305 2017-03-07-04-16-32
ca-central-1 ami-855fe2e1 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-03-07-04-16-32
eu-central-1 ami-5f1bcf30 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-03-07-04-16-32
eu-central-1 ami-a619cdc9 x86_64 ebs aki-931fe3fc 2017-03-07-04-16-32
eu-west-1 ami-f1b69d97 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-03-07-04-16-32
eu-west-1 ami-ee89a288 x86_64 ebs aki-dc9ed9af 2017-03-07-04-16-32
eu-west-2 ami-c1e8fda5 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-03-07-04-16-32
sa-east-1 ami-6761000b x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-03-07-04-16-32
sa-east-1 ami-e8650484 x86_64 ebs aki-912fbcfd 2017-03-07-04-16-32
us-east-1 ami-b45ef9a2 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-03-07-04-16-32
us-east-1 ami-d6993fc0 x86_64 ebs aki-5c21674b 2017-03-07-04-16-32
us-east-2 ami-e26e4a87 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-03-07-04-16-32
us-east-2 ami-d26c48b7 x86_64 ebs aki-eff7ac8a 2017-03-07-04-16-32
us-west-1 ami-96421bf6 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-03-07-04-16-32
us-west-1 ami-c5451ca5 x86_64 ebs aki-59cc8239 2017-03-07-04-16-32
us-west-2 ami-a06be7c0 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-03-07-04-16-32
us-west-2 ami-bf6be7df x86_64 ebs aki-70cb0e10 2017-03-07-04-16-32

Old Images

Region AMI ID Arch Instance Type AKI ID Timestamp
ap-northeast-1 ami-3894e55f x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-01-03-22-01-10
ap-northeast-1 ami-4898e92f x86_64 ebs aki-176bf516 2017-01-03-22-01-10
ap-northeast-2 ami-c20adcac x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-01-03-22-01-10
ap-northeast-2 ami-210cda4f x86_64 ebs aki-01a66b6f 2017-01-03-22-01-10
ap-south-1 ami-826315ed x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-01-03-22-01-10
ap-south-1 ami-b26513dd x86_64 ebs aki-a7305ac8 2017-01-03-22-01-10
ap-southeast-1 ami-a5e74fc6 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-01-03-22-01-10
ap-southeast-1 ami-5de64e3e x86_64 ebs aki-503e7402 2017-01-03-22-01-10
ap-southeast-2 ami-61484d02 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-01-03-22-01-10
ap-southeast-2 ami-114a4f72 x86_64 ebs aki-c362fff9 2017-01-03-22-01-10
ca-central-1 ami-221daf46 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-01-03-22-01-10
eu-central-1 ami-242fed4b x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-01-03-22-01-10
eu-central-1 ami-5e2def31 x86_64 ebs aki-184c7a05 2017-01-03-22-01-10
eu-west-1 ami-0eb9967d x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-01-03-22-01-10
eu-west-1 ami-41ba9532 x86_64 ebs aki-52a34525 2017-01-03-22-01-10
eu-west-2 ami-25f3f941 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-01-03-22-01-10
sa-east-1 ami-19a53e75 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-01-03-22-01-10
sa-east-1 ami-1b6df677 x86_64 ebs aki-5553f448 2017-01-03-22-01-10
us-east-1 ami-a0b3abb7 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-01-03-22-01-10
us-east-1 ami-08afb71f x86_64 ebs aki-919dcaf8 2017-01-03-22-01-10
us-east-2 ami-46e2b823 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-01-03-22-01-10
us-east-2 ami-47ecb622 x86_64 ebs aki-da055ebf 2017-01-03-22-01-10
us-west-1 ami-cb6333ab x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-01-03-22-01-10
us-west-1 ami-806232e0 x86_64 ebs aki-880531cd 2017-01-03-22-01-10
us-west-2 ami-879828e7 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-01-03-22-01-10
us-west-2 ami-999525f9 x86_64 ebs aki-fc8f11cc 2017-01-03-22-01-10
us-east-1 ami-84eecb93 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-11-01-20-52-54
us-east-1 ami-96e4c081 x86_64 ebs aki-919dcaf8 2016-11-01-20-52-54
us-east-1 ami-eabfd6fd x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-09-01-09-57-13
us-east-1 ami-e0c0a9f7 x86_64 ebs aki-919dcaf8 2016-09-01-09-57-13
us-east-1 ami-fcec68eb x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-07-06-00-41-20
us-east-1 ami-53119544 x86_64 ebs aki-919dcaf8 2016-07-06-00-41-20
us-east-1 ami-5cbd5c31 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-05-03-00-52-46
us-east-1 ami-961efffb x86_64 ebs aki-919dcaf8 2016-05-03-00-52-46
us-east-1 ami-964876fc x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-03-01-02-51-21
us-east-1 ami-dc0f31b6 x86_64 ebs aki-919dcaf8 2016-03-01-02-51-21
us-east-1 ami-a9356ac3 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-01-04-23-20-03
us-east-1 ami-de306fb4 x86_64 ebs aki-919dcaf8 2016-01-04-23-20-03
us-east-1 ami-80fe8cea x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2015-11-03-00-50-49
us-east-1 ami-c7e290ad x86_64 ebs aki-919dcaf8 2015-11-03-00-50-49
us-east-1 ami-9d35f9f6 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2015-07-06-23-43-27
us-east-1 ami-e732fe8c x86_64 ebs aki-919dcaf8 2015-07-06-23-43-27
us-east-1 ami-56202b3e x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2015-05-04-22-50-09
us-east-1 ami-763b301e x86_64 ebs aki-919dcaf8 2015-05-04-22-50-09
us-east-1 ami-ca9bc2a2 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2015-03-03-01-55-16
us-east-1 ami-0ed38a66 x86_64 ebs aki-919dcaf8 2015-03-03-01-55-16
us-east-1 ami-1e4a3e76 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2015-01-04-10-45-08
us-east-1 ami-ecb4c084 x86_64 ebs aki-919dcaf8 2015-01-04-10-45-08
us-east-1 ami-a8bc32c0 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2014-11-05-05-20-34
us-east-1 ami-56be303e x86_64 ebs aki-919dcaf8 2014-11-05-05-05-11
us-east-1 ami-f8b03e90 i386 ebs aki-8f9dcae6 2014-11-05-06-47-55
us-east-1 ami-d03a8ab8 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2014-10-03-06-50-11
us-east-1 ami-ac3989c4 x86_64 ebs aki-499ccb20 2014-10-03-06-36-04
us-east-1 ami-3a2b9b52 i386 ebs aki-659ccb0c 2014-10-03-08-18-33
us-east-1 ami-7e8a5c16 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2014-08-04-22-39-18
us-east-1 ami-2683554e x86_64 ebs aki-b4aa75dd 2014-08-04-21-11-55
us-east-1 ami-d8b264b0 i386 ebs aki-b2aa75db 2014-08-05-00-11-34
us-east-1 ami-1e738576 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2014-06-03-08-30-26
us-east-1 ami-0c768064 x86_64 ebs aki-b4aa75dd 2014-06-03-07-56-05
us-east-1 ami-ec788e84 i386 ebs aki-b2aa75db 2014-06-03-10-02-38
us-east-1 ami-df130ab6 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2014-04-16-04-22-20
us-east-1 ami-e3736a8a x86_64 ebs aki-b4aa75dd 2014-04-16-00-34-09
us-east-1 ami-036e776a i386 ebs aki-b2aa75db 2014-04-16-02-20-38
us-east-1 ami-2fe3ed46 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2014-03-11-04-52-04
us-east-1 ami-37ded05e x86_64 ebs aki-b4aa75dd 2014-03-11-01-56-21
us-east-1 ami-81eee0e8 i386 ebs aki-b2aa75db 2014-03-11-03-47-55
us-east-1 ami-4f9daf26 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2014-01-21-04-50-37
us-east-1 ami-19ad9f70 x86_64 ebs aki-b4aa75dd 2014-01-21-02-46-27
us-east-1 ami-8587b5ec i386 ebs aki-b2aa75db 2014-01-21-06-03-31

See the changelog and how to build the images yourself.

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