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-1fd6ec09" --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-2dbda14a x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-07-03-20-51-47
ap-northeast-1 ami-f8839f9f x86_64 ebs aki-7077ab11 2017-07-03-20-51-47
ap-northeast-2 ami-5386583d x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-07-03-20-51-47
ap-northeast-2 ami-c88d53a6 x86_64 ebs aki-a961b4c7 2017-07-03-20-51-47
ap-south-1 ami-45d2ac2a x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-07-03-20-51-47
ap-south-1 ami-34d2ac5b x86_64 ebs aki-f033479f 2017-07-03-20-51-47
ap-southeast-1 ami-cdec66ae x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-07-03-20-51-47
ap-southeast-1 ami-24e26847 x86_64 ebs aki-73a50110 2017-07-03-20-51-47
ap-southeast-2 ami-fed5c79d x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-07-03-20-51-47
ap-southeast-2 ami-b8dac8db x86_64 ebs aki-66506305 2017-07-03-20-51-47
ca-central-1 ami-3d7ac559 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-07-03-20-51-47
eu-central-1 ami-e08f2f8f x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-07-03-20-51-47
eu-central-1 ami-dd8d2db2 x86_64 ebs aki-931fe3fc 2017-07-03-20-51-47
eu-west-1 ami-31927348 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-07-03-20-51-47
eu-west-1 ami-098f6e70 x86_64 ebs aki-dc9ed9af 2017-07-03-20-51-47
eu-west-2 ami-cbc3d5af x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-07-03-20-51-47
sa-east-1 ami-1101747d x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-07-03-20-51-47
sa-east-1 ami-0301746f x86_64 ebs aki-912fbcfd 2017-07-03-20-51-47
us-east-1 ami-237e4635 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-07-03-20-51-47
us-east-1 ami-1fd6ec09 x86_64 ebs aki-5c21674b 2017-07-03-20-51-47
us-east-2 ami-971938f2 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-07-03-20-51-47
us-east-2 ami-a11a3bc4 x86_64 ebs aki-eff7ac8a 2017-07-03-20-51-47
us-west-1 ami-741d3214 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-07-03-20-51-47
us-west-1 ami-ac1b34cc x86_64 ebs aki-59cc8239 2017-07-03-20-51-47
us-west-2 ami-bd7162c4 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-07-03-20-51-47
us-west-2 ami-f470638d x86_64 ebs aki-70cb0e10 2017-07-03-20-51-47

Old Images

Region AMI ID Arch Instance Type AKI ID Timestamp
ap-northeast-1 ami-0c63556b x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-05-01-21-26-16
ap-northeast-1 ami-1965537e x86_64 ebs aki-7077ab11 2017-05-01-21-26-16
ap-northeast-2 ami-1ab96474 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-05-01-21-26-16
ap-northeast-2 ami-c3bf62ad x86_64 ebs aki-a961b4c7 2017-05-01-21-26-16
ap-south-1 ami-50f1833f x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-05-01-21-26-16
ap-south-1 ami-e2f6848d x86_64 ebs aki-f033479f 2017-05-01-21-26-16
ap-southeast-1 ami-ce7fc5ad x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-05-01-21-26-16
ap-southeast-1 ami-a47dc7c7 x86_64 ebs aki-73a50110 2017-05-01-21-26-16
ap-southeast-2 ami-02090261 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-05-01-21-26-16
ap-southeast-2 ami-1b090278 x86_64 ebs aki-66506305 2017-05-01-21-26-16
ca-central-1 ami-b19b27d5 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-05-01-21-26-16
eu-central-1 ami-e6f52a89 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-05-01-21-26-16
eu-central-1 ami-05f22d6a x86_64 ebs aki-931fe3fc 2017-05-01-21-26-16
eu-west-1 ami-04a9ab62 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-05-01-21-26-16
eu-west-1 ami-60a4a606 x86_64 ebs aki-dc9ed9af 2017-05-01-21-26-16
eu-west-2 ami-dbbca8bf x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-05-01-21-26-16
sa-east-1 ami-0f462a63 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-05-01-21-26-16
sa-east-1 ami-14462a78 x86_64 ebs aki-912fbcfd 2017-05-01-21-26-16
us-east-1 ami-c3d5b6d5 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-05-01-21-26-16
us-east-1 ami-65147973 x86_64 ebs aki-5c21674b 2017-05-01-21-26-16
us-east-2 ami-e30a2d86 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-05-01-21-26-16
us-east-2 ami-e70b2c82 x86_64 ebs aki-eff7ac8a 2017-05-01-21-26-16
us-west-1 ami-d4a780b4 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-05-01-21-26-16
us-west-1 ami-3ba5825b x86_64 ebs aki-59cc8239 2017-05-01-21-26-16
us-west-2 ami-eca63e8c x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2017-05-01-21-26-16
us-west-2 ami-8258c0e2 x86_64 ebs aki-70cb0e10 2017-05-01-21-26-16
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-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-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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