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Rails in a box

Published by Flavio Castelli
Based on openSUSE 12.1 32-bit x86

All you need to hack with Ruby on Rails.

- mysql server
- apache with mod_rails
- mongrel
- a couple of useful gems


Downloaded 313 times Cloned 89 times

Downloads are no longer available for this appliance, as it is based on an OS version that we no longer support.

You can clone the appliance, then upgrade and build with a current OS version.

Release notes

Update to openSUSE 12.1

Technical Details

Appliance configuration

Basic settings

Keyboard: ask_on_first_boot
Time zone: ask_on_first_boot
Language: ask_on_first_boot
Network: ask_on_first_boot
Firewall: enabled


2 patterns, 317 packages
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Security summary


Everyone's comments

Bryan TaylorBryan Taylor,

Does not work on Amazon EC2

Starting SSH daemon..done

Randomizing root password

Changing password for root.

Checking for SSH host key freshness

Fetching User SSH key…

ec2: New key added to authorized keys file from parameters

Kernel image: /boot/vmlinuz-

Initrd image: /boot/initrd-

Root device: /dev/sda1 (mounted on / as ext3)

Kernel Modules: cdrom xenblk jbd mbcache ext3 xennet

Features: EC2 block resume.userspace resume.kernel

23275 blocks

Update repository configuration…

Updating AMI tools…

ec2: Signature check failed for ec2-ami-tools

ec2: Unable to update ec2-ami-tools


Starting irqbalance ..unused

Starting Name Service Cache Daemon..done

Starting mail service (Postfix)..done

Starting CRON daemon..done

Starting smartd ..unused


ec2: 1024 1f:87:fb:03:3a:f9:6e:e3:e7:85:c1:62:fa:1f:cc:2a /etc/ssh/ (RSA1)

ec2: 1024 45:c8:ae:fb:dd:51:29:50:c9:c0:09:10:07:4e:ae:d1 /etc/ssh/ (RSA)

ec2: 1024 e3:82:28:4f:db:0f:3d:7c:1b:d8:a1:00:7e:c1:2f:c8 /etc/ssh/ (DSA)



Master Resource Control: runlevel 3 has been reached

Failed services in runlevel 3:

Skipped services in runlevel 3:
[37Dnfs irq_balancer splash smartd

Welcome to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (i586) – Kernel (xvc0).

ip-10-117-67-77 login:
INIT: Switching to runlevel: 0

INIT: Sending processes the TERM signal

Boot logging started on /dev/xvc0(/dev/console) at Mon Sep 3 15:37:36 2012

Master Resource Control: previous runlevel: 3, switching to runlevel: 0



Shutting down auditd ..done

Shutting down CRON daemon..done

Shutting down irqbalance ..done

Shutting down Name Service Cache Daemon..done

Saving random seed..done

Deactivating instace…


Shutting down smartd ..done

Shutting down SSH daemon..done

Shutting down mail service (Postfix)..done

Shutting down (remotefs) network interfaces:

Shutting down HAL daemon..done

Shutting down NFS client services:..done

Shutting down rpcbind ..done

Shutting down syslog services..done

Shutting down (localfs) network interfaces:

eth0 eth0

..doneShutting down service (localfs) network . . . . . . . . …done

Shutting down D-Bus daemon..done

Running /etc/init.d/halt.local

..doneUnmounting fuse control filesystem..done

Turning off quota



Turning off swap files

Unloading AppArmor profiles ..done

Unmounting file systems

/dev/sdt1 umounted

..doneStopping udevd: ..done

Sending all processes the TERM signal…


Sending all processes the KILL signal…

The system will be halted immediately.
[ 404.141990] System halted.


This is really cool. Great job with this!

James TanJames Tan,

This is aweeessome.

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