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Amazon Machine Image (AMI) 12.2 32bit

Published by James Tan
Based on openSUSE 12.2 32-bit x86

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is a web service that provides scalable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easy.

An Amazon Machine Image (AMI) is a specially configured virtual machine image for use within Amazon EC2. It serves as the basic unit of deployment for services delivered using EC2.

This AMI is a plain openSUSE 12.2 JeOS image, with some helpful utilities like zypper and htop included. It is also released as a public AMI in all Amazon regions so you can run it there directly. The AMI IDs for each region is listed in the table below. You can search in Amazon’s web console for the latest IDs if this list becomes outdated.

The scripts and tools used to create and manage these AMIs are available on Github.

Region Region ID AMI ID
  Asia Pacific (Tokyo) ap-northeast-1    ami-5463dc55
  Asia Pacific (Singapore)     ap-southeast-1    ami-7eacec2c
  EU West (Ireland) eu-west-1    ami-9b0000ef
  S. America (Sao Paulo) sa-east-1    ami-6c0ad371
  US East (Virginia) us-east-1    ami-5cfe4135
  US West (N. California) us-west-1    ami-23c2e566
  US West (Oregon) us-west-2    ami-c6ca43f6

There’s also a 64-bit version.

Note (Dec 17 2012): The Virtualization:Cloud:EC2 project has moved to Cloud:EC2.


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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

Updated to openSUSE 12.2.


20 dependencies removed
152 dependencies updated
47 new dependencies
2 new software selections
1 software selection removed
Build configuration updated


Technical Details

Appliance configuration

Basic settings

Keyboard: english-us
Time zone: Etc/UTC
Language: POSIX
Network: dhcp
Firewall: disabled


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Security summary


Everyone's comments


Anyone know why trying to download the image results in a 500 Server Error?


Albert VonpuppAlbert Vonpupp,

Could you please tell me how do I install yast on it?


James Tan (google)James Tan (google),

Something like “zypper in yast2” should do the trick.

Adrian KlaverAdrian Klaver,

The repo below has seemed to disappear.

Is it coming back?

James TanJames Tan,

Adrian, the Cloud project has moved to a top-level name space so it corresponding repository is now at

James TanJames Tan,

FYI, I’ve updated the README at The README within the EC2 tarball downloaded from Studio will be updated soon too.

I won’t republish the AMIs, but this will be fixed in the openSUSE 12.3 AMIs, which are scheduled for release in March.

jeremyy coolinjeremyy coolin,

Thanks for your info. See my web and ya

Tim TatarskyTim Tatarsky,

Hi there,
I’ve ran ami-6bed4502 and suddenly
I do receive ssh promt password:
I can’t login with login: root password: linux
What is wrong?

James Tan (google)James Tan (google),

Amazon EC2 automatically disables the root password for security reasons. You need to use the key pair specified when launching the instance to login.

Jos PoortvlietJos Poortvliet,

Any chance you’ll update this, or is there a newer one I didn’t find?

James TanJames Tan,

Added AMIs for new Asia Pacific (Tokyo) region.

James TanJames Tan,

The point of this is to have openSUSE AMIs in Amazon EC2, which didn’t exist in all regions, formats, and architectures.


What is the point of this? You can get opensuse 1.13 from, however it might be for when opensuse 1.14 is released.

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