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ec2 build
#create a 64 bit m1.large instance using ami-08f40561
ssh -i key ubuntu@...
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python-vm-builder qemu-kvm apt-cacher git-core ruby
# turn it on
sudo vi /etc/default/apt-cacher
sudo service apt-cacher start
sudo chown ubuntu /mnt
cd /mnt
#this takes about 30 minutes
#you can change the script to access us-east-1.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu
bin/make-base-vm --arch=amd64
bin/make-base-vm --arch=i386
#follow https://gist.github.com/806265
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devrandom commented Apr 28, 2011

Attempt to use VirtualBox:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-virtual virtualbox-ose
qemu-img convert -O vdi target-lucid-i386.qcow2 target-lucid-i386.vdi
VBoxManage createvm --name gitian -ostype Ubuntu_64 --register
VBoxManage storagectl gitian --name IDEController --add ide --controller PIIX4
VBoxManage storageattach gitian --storagectl IDEController --port 0 --device 0 --type hdd --medium pwd/target-lucid-i386.vdi
sudo modprobe vboxdrv
VBoxHeadless --startvm gitian

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