Install Chef On Amazon Linux Free Tier

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Amazon Web Services provides an AWS Free Tier option for evaluation purposes. The AWS Free Tier provides access to many products and services, including Amazon EC2, at no cost, within certain limitations. After creating an AWS account you can quickly create an Amazon Linux Free Tier eligible instance with a public IP address.

Creating VirtualBox on EC2 site search:

Running VirtualBox in a Xen environment is not supported

At least, we can try to install VirtualBox on EX2, however, it won't work.

Xen is a hardware virtual machine (HVM). So, XEN hosting Ubuntu 14, and the Ubuntu OS hosting VBox again?

Anyway, if we think about the performance hit by the virtualization, it's a silly idea to install VBox on EC2 instance though it may worth trying.

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The VirtualBox package installs on an existing host OS (e.g. Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 7, Windows 8) as an application. This VirtualBox application allows additional Guest OS, to load and run, each with its own virtual environment.

Download VirtualBox from In our case (Ubuntu 14.04), we need VirtualBox 4.3.18 for Linux hosts.

Add the package to our /etc/apt/sources.list:

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The Oracle public key for apt-secure can be downloaded here, and then put it into 'oracle_vbox.asc' file. Now we may want to add the key with:


Or we can download/add the key in one shot:

To install VirtualBox, do the following:

Ubuntu/Debian users might want to install the dkms package to ensure that the VirtualBox host kernel modules (vboxdrv, vboxnetflt and vboxnetadp) are properly updated if the linux kernel version changes during the next apt-get upgrade.

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