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You can typically find most popular images in all sorts of formats, from ISO, to RAW, to QCOW to an AMI bundle which are typically in a compressed tar file with an AMI, AKI and ARI files within.

Also few links below for tools. Basically you taking a OS image file and extracting out the Disk, Kernal, and Initrd files. I do have instructions on how to do this, its lots of steps. Reply back and I will dig it up and post it.

http://techblog.netflix.com/2013/03/ami-creation-with-aminator.html

http://docs.openstack.org/image-guide/content/ch_creating_images_automatically.html

You can typically find most popular images in all sorts of formats, from ISO, to RAW, to QCOW to an AMI bundle which are typically in a compressed tar file with an AMI, AKI and ARI files within.

Also few links below for tools. Basically you taking a OS image file and extracting out the Disk, Kernal, and Initrd files. I do have instructions on how to do this, its lots of steps. Reply back and I will dig it up and post it.

http://techblog.netflix.com/2013/03/ami-creation-with-aminator.html

http://techblog.netflix.com/2013/03/ami-creation-with-aminator.html http://www.logilab.org/115219 http://docs.openstack.org/image-guide/content/ch_creating_images_automatically.html