How to create aws t2 instance


(Sachin) #1

how do I create an AWS t2 instance for this course?


(Rachel Thomas) #2

@sachinw Please read the links at the top of the “Setup problems: AWS” thread, then the comments in the thread, and then if you are still stuck, please post your question (with more detail) there:


(Sachin) #3

I understand we use the p2 instance for this course but as suggested I would like to use the t2 free tier for testing small datasets

I could not find information anywhere in this forum


(Jeremy Howard) #4

@sachinmw, I strongly suggest you follow @rachel’s advice. She said to post in the existing thread, which (contrary to your claim), is full of information about using the t2. There’s even a whole thread specifically about the free tier. Click the magnifying class in the top right and search for ‘t2.micro’, or ‘aws t2’, or similar. It’s also explicitly discussed in the lesson videos.


(Sachin) #5

my bad

I found the script to create a t2 instance

excited to be starting the course


(Pieter ten Have) #6

Hi Rachel,
I just configured my AWS, but have problems setting up the P2.
After I run:
wget "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/fastai/courses/blob/master/setup/setup_p2.sh"
and
cat setup_p2.sh
I see a HTML structured text on screen, while I see a txt.file on the instruction video.

After I run:
bash setup_p2.sh
i get the error messages:
setup_p2.sh: line 7: syntax error near unexpected token newline' setup_p2.sh: line 7:'
I think windows is converted the setup_p2.sh in text-format to HTML-format,
so I tried running dos2unix after wget …
but that didn’t solve the issue.
Do you have any advise? Thanks!
Pieter


(Pieter ten Have) #7

Hi,
I could remove the HTML by copying the contents of the setup_p2.sh file in github,
and put it in the home/user directory of cygwin with notepad++.

But when I run it now, this error message pops up.

setup_p2.sh: line 6: -export: command not found
setup_p2.sh: line 7: +export: command not found
setup_p2.sh: line 8: [: =: unary operator expected
setup_p2.sh: line 10: [: =: unary operator expected
setup_p2.sh: line 12: [: =: unary operator expected
Only us-west-2 (Oregon), eu-west-1 (Ireland), and us-east-1 (Virginia) are currently supported


(S.Mahadevan) #8

Hey everyone, just thinking of starting the fast.ai MOOC. I’m living in India. As a complete noob, I had a couple of questions about the setup part of the MOOC -

  1. In the AWS setup, setup_t2.sh and setup_p2.sh have the regions limited to Oregon, Ireland and Virginia. Is there any script which I can use to set up a t2.micro instance in Asia Pacific - Mumbai? is using a t2.micro instance enough for the entirety of the course?

  2. I have a laptop with a GTX 850M( 4 Gb DDR3), 8 GB RAM and a 4th gen i7 laptop processor. Is this setup good enough to finish Part 1 of the course?


(S.Mahadevan) #9

I’m also starting the course and I couldn’t really find the script to create a t2.micro instance. Could you share that script here?