Setup problems: AWS


First of all, the owners of this site should please consider having a set of instructions in text (rather than a video walkthrough) on how to get AWS set up for Windows users. Videos are hard to change after the fact, especially when you want to add special cases or troubleshooting steps (not to mention the fact that you have to continuosly put them on pause when you are trying to carry out steps).

I actually don’t mind transcribing the video and putting the steps on the wiki myself, but unfortunately, I don’t have permissions to do this.

With that said, I have been trying to follow the video steps in getting AWS set up, anyhow.

I attempted to use Cygwin, but I immediately ran into an issue where I was getting a weird error:
C:\users\tolaod\anaconda3\python.exe: can’t open file ‘/cygdrive/c/Users/tolaod/Anaconda3/Scripts/aws’: [Errno 2] No such file or directory

Turns out that Cygwin is probably not a good tool to use after all. So I enabled Windows Subsystem for Linux and installed Ubuntu from the Microsoft Store (as described here: Note - Ubuntu can take a while to install.

After this, I started up the bash shell on Ubuntu, and created a username / password. Then I ran this:

aws configure

And I got another error:

-bash: /mnt/c/Users/tolaod/Anaconda3/Scripts/aws: c:\users\tolaod\anaconda3\python.exe^M: bad interpreter: No such file or directory

And I’m stuck. It looks like the /mnt/c/Users/tolaod/Anaconda3/Scripts/aws script wants to use c:\users\tolaod\anaconda3\python.exe, but this exe does not exist at this location. How do I get the /mnt/c/Users/tolaod/Anaconda3/Scripts/aws to point to the correct location of python.exe?

Can anyone help?


I made some progress by uninstalling Anaconda and reinstalling the Python 2.7 verision of Anaconda for Windows.

I was able to download the file (atlhough I got it from , not as was specfied in the video).

But now, when I run bash, I get the following errors: line 13: /home/tolaod/.ssh/aws-key.pem: No such file or directory
chmod: cannot access ‘/home/tolaod/.ssh/aws-key.pem’: No such file or directory

There is no .ssh folder in my home directory, so it is not clear why the script is looking for this.

Even after creating the .ssh folder in my home directory, I got another error:

An error occurred (VpcLimitExceeded) when calling the CreateVpc operation: The maximum number of VPCs has been reached.

It’s not clear how to resolve this; I have seen the suggestion to go to my AWS console and delete any VPCs that I might have, but I do not have any VPCs set up.

Another suggestion was that I should release any Elastic IPs that I have; I have checked the Elastic IPs in my console, and there do not appear to be any IPs for me to release.

Again, any help would be appreciated.

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(abhi) #988

I’m really frustrated right now. Please, someone help. I’ve put hours in configuring AWS but now a success. Someone please jump in and help me

❯ bash

An error occurred (InstanceLimitExceeded) when calling the RunInstances operation: You have requested more instances (1) than your current instance limit of 0 allows for the specified instance type. Please visit to request an adjustment to this limit.

An error occurred (MissingParameter) when calling the CreateTags operation: The request must contain the parameter resourceIdSet
Waiting for instance start...

Waiter InstanceRunning failed: Max attempts exceeded
usage: aws [options] <command> <subcommand> [<subcommand> ...] [parameters]
To see help text, you can run:

  aws help
  aws <command> help
  aws <command> <subcommand> help
aws: error: argument --instance-id: expected one argument

An error occurred (MissingParameter) when calling the RebootInstances operation: The request must contain the parameter InstancesSet

All done. Find all you need to connect in the fast-ai-commands.txt file and to remove the stack call
Connect to your instance: ssh -i /Users/abhimanyuaryan/.ssh/aws-key-fast-ai.pem ubuntu@None
bash  13.19s user 2.62s system 2% cpu 11:02.28 total

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