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How to remove cloud init from ubuntu

If you're trying to start a cloud-init based Ubuntu VM with KVM you will suffer long boot times and confusing output on the terminal. If you want to get rid of it you need to remove cloud-init.

  1. wait until the VM boots
  2. login
  3. echo 'datasource_list: [ None ]' | sudo -s tee /etc/cloud/cloud.cfg.d/90_dpkg.cfg
  4. sudo apt-get purge cloud-init
  5. sudo rm -rf /etc/cloud/; sudo rm -rf /var/lib/cloud/
  6. reboot
Claus-Theodor Riegg
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Over 2 years ago
Claus-Theodor Riegg
ops, cloudinit
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