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How to remove cloud init from ubuntu

Claus-Theodor Riegg
October 12, 2016Software engineer at makandra GmbH

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

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Touch the file /etc/cloud/cloud-init.disabled or use the kernel parameter cloud-init=disabled to disable cloud-init without completely removing it.

Posted by Claus-Theodor Riegg to makandra Operations (2016-10-12 21:38)