How to get Debian GUI Linux on AWS

This section describes how to launch and connect to Debian GUI Linux in Amazon Web Services (AWS).

  1. Open Debian GUI Linux VM listing on AWS marketplace

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  3. Click on Continue to subscribe.
    • Login with your credentials and follow the on Continue to configuration
    • Select a Region where you want to launch the VM(such as US East (N.Virginia))

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    • Choose Action: You can launch it through EC2 or from Website.(Let's choose Launch from website)

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    • Optionally change the EC2 instance type. (This defaults to t2.medium instance type, 2 vCPUs and 4 GB RAM)

    • Optionally change the network name and subnetwork names.


    • Select the Security Group. Be sure that whichever Security Group you specify have ports 22 (for ssh) and 3389 (for RDP) exposed.
    • Be sure to download the key-pair which is available by default, or you can create the new key-pair and download it.

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    • Click on Launch..
      Debian GUI Linux will begin deploying.
  4. A summary page displays.To see this instance on EC2 Console click on EC2 Console link.

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  6. On the EC2 Console page, instance is up and running. To connect to this instance through putty, copy the IPv4 Public IP Address

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  8. Open putty, paste the IP address and browse your private key you downloaded while deploying the VM, by going to SSH->Auth , click on Open.

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  10. login as admin. Now you are connected as admin user

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  12. Add new user by following below command-

  13. sudo adduser username


  14. Now add newly created user to the sudo group by running below command-
  15. sudo adduser username sudo


  16. Now new user is created and set, you can connect to the VM's desktop environment from any local Windows Machine using RDP protocol or Linux Machine using Remmina.

    From your local windows machine, goto "start" menu , in the search box type and select "Remote desktop connection". In the "Remote Desktop connection" wizard, copy the public IP address and click connect

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  18. This will connect you to the VM's desktop environment.Click yes on certificate warning. Provide username and password of newly created user in the above step to authenticate. Click OK

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  20. Now you are connected to the out of box Debian GUI Linux environment via Windows Machine.

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  22. To connect using RDP via Linux machine, first note the external IP of the VM from VM details page,then from your local Linux machine, goto menu , in the search box type and select "Remmina".

    Note: If you don't have Remmina installed on your Linux machine, first Install Remmina as per your linux distribution.

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  24. In the "Remmina Remote Desktop Client" wizard, select the RDP option from dropdown and paste the external ip and click enter.

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  26. This will connect you to the VM's desktop environment.Accept the certificate warning and provide username and password set in above step to authenticate. Click OK

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  28. Now you are connected to out of box Debian GUI Linux environment via Linux machine.

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