Use Your Own Kernel With Amazon EC2

You can now use the Linux kernel of your choice when you boot up an Amazon EC2 instance. 

We have created a set of AKIs (Amazon Kernel Images) which contain the PV-Grub loader. This loader simply chain-boots the kernel provided in the associated AMI (Amazon Machine Image). Net-net, your instance ends up running the kernel in the AMI instead of the kernel specified in the boot process.