Answer: very not hard.
I haven't done much with rails in the past (One week of code with my brother looking over my shoulder.)
I grabbed the
Once it initialized, I ssh'ed in and ran:
rails new blogI followed the directions here to edit the gemfile, then ran:
rake db:createTada! Instant rails server.
PS - Yes, yes I know about heroku. In this case, building the app as an EC2 AMI is an essential part of the project. I want non-programmers to be able to clone the instance, and sharing a public AMI makes things pretty easy.