I am running an instance of Ubuntu Server 12.04 on AWS and after installing the OpenGeo suite have been unable to get access to tomcat6 via localhost:8080 and thus no access to the OpenGeo dashboard.
What I have tried so far: allowed access to port 8080 in AWS, disabled the firewall locally, reinstalled OpenGeo numerous times, and used netstat to see that tomcat is not listening. I have installed Apache and it does listen to port 80.
What is interesting is that I can access tomcat when installed without the OpenGeo suite but once I install the suite I can no longer access it. I am a Linux newbie and at a loss. If necessary, please let me know which logs would be helpful to post. Thanks.
Update: Well no luck after almost two weeks of trying. I have come to the conclusion that OpenGeo/OpenPlans intentionally cripples the Community edition of OpenGeo Suite on Amazon-EC2 in order to sell their packaged for a fee version. Fair enough but I can't afford to pay them and Amazon while I learn.
Update 2: Solved (thank you Don Meltz). Because of the limited memory available in a micro-instance a swap file must be created for tomcat to work. My apologies to OpenGeo. I hope this helps someone else with this problem.