Enable NVIDIA modules in EC2 GPU Instances without Rebooting

Recently, I needed to use GPU instances with a custom AMI on EC2. The image I needed to use did not contain the necessary NVIDIA and CUDA modules and instead contained nouveau. This posed a unique situation because normally a reboot is necessary after installing the official module. However, the software I was provisioning the instances with was unable to resume after rebooting. Using this short script I was able to swap the opensource nouveau module for the NVIDIA module without rebooting the instance.…

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