Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Released for Amazon EC2

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Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid was released on Amazon EC2 right on schedule today along with the rest of the normal Ubuntu image download channels.

Congrats to all the Ubuntu folks who were involved in putting this together! Though I’ve enjoyed contributing to the cause over the years, I’m happy to say that I had very little involvement with this release on EC2, leaving me more time to focus on my startup and family. Though many individuals are involved, I’d like to acknowledge the hard work of Scott Moser who has taken the point for publishing official Ubuntu EC2 images these last couple releases.

This is also the first Ubuntu release on EC2 that includes officially supported EBS boot AMIs, taking yet another task off my plate and providing a trusted source for this useful image type.

I’ve listed all of the current Ubuntu and Debian AMI ids in the table at the top of Alestic.com. Simply click on the EC2 region where you want to run your instances to find the AMI ids.

If you’re running an older release of Ubuntu on EC2, see my recommended upgrade paths.

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Hi Eric,

I have fired up an instance of Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid
Canonical - ami-2d4aa444. Sign-in as ubuntu user, then I run the following command to update:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
But it pops up a screen asking for "Configuring GRUB-PC". Is this a bug? I can repeat the problem every time I run the apt-get upgrade command.

Thanks!

That's an unfortunate problem of needing to always start with the same image. Unfortunately it doesn't even go away when preceded by

export DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive

We had a similar time when this happened in the Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic images.

Hopefully, Canonical will release new Lucid images soon with updated packages.

I don't think that grub is even needed on EC2 so perhaps that package could be left out.

Indeed... You don't need to configure grub!

I believe the grub upgrade issue has been fixed in the latest AMIs.

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