Canonical has released updated instance-store AMIs for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Hardy on Amazon EC2. Read Ben Howard’s announcement on the ec2ubuntu Google group.
I have released corresponding EBS boot AMIs for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Hardy using the exact same image Canonical used to build the instance-store AMIs.
You can find the AMI ids for Canonical’s AMIs and for the AMIs I just built in the table at the top of Alestic.com. Just click on the region you are using to see the ids.
The updated code I used to build the EBS boot AMIs by downloading Canonical’s images is available on github.
If you’re not already using the venerable Ubuntu Hardy, please start with a more modern release, like Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid or Ubuntu 11.04 Natty.