Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support.

To help support a broader range of hardware, the 12.04.2 release adds an updated kernel and X stack for new installations on x86 architectures, and matches the ability of 12.10 to install on systems using UEFI firmware with Secure Boot enabled.

As usual, this point release includes many updates, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation. These include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

Kubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, Edubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, Xubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, Mythbuntu 12.04.2 LTS, and Ubuntu Studio 12.04.2 LTS are also now available. For some of these, more details can be found in their announcements:

To get Ubuntu 12.04.2

In order to download Ubuntu 12.04.2, visit:


Users of Ubuntu 10.04 and 11.10 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 12.04.2 via Update Manager. For further information about upgrading, see:


As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.

We recommend that all users read the 12.04.2 release notes, which document caveats and workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth notes on the release itself. They are available at:


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Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Thu Feb 14 20:02:50 UTC 2013 by Colin Watson

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2 Responses to “Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS released”

  1. Christopher Boyle Says:

    Both of my pc’s show a black screen with white and coloured lines when I use later than 12.04 Kubuntu or Ubuntu with the desktop or dvd disks or USB drives so I want to download 12.04.2 so as to install.

    Any 12.04.5 iso shows ok in desk test yet won’t install grub2.cfg for some reason!!

    What do I do?

  2. Marcus Amatore Says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I have a Dell Latitude E6540 and have found the certification page:-

    I want to install Lubuntu, as my primary need is speed, however, the certification implies that I should install Ubuntu 12.04.2 on my laptop. Please can you send me the appropriate download URL.

    Yours sincerely,
    Mr M Amatore

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