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Install ubuntu 14.04 on droplet

I was wondering how I could install ubuntu 14.04 on a droplet… I’m sort of new to digitalocean.


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Hi @Shayshon,

Ubuntu 14.04 is not being supported anymore and as such there is no automatic way as to lay say like Ubuntu 20.04. To install an older or a Custom Image, you can use the custom image feature. Custom images are Linux and Unix-like images you import to DigitalOcean. You can create Droplets based custom images, which lets you migrate and scale your workloads without spending time recreating your environment from scratch.

You can read more about them here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/images/custom-images/

Can I ask, what do you need Ubuntu 14.04 for? Can’t you use a newer version, maybe 18.04 or 20.04? I’m asking as there are numoures reason as to why you shouldn’t be using 14.04. Mostly, it’s because of the security patches. You don’t get anymore on 14.04.

Anyway, looking forward to hearing from you!