ALERT: Ubuntu upgrade causes problems with older 8.04 Hardy AMIs

This post was dated back Oct 9, 2008 at EC2 Ubuntu thread.

Unfortunately, after several months of the running instance as a test machine, and when php5-dev package is installed, the error comes up. CPU spin lock!

Solution #3 is applied to the running instance, snapshot EBS and spin up the latest AMI ami-1c5db975 from

Change the Elastic IP to the new running instance with the new EBS snapshot attached and viola… its ready to go!

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