We’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (release notes) for deployment in the Linode Manager. This is a long-term support (LTS) release by Canonical, which means the operating system will receive support until April of 2017. For help deploying a distribution in the Linode Manager, you can reference our documentation in the Linode Library for deploying a Linux distribution.
There is currently an outstanding bug in the Upstart package that may cause startup job logging to fail during boot, printing errors on your Lish console. Upstart assumes “/dev/pts” will be made available via an initrd before it runs, which doesn’t happen in our (and other) environments. Job logging being disabled during boot should not cause any issues. There is an open bug on Launchpad where you can find a more in-depth explanation about the issue, as well as be notified when a fix has been released.