Ubuntu – How to download and install specific Ubuntu version and disable future builds


The AMD Catalystâ„¢ 13.12 Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver can be used with Ubuntu 12.04.2 and 13.04 and the 14.1 Beta version can be used with Ubuntu 12.04.3 and 13.10.

Since, the beta version is known to have a lot of issues, I need to use the stable driver. Unfortunately, it is not working with 13.10 as it said in the documentation.

So, I need to download and install 12.04.2 and disable future updates to 12.04.3 for example.

How I can do this when the version of the Ubuntu that can be downloaded from the official website is 12.04.4 and how can I prevent update to next builds?

Best Answer

  • You can download old Ubuntu versions from http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/12.04.2/

    Now choose the version you want (12.04.2) and be sure if you want it 32 or 64bit Then click on it to download.

    Now for the updates you can run the update manager from DASH then go to settings and beside check for updates choose never (see the image below)

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