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mathieu_
January 10th, 2011, 04:19 PM
Hi,

I just bought a dual USB2/USB3 external disk for backup purposes on my Ubuntu server box, running 8.0.4 LTS. For various reasons I can't upgrade to the newest LTS yet and I was wondering if there were any plans for USB3 support on Ubuntu Server 8.0.4?

Cheers,

mathieu

proxess
January 10th, 2011, 04:25 PM
I highly doubt it, seeing that the only kind of support for 8.04 is security support, unless you get it off some kind of backport ppa.

mathieu_
January 11th, 2011, 09:20 AM
Gee, and I thought "long term support" was actually for that sort of thing, including drivers for new hardware and suchlike...

Thirtysixway
January 12th, 2011, 04:45 AM
Gee, and I thought "long term support" was actually for that sort of thing, including drivers for new hardware and suchlike...

LTS is only for security and major problems, not adding new features. You may be able to find some documentation online on how to add support for USB3, but probably wouldn't be compatable with updates from canonical/ubuntu in the future. :\ sorry

Maybe you can find some kernel module(s) that will add support? I'm really not sure. But it won't be from canonical/ubuntu if you do find them.

mathieu_
January 12th, 2011, 08:58 AM
Awww...

From the LTS page (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTS) (Ubuntu Wiki):

we define the LTS to be: [...] Compatible with New Hardware: We will make point releases throughout the development cycle to provide functional support for new server and desktop hardware.
So maybe it's too late in the 8.0.4 cycle to integrate that kind of support? No more "point releases"? Is the development cycle over? :-/

Well, I guess I gotta prepare the migration to the newest LTS...