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How Can I Use a Ubuntu Image Source (x86_64) Provided by HUAWEI CLOUD?

Updated at: Mar 17, 2020 GMT+08:00


When you are required to update the OS or software of an ECS, you can access the ECS to the Internet and use an external Ubuntu image source. However, if your ECS cannot access the Internet, or the external Ubuntu image source cannot provide services stably, you can use the Ubuntu image source provided by HUAWEI CLOUD.



  1. Log in to the ECS.
  2. Run the following command to back up the sources.list file:

    mv /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.bak

  3. Select a suitable wget command according to the Ubuntu image source version, run the command to download the sources.list file, and save the file into /etc/apt/:

    Table 1 lists the mapping between Ubuntu versions and version names.

    Table 1 Mapping between Ubuntu versions and version names


    Version Name

    apt Source Configuration File

    Ubuntu 18.04

    (Bionic Beaver)


    Ubuntu 17.10

    (Artful Aardvark)


    Ubuntu 17.04

    (Zesty Zapus)





    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

    (Xenial Xerus)


    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    (Trusty Tahr)


    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    (Precise Pangolin)


    Take Ubuntu 14.04 as an example. Its apt source configuration file is sources.list.trusty. The configurations are as follows:

    wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list

  4. Run the following command to update the software library:

    apt-get update

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