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Hi :)

Well, i'm a newbie to Linux and last night i decided to install Ubuntu.
By mistake i installed 'ubuntu server' instead of 'ubuntu desktop' (it's on my laptop, a windows machine, i was quite proud of myself for succeeding without destroying any data, until i realized that i have only the server and i have no idea of what to do next)...

So, the bottom line question is: How do i convert ubuntu server to ubuntu desktop? The easiest way, please :D

Thanks
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by:slyong
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reinstall the desktop over the server? :D

I think that's the simplest way.. really.
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:)
It's been a stress, man, i was affraid for my NTFS partitions... Do i really need to go through that again? :)
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by:slyong
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Hi vukotic,

It should be fine.  Once you have your partition for Ubuntu, just make sure that you install into that partition.  Shouldn't be much problem.
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Q-"Do I really need to go through that again? "
A- No you don't have to  : just run apt-get install <program-name>
and select either Gnome or KDE desktop GUI.
Later you can disable services your server has activated ( probably apache,FTP,DHCP, etc.)
If you're on broadband connection it might take an hour or so for pat-get to download -upack and install graphical user interface for you ( KDE is approximately 300 megabytes, Gnome is somewhat lighter but the
feather-light GUI for your l;aptop would be xfce which is only 10-20 magabytes , depending on what components you're going to use )

nedvis


 
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as nedvis said:
login into server
then type:
sudo apt-get install edubuntu-desktop
Then after a while when it finished, restart, and you are done
you wont get the original ubuntu but edubuntu is also very nice.
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Sorry guys, i forgot about this... :) Thanks nedvis and iskywalker!
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