Changing Ubuntu 12.04 to Lubuntu 12.04
*Skip to 'Current System' if you want to directly answer my question*
I'm actually looking for a change in the entire OS, not just the desktop environment. My computer is currently a single boot Ubuntu OS, with GRUB boot-loader installed when I first used a live USB stick to install Ubuntu. I've heard that Lubuntu is very good at memory/CPU usage optimization, just what I need for a game server (yes it is a server, but I prefer graphical interface over command-line interface any day). The reason why I'm choosing to reinstall is because of avoiding the 'bloatedness' of Ubuntu.
How am I supposed to back up all of my preferences, etc. to e.g. an external HDD and then restore it when I clean install another Linux system based on Ubuntu?
Thanks in advance,
Re: Changing Ubuntu 12.04 to Lubuntu 12.04
1. A clean install
A clean install is the simplest way to do it, and then to add whatever preferences you like to have.
2. Change your system
Backup your system (or at least your /home folder or partition. Then install lubuntu-desktop into your present system
and make it Pure Lubuntu according to these links
sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop
Edit: But remember that Lubuntu has no long time support. Its end of life is October 2013, so think twice before doing this. Maybe it is better to run Ubuntu Server with the addition of XFCE
and enjoy the LTS support of packages belonging to Xubuntu until April 2015.
sudo apt-get install xfce4
You can also install
and make Pure Xubuntu
sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop