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    install ubuntu over kubuntu

    I decided I no longer want kubuntu but would rather have ubuntu.
    (it is simpler)
    No I can't use internet on kubuntu so apt-get will not do anything.
    I do not want to just add gnome. I want to completly get rid of
    kubuntu and install ubuntu.
    Anyone know how?

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    Re: install ubuntu over kubuntu

    You can't without the internet and how are you posting without the internet?

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    Re: install ubuntu over kubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by KCG102282 View Post
    You can't without the internet and how are you posting without the internet?
    Maybe he's using a different machine to post here.

    Unfortunately, KCG102282 is half right. It is possible to do it without your ubuntu machine having internet access. But you will need to use a computer that is online.

    You can use APTonCD. Make the CD, then run this command:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
    ubuntu-desktop is a meta-package - installing it will also install a heap of Gnome-based applications.

    As for removing Kubuntu... I don't know an easy way to do this. As far as I know, running

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove kubuntu-desktop
    will not remove the KDE-based apps. It may be easier to just download the ubuntu live cd .iso and install ubuntu over your kubuntu installation.
    Last edited by t0p; March 25th, 2009 at 12:51 AM.
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    Re: install ubuntu over kubuntu

    can I just format or repartition the linux part of the hard drive
    and Install ubuntu?
    Also about the internet thing.
    Internet doesn't work for me on kubuntu, but it works fine on
    windows.

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    Re: install ubuntu over kubuntu

    Yes if you have a ubuntu disk you can do that. Sorry I was under the impression you had no connection at all.

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    Re: install ubuntu over kubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by error919 View Post
    can I just format or repartition the linux part of the hard drive
    and Install ubuntu?
    Sure you can. Download the ubuntu live cd .iso, or get an ubuntu cd sent to you by shipit.ubuntu.com, then install it on the partition that is currently occupied by kubuntu. You'll need to reformat the partition first, but the cd will help you deal with that.

    EDIT: I suggested APTonCD and ubuntu-desktop because for some reason I'd assumed you had config files and other stuff you wanted to keep. But if you don't mind doing a clean installation, that's certainly the way to go.

    When you've got ubuntu working, come back and post the details of your non-working internet. I'm sure someone here will be able to help you get that sorted.
    Last edited by t0p; March 25th, 2009 at 01:17 AM.
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    Re: install ubuntu over kubuntu

    Thanks for the help.
    Ill try the format thing with the cd.

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    Re: install ubuntu over kubuntu

    ok I used sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop.
    But now I can't access it at the log in screen.
    How do i go about using it?

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