snowpine, I followed the link and copied the Remove Ubuntu code into terminal (on my secondary linux machine, HPpavilion DV6000:
I was doing something the other day and got a similar message. This system has Lubuntu, Lubuntu Netbook, GNOME/OpenBox and Ubuntu. After the results, I will try it on my primary linux machine, the Acer D250.
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
Another option I thought of was to do a complete re-install from the disk. So far I have been installing from the UBUNTU 10.04 LTS Desktop Edition cd that came with "The Official Ubuntu Book." Will I have the option for a minimal ubuntu install from that disk?
More importantly, as mentioned in the code above, why am I "unable to lock?"
seppalta, i'm gonna put that link on the backburner. A little technical for me, but I think I understand most of what's going on. Essentially, endorsing Xubuntu but installing LXDE, right? My primary goal is to clean out any extra packages/desktop environments. Well, keeping Ubuntu/Unity on my netbook as well as LXDE, but then running a LXDE/*buntu system on my Hp laptop.