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    downgrade pc from ubuntu to lubuntu ... advise before i proceed

    Hello all

    I have an old laptop pc with winXP and ubuntu 12.04 LTS ... lt's a dual boot.

    I need to remove ubuntu and install LUBUNTU.

    My plan is to use a gparted live cd and just delete ubuntu and then just stick in lubuntu cd and reboot and install.

    Is this a good idea?

    Thanks !

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    Re: downgrade pc from ubuntu to lubuntu ... advise before i proceed

    You need not wipe Ubuntu. Just re-use its partition, when you install Lubuntu. At the partitioning page of the installer, select 'Something else', and select the former Ubuntu partition as your root partition /, and set it to be (re)formatted to ext4.

    Edit: by the way, you will be upgrading the performance

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    Re: downgrade pc from ubuntu to lubuntu ... advise before i proceed

    Hello!

    You realy needn't reinstall at all.

    You can just install the Lubuntu desktop and select it at login.

    That's what I would do.

    (+1 to performance... and it's not a downgrade at all anyway.)
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    Re: downgrade pc from ubuntu to lubuntu ... advise before i proceed

    The command for QIII's idea is

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop
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    Re: downgrade pc from ubuntu to lubuntu ... advise before i proceed

    That was quick and easy ....

    Thanks ...


    Now ... how to "mark solved" ... seems to have changed ... will check back later !
    Last edited by Dodeca; March 2nd, 2013 at 10:35 PM.
    Thanks ... Dodeca

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