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    upgrade from 20.04.2

    I want to upgrade a drive from 20.04.2 t0 21.04 The current drive has ubuntu w/kde on it. I want to upgrade to just plain ubuntu 21.04 and remove the kde portion. Anybody know how I can do this?

    Thank you................
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    Re: upgrade from 20.04.2

    Is it a dual boot with Ubuntu and KDE. ?
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    Re: upgrade from 20.04.2

    First of all, you can only upgrade from 20.04 to 20.10 and then to 21.04. Normally we can upgrade from one LTS release to the next LTS release but 21.04 is not an LTS release. Ubuntu 22.04 will be the next LTS release.

    If you are running Kubuntu then the only way I know to switch to Ubuntu is a new installation. How did you get KDE on this operating system?

    Did you do something like this?

    https://itsfoss.com/install-kde-on-ubuntu/

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    Re: upgrade from 20.04.2

    An upgrade directly from 20.04 to 21.04 is expected to be available once 20.10 reaches end of life. Right now the upgrade from 20.04 leads to 20.10. The upgrade from 20.10 to 21.04 is not yet available (although it can be forced, as you can see from the threads here from people who have some problem after doing this). Upgrades from an LTS version to an interim version that's not it's immediate succesor have a reputation of being not very reliable.

    In theory you can remove all kde-related packages and install the gnome-related packages you need to convert a Kubuntu system or Ubuntu with a lot of kde stuff to a regular Ubuntu system, but it is a bit messy.

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    Re: upgrade from 20.04.2

    Thank you for the replies!

    This is REALLY strange! You guys were right! I upgraded two machines, one was a 20.10 machine and one was a 20.04 machine. the 20.10 machine is now a 21.04 and the 20.04 machine is now a 20.10 machine! Amazing! I didn't even see that until I read my replies. Thank you! That being said I think I might upgrade the now 20.10 although its really working fine and should probably wait anyway.

    The machine I was going to update is a 20.04 machine. From what I can tell I should just leave it alone and live with it. My only problem with it is that the kde machine won't display my pia (vpn) icon on the top bar but I can live with that. I haven't messed much with kde can't remember how I put it on that machine. I think I will use my head and just leave it alone and not upgrade until its really time.

    I will mark this as solved.
    Memory: 7.5gb
    Processor: AMD Fx(tm)-6300 six-core processor x 6
    Graphics: Nvidia NV84 Resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
    OS: Ubuntu 21.04 Gnome: 3.38.5

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