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alaios 06-20-2006 05:28 PM

migrate from ubuntu to xubuntu
 
Hi there :) I am using the latest ubuntu.... and i want to migrate to xubuntu in order to save up some system resources. Do u know if it is possible to migrate from one distro to ohter using the synapticf packet manager?

ozar 06-20-2006 05:39 PM

If it were me... I'd do a fresh install of Xubuntu right over Ubuntu. It doesn't take long to install and you'll wind up with a cleaner system. That's just me, though. Others will probably have their own ideas about how to tackle it.

esteeven 06-20-2006 05:42 PM

Well. I think that a simple "apt-get install xubuntu-desktop" should give you what you want. You would also get to retain your original Ubuntu (I think --- I haven't tried this!).

xpromisex 06-20-2006 05:48 PM

all you need to do is install the "xubuntu-desktop" package if I am not mistaken. Then choose the "xfce-session" or similar selection from the GDM login manager and you're all set.

Edit: esteeven beat me too it. (And note that I haven't tried this either - but XFCE4 - especially 4.4 - is a great choice)

alaios 06-20-2006 05:52 PM

Thx a ot ... Do u know too what are the major differences betwwen ubuntu and xubuntu? I am asking cause i am runiing ubuntu with xfce:P And i wanna know if xubuntu will release some sustem resources

aysiu 06-20-2006 08:01 PM

Xubuntu is much lighter and faster than Ubuntu or Kubuntu. It will, in fact, "release" system resources.

alaios 06-21-2006 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aysiu
Xubuntu is much lighter and faster than Ubuntu or Kubuntu. It will, in fact, "release" system resources.

Thx a lot are u really really really sure that is lighter ?:) Hehe i ll be really happy if it is

Fireproof4ever 06-29-2006 07:44 PM

How did it work?
 
I am curious how this all turned out. I am wanting to do the same thing. I have an older laptop that ran just fine with Ubuntu 5.10, but is having some difficulty with 6.06. I wanted to go a little lighter with Xubuntu 6.06 and hopefully have the similar functionality. I was hoping ther might be a command I could use vs. a full install, how did apt-get work for you or were you able to do it a different way?

IBall 06-29-2006 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fireproof4ever
I am curious how this all turned out. I am wanting to do the same thing. I have an older laptop that ran just fine with Ubuntu 5.10, but is having some difficulty with 6.06. I wanted to go a little lighter with Xubuntu 6.06 and hopefully have the similar functionality. I was hoping ther might be a command I could use vs. a full install, how did apt-get work for you or were you able to do it a different way?

Welcome to LQ!

This will work with no problems. As someone said above, select "xfce-session" from the login screen to get into XFCE.

The major advantage is that you will not lose your documents, or any installed programs. You can still choose Gnome from the login screen if you want, and it will be just the way you left it :). You can also use existing programs under XFCE - for example, Open Office and Firefox will still work in exactly the same way that they always have.

You can always try it using "sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop", and it won't hurt anything. If you don't like it, and want to remove XFCE from your system, use "sudo apt-get remove xubuntu-desktop".

I hope this helps
--Ian

aysiu 07-01-2006 12:50 AM

Actually,
Code:

sudo apt-get remove xubuntu-desktop
won't remove Xubuntu.

If you ever think you want to remove it, install it with aptitude, not apt-get or Synaptic.

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/aptitude

randell6564 07-01-2006 01:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aysiu
Xubuntu is much lighter and faster than Ubuntu or Kubuntu. It will, in fact, "release" system resources.

ABSOLUTLELY RIGHT! I did it! (Really I just wanted to say "HI aysiu!")

wolfmaniac 07-01-2006 01:46 AM

i migrated to xubuntu and then back to ubuntu but both the times i did a clean install.

did backed my data.

Reegz 07-01-2006 05:31 AM

Is it safe to upgrade??
 
Hi guys.

I'm currently running ubuntu 5.10 on my pc at work and am keen to install 6. My concern is that I cant afford to lose data or time. Is it relatively safe to pop in the install cd and install over my current set-up and still maintain my system state?

binary_y2k2 07-01-2006 08:57 AM

If you want to move from 5.10 to 6.06 then you dont need to install over your system, you can just upgrade
Take a look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DapperUpgrades

alaios 07-01-2006 10:45 AM

thx guys
 
I just want to know if i migrate from ubuntu 5.10 that i have now installed the the new xubuntu do u know if it will speed-up a little my system or i have to do a clean install?


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