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Old 10-10-2009, 07:27 PM   #1
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Angry How to change ubuntu 7.10 into xubuntu


hello how can i change my linnux distro ubuntu 7.10 into xubuntu.
 
Old 10-10-2009, 07:37 PM   #2
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hello how can i change my linnux distro ubuntu 7.10 into xubuntu.
By installing the other version?
 
Old 10-10-2009, 08:34 PM   #3
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Normally, it would be

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

but 7.10 is unsupported, updates and packages are not available anymore, you will have to upgrade to 8.04 or 9.10 (current) to be able to install anything (without spending too much time)
 
Old 10-10-2009, 08:57 PM   #4
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Download the new ISO and do a full install.. (Use the 'Use entire disk') option. It will delete anything else that was on the existing drive.

.. Backup anything on it first tho!
 
Old 10-10-2009, 10:55 PM   #5
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hello how can i change my linnux distro ubuntu 7.10 into xubuntu.
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purexfce
 
Old 10-11-2009, 12:12 AM   #6
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^^ It will not work with 7.10, you still have to upgrade to use this "solution"
 
Old 10-11-2009, 12:16 AM   #7
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^^You are right.7.10 has to be updated first.
 
Old 10-11-2009, 01:23 AM   #8
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Ok thanks. In this solution, can my laptop get more faster because i install xubuntu?
 
Old 10-11-2009, 01:24 AM   #9
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I would recommend backup any work/files you want to keep and do a fresh install. If you partition your disk like this

/root
/usr
/home

Next time you do any upgrades you can upgrade your root system and should be able to keep your files.
 
Old 10-11-2009, 02:04 AM   #10
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I don't see the need for a separate /usr, but for a swap partition.
 
Old 10-11-2009, 02:11 AM   #11
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Well partition is more of a matter of preference these days. Some people say you should do a serperate /var to keep your root from filling up with logs. But typical yea

/root
/home

is a good way
 
Old 10-11-2009, 04:04 AM   #12
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Ok thanks. In this solution, can my laptop get more faster because i install xubuntu?
If you only want to speed up your laptop then changing from Gnome and gdm to Xfce and xdm may be enough. xubuntu is a "complete desktop" including abiword (word processor) and transmission (bittorrent client). OTOH, 7.10 is a bit long in the tooth so this might be a good opportunity to upgrade and do a clean install as already suggested. ubuntu is a fairly heavy distro, though; if you laptop isn't very powerful then a lighter distro might better suit your needs.
 
  


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