Need help to upgrade from UNR to Desktop Edition

Asked by Sam Bob on 2010-09-17

Hey guys,

I installed Ubuntu UNR a while back and I'm starting to get frustrated with the layout and features. Now I want to upgrade to Ubuntu Desktop Edition, but dont know how. Right now I have Windows 7 and UNR partitioned on a netbook. Can someone one please tell me how to upgrade UNR to Ubuntu Desktop Edition without messing up my harddrive or Win7? I want to completely remove UNR and replace it.
Please help!

Thanks

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2010-09-18
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2010-09-18

It's not really an upgrade, you simply use the OS with a different UI. Just like you don't really change from Ubuntu to KUbuntu, you just install KDE and select KDE at login. If you run:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

You can then logoff, select the Gnome desktop and get a regular desktop. It won't mess anything up as you are simply installing a different frontend to the system.

Sam Bob (akshayvangari) said : #2

Yea I already tried that. I put in the "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop" into terminal and it successfully installed. I then restarted and selected GNOME instead of Ubuntu Netbook Edition and loggged in. There was no difference there it is still the same netbook interface. Also, is there a difference between Ubuntu Netbook Remix and Ubuntu Netbook Edition? Because on my log in it says Netbook Edition.
Thanks

Sam Bob (akshayvangari) said : #3

Yea I already tried that. I put in the "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop" into terminal and it successfully installed. I then restarted and selected GNOME instead of Ubuntu Netbook Edition and loggged in. There was no difference there it is still the same netbook interface. Also, is there a difference between Ubuntu Netbook Remix and Ubuntu Netbook Edition? Because on my log in it says Netbook Edition.
Thanks

Sam Bob (akshayvangari) said : #4

Yea I already tried that. I put in the "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop" into terminal and it successfully installed. I then restarted and selected GNOME instead of Ubuntu Netbook Edition and loggged in. There was no difference there it is still the same netbook interface. Also, is there a difference between Ubuntu Netbook Remix and Ubuntu Netbook Edition? Because on my log in it says Netbook Edition.
Thanks

Sounds like you need to open the startup items and tell the netbook iterface not to run then log off and log on again

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