Ubuntu Server and Desktop on the same pc ?

Thomas Smith tom71713-ubuntu at inqone.com
Thu May 3 14:08:45 UTC 2007

As a previous poster mentioned... Desktop, server... It's all from  
the same pool, just different packages are installed.

So if you install "Server" and decide that you want some Desktop  
functionality, just install the Desktop apps you want--including  
specific "Desktop" kernels.

On May 3, 2007, at 6:32 AM, Brad Johnson wrote:

> On Thu, 2007-05-03 at 10:11 +0200, Rutger van Haasteren wrote:
>>         You could dual-boot both the server and desktop installation
>>         but since
>>         it's a laptop and you said you wanted the desktop  
>> installation
>>         the
>>         answer to your question is to just reinstall the desktop
>>         installation
>>         over your current server installation.
>> That is hardly necessary. Just install the desktop with "sudo apt-get
>> install ubuntu-desktop" as David suggested, and you're good to go.
>> Remember: the server edition just has other packages installed than
>> the desktop edition. With the apt-get command you will install the
>> missing desktop ones.
>> Rutger
> There are Kernel differences in the server installation. Some may be
> good differences but it can't be guaranteed that he'll have ALL the
> hooks, bells & whistles of the normal desktop installation & Kernel  
> just
> by installing the Ubuntu Desktop package.
> I've done the very thing your suggesting with a Sun Blade 100
> Workstation. I had to install the server installation as that is all
> that is/was supported for the SPARC Architecture. The user is asked  
> many
> configuration questions during the installation of packages which are
> not asked by the ubuntu desktop installer.
> Brad
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