change from edubuntu to ubuntu 8.04

Ray Parrish crp at
Mon Jan 5 01:02:48 UTC 2009

Jeroen T. Bezemer wrote:
> norman wrote:
>> My granddaughter has Edubuntu and Windows XP set up on a single hard
>> drive and has asked me if I could change the Edubuntu to Ubuntu 8.04 and
>> still retain the Windows XP. I have looked for some instruction but I am
>> still rather confused as to the best procedure. What would be the
>> simplest and quickest method to use, please.
>> Norman 
> Startup synaptics-package-manager and install the package 
> ubuntu-desktop. that ought to do everything you want, keeping every 
> setting you have.
> That is, you need to have room enough on your edubuntu partition.
Which will not result in a default Ubuntu install, as by default the 
package ubuntu-desktop isn't even installed. I found that out by 
searching Synaptic one day on my Ubuntu 8.04 installation, and was very 
surprised to find out it was not installed.

Later, Ray Parrish

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