Trying to install xubuntu 13.04 over ubuntu 12.10

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sun Apr 28 14:18:27 UTC 2013

On 28 April 2013 15:10, John R. Sowden <jsowden at> wrote:
> On 04/28/2013 07:07 AM, Nils Kassube wrote:
>> John R. Sowden wrote:
>>> Having a problem here.  I have Ubuntu 12.10 with a windows partition
>>> (and recovery partition).  I want to upgrade to 13.04, but I want
>>> xubuntu, not std ubuntu.  I have downloaded the dvd iso.  I booted it
>>> up, but it gave me 2 options:
>>> 1) Add X Ubuntu next to Ubuntu or (2) erase the disk and do a clean
>>> install.
>> There should also be an option "Something else" where you can manually
>> select the partitions.
>> Nils
> This is true.  I did not go to that because I am not interested in changing
> the partition structure.  Can I select to just install xub where ub is now?

Yes, in addition if you do not select Format for the existing
partition then it will leave the home directory as it is (assuming you
do not have a separate home partition).  If you do select format then
it will completely erase the existing ubuntu.

You also have the alternative of upgrading your existing ubuntu
(online) and then adding the xfce desktop to effectively convert it to
xubuntu.  See


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