How to determine what to delete in a partition to install Ubuntu,

Doug dmcgarrett at
Sat Oct 3 20:49:13 UTC 2015

On 10/03/2015 03:58 PM, Richard Barmann wrote:
> I have Xfce, Kubuntu 15.10, and Windows XP on my PC. I would like to eliminate Xfce and install Ubuntu 15.04 in its place. How do I determine what to delete and set up the Partitions for adding Ubuntu? If you need more info please tell me what and how to find it.
> Thank you.
Xfce is a desktop environment, not an operating system. It may be running on your Kubuntu 15.10. What you probably want to do is format the partition that Kubuntu is on and install Ubuntu 15.04 onto that partition.

Then you can decide what desktop you want for Ubuntu, whether it be Gnome, or or something else. Most likely format would be ext4. You can use GParted to do that. GParted is available as a download which can be

burned to a CD and run as a live self-booting routine which will allow you to delete and add partitions, resize them, format them with various formats. Every Linux user should have a copy of GParted. (It is shipped

as part of some operating sytems, and should be installable on most LInux systems, but it is most flexible when run from a CD or possibly a flash drive.)


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