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

Richard Barmann reb at
Sat Oct 3 22:13:55 UTC 2015

On 10/03/2015 04:49 PM, Doug wrote:
> 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.)
> --doug
> When I load Xfce 15.04 show up as it is loading. Can I remove the Xfce 
> and have 15.04 and 15.10. I have a burned ISO of 15.04 that I made 
> today. The reason I need the 15.04 is that the files I open in 15.10 
> are out of proportion with the origanals. I have to work with them to 
> print as shown in flyers that I made in the past. I have to open Xfce 
> to print any flyers.That may adjust when the new upgrade releases this 
> month.  What I have is a daily build of 15.10 that works with my 
> embeded card and the 15.04 would not work and I was told I needed a 
> new video card so I went to Xfce. When I installed  the 15.10 it 
> reverted back to the old card and worked. I may have to just wait 
> until the new upgrade and see if it is working with the Card I have. I 
> hope I have not just confused the issue.

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