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

Doug dmcgarrett at
Sat Oct 3 23:43:20 UTC 2015

On 10/03/2015 06:13 PM, Richard Barmann wrote:
> 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.
You've lost me. I really don't know what the problem is. If I were you, I would save off the files that you are trying to work with onto a separate drive or a flash drive or a CD before you do anything else.

Otherwise, you stand a good chance of losing them altogether. I don't know how you can "remove" Xfce. If you do and don't replace it with another desktop environment, you will be left with just a command line

in a terminal.

If you are having trouble with a video card, you need to give the list here the complete information on (a) the card--name, manufacturer, model number; (b) Make and model of your mother-board, or the make and

model of your computer, if you bought it complete. (c) whether your Ubuntu is 32 bit or 64 bit. (d) Which one is it--15.04 or 15.10 (e) make and model of your monitor that you use with the video card

(f) Just what are the symptoms when you plug in the new video card? Does anything appear on the screen? If so, what?  (g) the name and number of any specific driver you use with the video card.

When you have done so, there is surely someone reading here who has seen the problem and knows how to fix it.

Hope this helps.  --doug

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