View Full Version : Upgrade to Kubuntu - How?
Oct 24th 2005, 10:24 PM
I installed Ubuntu 5.04 on my laptop - a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4200 series - and it runs okay - though I've not used it much- but I prefer the look and feel of the K desktop. I'd like to install Kubuntu over the top of my ubuntu installation, but I'm getting problems trying to boot from the CD - even with Smart Boot Manager or using the boot options in GRUB. Is it possible to get Kubuntu by installing the K desktop bits from Synaptic package manager? Or is it not quite so simple!
Oct 24th 2005, 11:45 PM
You can download "KDE base" by clicking on it in synaptic. That should load KDE to be used at login. Before entering your password at login, select the options dropdown and select KDE. On the left tree in synaptic is the KDE options. Load the KDE base (it will load all dependancies) and go back after to load K type packages like, Amarok, KBear, etc.
Oct 25th 2005, 04:36 AM
open shell then type sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
Oct 25th 2005, 05:42 PM
thanks for the advice... however for some reason the laptop would only boot into the command line this evening.. no GUI ? But! I tried sticking in the Kubuntu install CD - and it loaded up!
So I'm currently installing Kubuntu on the laptop from scratch! It's a good job I hadn't started adding loads of apps!
I'm off to read the documentation... I need to get my head round kubuntu and linux... it's the future of desktop computing - I'm sure
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