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I wanted to install Kubuntu 12.10 from USB on a brand new computer, with no OS. I downloaded the file and started the computer with the USB. It installed Ubuntu 11.10. Why and how can I change that?

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Where did you get the image from? – Chris Carter Dec 31 '12 at 11:33

I can only assume that you have inadvertently downloaded the wrong image. My advice would be to download the appropriate image from here and reinstall.

P.s Welcome to Ask Ubuntu

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You probably downloaded wrong image.

You can either download the right one as Chris said, OR you can simply upgrade.

  • Open dash and find Update Manager (I don't remember how exactly it's called). Check for updates and you will be suggested to upgrade your distribution.

  • After upgrading you will have the latest Ubuntu version. Now you need to install package kubuntu-desktop . Simply open Terminal (Ctr+Alt+T) and paste this line:

    sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

  • Enter your password when prompted.

  • When prompted select kdm display manager (or you can stay with lightdm - it's your choice).

  • After it's done - reboot and select KDE or Kubuntu when logging in.

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