I have a Dell Dimension 4600 desktop that I no longer use and I decided to turn it into a server. It is running Windows XP. Now, I had a flash drive that has Ubuntu 11.0 on it where I used it to install Ubuntu on another computer. Anyway, I downloaded Ubuntu Server onto the flash drive and used the flash drive to install Ubuntu on the desktop----When I realized that it was not Ubuntu Server but Ubuntu 11.0 I could not stop the install in fear of doing damage. So, now I have Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04(I did the upgrade) on this desktop. I want to install Ubuntu Server. How do I go about doing that?I am new to computers and Ubuntu . so please give me detailed explanation.
Since you don't need your desktop Ubuntu, you can install your server on the partition you used to install the desktop version. Its easy to recognize which partitions are currently occupied by the desktop version. The ones which show an "ext" partition while allocating partitions are the ones belonging to Ubuntu(desktop). So, first delete these partitions("partitions"(plural) because you may have allocated different ones for
If you feel that the process to install/partition a server version of Ubuntu is different from the one for installing a desktop, then no, its not. You need not worry, only thing you keep in mind is delete "ext" partitions and reallocate them. This way, you won't have to handle grub-rescue too!