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I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop version, I would like to use Ubuntu 14.04 Server.

Is it possible to migrate (change) from Ubuntu desktop to Ubuntu server without losing any data which is currently available?

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up vote 14 down vote accepted

yes you can do that.

then How ?

Open your terminal and type as

sudo apt-get install tasksel

Then type sudo tasksel in terminal enter image description here

It will open in terminal with options & there you can choose Ubuntu Server with space-bar and then continue. It will download and install Ubuntu Server tools.

hope that helps.

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thank you, it's really helpful.... –  ARUL Jul 16 at 5:06
how do I enter into Ubuntu server –  ARUL Jul 16 at 5:33
This installs the packages for Ubuntu server but does not remove the packages for a desktop installation. That may or may not be what is needed. –  Eliah Kagan Jul 16 at 6:18
@AJ Your current Ubuntu already having server tools. right now your Ubuntu is like Ubuntu Server + Ubuntu Desktop. Eliah Thank you. –  AgentCool Jul 16 at 7:15
One word of caution: **never ** use tasksel to remove something, it will remove all packages needed for that task, even if you installed them manually. –  guntbert Jul 19 at 21:29

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