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I would like to know how to convert Ubuntu into Lubuntu, without a fresh installation of the system.

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You can install lubuntu-desktop, which is the desktop environment lxde plus the applications that make up the lubuntu distribution by typing in a terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop

Reboot for effect. All your files should still be there;)

I wouldn't bother removing Gnome completely unless you are very low on disk space.

It's also possible to install Lubuntu-desktop from the ubuntu software center.

  • I am already using lxde but I want to replace the whole ubuntu system for full lubuntu not just the desktop environment, If I used burned flash or cd then I could lose hundreds of giga bites of my documents, is there any way to do that ? without partitions and just as if you are deleting a system for another system – Fatharrahman Nov 8 '13 at 16:12
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    installing the lubuntu-desktop package will install all the applications that come with Lubuntu. So it's not just lxde. – Minos Nov 8 '13 at 17:16
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You can unistall current unity desktop environment and install LXDE desktop environment.

How to remove GNOME completely? will help you to remove your current desktop environment.

Then type as follow to install lxde: sudo apt-get install lxde

This will give you desktop environment similar to that of lubuntu.

for more information, see http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Ubuntu

  • I am already using lxde but I want to replace the whole ubuntu system for full lubuntu not just the desktop environment, If I used burned flash or cd then I could lose hundreds of giga bites of my documents, is there any way to do that ? without partitions and just as if you are deleting a system for another system. – Fatharrahman Nov 8 '13 at 16:12
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I removed Gnome completely from TTY by Ctrl+Alt+F3 using

sudo apt-get purge gdm

Then installed Unity and installed Lubuntu and here it is full Lubuntu.

Thank you Monis

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