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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 data from my system?

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Open your terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install tasksel

Then type sudo tasksel in terminal

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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.

  • how do I enter into Ubuntu server – A J Jul 16 '14 at 5:33
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    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 '14 at 6:18
  • @AJ Your current Ubuntu already having server tools. right now your Ubuntu is like Ubuntu Server + Ubuntu Desktop. Eliah Thank you. – rɑːdʒɑ Jul 16 '14 at 7:15
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    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 '14 at 21:29
  • @guntbert nice point. – rɑːdʒɑ Jul 23 '14 at 5:58
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sudo apt-get install tasksel
sudo tasksel remove ubuntu-desktop
sudo tasksel install server
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-server linux-image-server
sudo apt-get purge lightdm

These commands can help you to competly convert an Ubuntu Desktop to Ubuntu Server. It work on Ubuntu 14.04 ;D

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    When sudo apt-get install linux-server linux-image-server it says not found. When rebooting, it says image is corrupted. You'll get a brick at the end. – Dmytro Bogatov Oct 8 '17 at 21:31

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