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I found that this command install elementary os

$ sudo apt-get install elementary-desktop 

but the package cannot be located so please help.

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First remember, installing Elementary Desktop on Ubuntu 14.04 may make your system unstable because it is still in testing.
So I would suggest you to trying it first on VM.

To install Elementary Desktop on Ubuntu 14.04, open terminal and execute following commands

 sudo apt-add-repository ppa:elementary-os/testing
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get upgrade
 sudo apt-add-repository ppa:elementary-os/daily
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install elementary-desktop
  • I don't think that ppa:elementary-os/stable have much package for Ubuntu 14.04, because it is showing only one package for trusty. – g_p Sep 28 '14 at 18:02
  • yeah - the existing question on this just use the daily PPA - I don't think the stable PPA has been updated for atleast a year - never mind. – Wilf Sep 28 '14 at 18:06
  • what if I want to install stable version do I have do that sudo apt-add-repository ppa:elementary-os/stable instead of testing do I need change ? – Shohanur Rahaman Feb 24 '16 at 16:21

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