How can I install Elementary OS Loki in Ubuntu 16.10 without using the iso file? And having to change my partitions (which I know very little about). Upon trying to install EOS using the steps indicated (via the ppa) I get the error message: E: Unable to locate package elementary-desktop. Is one of the other methods there supposed to work for EOS under Ubuntu 16.10?
elementary-desktop package is missing from the PPA, so this is not a duplicate of How to install the Pantheon desktop environment?
I must apologize here for being (though unintentional) somewhat misleading. What I am ultimately looking for is a safe method of running both Ubuntu 16.10 and Elementary Loki OS together. I am perfectly happy downloading the iso file (which I have just done) and rebooting my machine to install it. However, the reason I wanted to install from ppa and that alone is that I am uncertain how to configure my partition scheme so that EOS and Ubuntu both share my home directory and so that I do not loose any data in the process.
Within that framework can anyone please assist me?