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Hi I would like to upgrade from Ubuntu Server 12.10 which I have no idea how to use, to Ubuntu Desktop so that I can install my Windows Server 2008. Please help. Thank

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sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop –  angs Jul 20 '13 at 6:38
    
I got the message "unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix missing?" –  user176520 Jul 20 '13 at 6:50
    
did you read that it says run apt-get update or try with --fix. it means execute sudo apt-get update before executing sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop. If you still get the same error then try it apt-get --fix install. I assume you have internet connection when you execute these command –  angs Jul 20 '13 at 9:36
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$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

You need to run apt-get update once before installing new packages as this updates the local repository information. apt-get upgrade will fetch new versions of packages existing on the machine if Apt knows about these new versions by way of apt-get update.

Now you will be able to run the command:

$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
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I have tried this but when I look back over I see there is "err" or "Failed to fetch" before a weblink. I am connected to the internet on it as far as I know. –  user176520 Jul 20 '13 at 22:15
    
so after I log on I should type: echo nameserver 8.8.8.8? –  user176520 Jul 20 '13 at 23:44
    
Ok, I have the Google DNS installed, but when I tested it (nslookup google.com) it did not respond –  user176520 Jul 21 '13 at 1:19
    
@user176520: the output the command cat /etc/resolv.conf. –  DBX8 Jul 21 '13 at 1:32
    
i ran that command and it is all there. "nameserver 8.8.8.8" "nameserver 8.8.4.4" –  user176520 Jul 21 '13 at 1:39
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