For future reference
to update a ubuntu install from a basic install to a desktop install

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

to upgrade a distribution do the following

sudo sed -e ’s/sdapper/ edgy/g’ -i /etc/apt/sources.list

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

# the second dist-upgrade is needed to clean out in the init changes.

sudo apt-get -f install

sudo dpkg –-configure -a