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I deleted almost everything on the system except chromium and pdf I guess. No software centre no apt-get. I mean there is nothing. Is there anyway I can restore all the bundled software etc with 12.04?

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How did that happen? In order to help you we'll have to trace your steps back. – Glutanimate Sep 25 '12 at 2:15
I would assume you didn't delete them from the trash? – Ringtail Sep 25 '12 at 3:03
What steps did you perform to delete said software? – hexafraction Sep 25 '12 at 7:09

Simplest Method.

  • Make sure any user data (documents, images, etc.) or critical settings are Backed-Up.

  • Decide what, if anything, needs to be retained.

  • Re-install Ubuntu.

Repeat as needed, until you stop having those (pesky) 'Deleted almost everything.' impulses ..

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