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I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Asus tf101 and wanted to strip it down a little bit removed the desktop environment and any application that comes with it.

By doing this I accidentally removed removed apt-get (don't ask).

Now I want to reinstall it, but I can't find a single forum post or blog issuing this problem and I have no idea how to do it.

Can somebody please help me?

(And please don't ask why I don't just install Ubuntu server, installing Ubuntu on this thing was a pain already.)

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Why didn't you install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? 11.10 support ends soon but LTS releases get a way longer support window. –  japzone Mar 29 '13 at 14:51
    
@japzone Fortunately, 11.10 can be upgraded to 12.04 LTS quite easily. (vinniethepooh: I recommend this; after sometime next month you won't even get security updates for 11.10.) –  Eliah Kagan Mar 29 '13 at 16:50
    
@EliahKagan Yeah, I was just wondering why he was running 11.10, but he replied below saying it was an Android tablet port, so that explains it. –  japzone Mar 29 '13 at 17:03
    
@EliahKagan i am doing the upgrade right now, just had to free up some space, my root is just 2 gigs –  vinniethepooh Mar 29 '13 at 18:23
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Why 11.10? That's going out of support in a month... I'll actually be easier and faster to reinstall, using a newer version.

If you really want to stick to the old version, download http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/apt/apt_0.8.16~exp5ubuntu13_i386.deb (32 bit) or http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/apt/apt_0.8.16~exp5ubuntu13_amd64.deb (if you have a 64-bit system) and install with sudo dpkg -i apt_*.deb.

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thanks for the links and the really quick response! 11.10 because it's actually an android tablet and i found this tutorial using 11.10. which i certainly couldn't install myself. wanted do upgrade to 12.10 but didn't have enough space left, that's why i wanted to strip it down completely and install lubuntu-desktop. it's arm actually.. –  vinniethepooh Mar 29 '13 at 14:51
    
uname -m outputs armv7l –  vinniethepooh Mar 29 '13 at 14:55
    
I don't know the exact url to the arm package. You should look at your sources.list to find the mirror, then go to that mirror, to the pool/main/a/apt/ directory and download the correct .deb file for armv7l (version 0.8.16~exp5ubuntu13). –  Dennis Kaarsemaker Mar 29 '13 at 14:56
    
This may be the one: ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/pool/main/a/apt/… –  Dennis Kaarsemaker Mar 29 '13 at 14:59
    
thanks! so here's the mirror ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/pool/main/a/apt . i guess i just download all the debs labeled with 0.8.16~exp5ubuntu13_armel –  vinniethepooh Mar 29 '13 at 15:08
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