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Having mucked up my system fairly... horridly, I just want to get my system back to a fresh install state, where I have absolutely no leftovers from my current state, including packages, configs, users, and so forth. Problem is, I just don't have a usb flash drive [etc] handy.

Any suggestions?

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Also look at this script. –  Danatela Apr 8 '14 at 6:28

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What about running this in terminal:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop

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I personally wouldn't recommend this if it is possible. Largely because you're going to have random files everywhere anyway.

Got an android device? Try DriveDroid.

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Not sure why this is downvoted. Most don't know about this application and as such is a viable solution if you have an android device, rooted, and ample storage for an ISO. –  Demortes Apr 8 '14 at 6:56

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