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HP recovery discs to re-install Windows 8 and remove Ubuntu? [closed]

So I really need to go back to Windows 8 because I cant play any of my steam games and so on. Can I use my HP recovery discs to Factory Reset (Erase Hard Drive) and will it re-install windows and ...
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2answers
301 views

Reinstall Ubuntu to its default state, without an installation medium like a DVD or USB?

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, ...
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1answer
83 views

Recovering an unbootable Ubuntu

Today i was trying to install 32 bit wine to my 64 bit pc and even though i knew that it may hurt my Ubuntu setup, i ran a sudo command which deleted build-essantials, some compilers and drivers. ...
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1answer
102 views

deleted xfce accidently, is there a way to recover it without internet connection?

I'm running xubuntu, and removed xfce from the software manager (face palm) while trying to clear up space (I believe this is what I did since I cant find any trace of xfce in the terminal). At the ...
0
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1answer
278 views

Getting just Windows 8 (no dual boot) back from Ubuntu?

My Acer v5 was originally Windows 8 but I loaded Ubuntu 13.04 and I think overwrote the Windows 8 OS. I have tried every way I could find to see if I could locate the Windows 8 or Acer eRecovery ...
0
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1answer
345 views

Windows 7/Ubuntu does not boot after installation. [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on Windows 7 now neither OS boots up. How can I recover Windows OS and uninstall Ubuntu?
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1answer
20 views

How can I get data off of a (probably) very corrupt drive?

So, my younger brother wanted my help today. Apparently, he was helping a friend install Ubuntu to his laptop, and midway through the install (on a filled hard-drive with Windows 8, from the liveusb ...
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1answer
61 views

I could not even open my ubuntu

I did: sudo apt-get remove libsdl-image1.2 libsdl-image1.2-dev guile-1.8 guile-1.8-dev libsdl1.2debian-all libart-2.0-dev libaudiofile-dev libesd0-dev libdirectfb-dev libdirectfb-extra ...
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1answer
641 views

Ubuntu Touch stuck at google screen

I tried installing Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 4. When I try to boot, it's stuck at the google screen. Any ideea how to solve this? I mean booting to ubuntu, I know how to get back to recovery.
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0answers
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re-enabling an account

i need help on how to re-enable an account, my computer admin disabled my account, which means i cant perform the sudo command without a password, i keep asking him to put my password back, but he ...
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0answers
106 views

Install Ubuntu 13 on top of existing 12 version

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installation on my hard drive. I have broken python while trying to update it, so some critical applications does not function anymore. One of them is do-release-upgrade. So I ...
0
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3answers
217 views

can i reinstall windows after deleting it?

I want to install Ubuntu in replace of Windows. I want to know if I can go back to Windows. If I decide this is not the right choice. I do not want to install Ubuntu side by side.
0
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1answer
430 views

Replaced Window7(4drives) with Ubuntu13.04(empty) Lost all data, TestDisk did not help [duplicate]

I have 500gb of HDD with 4 drives on Windows7, While installing Ubuntu 13.04 I selected Replace Windows (Expected to Replace Windows7 on C drive) But it Removed all the Data from other 3 drives and ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Trying to recover files from a windows 7 machine using ubuntu

OK so I cant boot my windows 7 machine and recovery tool wont load either. I need to recover the files from my harddrive and I heard about this through an internet search. Every website and youtube ...
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0answers
48 views

Can't use Ubuntu after NVIDIA driver installation [duplicate]

I've downloaded the NVIDIA 319.17 .run driver on www.nvidia.com and i tried to install it in Ubuntu 12.04. So I logged out, I pressed CTRL+ALT+F2 and I wrote the following commands: sudo service ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Problem after Installation… “Minimal BASH like line editing is supported. […]”

I installed and then when I go to restart the computer, click on Ubuntu and then we show this: Minimal BASH like line editing is supported. for the first word, TAB lists possible command ...
3
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1answer
119 views

Replace /etc after reinstallation

I reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 after a corruption caused by a faulty operation (not much interesting but you can read about it). The old system had three partitions, one for boot, one for / and one for ...
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1answer
2k views

Windows 7 not booting after installing Ubuntu 12.10

I have Samsung sf511 with Windows 7 Home preinstalled. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 last night. First I downloaded ubuntu 12.10 DVD iso and burned a DVD. I rebooted and changed the boot option to DVD and ...
0
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1answer
448 views

Can I use Ubuntu to reinstall Windows from a recovery disk?

I have a laptop that won't boot into Windows 7 64-bit due to a bad update. It also won't boot from the recovery disk. I can get into the setup options. If I install Ubuntu from the Live Disk, can I ...
1
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1answer
139 views

Some applications is not working after upgrading from Ubuntu 11.04 32 bit to Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit

I updated my system from Ubuntu 11.10 32-bit to Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit using installation DVD. I used option 'update older installation of Ubuntu 11.10'. Now my softwares and settings pre-installed ...
3
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2answers
2k views

deleted all the files in usr/bin typing in rm -rf *

I'm new to linux and installed Ubuntu 12.04 today. I accidentally deleted everything in /usr/bin typing in the command rm -rf *. I don't know what is mounting and would like to learn but at this ...
0
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1answer
98 views

Ubuntu installation - partitions not found

I replaced Windows with Ubuntu, but when I log in into Ubuntu, the drives (partitions) are not to be seen, and there are important files on my drives. Windows was installed in C:\. I need the other ...
1
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2answers
206 views

File disappeared from NTFS after Ubuntu installation

I wanted to upgrade a very old version of Ubuntu to a recent one, so I made the following steps: I created a large (over 30GB) tar.gz archive containing all data from my home directory Moved it to ...
2
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1answer
101 views

How can I recover Ubuntu after accidentally installing another distribution over it? [closed]

I had Ubuntu 10.10 with a sound card problem, and decided to install another distribution to solve it. I tried to tell the new distro to install to another partition, but I must have made a mistake ...
9
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3answers
38k views

How to resolve “Failed to download repository information”?

Whenever I try to install anything with the Ubuntu Software Center, the following error appears. Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection. E:Unable to ...
0
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3answers
4k views

Windows 7 is not accessible or can't be repaired after installing ubuntu 11.10 using live USB

I've messed things up a bit. I was running windows 7 ultimate 64-bit in my HP laptop. I was using live USB of Ubuntu 11.10 and then i tried to install Ubuntu on hard disk using the same live USB. ...
5
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1answer
2k views

I lost Unity desktop when I uninstalled nautilus. How to get it back?

I did something silly I think. I wanted to use dolphin as default file manager. So I used package manager (synaptic) to remove nautilus file manager (because Ubuntu makes it so hard to change the ...
5
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4answers
3k views

is it necessary to delete the recovery partition?

I have Windows 7 on my HP laptop and I want to install Ubuntu. I tried to shrink my boot and system partition, it does not allow me to shrink the partition more than 97 MB. Is it necessary to delete ...
1
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1answer
100 views

Ubuntu 11.04 stopped recognizing display driver, and cannot connect to internet

Every time I reset my computer, I get this message flash across the screen, about how my graphics card settings could not be detected. Moreover, it doesn't seem to be able to connect to the internet, ...
1
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1answer
241 views

Why is new raid 5 build 'recovering'?

I am building a home server with raid 5. I first set up the system to boot from compact flash. After i got that working I tried to create the raid 5 array. All disks are new and have no data on them. ...
2
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2answers
1k views

How do I reinstall the Software Center? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to re-install Software Center? I've somehow accidentally uninstalled Software Center and I can't seem to reinstall it. I don't have a web browser currently on the ...
1
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3answers
697 views

Any way to recover data on a re-installed Ubuntu OS on same partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Formatted and lost 6 years worth of photo memories.. any way to get this back? Best tools to recover removed files How do I recover Ubuntu partition after computer failure ...
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0answers
80 views

Installing Ubuntu on Windows partition caused administator user to be destroyed? Why? [closed]

I inserted an 11.10 DVD while in windows and was asked if wanted to install on windows like another program, said yes - but in the process my administrator user in windows was destroyed and the ...
0
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2answers
88 views

What happened to my files?

After a successful upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 a gradual deterioration occurred -- my laptop became unstable with updates -- I corrected the Aspell file, only to have another appear, I sought but I ...
1
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1answer
881 views

I upgraded to 11.10 but my home partition is missing, how can I recover it?

When I installed Ubuntu 11.04, I created a separate home partition. I have just installed Ubuntu 11.10. In the installation screen The options were: Erase Ubuntu 11.04 and reinstall Upgrade Ubuntu ...
0
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1answer
2k views

How do I fix an invalid JDownloader jar?

I tried installing JDownloader using apt-get, but the installation was interrupted by power failure. Since then I've been trying to reinstall but it gives an "Invalid jar file jdupdate.jar" error. ...
4
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5answers
3k views

Install Ubuntu on ThinkPad, recovery section must remain intact

I want to install Ubuntu on a Lenovo ThinkPad T500 that I've got. However, due to some licensing and warranty issues, the recovery section on the disk (the one that enables the "ThinkVantage" button) ...
0
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5answers
2k views

Installing on Toshiba laptop with preinstalled Windows 7 and recovery partition [closed]

I would like to know if it will be possible to restore Windows 7 after removing Recovery partition? I have 2 Recovery DVDs that I've created some time ago but I'm not sure if it's sufficient to ...