Questions about uninstalling software in Ubuntu, or uninstalling Ubuntu from a computer.

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can we remove GUI layer from ubuntu? [duplicate]

Although this question looks little weird because Ubuntu is meant to be good on GUI based linux. But if I wanted to remove this GUI layer and wanted to leverage only terminal when I boot up my machine....
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Uninstall Edrawmax 8.3 on Ubuntu

i want to Uninstall Edrawmax 8.3 witch file for install: edrawmax-8-64.run and code file: #!/bin/bash line=41 version="8.3" name="EdrawMax" path="/opt/${name}-${version}" lib="edraw" echo "EdrawMax ...
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how to remove directory with all of its contents

I tried to remove a directory by using command rmdir but I got this answer: The directory is not empty. How to deal with such problems? My Linux version is Ubuntu
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How to access recovery console without using grub?

So I just got a computer from work for free but it's a rather old iMac, probably from 2006, and it has Ubuntu on it. I have no clue how to use this software and the previous owner is unknown so I can'...
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I have to delete some stuff from /boot to make updates [duplicate]

When i do my updates, the /boot folder is always full with old stuff... So, after a while, I can't make any updates/upgrades anymore, because the /boot folder is full. I have to delete some stuff from ...
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How to rewrite Ubuntu with Windows 10?

So I've really tried to give ubuntu a chance but I can't seem to get anything done without issues. I've used a Windows 10 computer of my roommates to make a recovery drive and I've gotten so far as to ...
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How to remove firefox installed from a debian package?

I was having some performance issues with firefox 46 so I downgraded it to previous version by removing firefox 46 and installing from an debian package of older version firefox. Later I upgraded the ...
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how to remove all widgets

I am using a customized version of Ubuntu 14.04 and there is a widget that does not go to back while opening different windows. Is there any way to remove all active widget from desktop?
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 16.04 without GUI (With terminal only)

I have a Win 10 installation disk, DVD on priority boot. Grub menu comes up and prevents dvd from booting. Tried to uninstall ubuntu 16.04 with os-uninstaller using a live CD but since I have no ...
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Removing Installed App in 'Ubuntu Software' doesnt work?

In Ubuntu software I am trying to remove all the apps I dont want. like browser and various card games etc etc. Issue is I click remove, it removed them, then the list refreshes and they are back? ...
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Replace Win 10 with Ubuntu completely [duplicate]

I've just bought a new Lenovo laptop with Win 10 preinstalled. I want to completely uninstall it and install Ubuntu or another Linux. I don't know yet what kind of protection it has from installing or ...
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I can neither open nor uninstall Steam (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS) [duplicate]

My Steam have apparently become completely unfunctional: If I try to open it, the icon flashes for a few seconds and nothing happens afterwards. If I try to uninstall it (Ubuntu Icon >> Search for '...
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Deleting standard browser [duplicate]

Is there any difference between this command: apt-get purge firefox and these 2 commands: sudo apt-get remove firefox && sudo apt-get autoremove
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16.04: Cannot uninstall dwm

I install dwm via apt, and I want to remove it and build it from source. Problem is I can't get rid of it! I've done sudo apt-get remove dwm sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove dwm sudo apt-get purge ...
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How to uninstall ffmpeg?

How to uninstall ffmpeg? After ffmpeg installed, FLV file format doesn't work. Below are ffmpeg related files. /var/cache/apt/archives/chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_50.0.2661.102-0ubuntu0.14.04.1....
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What happens when I use 'dd' to overwrite the disk from which Ubuntu is running?

What would happen if I use sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda from an Ubuntu install running from /dev/sda? I tried it in a VM, and it appears to correctly have wiped the disk. Will this be the ...
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Creating partitions on ubuntu 14.04 for new windows 7 installation

New to the forum and an ubuntu newbie.I have to install windows 7 and I currently have ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop.I already made a ubuntu live usb to completely format the disk(it will erase ...
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How do I uninstall paper theme from my computer?

I installed this them from the site: https://snwh.org/paper But it's been giving me trouble and making my computer slow. How do I uninstall the whole thing?
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need help with hard drive

So I have installed Ubuntu on my 1 TB EXTERNAL hard drive. I also have windows on another drive (its not external). I can't boot from my external one which has Ubuntu on it. I have to go to the other ...
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How to restore ubuntu softwares ( including built in)?

I had run a command : sudo apt-get remove wine* . Then, all of my Ubuntu softwares had been deleted. Including Terminal, Libreoffice and other built-in sofwares. Now what should I do to restore ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu from a computer? [closed]

By just typing some commands, how can Ubuntu be uninstalled? I don't want to install Windows or anything, leaving my PC without an OS. Would this command work? sudo rm -rf /
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How To Uninstall Program In Ubuntu

I opening terminal and writing sudo apt-get remove Kazam but it does not work: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to ...
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App has been deleting for ever

I tried to install Steam, but it failed. The thing is, I tried to delete it from the app center (not sure what it is called in English), but it has been stuck at the 'Deleting...' point for last 20 ...
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I want to remove Ubuntu and Windows from a USB stick

I want to uninstall Ubuntu and install Windows. I created a bootable USB stick and a bootable CD of Windows. I am using Ubuntu 16.04. When I install my CD or bootable disk and try to boot from USB ...
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How do I stop the Ubuntu options menu from automatically appearing every time I start the computer? [duplicate]

I was trying to install Ubuntu on my flash drive, but I accidentally installed it on a library computer. It runs alongside the original OS (windows 7), but every time somebody starts the computer, the ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu 16.04 running alongside Windows 7 (preferably without using a cd)?

I was trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on my flash drive, but it installed on the computer (at a public library) that I was using (although the computer still runs Windows 7). The librarians asked me to ...
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How do I uninstall/remove drivers for a iphone?

OK..I have iphone that doesn't connect to my ubuntu as it should. I want to remove and reinstall its drivers that are automatically installed upon plugging in. How do I completely remove the drivers ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu and the Boot up option

I had recently installed Ubuntu MATE and I had a few troubles with it so I decided to uninstall and play around with a few more distros. Now, when I uninstalled it(deleted partition and got rid of the ...
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windows 10 not bootable after ubuntu 16

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS along side Windows 10. Now when when I boot the sysytem, only Ubuntu is bootable. There appears a Windows option but it fails to boot when selected. It shows the ...
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Is it possbile to uninstall sh?

This may sound silly but I want to uninstall sh (for research purposes) and replace it with my own shell. Is this actually possible? Many scripts and programs seem to have it hardcoded in, so I'm in ...
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how to uninstall bitnami-orangehrm?

I have downloaded "bitnami-orangehrm-3.3.2-1-linux-installer.run" also I have installed it. Now i would like to uninstal it. because, I used wrong port number at the time of installation process. ...
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How to remove everything MATE related? [duplicate]

I recently installed MATE desktop on ubuntu 16.04 and later decided to uninstall it. I did so using the commandsudo apt-get remove mate-desktop. It was uninstalled and was no longer available on the ...
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Remove/Uninstall Python 3.5

I am trying to uninstall Python 3.5. I have tried this up till now: sudo make clean sudo make uninstall sudo -n install These commands don't remove Python 3.5 completely. I want to keep 3.4 as it ...
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Why is Ubuntu capturing space after uninstallation?

I had installed ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 7 through wubi. However, due to some issues I decided to uninstall that. During uninstallation I messed up things badly. I first deleted the 'Ubuntu' folder in ...
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Uninstall adobe reader

When I try to remove adobe reader, it shows the following error: jeeva@jeeva-HCL-ME-Laptop:~$ sudo apt-get remove adobe reader [sudo] password for jeeva: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How do I start over installing Wordpress on 14.04?

I installed Wordpress on 14.04 last year and had a working website and login. I recently let the Blue host expire for it and removed the nameservers and link back to Tumblr. Without remembering this, ...
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How did someone disable my Ubuntu bootloader?

I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on my Thinkpad. However, some idiot (who didn't know my password) accessed my computer while I was gone (after I hibernated it) and must have messed ...
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how to remove unity 8 system settings?

How can i remove unity 8 system settings? After installing unity 8 i don't like it so i searched how to remove and i remove it by running these commands : sudo apt-get remove unity8-desktop-session-...
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How can I uninstall amazon app on ubuntu? [duplicate]

I've tried using sudo apt-get remove amazon and the result was sudo-apt-get: command not found and I tried sudo apt-get remove amazon* and I got Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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uninstalling .sh files

I have been run this code sudo ./uninstall.sh in the the directory which I had been install netbeans 8.0.1 and the code runs and the uninstall window opens but it doesn,t uninstall anything.!! Is ...
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How to install ubuntu and remove windows 10 [duplicate]

How do I go about and remove the windows 10 os and install the Linux Ubuntu os. I need to know what to do and what not to do. I tried to install Ubuntu along side of my windows 10 os and deleted my ...
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Deleted single file, after reboot it's back

I have a file "Zkousky.ics" (calendar file, exams) on my desktop. Whenever I remove it, however, after reboot the file is back. I used several methods of removing, but the file is always coming back ...
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how to uninstall everpad? [duplicate]

As mentioned in title. I realized using wine to install evernote is better than using everpad itself. After all there are some options that everpad doesn't have. I installed everpad through terminal ...
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How to remove nodejs from Ubuntu 16.04?

Steps to replicate: Ubuntu 16.04 xenial (x86-64) sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nodejs sudo apt-get install npm I want to uninstall nodejs and npm and have seen several posts which ...
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Recover My Windows partitions ,data and operating system(windows 10) from live USB Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my GPT(UEFI) kind of HP Notebook

Please solve my problem. Originally I had windows 10 with 4 drives (C: D: E: F:). Now after trying to install Ubuntu I have only a single partition of 930 GB and I am unable to see my data in it. I ...
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What is a correct way to remove old boost version and install new one?

I want to delete libboost1.54-dev(which I think was installed via sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends libboost-all-dev) and install libboost1.56-devon Ubuntu 14.04. Seems command sudo apt-...
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Evolution messages keeps coming back after uninstall and install

I am unable to perform a fresh installation of Evolution. I tried all the methods given in the post How do I completely remove Evolution?. But it doesn't help. After I uninstall and reinstall I end ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm currently dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8. Ubuntu is pretty much broken, and everywhere I've looked doesn't have a solution, so I wish to uninstall it. I read that it's possible to uninstall ...
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How to uninstall Pentaho ubuntu 14.04

I want to uninstall pentaho application with a script in the terminal. Thanks.
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I just accidentally uninstalled a lot of programs, is there way to get all of them back at once? [duplicate]

Okay, so, this question may have been asked before, but I really need help. I ran sudo aptitudeto find a specific package that I wanted to delete. I pressed "Install/Remove Pkgs" and there was a ...