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

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Laptop boots to GRUB after removing ubuntu

I have attempted to uninstall ubuntu dual boot (8.1) using easybcd and by deleting the partitions of ubuntu. After I restart my computer this is shown: GNU GRUB Version 2.02~ beta 2-9 Minimal ...
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Fouled up my openjdk-8-jre

Ubuntu 16.04. I was trying to run pycharm, and realized that I must have corrupted my jre at some point. Even after doing: sudo apt purge openjdk-8-jre running java -version gives me: ...
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How do I change an ext4 hard drive back to Mac OS

A friend recently gave me his old MacBook Pro with Ubuntu 16.04 on it. I really want to install Mac OS on it so I downloaded an installer and ran it on a USB. I got the installer up and running but it ...
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Problems installing Telegram on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (defunct icon in Dash)

Oh boy... I have been a Linux user for three weeks now, and I really don't know what to do anymore :-( I tried to install Telegram on my Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS through various ways but with no ...
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Laptop keeps booting to GNU GRUB after formatting Ubuntu partition

I formatted my Ubuntu partition, but my computer still boots to GNU GRUB. I tried creating a windows recovery thingy on a USB stick and using bootrec.exe /fixmbr and variants thereof, all of which ...
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apt-get wants to auto delete important packages

when i'm using apt-get upgrade, it shows me this, but I need those packages, how can I require those packages? root@K411:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu and go back to what I had before I installed it?

I bought the book " The art of exploitation 2nd edition" and it came with the disk that I loaded onto my computer. I installed it not knowing that I would have this trouble booting windows and all my ...
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How to uninstall a wine software?

I will start by saying this is not a duplicate of Uninstall a program installed with Wine nor How to uninstall a software that has been installed using wine?. I already "STFW" as adviced in the how to ...
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How do I delete wine-staging-i?

I am trying to remove wine and all of its remnants. When I use dpkg-query -l '*wine*' it tells me I have rc wine-staging-i version 1.9.10 with i386 architecture installed, but when I try to ...
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Uninstall MySQL from Ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to uninstall MySQL completely from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS,but I am facing an issue saying: The following packages have unmet dependencies: mariadb-client-10.0 : Depends: libdbd-mysql-perl ...
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If I build a package from source how can I uninstall or remove completely?

I used source code to build one package such as below: ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --libexecdir=/usr/lib --with-package-name="Myplugin" ...
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How can i delete Ubuntu from the computer? [duplicate]

I want to clear my computer from everything but i have no clue how I will do this with Ubuntu Plz help me before i will throw my computer throgh the window. With other words i don't want to have ...
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I messed up Ubuntu uninstall - now I can't boot Windows

I know almost nothing about Ubuntu - my friend installed it for me (he is far away and can't be contacted, so I can't ask for his help). So it begin when I tried to uninstall Ubuntu. I deleted the ...
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Programs get uninstalled by themselves

I'm running Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 16.04. Last night when trying to install a new package via apt-get, I got the message "The following programs were installed but are no longer required", and then a huge ...
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Some USB drives cannot be removed savely

I have two USB 3.0 flash drives, the first hast 16GB and can be removed savely. The other one has 32GB and the menu entry 'remove safely' is not visible. Is this a matter of file system or partition ...
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How can I uninstall oracle java 8 and install oracle java 7 instead with webupd8 installer?

I installed oracle java 8 by typing in terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer but now I want to uninstall oracle ...
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How do you remove the Amazon app in Ubuntu 16.04

In previous versions you could remove the Amazon app via the Ubuntu Software application, under "uncategorised". But in 16.04 I can't find it there, so how do I get rid of it. Thank you please.
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After OS-Uninstaller tool (linux uninstall), now GPT ntfs partition/disk not visible in Windows 7

I have uninstalled Linux (Ubuntu or Mint - not sure) from dual boot using OS-Uninstaller tool, now boot menu is OK, boot to Windows 7 is OK, but HDD where Linux was installed is not recognized by ...
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How can I remove Tilda?

I installed Ubuntu-Mate 16.04 the other day and have it completely configured perfectly for my needs with one exception. I really do not use nor want Tilda. When I tried to remove it today, I was ...
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What other software is available to remove old files/kernels to increase space and cleanup drive?

Like many others users, I need to remove files/kernels to increase space because I'm getting the error message that says I can't update because I have don't have enough space in \boot. I've searched ...
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Remove ubuntu-gnome-desktop?

I've recently installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop on my Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit system. It all worked, but now I would like to remove it again, since I like Unity better. This includes undoing all changes like ...
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How to remove a broken package?

Tor is broken and I have tried out this: sudo apt-get install --reinstall tor then sudo apt-get remove tor sudo rm tor I even tried apt-get autoremove tor But it throws me an error along the ...
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I can't seem to update ubuntu, software updater is blank

Hi I appreciate any help with this: Ubuntu Software Updater is blank when opened. It also won't update through ubuntu updates in the Ubuntu software application. Could use the terminal but then ...
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Postgresql 8.2 service will not stop and uninstall

My system config is as follows: System (running on Amazon EC2) Ubuntu 10.04 Postgresql-8.2 installed and it is working. ubuntu@ip:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/postgresql-8.2 status: Running clusters: ...
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I want to uninstall Ubuntu but I don't have Win 7 CD to fix MBR, work around?

I installed ubuntu 11.10 but it doesn't work properly, when I choose ubuntu after I turn my pc on it just shows me a purple screen and I can never enter ubuntu. I want to delete it and instead ...
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Is there an efficient and safe way to remove VirtualBox kernel modules for uninstalled kernels

I used sudo apt-get autoremove --purge to remove old kernels in Ubuntu 14.04. And this works fine as long as they are marked as automatically installed but it said that it could not remove the ...
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Delete folders that match name in different path

I have 2 folders in this situation, /ParentFolder/FolderName/Files.mp4 and /Mount/FolderName/Files.mp4. In essence anything in /ParentFolder needs to replace any folders with the same name in /mount. ...
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How to Remove Bluetooth Manager in Xubuntu

I wanna remove bluetooth manager and its daemon from Xubuntu because my computer doesn't have bluetooth device. How should I do? Note : I've searched questions ...
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How to remove Gnome from Ubuntu Desktop 14.04

I need to use Ubuntu Desktop on my server for certain reasons because I can't use Ubuntu Server, but to make it more efficient I would like to remove the desktop environment and boot straight to the ...
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removed package, but not enough was removed

I installed netbeans which is a fairly large package to install. However, when I removed it (because something simple like "help contents" crashes), just a couple of megabytes were saved and I think ...
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How to uninstall NetBeans?

Since I did not install NetBeans via the Software Center (I installed it as an .sh file) I can't see an easy way of uninstalling the program. How can I safely uninstall the program?
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Cannot uninstall Netbeans IDE 8.1

When I run uninstall.sh I get error stating that: cannot create local directory: /root/.nbi and the uninstallation process terminates abruptly. Also every time when i close the IDE, It gets popped ...
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I uninstalled skype, and still have an icon in my application menu called “skype”

thanks in advance for your help. This problem initially started when I noticed two "skype" icons in my applications. I thought I'd uninstall and reinstall to remove the eyesore, but only one ...
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How do I uninstall Visual Studio Code?

I installed Visual Studio Code a while ago, and I'm now trying to remove it. I don't remember how I installed it, but everything I've tried to remove it doesn't work. Things I've tried: sudo umake ...
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How to fully remove QEMU?

I have QEMU installed but as I don't really use it and it's recently had lots of security vulnerabilities discovered in it so I would like to fully remove it. I installed it with sudo apt-get install ...
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Removing Gnome and it's left overs from Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed Gnome by repository in my ubuntu 14.04, just to give it a try. It happens that i don't like it and tryed to get back to unity. But, even removing gnome shell and stuff, the background ...
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Removing Wine completely

Hoping someone can help me here with this issue I'm having. Wine isn't working on my Ubuntu 14.04LTS so I want to completely remove it and install from the software manager Code I'm using is as ...
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Completely uninstalling Ubunutu and other Linux OS and then reinstalling

So the tasks I wish to complete are the complete un-installation of Ubuntu 14.04 and other Linux OS so that I can reinstall Ubuntu 16.04 on my now fresh computer. I'm hoping that doing so will remedy ...
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Restore ubuntu after removing image VirtualBox

Fatal Could not read from Boot Medium! System Halted start-up boot Error I've had this error becauce I've remove image of ubuntu by accident (I'm not exactly sure what I've done). Then I try to ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 16 (dual-boot)

I have just installed Ubuntu 16 to run alongside Windows 7 on my laptop (partitioned the hard drive to make it dual boot). However I have discovered that the software I want to install on Ubuntu is ...
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Uninstall empathy without affecting dependencies

I am trying to uninstall empathy from my Ubuntu 12.10. So I issued the following command sudo apt-get purge empathy Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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how to uninstall remove haguichi? Erro!

When I try to uninstall the haguichi , this happens: Removing haguichi (1.3.3~ubuntu16.04.1) ... /var/lib/dpkg/info/haguichi.postrm: 3: /var/lib/dpkg/info/haguichi.postrm: ...
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UNINSTALL Ubuntu? Help! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wiped Ubuntu files, bootloader still there, how can I remove it and restore Windows? I have read most articles on removal but to no avail! I cannot raise Windows 7 in ...
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How can I remove Gnome Desktop Environment without messing Unity DE? (Ubuntu 16.04)

I need to get rid of the GNOME Desktop Environment which has been installed by default when I updated my pc from 15.10 to 16.04. After a while, I found myself not only with GNOME DE, but also with ...
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How do I remove Samba4.2.0pre which was compiled from source?

I cloned samba from git to samba-master with clone git git://git.samba.org/samba.git samba-master and did git pull It downloaded from git and I figured I would only get the latest stable ...
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How to uninstall apt-get?

Since the package manager deals with removing packages, what can be done to remove the package manager (and then install a custom built version of apt-get for example)?
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Deleting directories and files after uninstallation of LAMP

I want to start a fresh installation of LAMP. I went through several answers on how to remove/uninstall LAMP but the issue being that even after uninstallation there are still many PHP,MySQL and ...
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How to remove lines from the screen?

I have somehow managed to make 4 lines appear on my screen and i cant remove em,they are there whatever i am doing,can someone help me remove them ? (Screen is divided in 9 equal parts,I haven`t ...
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Installing gcc 4.3 on ubuntu 15.10

I want gcc 4.3 for my application and I'm using ubuntu 15.10 for same I have removed my current version of gcc i.e. 5.2 now I'm trying to install gcc-4.3, its showing this error: Package gcc-4.3 is ...
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How do I remove icons from the Unity launcher using a script? [duplicate]

After a fresh install of 11.04 I have a script that does a few useful things. Is there a way to remove the LibreOffice, Ubuntu One etc icons from the Unity launcher using command line so I can put it ...