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

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Uninstalling R and some packages (CRAN, devtools, and GitHub)

I've been on Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for a few weeks now, and I just went through a multi-step installation process of R. The process also included packages, such as CRAN, devtools, and GitHub. ...
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Remove Ubuntu 14.04 and install Windows 7 Ultimate

As the title says, i have Dell Inspiron 15 7559 pre-installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have no knowledge about Linux whatsoever because i've been using Windows for a long time. What i'm trying to say is, ...
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Laptop boots to GRUB after removing ubuntu [duplicate]

I have attempted to uninstall ubuntu dual boot (8.1) using easybcd software by changing mbr and selecting skip the boot menu and by deleted the partitions of ubuntu. After I restarted my computer ...
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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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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: nick@...
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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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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 success....
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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 fix ...
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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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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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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: glib-compile-...
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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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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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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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16.04 - How to uninstall plymouth?

hepita@Hepitowo:~$ sudo apt-get purge plymouth Following packages will be REMOVED: lightdm* mountall* plymouth* plymouth-label* plymouth-theme-ubuntu-logo* plymouth-theme-ubuntu-text* ubuntu-desktop* ...
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What uninstalls apps from ubuntu?

A week ago I installed Unity Tweak Tool, then I found out it's no more there ... so I installed it again, and then it was removed automatically. Then I installed it the third time, this time it was ...
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How to uninstall Image Magick?

I want to remove ImageMagick from Ubuntu 16.04. I've tried sudo apt-get remove imagemagick with no joy. I've tried to click the "remove" button in the Ubuntu Software app, but that doesn't remove ...
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Help :- Removing Ubuntu using EasyBCD

I am having windows 7 and ubuntu dualboot.Now, I want to remove ubuntu and I came across a method of using software EasyBCD (here is the link to refer it:-How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on?)...
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Did I brick my laptop trying to uninstall Ubuntu?

I had Ubuntu dual booting and wanted to remove it. I followed the instructions at "How to Geek" It says "it is hard" to tell which partition (the 2 unnamed partitions it will not let me remove) to ...
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Open with “Wine Internet Explorer” option left in Shutter after removing Wine

I installed the latest dev or stable version (I don't remember which now) of Wine using their official repository but then didn't need it any more so removed it, but now I have found that strangely ...
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Help uninstalling Ubuntu LTS

First of all, I'm sorry if this specific question has been addressed, but I couldn't find all of the details I needed in other questions. I have Windows 10 installed on my C drive and Ubuntu LTS ...
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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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My ubuntu 15.10 packages uninstalled accidentally . How to get them back again?

I am new to ubuntu and I was trying to install wine1.7 in ubuntu 15.10. I was following this link from the ubuntu forum while facing problems in installing ubuntu... Wine 1.7 not installing on ...
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How to remove Python 2 in 16.04?

Ubuntu has dropped Python 2 in 16.04. It is still installed after an upgrade, though (it was not part of the "obsolete packages"). Is there a clean way to remove Python 2 and all its dependencies in ...
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Mysql-common cannot be uninstalled

I'm trying to completely uninstall mysql to reinstall it later, after uninstalling all mysql-related packages, mysql-common seems to remain in a broken state. $ sudo dpkg -l | grep mysql pc mysql-...
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How to remove the old Installation of Ubuntu

I forgot my password and I decided to reinstall Ubuntu with the last version. Now, how can I get rid of the old version? I use VM Virtualbox as emulator. I must say that I am and old COBOL developer ...
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How do I remove a full file?

Some 32 bit (mostly lib) files were downloaded to my computer by mistake. How do I find them all and delete them with their contents?
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How do I wipe a harddrive with Ubuntu on it? [duplicate]

I want to completely wipe a harddrive with Ubuntu on it, so I can put Windows back on it. How do I do that? I don't want to dual boot either, I just want to wipe the drive and put Windows on it. How ...