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

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Change of mode of usage

I installed Ubuntu on PC along side windows. However, I would like to uninstall it and instead use it within windows as a virtual machine. How do I go about removing it?
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Remove Mail Applet from Toolbar in Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to find out how to remove the Thunderbird Mail Applet from the top right corner of the toolbar in Ubuntu 14.04 I have already tried going to Thunderbird-Add-ons manager - Extensions and ...
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Attempting to uninstall and reconfigure pygame for python 3.4.4 or Ubuntu 14.04

First off I want to mention I'm a scrub with ubuntu. Also I am a bit unsure if my python version is 3.4.4, but that is what it sais on my tgz file when I search for it, so I think that is correct. I'...
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Completely Uninstall Pycharm 3.4 from Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Pycharm 3.4 community edition which does not upgrade to the latest version of the IDE. I want to completely uninstall Pycharm 3.4 and reinstall 4.x.x version. I installed it form .tar.gz ...
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uninstall xampp on ubuntu using terminal command

I want to uninstall XAMPP on Ubuntu on VM. Please advise command to archive this. I have downloaded package using wget command and run sudo ./xampp-linux-1.8.3-2-installer.run. How to delete folder ...
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Uninstalling Go (golang)

I'm trying to install drive, which requires Go. I did: sudo apt-get install golang git mercurial which successfully installed version 1.2.1. Unfortunately, when I tried to install drive with: go ...
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How to install EasyBCD?

I want to delete ubuntu 11.10 from dual boot system(windows 7 + ubuntu 11.10). I currently have ubuntu as main OS but I don't want to continue with it further.I don't have CD for win 7 so I am trying ...
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de-install ubuntu and install lubuntu with USB

I am trying to install lubuntu on my notebook (aspire one) as Ubuntu seems too heavy or is getting really slow. therefor I thought of installing lubuntu (or are there other suggestions?). Now I dont ...
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How to remove password recovery reset?

How can I remove the ability to reset passwords outside of Ubuntu. This probably is ill advised, but I already have set a really good password that I cannot forget with high entropy and 42 characters....
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Which partitions to delete for uninstalling ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to uninstall Ubuntu. Here is a screen shot of my partitions:The screenshot Please help me find out which partitions to delete. I installed Ubuntu in legacy and windows 10 is in UEFI.
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(installation problem) Software update failure-Impossible installation Ubuntu 14.04 lts - 64 icoree5

My software updater does not let me install any programme. This is the details it gives back: installArchives() failed: Setting up install-info (5.2.0.dfsg.1-2) ... /etc/environment: line 3: JAVA: ...
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How do I safely uninstall gnupg?

Warned by Enigmail they soon won't support gnupg and switch to gnupg2 I installed the later. Now trying to remove gnupg, I see a bunch of software will be removed as a consequence: apt apturl ...
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how to uninstall oracle database from Ubuntu 14.04

i used this link to install oracle database 12c se2. http://www.oracle.com/webfolder/technetwork/tutorials/obe/db/11g/r1/prod/install/dbinst/dbinst.htm i know that this link is 11g but i just used ...
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Removing Ubuntu Mate15.10

I happened to install Ubuntu without partitions as the only Os ON MY PC. Now that I want to install windows 7, how can I go about it. I've tried inserting a cd to run the windows OS but when I try to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 and Katoolin removing failed [closed]

Unfortunately, I installed Katoolin by following these steps. After installation, I tried to remove it using this solution. Now, I see this weird menu. I can't take screenshot, menu is closed while I ...
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How to delete a stuck folder

I want to delete a folder that stuck on the top bar of my server screen while deplacing it (Ubuntu Desktop 12.04) Thanks in advance please see screenshot
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unsuccesful uninstalling of elementary theme

I install elementary theme on my Ubuntu 14.04 but It couldn't choose it at log in page, it wasn't there. So enter thissudo apt-get purge elementary-os and sudo apt-get remove elementary-os after that ...
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Completely remove openssl dev version

I installed openssl dev version from github. However, I now wish to remove it to install openssl from the official repos. I tried to remove it using sudo apt-get remove --purge openssl but it's still ...
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Unable to uninstall MariaDB [closed]

I tried to re-install MariaDB, I used: sudo apt-get purge mysql* mariadb* But the only package remaining to be un-installed after the failed attempted above is mariadb-server-10.0. When I try to ...
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How to uninstall Cisco Packet Tracer 6.2

I downloaded the files from cisco (ubuntu installation files (with tutorial/student version)) and extracted the files. Yielding a folder Packettracer62Student. I ran the file install found in the ...
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How to remove Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I just formatted the drive containing Ubuntu from Windows and merged the partition. But when I go into the boot option, I can still see the Ubuntu option and GRUB is still there. Please tell me how ...
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driver will not uninstall

So yesterday I installed a driver, found out that it was obsolete, removed it, and installed a new one. (It is a file folder named "/usr/src/rtlwifi-new-0.9~trusty") For some reason the new one won't ...
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How can I uninstall software?

Seeing there are various ways to install on Ubuntu. What are the various ways to uninstall items? Which ways always work? How can I be sure something was uninstalled?
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How do I remove this driver?

I found a driver for my wireless adapter, but for some reason, it hasn't worked correctly and I have been having a lot of issues. I'll show you the code I put into the terminal to install it. How do I ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: software-center-aptdaemon-plugins

I am getting below error when trying to install or upgrade any package. I think below error was generated after unistall software center, i have also tried to install software center but getting same ...
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Usinstalling BricsCAD V15 on Ubuntu 14.04 is not possible?

I have installed BricsCAD V15 from the internet as .deb and the USC helped to complete the installation, what ever I could not find it on the Synaptic Package Manager and I also can't uninstall it ...
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Can I revert an apt-get install libfolks25

On Ubuntu Precise and just learning how to use apt-get, I ran: sudo apt-get install libfolks25 It installed a slew of files, many marked vivid. And, of course, installing things I really didn't ...
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How to completely uninstall LXDE (12.04)?

I'm trying to remove LXDE from my 12.04 system. I've tried running the following commands (as root from a terminal): apt-get remove lxde apt-get purge lxde apt-get autoremove I've also tried a ...
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Uninstalling ubuntu from external hard drive

I had installed ubuntu on my external hard disk and the boot loader is itself installed in the hdd. How do i uninstall it from the hdd and remove the ubuntu boot entry from UEFI? These are the only ...
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Having troubles accessing/uninstalling Dropbox

I've spent hours trying to get this to work. I just want to uninstall Dropbox so I can freshly install it again. Using the top answer on How do I uninstall Dropbox? , this is what shows up for me. ...
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Completely uninstall xampp if not installed from apt-get

I've downloaded XAMPP from their website. And then manually installed it from my home directory and it is installed in /opt/lampp I've made tons of changes and I don't remember how to revert back to ...
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I may have uninstalled everything

I ran sudo apt-get autoremove and watched as literally everything including Software Center was slowly removed. I'm new and was slow to stop it in time. Now when I boot in my desktop shows just my ...
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Cannot uninstall AVG antivirus

Whenever I try to uninstall AVG or any other app this pops up: ~$ sudo dpkg -r avg2013flx (Reading database ... 204955 files and directories currently installed.) Removing avg2013flx (2013.3118) ... ...
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Uninstall every program that I've installed

I'm triying to make a bash file to uninstall every program that I've installed, but I don't know how to do it, is there any specific command to list every program that I've installed manually or using ...
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How do I uninstall utorrent launcher that I created in Ubuntu 14.04

Hopefully some out there can help me out on how to removed a created launcher (in this case for utorrent), which I had created it using the gnome panel-create launcher manually, I made a mistake by ...
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How can I uninstall a nvidia driver completely ?

As expected, Nvidia drivers have reduced my customizations. I can't login to Unity 3D session. I can't find any content to help me to uninstall the driver and I don't know what to do as I have never ...
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Removing Ubuntu from a dual-boot setup with Windows

I have installed Ubuntu as another OS on my laptop, and my default OS is Windows 7. I just want to know how to remove (or uninstall) Ubuntu without harming the other OS. PS: Ubuntu and Windows 7 are ...
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How can i remove Ubuntu? (delete/uninstall) [duplicate]

i have dual boot system! Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and Windows Xp! I want to delete the Ubuntu and use only Windows Xp, because my netbook is too old and the wifi does not work with Ubuntu! I searched for a ...
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How completely uninstall related packages installed with a package

How do I remove exactly same stuff I have installed or system have installed with adding support for a language for example? Is there a procedure I can follow? Apt-get remove, autoremove or purge is ...
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Ubuntu is kde styled after install AND removal

I installed kubuntu-desktop and every thing was fine. Then later when I actually logged in to Kde, I decided that I still like Unity better so I ran sudo apt-get purge kubuntu-desktop && ...
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Manually Uninstall GDAL

I followed a ./configure, make, make install approach when I originally installed GDAL on my Ubuntu machine, but now I want to upgrade to 1.10. Unfortunately, I want to use apt to perform the upgrade,...
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Uninstalling eclipse mars.1

I had originally installed mars.1 package by downloading the tar.gz file and extracting it. when I tried running the sample code hello world it displayed "the error launching configuration has ...
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How to remove jre1.8.0.72? [duplicate]

There is an error during install jre1.8.0.72. How should I remove it? I get an error during purge: sudo apt-get purge jre1.8.0-72 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How do I soft remove a usb port?

A usb port has been mapped to an interrupt that I want to free up... cat /proc/interrupts | grep 16: 16: 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 IR-IO-...
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apt-get remove --purge wine* removed everything!

sudo apt-get remove --purge wine* opened the gates of hell and removed many things. I wasn't allowed to paste the output here, too big. I stopped the process, I wanted to save what's left of my ...
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Remove emacs and all related files

How can i completely remove emacs from my computar? I messed up and i have more than 100 files related with emacs. I tried locate emacs and delete one by one, but i wonder if there is a way to remove ...
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Full removal of cinnamon (Ubuntu 15.10)

I installed cinnamon using the command sudo apt-get install cinnamon-desktop-environment Noticing I downloaded about 800MB of data/packages and my disk-space increase my about 1GB. Then I decided ...
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Problem while installing mongodb from terminal and from tar

Earlier I had mongod and mongo installed using terminal, version (2.4) without first uninstalling it downloaded the tar file of mongoDB 0f version and extracted it and added it to the path, at that ...
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How do I remove or uninstall Deluge?

I upgraded to 12.04 and Deluge broke. I want to remove it and then add it again. How do I remove Deluge? Tried: Searching the Ubuntu Software Centre Failed: The button reads "Install" (but it's ...
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Ubuntu only os. Problems encountered

I don't have any other Operating System on my laptop, only Ubuntu. Ubuntu is not working properly and it doesn't boot automatically. All I can do to boot is mounting / in the root. How can i uninstall ...