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

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How to recover partition when uninstalling wubi?

I have uninstalled wubi on my laptop, the problem is, my Hard Disk space wasn't restored. It went from 500gb to 250gb when I installed wubi, but when I uninstalled wubi/ubuntu, my hard disk space is ...
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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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How can I uninstall Ubuntu when dual-booted? [duplicate]

I've been deciding on whether to install Ubuntu and keep it as dual-boot, or to only use Windows, and I need to know how to uninstall Ubuntu and keep Windows alone, with all my Windows data left on ...
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How to remove Google Drive from Ubuntu

Can you tell me the command lines for removing Google Drive from Ubuntu? I don't find it very useful since it doesn't sync for some reason, I would rather use internet version only. I've used this ...
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I need help uninstalling Ubuntu please help [duplicate]

I want remove Ubuntu. Is there any chance that I may make a bootable usb. Or a easy and safe way to remove Ubuntu.
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uninstall ati catalyst control drivers ubuntu 12.04

I followed the steps described on http://www.thefanclub.co.za/how-to/ubuntu-amd-catalyst-install and now my ubuntu gives me the blank screen .. i tried a lot of things to uninstall ati catalyst but ...
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Installing few packages removed shotwell

While trying to install these packages: elementry-desktop, xubuntu-desktop & synaptic my shotwell got removed. Why? Will there be any conflict if I try to install shotwell again? Please help, I ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 14.04, screenshot of GParted [duplicate]

So I want to uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 from my PC as I can't log back into Windows 8.1 and I have all my programs on that and I really just wanna get rid of Ubuntu. Please help otherwise I'm done for D: ...
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Uninstall a package that I have installed using a .sh script [duplicate]

I have more older versions of NetBeans installed on my system and I would like to uninstall them. The problem is that I have installed them all from a .sh shell installer script simply running from ...
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How to uninstall Hbase from Ubuntu?

I had installed HBase -0.94 in my Ubuntu system. I want to uninstall it now. I tried, sudo apt-get purge hadoop-hbase but it shows unable to locate package. Help me uninstall it.
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How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on?

I have absolutely no experience with Linux, and I desperately need to get my laptop back up and running again with Windows. How do I remove Ubuntu?
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Uninstall-Ubuntu.exe doesnt start win8

I started to install ubutu 14 and then installition wasnt response so i closed my computer.Then i tried to install it again but it keep sayin that previous installition was detected remove it before ...
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Installed a software from source code, how to uninstall it? [duplicate]

Recently I've been doing some reading on FFmpeg, and so I was told that FFmpeg served by the Ubuntu official repository is outdated. I followed the official FFmpeg installation guide, and managed to ...
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Help. I installed Gnome on my computer and now i would like to uninstall it since now I have cinnamon. [duplicate]

problem is i havent been able to delete it. I dont remember how I installed it but now I would just like to get rid of it. FYI. Im using a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04
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How to completly remove php libraries?

I use zsh. when I try to upgrade the system, some packages related to php pop up, I want to remove them sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to uninstall all non-default software?

I want to essentially reset Ubuntu 14.04 to factory settings, but I want to keep my unity preferences and my python packages. I'm thinking I should just uninstall all software that aren't factory ...
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Revert accidental uninstall of Windows [duplicate]

I followed some instructions to uninstall Ubuntu on my HDD because I would like to reinstall Ubuntu on an external HDD. I burned the image on a dvd. Unfortunately when starting the computer with the ...
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iptables-persistent not uninstalling

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and I simply want to uninstall iptables-persistent to test something. As suggested here ...
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Remove darkcoin-qt

How do I remove cleanly darkcoin-qt application (the wallet for darkcoin) ? I tried "sudo apt-get remove darkcoin-qt" but it does not work ("unable to locate package...").
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Problems uninstalling Ubuntu/Grub on a Windows 8 Laptop

I have tried to uninstall Ubuntu on my dual-booted Windows 8 laptop and seem to be having issues with removing the GRUB startup thing. When it starts up, the GRUB "menu" just says, "GNU GRUB version ...
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How to remove a defective wine application that refuses to uninstall?

I attempted to install a windows application (DaemonLite) via Wine. Halfway through, a message came up that because of some "serious problem" it was not possible to install the program. Yet the ...
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Delete Ubuntu from dual boot Windows 8.1 in GPT disk [duplicate]

I'm using Windows dual booting with Ubuntu. I have uninstalled, and at that time my disk was formated as MBR. After deleting all partitions of Ubuntu I choose to rebuild the MBR in my disk. That way ...
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What is the Difference Between `apt-get purge` and `apt-get remove`? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the correct way to completely remove an application? Is there any difference between sudo apt-get purge <package-name> and sudo apt-get remove ...
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Totally remove unity from Ubuntu 14.04 with its dependencies and configurations

My unity is damaged. I need to reinstall it but when I reinstall it nothing changes. Nothing is fixed. I tried reinstalling it from the software centre. (packages "ubuntu-desktop" and "unity"). I ...
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How to uninstall programs (Comodo) [duplicate]

So Comodo wont work properly so I want to uninstall it. I dont want to install other programs that are not legitiment
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Complete removal of all bluetooth related packages

I have a poorly powered netbook and I would like to safely "trim the fat" from my 14.04 install. What I'm looking to do is remove all traces of bluetoothd (a service that does not seem to want to ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 WITHOUT Recovery Disk/USB - HELP NEEDED URGENTLY! [duplicate]

I am dual booting Windows 8 & Ubuntu and I want to safely uninstall Ubuntu from Windows 8. 2 Questions 1) How do I safely uninstall Ubuntu from Windows 8 without a recovery disk/USB?: Can I not ...
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Unable to shut down: failed to execute child process “lubuntu-logout” (no such file or directory)

I am unable to shut down after i uninstalled many programs in lubuntu using software center. The error message that I get is: Failed to execute child process "lubuntu-logout" (no such file or ...
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Problem apache server (re-)Installation

I am newbie in Ubuntu and I removed all apache file following command sudo chown user /etc/init.d/apache2 sudo chmod 755 /etc/init.d/apache2 sudo rm /etc/init.d/apache2 I know its wrong way to ...
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How can I remove Windows and upgrade Wubi install to a full install without a CD or USB stick?

I have Windows XP with Wubi installed. Now I want to remove Windows XP and upgrade the Wubi install to a full installation. How can I do that without a USB stick or a CD?
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How do I uninstall a program that I did not install using apt-get

I have installed a program called LIGGGHTS by following the installation instructions in this link: https://github.com/CFDEMproject/LIGGGHTS-PUBLIC/wiki/Installing-LIGGGHTS-on-Ubuntu-12.x I had ...
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How to uninstall VMware Player on Ubuntu 12.04?

I want to uninstall VMware Player on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS system. How should I uninstall it?
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Is there any way to completely remove the launcher, not just hide it?

I would rather that the launcher did not appear whatsoever, even when I open dash. Is it possible to remove it, without removing unity? Hiding it works, but I don't like it being there with the dash, ...
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Removing livewallpaper.

I can not seem to find any resources regarding the removal of livewallpaper, a google search yields nothing on the topic and I have been driven to ask you guys. I have little knowledge of ubuntu or ...
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Cant Uninstall 14.04 and Reinstall 12.04

I upgraded to 14.04 a few days ago and would like to go back to 12.04 LTS for a while longer only thing is that now when I insert my 12.04 startup disc and reboot my computer its not booting the live ...
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Can I remove one ubuntu without touching the other?

I have ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 lts on the same notebook. I want to get rid of ubuntu 14.04. Can I do it without remove ubuntu 14.04 without removing ubuntu 12.04.4?
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How does one uninstall Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP laptop and I formatted the partition which had Windows 8.1. So Ubuntu could have all the hard drive space. Is there a way I could uninstall Ubuntu and reinstall ...
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How to remove texlive 2009 on ubuntu 12.04

I installed texlive 2009 in my system by accident, and I have use every way I know to remove it. Did not work... sudo apt-get remove texlive Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to remove xubuntu-desktop?

A few days ago I installed Xubuntu on top of a normal Ubuntu system: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop I didn't play around for long on Xubuntu before I realised that I liked Ubuntu 2D better. ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 x64 that runs with Win8 and Ubuntux86

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on my system that already have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit installed. I want to uninstall the 64 bit version now. How can I do that?
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How do I get to installing a program when it says “to install this prgram you must first remove GLi binding for the gtk +tookit2.12 libgtk2.0-uil”

I'm trying to install qtqr, but I get a message that says: To install QtQr, these items must be removed Gli binding for gtk + toolkit2.12 libgtk2.0-cil How do I remove this item using the software ...
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How do I remove all desktop-related packages, leaving server only? [duplicate]

I've got a VPS server, on which I surprisingly find packages like bluez or thunderbird-gnome-support or firefox or libqt4. Do I have to list all the packages like in "How to delete all desktop ...
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install ubuntu on an external hard disc

Not long ago I bought a new PC brand Lenovo. I make W7 install because some Windows programs interest me and I need them. From the Ubuntu website I downloaded 14.04. LTS and I burned on a DVD. Now it ...
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Accidentally installed the Matlab launcher without the actual Matlab and cannot stop the installation process

I do not have Matlab in my computer so the installer keeps on asking me where is Matlab located and I do not know how to make it stop asking! Tried uninstalling the launcher in terminal with sudo ...
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Prevent apt-get remove from uninstalling related packages

I uninstalled some packages with apt-get remove. In addition to the selected packages the Okular document viewer was removed, which was running on my computer long before the other packages. Is there ...
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How to remove uninstalled wine app icons from unity dash?

I had installed LAN Messenger (for Windows) using wine but i found out that LAN Messenger is also available for linux so: I uninstalled LAN Messenger from wine. I also removed wine. deleted the ...
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Lubuntu installation problem

I installed lubuntu alongside with windows 7. I cleared some space for it in a separate partition and it automatically took tat space and installed. But the problem is that the lubuntu does not have ...
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How to uninstall with apt-get? [duplicate]

I ran this command: sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 gtk2-engines-pixbuf:i386 sni-qt:i386 But now I want to remove what I've just installed. What's the command?
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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 remove Ubuntu record from my boot list?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an external USB3.0 drive. I selected sdb (the usb stick) as grub point and created a new ext4 partition as root on sdb1. Everything went very well and I could either ...