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

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How to Definitely remove OSX after successful Dualboot

I've been running OSX 10.6.8 and Ubuntu-Studio 12.04 on my Macbookpro 5'5 for a couple of weeks now.I barely do anything on OSX anymore so I see no reason to keep using disk space for it. So now I ...
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How to uninstall or remove reddit script?

I was experimenting and I downloaded and installed (i guess) the reddit install script. After that I saw that it was advised to do it in a Virtualbox. so, I want to remove it. How can I do it? Has ...
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Unable to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 from Wubi

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 using wubi, I lost my user interface on ubuntu after uninstalling pyhon by mistake... now I want to uninstall ubuntu but uninstall-wubi is not diong anything after ...
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How to remove files created by sudo make install

I was installing llvm using sudo make install but due to space constraint it was not completed and got failed but in the meanwhile it has created so many heavy files in my machine so that now I am ...
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I wish to record the names of all applications and drivers installed on my pc [duplicate]

I wish to record all applications and drivers installed on my pc (so that i can refresh my machine exactly on rebuild) either so that i can automate a full rebuild or simply so that i have a list ...
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How do I Uninstall a Program and Dependencies from a tar.bz2? [duplicate]

I installed a program using make and sudo make install. Is there a command I can use to remove these files now?
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How do I remove a line from my /etc/apt/sources.list? [duplicate]

I have duplicate sources.list entry and I need to delete last line in sources.list. Can you help me please?
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Trying to remove Windows XP OS without DVD drive nor USB booting ability

I have an old laptop (HP DV4000) with dual booting (Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows XP). I would like to get ride of the Windows OS but my problem is that all the tutorials I saw, are requiring to boot from ...
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How do I install Windows 8.1? [closed]

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 and would like to install Windows 8.1. I have attempted using multiple programs from the software center but nothing seems to open and run the WindowsSetupBox.exe ...
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How can I uninstall Adobe acroread when nothing else works?

I have checked all similar questions. None of them offer a working solution in my case. This is not a duplicate. Here are the details of my unique situation: $ acroread This causes Adobe Acrobat ...
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Reinstalling windows while having linux (ubuntu)

I have installed windows XP and then decided to install Ubuntu. Ubuntu is now set as default OS (it automatically loads Ubuntu). My question is how can I reinstall Windows XP without removing ...
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How to remove fonts in Ubuntu?

I installed Garamond font in Ubuntu 13.10. Now I cannot remove the font. I cannot find it anywhere. I have tried the following and all failed: font-manager application search font in ...
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How to Uninstall Counter Strike Source and Steam on ubuntu 13.10?

I have installed Steam and then I installed Counter Strike source from Steam. But now I'm not able to figure out how to uninstall Counter Strike Source. I can't find it on package manager or Software ...
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why `dpkg -l | grep package` is showing a package after being purged

To uninstall a package (Ex: tor) installed from repository one should use sudo apt-get remove tor I did this but dpkg -l | grep tor shown something against the package. Next I try sudo apt-get ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu without replacing it with something else?

My last day at work is tomorrow. I've had an Ubuntu 12.04 (laptop) system for several years and would like to completely remove the OS from the machine altogether. Since I'll be turning my laptop in ...
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mixed installation - how to remove older version of openscenegraph

I'm trying to solve an issue osg_forum with openscenegraph and I found out that I have 2 versions of openscenegraph installed (dont know how it happened). I would like to uninstall both of them and ...
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Uninstalling app/program/service installed through *.sh script

I have installed a program using install.sh from command line, but it is not responding hence need to remove it. How to remove such program? Thanks a lot in advance. Here is the shell script. #! ...
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Uninstall Dovecot from Ubuntu Server 12.04

I don't need POP/IMAP related service for my server so I have disabled Dovecot but I want to completely remove all package related to Dovecot. There are many packages with similar name and I am not ...
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Uninstall not properly installed (maybe corrupt?) Ubuntu from Windows 8. Help would be appreciated [duplicate]

Thank you in advance for reading.I got this used laptop that runs windows 8. It apparently has ubuntu installed on it when I boot the screen. For this laptop I want to run solely windows and I want to ...
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how do I remove / delete “ all video downloader ”? [closed]

It's not working for me and I didn't bother understanding why, simply removed it from Ubuntu Software Centre where I previously got it from. Now it's still on the left-side bar with all the other ...
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Removing Ubuntu Cleanly [duplicate]

I want to uninstall ubuntu and revert to booting straight to windows. my PC won't let me restore to factory settings but i no longer want ubuntu on my laptop. I do have a recovery partition on my ...
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How to uninstall programs in ubuntu if they are not in Software Center? 12.04

I've installed a program through the terminal, the program is Cuttlefish. Now I want to uninstall it and I can't find it in teh software Center. How can I do it? Thanks!
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how to properly uninstall konakart from ubuntu?

I was following these instructions but some of the steps were described in a later stage. I installed konakart by running sudo ./KonaKart-7.2.0.0-Linux-Install-64 but instead I should have ran sudo ...
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Help me fix my improper removal of files please

Upon opening terminal I get a notification: bash: /home/kylekroeck/Public/ccp4-6.4.0/bin/ccp4.setup-sh: No such file or directory My /.bashrc file: # ~/.bashrc: executed by bash(1) for non-login ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - i am running in KIOSK train station public place, but this autoupdate window is annoying every day. How to remove it please? [duplicate]

I need to remove this auto update notification dialog window which is very annoying and scary for public location where people is clicking the system and breaking it down to crash every day. I tried ...
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Problem in installing/uninstalling wubi

I tried to install ubuntu by wubi file but while installing my computer lost power supply so again i tried to install now it is asking to uninstall previous installation but if i choose option to ...
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Can't install software due to broken isc-dhcp-server dependency

while trying to setup hotspot i have messed up with the dhcp server setting , i do not know what went wrong but i am getting following error while installing anything : Errors were encountered while ...
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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 ...
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I updated from 13.04 to 13.10, and now Ubuntu won't boot at all

I think something must have gone wrong with the update process from 13.04 to 13.10, as I now have duplicate entries for each option in my boot menu when I turn on my computer. When I attempt to boot ...
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want to know which programs I can safely uninstall if I just use my 12.04 box as headless plex server

I seem to have a ton of stuff unnecessarily loading up with my ubuntu 12.04 box that I just use as a plex media server. I don't use the graphical element of it at all. I merely just log in ssh when ...
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how to completely uninstall psx2?

I am having problems in uninstalling psx2 from ubuntu 13.04. Can any one have solution.There is no options for uninstalling psx2 whatsoever.
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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 <br/> sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer but now I want to ...
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How to purge my deleted files

I had un-installed a package and deleted all of its files/directories. But still when I locate the package, i can find the deleted files in list while in actual they are not present. I cant access ...
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How do I Remove Pokemon Online?

I was told to try sudo apt-get remove pokemon-online-client but it says command not found: pokemon-online-client. what should I do to remove it?
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I am trying to uninstall a version of PCRE, but doing so prompts the deletion of >1GB of files

I just installed Ubuntu, and I'm trying to get all the dependencies for wxwidgets, which depends on glib, which suggests a build of pcre version 8.13 or greater. I had used sudo apt-get libpcre3 ...
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Problems with recompiling Swish++ [duplicate]

I'm working with Swish++ in Ubuntu 12.04. Due to my thesis I must install Swish++ from the source code. During the installation I faced with several problems, but finally I solved them and Swish++ ...
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How to unistall 13.10 on a dual boot XP machine [duplicate]

I am new to Linux in general. As I am sure is the case with many of the new converts, I have an old XP machine that is getting slow and about to be unsupported so I decided to test the waters. I ...
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How to unistall a program installed by a .sh installer?

I downloaded a .sh program (in this case is a game) and then I installed using "sh name.sh" (or maybe it was "bash name.sh". I don't remember quite well, but I guess it has no importance in this case ...
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I want to reinstall my Ubuntu, and I want to delete my partitions but I don't know if there were any recovery partitions installed

So, I installed Ubuntu and I have the problem of "Running on low graphics mode". I've tried every advice to fix this, but none of them seem to work. I want to reinstall Ubuntu, as I think I may have ...
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How to disable USB storage device support

I want to disable a particular USB storage device (a sandisk flash drive). I read somewhere that you can use the .config file. How do i use it to disable that?
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Is it better to remove software using Ubuntu Sofware Center or Synaptic Package Manager?

I'm very new and I accidentally installed 6 text editors via the Synaptic Package Manager, and one from the Ubuntu Software Center. I know I can "remove" the text editing software with one click in ...
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OS-Uninstaller saying I will need to update my bootloader?

I am following these instructions to remove Ubuntu 13.10 from my system: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OS-Uninstaller But when I run os-uninstaller instead of just saying it will remove the ...
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Ubuntu installed via USB how do I uninstall Ubuntu [duplicate]

In installed via web to a USB stick. Never received welcome screen. Just a dos option to choose XP or Ubuntu. If I choose to uninstall where is this option? Thanks
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remove package with apt-get or dpkg [duplicate]

I am just wondering if I want to remove a package from my system say google-chome-stable, i have two ways of doing it: sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable and dpkg -r google-chrome-stable ...
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How can I uninstall Files (nautilus) and use PcManFM as my default file manager?

I've installed "File Manager PcManFM" and now I want to uninstall the default file explorer "Files" from my Ubuntu and make PcManFM my default explorer. I tried sudo apt-get remove file but it didn't ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu from one drive and install in another drive?

I've recently installed Ubuntu 13.04. On the installation process I've select "Install Ubuntu Alongside Windows 7" or the option similar of that. So I didn't know in which drive Ubuntu is installed ...
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How to remove my first Ubuntu because my computer has two Ubuntus

My computer has three operating systems: Windows 7 and two Ubuntu 13.10. Trying to explain: First of all, when I bought this computer, a Dell Inspiron, Windows 7 was incorporated. Some years later I ...
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I can't uninstall Ubuntu and I have a single boot [duplicate]

I'm new to the PC-building world and I built my first PC. I didn't want to pay for Windows so I found Linux was free and Ubuntu was the best one. Well now I have Windows 8 on a USB drive and I can't ...
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Uninstall ubuntu and install it again along with windows

I use Ubuntu 12.04LTS and now I want to format my laptop and then make two OS get installed:- Windows 7 or Windows 8. Ubuntu 12.04LTS. Please tell me step by step way to do the same. I am having ...
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Receiving an Error when Trying to Delete a File?

I'm trying to remove some files from an installation I screwed up. I went to the directory in the terminal, and typed sudo rm PCSX but it tells me it doesn't exist even though I can quite clearly see ...