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

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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 ...
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Uninstalling broken Ubuntu 12.04 — weird scenario

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS after my Win 8.1 Pro Preview license expired. (using Wubi-- other route wasn't working, before you tell me that Wubi + Win8 X( ) 2 things happened which I neither ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu from Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p with Windows 8.1 Enterprise. I attempted to install Ubuntu 12.04 from a bootable USB and once the installation was complete and I rebooted, I was shown the black terminal ...
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E: Unable to locate package while running apt-get remove

I have ubuntu 12.04 lts and when I type: sudo apt-get remove "gPDFText ebook editor" it says: E: Unable to locate package gPDFText ebook editor what should I do?!!
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How to uninstall armory from ubuntu 12.04

I have recently installed Bitcoin Armory in my computer. Unfortunately I don't have enough space, so I wish to uninstall it for now. Can someone help me? Thank you
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Uninstall a pre-installed Ubuntu 12.04 to replace it with dual boot of Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 13.10

My Dell Inspiron 15 came with a pre-installed Ubuntu 12.04. Now I want to remove that and replace it with Windows 8.1 (Enterprise) and Unbuntu 13.10. I have created two bootable USB sticks for both of ...
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Libreoffice auto-restores user profile

I encountered a problem with Libreoffice Writer today. The problem is that, when I insert a picture and change the anchor from 'as a character' to 'to a paragraph' I am unable to move the picture from ...
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re-install R in ubuntu

I have messed up R's Makeconf file. I tried: sudo apt-get --purge remove r-base sudo apt-get --purge remove r-base-dev --I got R in the first place by doing: sudo apt-get install r-base sudo ...
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Need to free up space on Windows 7 - ok to remove ubtuntu root disks stored on that OS?

Novice alert I'm running two OS on my laptop: Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7. I've got to the point where I must free up some space on the Windows OS. The main folder that's eating up space currently is ...
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Delete Ubuntu & allocate space back to Windows?

So after fighting with Ubuntu, Microsoft Windows and UEFI for far too long, my patience has finally run out... I have been unable to get everything working properly, and thus the kids exclusively use ...
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Cannot see an option to remove Vpn one Click

I installed VpnOneClick onto my machine, I want to remove it as it doesn't seen to sit well with my Laptop. When i go into the software depository I don't see it listed. Is there a way to hard remove ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I need to uninstall ubuntu but i cant find how to for my situation. I have ubuntu and windows xp both installed on my computer. However, the windows xp came preinstalled so i dont have the cd. I do ...
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Remove grub from blank hdd [duplicate]

I was getting rid of linux on a spare hdd i have laying around and i asked a friend to remove it and he messed up and formatted the entirething without getting rid of grub. The drive isnt showing up ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu from a dual boot without a Windows or Ubuntu CD?

I am running a Dell E6400 laptop computer, with limited hard drive space and need to recover the hard drive space used by Ubuntu. At a later date I wish to install Ubuntu to an external hard drive ...
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How to remove Minitube completely to scratch?

I tried to completely remove and re-install Minitube for personal issues and I did it with: sudo apt-get remove --purge minitube-* But after re-installation I got all history and subscriptions ...
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Nvidia Drivers Removal + locating suitable drivers, how?

Would it work if I were to do the removal of the Nvidia drivers using Synaptic's Removal Complete, then, without rebooting (to avoid Ubuntu choosing drivers on its own during the booting ...
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Unable to remove old kernels [duplicate]

I'm trying to remove old kernel versions so I can upgrade. The method I'm using is below. sudo apt-get purge linux-image-x.y.z-server Every time I run it I get the following error: ...
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How to install fresh ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit over 12.04 LTS 32 bit in dual boot alongside vista 64 bit on seperate disc partitions

I currently have Vista 64 bit and ubuntu 32 bit on two seperate disc partitions.I am trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit as i had mistakenly installed the 32 bit 12.04 a little while ...
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Uninstall Old Fedora OS and Install Ubuntu along side Win 7

I have installed Fedora alongside Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I have decided to uninstall the Fedora and I want to use Ubuntu instead. I wish to keep Win 7 and its data (NTFS drives). Please guide me how ...
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Remove packages Ubuntu 12.04

I'm doing a bit of cleaning on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I've noted that when I install a package (via apt-get install packageName), the depends and recommends packages linked at this package are also ...
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Uninstall Python 2.7 on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 which comes with Python 2.7. I have installed Python 3.3, so now I have both versions. For example, if I type python in the terminal I get version 2.7 and if I type ...
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Undo boot repair

Now that I want to uninstall ubuntu, do I need to revert boot repair's actions in someway because that was needed to get windows 8 booting in UEFI mode in GRUB In the end I'm deleting my Linux ...
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Remove Ubuntu w/o GRUB [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 through Windows 7 via the Windows Installer and there's no GRUB to speak of. When I turn on my computer I'm presented with the Windows Boot Loader where I can select either ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8 in a dual boot set-up but I didn't like it as much as I thought I would and now I would like to remove it. I have read over steps to do this ( restoring MBR ...
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How to purge BAM huawei mobile partner?

It annoying me every startup, now I use wvdial. I can't find it on synaptic package manager.
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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 to re-install Thunderbird

I have Thunderbird installed. I would like/need to re-install it completely. I do not see any option to do it in Settings or anywhere. Also, I can't find a Menu entry or equivalent to remove an ...
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Are there others methods to uninstall linux on mac?

So I am trying to delete my ubuntu linux partition on my macbook because I dont want it there anymore. Yes, I know i can do it using my LIVE USB/CD but I am tired of trying to do that because my ...
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“Failure to download extra data files” pop-up after installing/uninstalling ttf-mscorefonts-installer

I had to install Wine for some purpose,and with Wine,it's dependency ttf-mscorefonts-installer had to be installed. While installing Wine through Synaptic, in first attempt, ...
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How to repair Ubuntu bootloader?

I installed grub2 to dual boot another OS alongside my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but decided against it at the last second. So I just did sudo apt-get purge grub, and it said it had purged all grub files, so ...
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Removing windows from the same partition as ubuntu [duplicate]

Okay so i installed ubuntu with Wubi, and now ubuntu and windows vista is on the same partition?? I want to remove windows from the partition, or create a new partition and put ubuntu there and remove ...
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Uninstall nouveau

How to completely remove nouveau to install the driver Nvidia? I tried to install the Nvidia driver as on ubuntu wiki but to no avail. All writes exactly what nouveau is. Tried to add to the blacklist ...
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Can i install ubuntu on nokia lumia 610? [duplicate]

Is Ubuntu suportted by windows phone?(nokia lumia 610) .How it can work and where can i download?
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I want to uninstall ubuntu but my mac reads my Live USB as if it was the linux partition not the installer?

So I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu Linux from my mac. I am trying to use the Live USB to go into the gparted app to delete the linux partitions. Although, something strange is happening. When my ...
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ASUS 1015E-CY041D booting issue with removal disk

i got ASUS 1015E-CY041D with MS-DOS. By default BIOS doesn't have removal disk option. How i can add removal disk option and start my booting from removal disk??
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Ubuntu Touch Dual Boot uninstallation - rewrote recovery

I have a Nexus 4 and recently installed Ubuntu Touch via the official dual boot tutorial. By mistake, I rewrote the recovery partition with TWRP forgetting that it was used by Ubuntu Touch. My ...
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Removing grub completely

I decided to dualboot Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a laptop with preinstalled Windows 8. After some work i got both running. After some thoughts I decided to go back to only Windows 8 by restoring from factory ...
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Some troubles updating texlive-full [on hold]

I have several problems in updating my packages in ubuntu 13.04. In particular when I run the update manager it showed me that there were some problems with the following packages: tex-common ...
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partitions not do delete when erasing windows

After using linux for a while I decided to get rid of win7 using brute-force. I choosed to simply erase the windows partitions. Unfortunately I am a bit surprised by the amount of unknown partitions ...
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Uninstalled through the Windows 8 'Programs and Features' but Ubuntu

I've recently uninstalled Ubuntu desktop 12.04 that I had downloaded. I uninstalled it through the Programs and Features of Windows 8. One problem I forgot to manage was that Ubuntu had created ...
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Fix bootloader after removing Ubuntu from a dual boot system?

I have installed a Ubuntu alongside Pre-installed Windows-8... And now I have uninstalled Ubuntu. But the problem is that after removing Ubuntu and typing "bootrec/Fixmbr" in Command Prompt, there is ...
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Duplicate copy of ubuntu

I run the Ubuntu software three separate times because I couldn't get my computer to boot after I finished the installation. I finally get it to work after running boot-repair but I think I have ...
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How do I completely destroy grub/ ubuntu bios entry? Conventional methods not working

I have tried the bootrec fixmbr and fixboot method, I've tried the n60 method, I've even tried removing from a Ubuntu live usb. All fixes are temporary. I can boot into Windows 8.1 no problem but in ...
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Dependencies still exist in “dpkg -l” after running “apt-get remove dependencies-names”

I suspected that installing xfce4 cause some issues in Ubuntu so I removed them using apt-get remove xfce4 xfce4-goodeis. But when I ran 'dpkg -l' I still can see some libraries and packages for ...