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

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I can't remove tuxcut, can anyone help me here?

When I click on remove button, it says I can't remove it because of the following error: installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% [..] (Reading database ... 100% ...
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How can I manually remove a corrupt package?

Currently I'm trying to remove MongoDB, but when I try to execute using one of the commands below; sudo apt-get purge mongodb mongodb-clients mongodb-server mongodb-dev sudo apt-get purge ...
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Kerio VPN client removing problem

I have installed Kerio VPN client from it's Debian file but it didn't finish its installing process and software center was frozen until i force quite it . and now i can not update or install ...
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Uninstalling Wine Software - Superantispyware

I was wondering if anyone knew of a command for the terminal to uninstall the program "superantispyware" that I installed through wine on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS using Wine; I attempted to do by using ...
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Uninstall application installed using .sh file [duplicate]

I installed an application using a .sh file which I want to uninstall. I tried uninstalling using the software centre but I don't find the application there. How do I uninstall this software?
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Cannot uninstall TrueCrypt

I installed TrueCrypt from their website (.tar.gz file) extracted through the archive manager to /usr/share/truecrypt. I no longer need the app but I cannot uninstall it through sudo apt-get remove ...
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“safely remove” option for external devices removed from ubuntu 14.04?

I noticed that with 14.04, the option "safely remove" is no longer there with external HDD's or flash drives. It just says "eject" now. Is eject and safely remove now consolidated into one option, ...
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I uninstalled Ubuntu, but UEFI manager still shows two boot options. Is it ok to delete them?

I installed Ubuntu some time ago, and it went bad. I then uninstalled it, and a few weeks later reinstalled it and it went fine. Later I uninstalled it also because of some problems, and after all of ...
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uninstall ubuntu 14.04 lts [duplicate]

Hi I ‘m 1 day old to ubuntu, I Installed ubuntu 14.04 lts on my windows 8 on 4-may-2014, even after giving the option boot along side win 8, it over wrote win8 and starts ubuntu 14. now I have no ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

i have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot with windows 8.1 and want to know as to if ever in future if i need to remove Ubuntu . how will i do that? please help.
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I installed Lubuntu alongside Windows Xp, How do i remove Lubuntu without harming XP

When I installed Lubuntu I didn't even think about it installing on the same partition as Windows XP. How do I uninstall Lubuntu without harming the windows xp OS or any of the documents and stuff?
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Completely remove sendmail

How do I completely remove sendmail? I have tried the following: apt-get remove sendmail apt-get purge sendmail Sendmail is still there and running, how do I completely remove it and all config ...
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My Ubuntu install CD wrote over entire Mac OS X. How Can I get OS X back?

so I decided to try out Ubuntu and burned the install CD. I went through the menu process, and chose a 20gb partition to install Ubuntu on. Without warning or further confirmations, the Ubuntu ...
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Uninstalling manually installed Oracle Java [duplicate]

I (naively) followed this guide: http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Oracle-Java-on-Ubuntu-Linux for JDK 8u5. Everything works fine, except I'm having some problems with JFrames that I wasn't having ...
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What happened to my settings?

I removed LibreOffice because I use Kingsoft Office for everything (since I come from Microsoft Office, I find it simpler to use). But now, this happened to my settings: Most of the options are ...
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How can I remove DRM fron epub books using ADE and Calibre in Ubuntu?

I used to convert epub to mobi via Adobe Digital Editions and Calibre in windows XP after having removed the DRM. The removing procedure was very simple, I only had to install in Calibre some plugins ...
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Uninstalled TLP, or thought so, but still running and akward on 13.10

newbie question, I searched but couldn't find how to uninstall TLP, I installed it but pérformance is weird on 13.10 and I'm on a desktop so don't really need it, so I uninstalled it through Synaptic ...
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I've trouble removing/upgrading tuxcut, can anybody help me here please?

when I try to remove or upgrade, it shows this error: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 100% (Reading database ... 166948 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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Remove all development libraries

I've built a few apps from source which required development libraries. And when I installed them, they installed more -dev dependencies. Now I want to remove those libraries. The command sudo ...
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Ubuntu reinstall

I recently really messed up on Ubuntu along with I've had problems with upgrading to 14.04 and I want to get rid of my windows side, I'm using dual boot. I want to pretty much just get rid of the ...
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Cannot remove NGINX

I have been expirmenting with nginx as a webserver for php files. I come from an apache background but I wanted to try it. I recently had an issue with it and needed to switch back to apache. I ...
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Remove Multiple Players from Ubuntu Sound Menu is not working on 14.04

The fallowing procedure is not working: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/07/how-to-remove-multiple-players-from-ubuntu-sound-menu I have tried to put vlc there with no success. Any help?
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Uninstall a manually installed program [duplicate]

I have installed a program (taskwarrior.org) manually --- cmake, make, make install, etc. How do I completely uninstall a program installed this way? There was no 'uninstall' script in the ...
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Need to remove windows 8 keeping ubuntu intact (installed by WUBI) [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 by Wubi. exe; now I want to remove win 8 keeping ubuntu as intact, plz help me..
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Unable to uninstall MySQL 5.6.17 from Ubuntu 12.04

I installed MySQL 5.6.17 using binary file *.tar.gz. I need to remove MySQL from my Ubuntu system. I tried running the following commands: 1) sudo apt-get remove --purge mysql-server mysql-client ...
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how to download ubuntu onto windows xp computer [duplicate]

I have downloaded ubuntu onto my computer but the computer wants to use windows media player to read the file which it cannot so what do I need to do ?
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Does anyone know how to reset a Windows 7 Administrator password with Linux? [closed]

If so, please help and advise. I do not have a reset disc and I only have one Administrator account.
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Uninstaller for amd catalyst /usr/share/ati/amd-uninstall.sh, does not exist or cannot be found

I am unable to uninstall the AMD Catalyst driver using the script specified by the AMD instructions here. When I run the command: sudo ./amd-driver-installer-13.35.1005-x86.x86_64.run --uninstall ...
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Getting a pure Kubuntu 14.04 installation

I'm having the problem that I want to have a pure Kubuntu installation. I used the Ubuntu installer, because I had problems with the Kubuntu one. When I'm trying to remove e.g. unity-settings-daemon ...
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If I install Ubuntu from CD/USB am I able to return default windows bootscreen if for some reason I want to unistall ubuntu?

As title says. Am I able to go back to default windows 8 boot screen? Do I need Windows 8 DVD for it?
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HP recovery discs to re-install Windows 8 and remove Ubuntu? [closed]

So I really need to go back to Windows 8 because I cant play any of my steam games and so on. Can I use my HP recovery discs to Factory Reset (Erase Hard Drive) and will it re-install windows and ...
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How to remove a lot of packages installed at a particular time?

Here is the situation: say, at 17:00, I installed a lot of packages, I can see them in the ubuntu software center history. Also I can see them in the dpkg log file using the method provided by this ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 so that I could remove the administrator password on my laptop since I forgot it.I was in "try Ubuntu" mode while trying to recover/reset the password, but I kept running ...
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kubuntu 13.10 how to remove firefox installer

I installed kubuntu 13.10 and in the menu I saw a Firefox installer. when i click the installer muon discover shows firefox. I don't want Firefox as rekonq is pre-installed so how can I remove the ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu OS installation possible on the same computer?

I have a simple question: "If I install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Windows 8 PC and lets say I need/want to go back to Windows 8, could I use recovery discs to remove Ubuntu and simply reinstall Windows"? ...
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How can I uninstall Microsoft Office 2010?

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I installed Microsoft Office 2010 using PlayOnLinux. Later, I removed Office through PlayOnLinux, and then removed PlayOnLinux through the software center. However, if I ...
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How to completely remove lamp server and phpmyadmin

I am a newly used lamp server and phpmyadmin.I was trying to install lamp server and phpmyadmin,but it is not working.So, i want to completely remove lamp server and phpmyadmin. Also ,give ...
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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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Ubuntu problem once it hit the memory stick [duplicate]

I finally download ubuntu on my memory stick, but my problem is installing it on my windows xp laptop.Ipush f-12, f-8 and f-2 to get to the bio screen. How can i get ubuntu installed on my windows xp ...
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Any effort to get fancontrol uninstalled fails repeatedly

Below is what I am experiencing trying to remove fan control for the purposes of re-installing it. package concmv is missing a newline is what bother me. I try to remove convmv to no avail. Any ...
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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 ...