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

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Can you Install/ Uninstall ubuntu packages too many times?

A question i would like to ask is: what happens if I uninstall/install a package too many times in ubuntu? for example ejabberd.
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Uninstalled Ubuntu [duplicate]

So I uninstalled Ubuntu by creating another disc and running Ubuntu on that disc and following the steps to install OS uninstaller and remove it. That didn't take long, but now when I start my ...
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How do i uninstall Ubuntu Studio 13.04 [duplicate]

I have an acer aspire one netbook I installed Ubuntu studio because windows xp became unusable and deleted half of the files (I didnt they just disappeared) and now im trying to install windows 7 I ...
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What would happen after I uninstall all my OS using OS-Uninstaller? Will I be able to boot from USB or CD so that I can make a fresh install of an OS?

What would happen after I uninstall all the OS using OS-Uninstaller? For more information about OS-Uninstaller, you can visit the wiki and Ubuntu Forums Will I be able to boot from USB or CD so that ...
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I want to uninstall netperf 2.6.0 on ubuntu with linux kernel 3.2.21

I had installed netperf 2.5.0 through apt-get install netperf .but i have netperf 2.6.0 on other PC .So i want to uninstall 2.5.0 and reinstall 2.6.0.Kindly Help me .i am using ubuntu with kernel ...
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how to uninstall ubuntu 12.04 from virtualbox 4.3

Due to some difficulties encountered in using the currently installed ubuntu, Iam trying to uninstall this ubuntu 12.04 from virtualbox 4.3. My aim is to redo the whole installation process. Iam using ...
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How to remove youtube application from launcher? [duplicate]

the first time i visited Youtube with Firexox, it asked me to install Youtube launcher application, i've accepted but now I want to remove it. Every time I open youtube.com in Firefox, also appear a ...
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Unistalling Ubuntu with pre installed WIndows 8 dual boot using Windows 8.1 update?

I want to delete Ubuntu, but I have dual booted with pre installed Windows 8. I have been told that I need a Windows boot disk in order to do this. However, with the new Windows 8.1 update, is there ...
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How to remove SoapUI?

I've installed SoapUI by downloading it from its website (http://www.soapui.org/), but I would now like to uninstall it. However, it installed using its own little installer so I don't know ...
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How do I remove duckduckgo lens from Dash?

Installed it using these commands in a terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:w-vollprecht/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install duckduckgo-lens What do I do to remove it?
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How to uninstall Java 7 binaries installed from Oracle?

I installed Java 7 using the instructions here: http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Oracle-Java-on-Ubuntu-Linux I want to know how to revert this i.e. uninstall Java 7. I am on Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit
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network driver for Atheros AR8161 corrupted

when I was moving my HDD with linux to a new PC I was experiencing some problems with the ethernet network of this PC, i.e., it was not working. After I installed the linux-backport-modules package ...
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I want to return my computer to factory settings from Windows. ¿How do I uninstall Ubuntu to avoid any conflict?

As maybe we all know, Windows gets slower with the time, (it doesn't happen in Ubuntu) and due to this I want to 'restart' my laptop, from Windows to the default settings when it was new, using the ...
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Why do I have the Ubuntu OS although I uninstalled it?

When booting my PC with Windows 8 as my main OS, my Computer shows me two Operating Systems to boot either I uninstalled Ubuntu. I also can´t uninstall Ubuntu anymore and if I install a new Ubuntu ...
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After 8.1 lost grub. Can i just uninstall Linux? [duplicate]

I dual booted Ubuntu alongside my windows 8. After installing windows 8.1 I lost grub and it boots straight into 8.1 and i have a watermark that says "secureboot isn't configured correctly". But I've ...
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How to replace lubuntu for ubuntu desktop ?

I know this may sound stupid, but I was having a problem with my ubuntu, it wasn't loading. So I was googling solutions and one of them was purging something and installing something so I did it. ...
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Can I safely remove pre-installed software in Ubuntu 13.10?

I uses a lots of Google Apps Product in my Laptop, Tablet and Mobile. Since I never use all pre-installed software in Ubuntu, can I remove it? E.g like: LibreOffice | I use Google Doc etc. ...
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How to uninstall a downloaded application from Ubuntu system?

I have downloaded an application on Ubuntu call EducationSuite Gcompris. I want to unistall it. How do I do that?
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How to remove synaptic without installing all the unwanted packages?

I am trying to uninstall synaptic. I prefer using apt-get and other command line tools to manage my packages. So I do not need synaptic and the software manager. I'm trying to remove both of them ...
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pc fails to start after formatting partition where ubuntu is installed [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu on a separate partition d: and at the same time i have win7 ultimate on partition c: Yesterday, i formatted partition d: where my ubuntu is installed Now my pc wont boot up. Help
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How to remove Brosix?

Sorry for creating another question, but other answers can't solve my problem. Today I installed Ubuntu. Same goes for Brosix - I looked for Skype alternative. However, it did not meet my ...
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Trying to UNinstall Open Office 3.4 Ubuntu 13.4

I tried so many ways to remove Open Office 3.4, trying to upgrade to 4.0. I've done every command i could find. I resorted to deleting the openoffice.org and openoffice.3org directories. I guess the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10/ kubuntu not starting after I used a command sudo apt-get remove --purge cairo*

It has deleted everything and now when I switch the PC on. a black screen appears saying HW activator, start and all. I have tried to recover boot, but it has helped. http://paste.ubuntu.com/6230749. ...
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how to uninstall Linux dual boot with Windows? [closed]

I installed Kali Linux (Debian distro) dual boot with Windows 7 but there were some damages with the ISO file i downloaded so Kali didn't install correctly, please how do I uninstall Kali dual boot ...
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How to use ALSA instead of pulseaudio without uninstalling pulseaudio?

So when pulseaudio is installed on my computer, there is no sound. However, if I uninstall pulseaudio, the ubuntu sound indicator has to be uninstalled too. How can I use ALSA by default without ...
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How to revert changes made by *.deb

I installed a *.deb on my Ubuntu 13.04 that was probably badly maintained (more of that later). I downloaded it from a download-portal (it was gimpshop_26953.deb from netzwelt.de) and installed via ...
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Will Ubuntu 13.04 remove Windows? [duplicate]

On Download Menu it says Download Ubuntu desktop and replace your current operating system whether it’s Windows or Mac OS or run Ubuntu alongside it. So I was wondering if it means that Ubuntu will ...
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uninstall 12.10 [duplicate]

I am newbie. I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 using "sudo do-release-upgrade -d". Now, I am not able to get the system to boot up. Is there a way of reversing this and re-installing 12.04? Kindly ...
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i would like to uninstall ubuntu & install it along with window

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed. While installing it I have given full hard disk storage for it. I'm unable to uninstall it nor am I able to install Windows xp along side it. I have tried to shrink ...
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How to remove Amazon from Ubuntu? [duplicate]

How to remove Amazon from Ubuntu? If I go to dash and type in privacy..it's nowhere there to be found. I have written in terminal: "sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping", have put the password ...
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installed a system named GAP

I installed a system named GAP (math software) but I want to remove it and reinstall. Can you help me in this case? I used terminal for installation.
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Package operation failed:the installation or removal of software package failed

I could not install and uninstall software in USC.This issue got started after I updated my 13.04(RR) Error Detail: installArchives() failed: Setting up install-info (4.13a.dfsg.1-10ubuntu4) ... ...
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I have Ubuntu 13 and I want 12 back! 13 won't boot my ubuntu 12 dvd during resarting

I installed 13 fine with no problems from a dvd, but now that i can't get jack to work on here i want 12 back very badly. I have it on a disk but I cant get the newest version of Ubuntu to recognize ...
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Software Center seems opened correctly, but disappeared suddenly after a second or two

I am trying to access Ubuntu software center to remove some app from my pc, but each time I tried to initiate Ubuntu Software Center, it appeared on the screen for 2 seconds then it disappeared ...
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Ubuntu admin session not loading after uninstall gnome shell

I'm having a big big issue on my Ubuntu 12.04. I wanted to uninstall gnome shell from my computer. So according to a forum (I don't remember which one), I uninstalled it from the Package Manager and ...
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Accidentally removed every package containing text “win”

I am a novice Linux user and accidentally uninstalled a lot of packages. I was attempting to do a clean install of Wine using the advice on this help page: How do you uninstall wine 1.5? and before I ...
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How to clear old update installation files? [duplicate]

I recently got a warning, that I only have 5.8MB free space in my /boot directory. This information came with the option to 'examine or ignore it'. I examined the file and couldn't do anything, so I ...
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Cannot remove Nuvola Player 1.0.5

I have tried purge and removal commands as well as complete removal from packages but this version will just not go away. It now says when I try to remove from the command line that the software is ...
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Linux vs Windows 7 [closed]

I've inherited a nice small laptop with Linux on it. I am used to Windows Word, Live Mail etc. Shall I uninstall Linux and install Windows? If I stay with the Linux, what should I use for security, ...
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rmdir on my machine doesn't have the -r argument

I checked the man page for it using man rmdir and all it has is --ignore-fail-on-non-empty, -p, -v, --help, and --version. What am I missing? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
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How do I purge the Steam Installer?

From the related question here the first I did was purging Steam How do I remove Steam? The next step would then be to also remove related files in ~/.local/share/Steam and in addition to the ...
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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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Uninstalled windows, now bootmgr is missing

I enjoyed using Ubuntu for the past few weeks and decided to uninstall Uindows using the "OS-Uninstaller Graphical Tool". Now I get the error bootmgr is missing. When I try to use the DVD from the ...
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Filesystem.squashfts Problem

I followed the instructions on how to un-install Unity for the second time and again my computer is messed up. What I did: I followed the instuctions from "What different Desktop Environments are ...
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Accidently installed two versions of swi-prolog, need help to fix it

Alright, I have this problem where I installed two different versions of swi-prolog. I manually installed swi-prolog (swipl) version 5.10.4 from a tar-file, which I see now is a stupid thing. (I ...
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Remove Unity And Replace With Something Different [duplicate]

I need to "Safely" remove Unity 12.04 and replace it with something Different. I have looked and I have tried a couple of things (one which caused a complete re-install of Ubuntu). So maybe someone ...
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how do i format my hard drive to ntfs from ext4 [duplicate]

I have a usb with my windows ISO loaded and ready. Problem is there is no ntfs partition on my hard drive for windows to load onto. I don't want to complicate things by running 2 operating systems. ...
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Uninstall Linux OS's with GRUB

Is there a way to uninstall my 3 Linux OS's: Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Pear OS (Pear OS's Partition somehow got formatted, just the partition, not the OS) With GRUB so I can install everything freshly? I ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 and reinstall windows 8

I bought an Hp computer a few weeks ago second hand and it has ubuntu 12.04 installed onto it. The guy i bought it off gave me the installation cd he used to put it on the computer but i really dont ...
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Uninstalling php5. Having Done all i know to uninstall all of php5 for clean installation … i still haev all these files left!

Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name ...