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

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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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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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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 ...
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How i remove windows xp and install ubuntu?

I have an old pc intel P4 2.6GHz 1Gb ram 80GbHDD.I want to remove windows xp professional and install ubuntu(i downloaded ubuntu 12.04.1).If it is possible i would like you to show me what to do step ...
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Uninstalling Issue

I installed ubuntu through a Usb stick. I didn't create any partition for it. I'm not sure of where ubuntu has been installed now. I did not have any data loss on any of the local drive volumes ...
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Unable to remove/uninstall Ubuntu from a MacBook

I recently received an old MacBook from my brother. He had installed some version of Ubuntu on it. I haven't been able to use it since it's completely foreign to me. Therefore, I decided to uninstall ...
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How do I uninstall Real Player on Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Real Player right from their website with a debian package sent to my download file that was opened up through the software center. I decided to uninstall it. And deleted the debian ...
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How do I safely remove Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from a dual-boot with Windows 8?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS yesterday, and ran into a few problems (Windows not booting..) However, I think I fixed that by booting windows 8 in 'UEFI recovery' (or something like that) - there is no ...
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Installing and uninstalling vim ?

Have vim installed wanted auto complitions in vim so i downloaded the addon somehow I messed it up misplaced the files and it started giving the errors whenever I start vim so i decided to uninstall ...
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Trying to clean up my MBR's

I curently have at least two Grub's installed on my HD. Iḿ trying to use a couple of tools to configure the one currently in use (I guess that is the one on /dev/sda). More precise, I want to load ...
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Removing ubuntu 12.04 from triple boot of windows 7 , 8 and ubuntu

so i had a dual boot PC with windows 7 and 8 with 5 partitons , i shrinked one partition and left 50 gb of space unallocated using disk mangaement of windows 7 while installing ubuntu it gave me an ...
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How can I uninstall Samba after building from source? [duplicate]

I installed Samba 4 from source, but I might have missed some steps or not correctly followed the instructions because it didn't work; I got too many error messages. The way I installed it was: $ ...
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Help, I neeed to uninstall Ubuntu [closed]

How can I uninstall Ubuntu? I dont like it that much. I want to install windows 7 back. I did not dual boot my computer! I only have a usb no cd... How can I install windows 7 back with a usb? I tried ...