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

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How can I remove icecast2 competely

I installed icecast2 for broadcasting ( online radio). But complexity on its settings did suffered me. I want to remove it completely. I tried with sudo apt-get purge icec* system was start to delete ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.04 over Windows. Youtube video showing problem

The installation walk-through on Ubuntu website shows several windows giving the user options/preferences in the installation.(http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-desktop-long-term-support) ...
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How to uninstall Catalyst 13.8 beta?

I'm currently running 13.04 with the 3.10 kernel, so I can use my wifi. I foolishly tried to use Catalyst 13.6 beta even though it says it's not compatible with kernel 3.10. Still, I have my laptop ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu 12.04.2 or expanding its partition [duplicate]

I currently have Ubuntu dual-booted on my windows 7 laptop. I installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 via the windows installer and I only allocated 18GB for its partition. I still want to use Ubuntu but I want it ...
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How do I uninstall USB wireless divers that didn't work?

Computer/OS stats: Old (5 yrs?) Dell desktop computer Ubuntu 12.04 is the ONLY OS installed Mem: 1.5GiB Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz OS type: 32 bit Disk: 37.8GB Background info I moved my ...
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How to remove MediaFire Express package from ubuntu [duplicate]

I have installed MediaFire Express .deb on ubuntu 13.04. and don't know, how to remove it
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uninstall problem in wine program

I have installed adobe illustrator 8 in my wine. Though it didn't install properly and now I'n can't remove/use it by using wine uninstaller as well. When I start uninstalling the adobe illustrator ...
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Uninstall ubuntu from win 7 32bit ? [duplicate]

i want to uninstall ubuntu12.04 lts to reclaim my 25 gb d: drive but this partition is not visible in win 7 disk management if i use gparted in ubuntu its adding my e: and f: drives (containing datas ...
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Uninstalled Ubuntu. Yet it works [duplicate]

I've uninstalled Ubuntu. Yet it works and every time I switch on the computer I get to choose between windows and ubuntu. Is formatting my disk the only option I have?
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Unistalling gnome/ Ubuntu desktop

Hello I have installed the ubuntu desktop and realized that i don't want it. I have read and tried the command sudo tasksel, and I unchecked the desktop tabed to OK and pressed enter. In the command ...
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Unable to remove KDE Plasma Desktop environment from Ubuntu 13.04

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on my Desktop. I installed KDE 4.10.4 but I dint like it. So I tried following instructions from this site to uninstall KDE completely but I keep getting the following error. ...
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Fix Ubuntu reinstall [duplicate]

I did something really stupid yesterday... I accidentally did some weird command with mv and made it so the Linux filesystem could not find anything. Anyhow, I reinstalled Ubuntu 11.10 from the ...
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Uninstallation of Ubuntu 11.10 after it is installed alongside Windows [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 alongside Windows 7. Now I want to uninstall Ubuntu, but I want my Windows 7 to be safe, i.e. intact with applications and documents in Windows. I have not used Wubi, ...
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Items cannot be installed or removed until the package is repaired. Do you want to repair it now? [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu-restricted-extras manually (after downloading its compressed packed and then using command, not online). After installing the same, whenever I open Ubuntu-Software-Center, a pop-up ...
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Removing earlier versions of installed package?

apt-cache show firefox | grep Version and apt-cache show chromium-browser | grep Version in terminal is showing this output: I guess, I've four versions of firefox and two versions of ...
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Can't remove LibreOffice Writer from Launcher

I updated from LibreOffice 3.4 to 4.1. Then I uninstalled 3.4. The links to Libreoffice in the Launcher still worked, but I wanted to use the main LibreOffice icon instead of the individual app ...
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how to remove unmet dependencies created by vlc player in ubuntu 12.04 LTS? [duplicate]

Output on trying to remove vlc with sudo apt-get remove vlc: niranjan@niranjan-OEM:~$ sudo apt-get remove vlc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Apt-get dist-upgrade wants to destroy my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

This morning I have issued a command I use fairly often: apt-get dist-upgrade Usually it finds little to do, some times it will replace the kernel and headers. With my great surprise today it ...
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How do the various APT package removal commands differ?

What's the difference between these commands? sudo apt-get autoremove --purge packagenames sudo apt-get remove --purge packagenames sudo apt-get purge purge packagenmaes sudo apt-get remove ...
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Can't remove a package - not installed so not removed

I'm trying to update my version of Catfish search, which is currently 0.6.4 and I'm trying to get 0.7. I installed 0.7 and it said it was installed in software centre, but when I click the shortcut, I ...
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uninstall lubuntu 13.04 to not interfere with built in win 7 installer

Due to software problems, I need to uninstall lubuntu 13.04 off of my computer. It is a vaio and has a built in function to install windows 7 from scratch without a disk, I usually use this when I ...
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mpi error in runing

I installed mpich2 and 3 (same time) from source code. After that I have symbol error in mpi runing. I unistalled them and install new mpich2, but I have same error. Could you please help me?
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Ubuntu 12.04 : Uninstall boost installed from source

I installed boost 1.54 libraries on ubuntu 12.04, and it seems to conflict with my installation of libboost-all-dev, so i want to uninstall boost 1.54 libraries completely. How to uninstall the one ...
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uninstall ubuntu laptop

I had ubuntu as a dual boot on my laptop. I wanted to install a fresh copy of ubuntu and delete the partition on windows and reclaimed it as a new storage location. I then downloaded the windows ...
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Uninstall ubuntu and keep windows [duplicate]

I have installed in my computer ubuntu 13.04 without removing windows7...I installed ubuntu with a usb,that I created exactly as the website said. How can I uninstall ubuntu and leave only windows in ...
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Problem in uninstalling ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 12.04 using wubi. But there is no application named " uninstall-ubuntu ". Now how can I uninstall it ?
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How to remove unused application from the menu but not completely uninstall it on 12.04 LTS

What I wanna do is not to uninstall certain apps but to completely hide it. For example I'm using VLC I didn't want to uninstall the default Movie Player, but I didn't want to have it run my videos ...
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How do I install Libreoffice Impress without installing Libreoffice Draw?

Askubuntu Users: I'm a new user of the forum, I would like you to help me with this little problem: I have a Desktop Computer with Lubuntu Raring Ringtail 13.04. It runs pretty well, but this Linux ...
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uninstall ubuntu in dual boot with windows 8 [duplicate]

i installed wubi on my windows 8 pc two days ago and when the installation was complete i rebooted my pc but ubuntu did not ran so deleted ubuntu folder in drive c where windows 8 was already ...
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Removal of Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have been trying what different people have been told to do in my situation, but I'm unable to. I have tried to remove the Ubuntu partition from a Live CD and was unsuccessful. This is how the ...
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Installed it wrong and cannot uninstall ubuntu

I installed ubuntu alongside windows 8 but dual boot isn't working. It doesn't appear in control pannel to simply uninstall. I have 2 HDD and there are 20GB on the second one (first one is for ...
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Grub Problems (but actually way more than just that)

I have an old XP machine that I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on as a dual boot. Eventually I decided that I no longer needed Ubuntu (Wasn't compatible with Remote LogMeIn), and tried to remove Ubuntu using ...
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How much disk space is spared if I uninstall Unity?

I wonder how much disk space I would spare if I removed Unity. Is it possible that it's only 12 MB? I found this about removing unity: How to completely remove Unity, and replace it with Cinnamon? It ...
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How can I uninstall Ubuntu without Dual booting

It's an old computer so I decided I'd mess around with Ubuntu and try it out, but now I have a use for it and would prefer it be windows. However, since updating last week Ubuntu has overwritten my ...
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please help solve 'oracle-java7-installer' missing; dpkg: error processing linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic [duplicate]

system info Linux -System-Product-Name 3.8.0-23-generic #34-Ubuntu SMP i686 athlon i686 GNU/Linux
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Uunable to install software or update the system after half installed java

Please help solve 'oracle-java7-installer' missing. Error below dpkg: warning: files list file for package !['oracle-java7-installer' missing;][1] assuming package has no files currently installed ...
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Deleting Specific Partitions

My Laptop has Ubuntu 13.04 installed 3 times (2 are in 64-bit and 1 in 32-bit) I want to keep the 32-bit (/dev/sda 5) but the only way to uninstall that I know of is to uninstall through windows in ...
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“dpkg: error: requested operation requires superuser privilege”. Cannot remove all configuration info from removed packages, sudo doesn't work

I want to run this command (see section 4 from here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptGet/Howto#Removal_commands): dpkg -l | grep '^rc' | awk '{print $2}' | xargs dpkg --purge I use sudo at the ...
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How to remove password recovery reset?

How can I remove the ability to reset passwords outside of Ubuntu. This probably is ill advised, but I already have set a really good password that I cannot forget with high entropy and 42 ...
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How do I remove outdated program files from boot folder? [duplicate]

My boot folder is full, since I last downloaded Ubuntu software updates. How do I remove outdated program files?
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Can't find a program in either software centre or console, want to uninstall it (13.04)

(13.04) I downloaded and installed a program from the internet (.bundle), but it crashes every time I try to run it. I can't find it in the software centre It doesn't have an "uninstall" option in ...
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Get Rid of inSync

I'm new here, so I'm not totally sure if this question would be appropriate for these forums, but anyways... How can I uninstall inSync from my computer. I didn't like the service and so, I ...
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How to install Windows 7 from DVD? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my laptop. Now I want to remove Ubuntu and I install Windows 7. But when I restart my system after keeping Windows 7 DVD it is not booting. What should I do to get rid of ...
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How to uninstall pre-installed programs in Xubuntu

I am just getting into Linux for the first time, and I am loving it. Right now, I am trying to give some older hardware a new breath of life by installing Linux on it. The newest version of Ubuntu ...
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Openoffice didn't install correctly, how do I remove it?

I attempted to install openoffice with the packages that the openoffice site automatically got for me which were incorrect; RPM files insead of DEB files. The problem is after attempting to install ...
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uninstalling ubuntu 12.10 with the 12.10 installer [duplicate]

I used the windows installer to install 12.10 alongside windows 7. I think its messing with windows, so i need to remove Ubuntu. As I can remember, the installer also had an uninstaller built into it, ...
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How to remove unwanted exe files/programs [closed]

How to remove Torntv program from ubuntu 12.04
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How to Install Windows back onto machine and get rid of Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am trying to re-install windows to get rid of Ubuntu how would I do that.
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Ubuntu 12.04 how to completely remove anacron

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 for an embedded project. I need cron jobs to execute only at their specified time, because time may be stepped forwards (resulting in a missed job) but those jobs should be ...
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I'm having a difficulty in the application intalled menu [closed]

How can I see all the installed application collectively except the default ones If there's not, please make one because it's hard to know if its a default or a installed one. And a default programs ...