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

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i want to remove ubuntu and windows from a usb stick.

I want to uninstall Ubuntu and install windows. I created a boot-able USB Stick and a boot-able CD of windows. I am using Ubuntu 16.04 . When i install my CD or boot-able disk and try to boot from USB ...
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How do I stop the Ubuntu options menu from automatically appearing every time I start the computer? [duplicate]

I was trying to install Ubuntu on my flash drive, but I accidentally installed it on a library computer. It runs alongside the original OS (windows 7), but every time somebody starts the computer, the ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu 16.04 running alongside Windows 7 (preferably without using a cd)?

I was trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on my flash drive, but it installed on the computer (at a public library) that I was using (although the computer still runs Windows 7). The librarians asked me to ...
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How do I uninstall/remove drivers for a iphone?

OK..I have iphone that doesn't connect to my ubuntu as it should. I want to remove and reinstall its drivers that are automatically installed upon plugging in. How do I completely remove the drivers ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu and the Boot up option

I had recently installed Ubuntu MATE and I had a few troubles with it so I decided to uninstall and play around with a few more distros. Now, when I uninstalled it(deleted partition and got rid of the ...
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windows 10 not bootable after ubuntu 16

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS along side Windows 10. Now when when I boot the sysytem, only Ubuntu is bootable. There appears a Windows option but it fails to boot when selected. It shows the ...
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Is it possbile to uninstall sh?

This may sound silly but I want to uninstall sh (for research purposes) and replace it with my own shell. Is this actually possible? Many scripts and programs seem to have it hardcoded in, so I'm in ...
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How to uninstall VirtualBox in 12.04?

Can anyone help me remove VirtualBox? I am running 12.04.
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how to uninstall bitnami-orangehrm?

I have downloaded "bitnami-orangehrm-3.3.2-1-linux-installer.run" also I have installed it. Now i would like to uninstal it. because, I used wrong port number at the time of installation process. ...
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How to remove everything MATE related?

I recently installed MATE desktop on ubuntu 16.04 and later decided to uninstall it. I did so using the commandsudo apt-get remove mate-desktop. It was uninstalled and was no longer available on the ...
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Remove/Uninstall Python 3.5

I am trying to uninstall Python 3.5. I have tried this up till now: sudo make clean sudo make uninstall sudo -n install These commands don't remove Python 3.5 completely. I want to keep 3.4 as it ...
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How to change Ubuntu into Lubuntu?

I want to install Lubuntu on my old desktop with 128MB of RAM. As the memory is not enough to run the graphical installer, I had to follow the minimal install from a minimal.iso file as described here....
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Why is Ubuntu capturing space after uninstallation?

I had installed ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 7 through wubi. However, due to some issues I decided to uninstall that. During uninstallation I messed up things badly. I first deleted the 'Ubuntu' folder in ...
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Uninstall adobe reader

When I try to remove adobe reader, it shows the following error: jeeva@jeeva-HCL-ME-Laptop:~$ sudo apt-get remove adobe reader [sudo] password for jeeva: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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What other linux distros i can install over Ubuntu? [closed]

After going through the third and quite expensive (office down for days) nightmare of updating to a higher major version Ubuntu with the same result: nothing works anymore, and even if: it's usually ...
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How do I start over installing Wordpress on 14.04?

I installed Wordpress on 14.04 last year and had a working website and login. I recently let the Blue host expire for it and removed the nameservers and link back to Tumblr. Without remembering this, ...
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How did someone disable my Ubuntu bootloader?

I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on my Thinkpad. However, some idiot (who didn't know my password) accessed my computer while I was gone (after I hibernated it) and must have messed ...
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how to remove unity 8 system settings?

How can i remove unity 8 system settings? After installing unity 8 i don't like it so i searched how to remove and i remove it by running these commands : sudo apt-get remove unity8-desktop-session-...
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how to uninstall remove haguichi? Erro!

When I try to uninstall the haguichi , this happens: Removing haguichi (1.3.3~ubuntu16.04.1) ... /var/lib/dpkg/info/haguichi.postrm: 3: /var/lib/dpkg/info/haguichi.postrm: glib-compile-...
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Magnet links opens up Opera error dialog - Yet Opera was removed!

I have an odd problem. I installed a new version of Ubuntu 14.04 and Mate Desktop. Clicking a magnet link opens up a error message form Opera (unable to open profile - you don't have permissions, bla ...
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How can I uninstall amazon app on ubuntu? [duplicate]

I've tried using sudo apt-get remove amazon and the result was sudo-apt-get: command not found and I tried sudo apt-get remove amazon* and I got Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How do I uninstall GRUB?

A hard drive that I use only for data storage still has GRUB from past Ubuntu installations. How can I remove GRUB from it without harming the rest of the drive's data? Background I occasionally ...
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How to install ubuntu and remove windows 10 [duplicate]

How do I go about and remove the windows 10 os and install the Linux Ubuntu os. I need to know what to do and what not to do. I tried to install Ubuntu along side of my windows 10 os and deleted my ...
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Deleted single file, after reboot it's back

I have a file "Zkousky.ics" (calendar file, exams) on my desktop. Whenever I remove it, however, after reboot the file is back. I used several methods of removing, but the file is always coming back ...
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uninstalling .sh files

I have been run this code sudo ./uninstall.sh in the the directory which I had been install netbeans 8.0.1 and the code runs and the uninstall window opens but it doesn,t uninstall anything.!! Is ...
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How to uninstall a program installed through Wine

I installed Picasa 3.9 with Wine, but I did not like it, and now I want to delete it. I tried uninstalling Picasa with the option from Picasa help menu but it didn't work. How do I fully ...
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Uninstalling R and some packages (CRAN, devtools, and GitHub)

I've been on Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for a few weeks now, and I just went through a multi-step installation process of R. The process also included packages, such as CRAN, devtools, and GitHub. ...
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how to uninstall everpad? [duplicate]

As mentioned in title. I realized using wine to install evernote is better than using everpad itself. After all there are some options that everpad doesn't have. I installed everpad through terminal ...
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How do I uninstall Dropbox?

After booting up, a popup screen tells me Dropbox did not install correctly, but it is lurking somewhere. To install properly I first have to delete the incorrect install. How can I do that? I'm ...
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How to remove nodejs from Ubuntu 16.04?

Steps to replicate: Ubuntu 16.04 xenial (x86-64) sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nodejs sudo apt-get install npm I want to uninstall nodejs and npm and have seen several posts which ...
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Recover My Windows partitions ,data and operating system(windows 10) from live USB Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my GPT(UEFI) kind of HP Notebook

Please solve my problem. Originally I had windows 10 with 4 drives (C: D: E: F:). Now after trying to install Ubuntu I have only a single partition of 930 GB and I am unable to see my data in it. I ...
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What is a correct way to remove old boost version and install new one?

I want to delete libboost1.54-dev(which I think was installed via sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends libboost-all-dev) and install libboost1.56-devon Ubuntu 14.04. Seems command sudo apt-...
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Uninstall empathy without affecting dependencies

I am trying to uninstall empathy from my Ubuntu 12.10. So I issued the following command sudo apt-get purge empathy Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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How to completely remove virtualbox

I had installed VirtualBox but it started giving me problems. So I uninstalled it using:- sudo apt-get remove virtualbox-\* sudo apt-get purge virtualbox-\* But when I reinstalled VirtualBox it ...
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Evolution messages keeps coming back after uninstall and install

I am unable to perform a fresh installation of Evolution. I tried all the methods given in the post How do I completely remove Evolution?. But it doesn't help. After I uninstall and reinstall I end ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm currently dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8. Ubuntu is pretty much broken, and everywhere I've looked doesn't have a solution, so I wish to uninstall it. I read that it's possible to uninstall ...
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How can I remove Tilda?

I installed Ubuntu-Mate 16.04 the other day and have it completely configured perfectly for my needs with one exception. I really do not use nor want Tilda. When I tried to remove it today, I was ...
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How to Reinstall or Remove Wacom Drivers

I'm a new user banging my head against the wall trying to get my Wacom tablets to work on Kubuntu 14.04. I have two tablets: a bigger, older Intuos 2, and a smaller, much newer Intuos Pen Small. I ...
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Removing Samba Error

I am having a problem with Samba package. So I did the following to remove it, and got some errors. # sudo apt-get --purge remove samba-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to uninstall Pentaho ubuntu 14.04

I want to uninstall pentaho application with a script in the terminal. Thanks.
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How do I remove Samba4.2.0pre which was compiled from source?

I cloned samba from git to samba-master with clone git git://git.samba.org/samba.git samba-master and did git pull It downloaded from git and I figured I would only get the latest stable ...
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Leave old kernels installed could be dangerous?

I have been using ubuntu for almost 2 years now and I always encounter guides on the internet on how to uninstall old kernel versions. Even here in Ask Ubuntu there are many questions in this way. ...
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How can I uninstall Softmaker Office 2012 if I downloaded their Deb?

I downloaded Softmaker Office 2012 from their website as a deb and installed it. How do I now remove it? Is it done in terminal? If so what is the command? I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on a laptop.
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Xen uninstallation

I have tried to install Xen on my ubuntu 14.04 system but I got an error while rebooting " error while mounting /proc/xen. Now i want to remove xen packages completely from my system. I have tried ...
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Mysql-common cannot be uninstalled

I'm trying to completely uninstall mysql to reinstall it later, after uninstalling all mysql-related packages, mysql-common seems to remain in a broken state. $ sudo dpkg -l | grep mysql pc mysql-...
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How to completely remove an OS from VirtualBox?

I have installed Windows XP in my VirtualBox some days ago. Now, I want to remove Windows XP completely from VirtualBox and I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 for testing. What is the correct way to ...
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Reinstall Libre office 5.2.0

I had libre office installed on ubuntu 16.04. I used to use the breeze icons. I noticed that there was an updated version and silly me I uninstalled and installed a beta version for 5.2.0 through tar....
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I just accidentally uninstalled a lot of programs, is there way to get all of them back at once? [duplicate]

Okay, so, this question may have been asked before, but I really need help. I ran sudo aptitudeto find a specific package that I wanted to delete. I pressed "Install/Remove Pkgs" and there was a ...
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Remove one Ubuntu installation using another

I have two installations of Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop, and I want to get rid of one of them. How can I remove one of them? I've seen a lot of answers to questions, but they all deal with how to ...
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Remove Ubuntu 14.04 and install Windows 7 Ultimate

As the title says, i have Dell Inspiron 15 7559 pre-installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have no knowledge about Linux whatsoever because i've been using Windows for a long time. What i'm trying to say is, ...