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Is there any way to reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 straight from the terminal? My terminal works but I literally almost purged my entire operating system by accident (bad advice from a community member). The terminal runs on a black screen now but it works. Any ideas?

marked as duplicate by Braiam, user117103, bain, Radu Rădeanu command-line Jun 22 '14 at 17:04

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What about :

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

If that does not work, what did you remove . Any links to other questions elsewhere ?

  • Multiple statements saying: Failed to fetch…. Could not resolve '' I purged a lot of stuff, I honestly have no idea... – Adam May 1 '13 at 18:10
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    Do you have an internet connection ? Can you ping google? If not, perhaps best to simply re-install. – Panther May 1 '13 at 18:30

Just try updating Ubuntu to keep all your stuff and fix the problem.

sudo do-release-upgrade
sudo sed -i 's/quantal/raring/' /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

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