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Questions tagged [reinstall]

Questions related to technical difficulties arising out of installation of an app on Ubuntu or Ubuntu itself , again after a fresh installation.

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Require help upgrading to 18.04 with Password protected harddrive

In August 2018 I allowed the upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04 take place on my computer. All appeared to work well until I logged out and tried to log back into my system. I poked around attempting to ...
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Downgrading 18.10 to 18.04 - How can I only purge the OS and not delete my personal files? [duplicate]

Seeing as how I'm starting to hate 18.10 more and more, I've decided on a downgrade. Also seeing as how a downgrade is not really recommended and I'll have to probably go with a total reinstall, what'...
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Kensington Orbit trackball stopped working

My Kensington Orbit trackball has been working with Linux and my Lenovo Thinkpad for years. After upgrading to kernel 4.15.0 it would occasionally stop working and I'd have to replug it. Suddenly that ...
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Problem reinstalling Ubuntu 18.04

I am attempting to install/reinstall the Ubuntu/Linux OS onto my laptop but am running into a snag. I am booting from a USB drive and am having issues during the setup, specifically the Installation ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu keep Windows (dual boot, GNU Grub)

I need to reinstall Ubuntu after something went wrong, and there is only a black screen showing after the Ubuntu login page. Running a dual boot system with Gnu Grub, and Windows on a different ...
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How do I reinstall the software packages that came with Ubuntu 18.04?

I uninstalled several GNOME applications, LibreOffice apps and various other apps. How do I reinstall them all at one without having to reinstall the operating system?
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If you plan on using already created file systems, be aware… Upon Re-installing Ubuntu 18.04

​ Hi, I'm new here If I've made any mistake with this question please let me know and pardon me with time to edit it. Thanks. My Destination: I'm trying to re-install my Ubuntu 18.04 64-bit in my ...
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Accidentally deleted /usr/sbin/apache2 on Ubuntu 18.04

When trying to repair a failed installation of apache2, I deleted usr/sbin/apache2 thinking a reinstall would replace it. It did not and I get the following error when trying to start apache2: ...
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How to wipe and repartition dualboot and reinstall Ubuntu

Right now on my Dell XPS 15 I have dual boot setup with windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04. What's the easiest way to completely wipe everything (getting rid of any partitions) and reinstall a clean version ...
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Re-installing Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

My dual boot Ubuntu system has its Ubuntu OS corrupted. Efforts to fix it via changing source.list and other means proved in vain. Now I want to re-install Ubuntu on that partition with a USB stick. ...
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Reinstall/purge apt package without redownload

Simply, to purge and reinstall something like Libreoffice, I cannot find a method to do this without downloading all its packages again. Is there something obvious I'm missing on how to do this? ...
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Cannot boot from live USB used for installation when I want to re-install 18.04.1

What would make re-install hang while it installed 18.04.1 easily the first time a week ago? I decided to re-install, this time with whole disk encryption, and start fresh. I inserted the USB stick, ...
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GRUB not appearing after reinstalling Ubuntu in dual boot [duplicate]

I had 17.0 Ubuntu installed along with Windows 7 as a dual boot. Since apt-get wasn't installing anything I realized I had to update, so I did a fresh install to 18.04, erasing the previous version. ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu without formatting /home

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 for the last 3 years and now i think it's time to upgrade it to 18.04. I have a huge amount of data in home folder. I created a separate /home partition during ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu in a dual boot system with more storage space? [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 as a second OS in my Acer notebook, (alongside with Windows 10) using 2 partitions, / and /home (sda5 and sda6). However, I found that I might have reserved less space ...
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How can I reinstall or change kubuntu to UEFI?

I just bought a new laptop which comes with Windows 10 on a 256gb SSD. There is no other disk storage. The Windows 10 install has to stay because it's for my wife to use. I then used a Kubuntu (18.04)...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu16.04 [duplicate]

I have dual booted my system Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. Ubuntu 16.04 is installed on a different partition of my disk. I want to reinstall the same Ubuntu in the same partition. I want to have only ...
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How Can i know the appropriate partition of ubuntu to be deleted? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 which is not supported right now (unfortunately, I didn't know that when I was installing it!). Here is the my partition as shown by Windows: I have already made my pc ...
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How do I dual boot ubuntu after installing Windows?(please read the context) [duplicate]

I am on a Lenovo laptop which had a very slow pre-installed Windows 10. So, I installed Ubuntu onto it. The grub screen shows up and Ubuntu shows up but when I click on Windows, it gives me a black ...
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Reinstall ubuntu 18.04 (Grayed color )

I was trying to reinstall Ubuntu without losing my files, but at the "Installation type" screen the "Reinstall Ubuntu 18.04 LTS" option is greyed out so I can't select it. Please help me out how to ...
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Reinstall package keeping current wersion [duplicate]

As documentation says: apt-get install --reinstall reinstalls packages at the newest version. How do I reinstall the same version of the package as one currently in the system?
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Cannot reinstall Ubuntu 18.04

I found this ACPI Error : Method parse/execution failed. BusyBox v. 27.2 (Ubuntu 1:1.27.2ubuntu3) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. (initramfs)
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Reinstalling Ubuntu with a dual boot

I was experiencing problems with Ubuntu Desktop like missing and broken system packages, missing Unity package and other problems. So I decided that the best solution (without touching Windows files) ...
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Deleted Ubuntu Partition in windows disc manager

I'm a rookie and completely noob in Linux. My Ubuntu was working just fine, grub waiting for my choices without a timer, tor installed, etc. This morning, for no apparent reason, I entered windows ...
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Repairing Grub2

We are having a Hell of a time trying to boot up. Read all kinds of materials on re-installing Grub2 but each one presumes that we already know where Grub2 is located and/or that there is only one ...
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Reinstalling Windows 10 with Ubuntu [duplicate]

I currently have Ubuntu and Windows 10 running on my laptop. I need to reinstall Windows 10. I was wondering if that will completely get rid of Ubuntu, and just leave those files and such as is? Or ...
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Ubuntu from 32 to 64 bit fresh install - how to reinstall the same packages?

I would like to update an Ubuntu installation from 32 to 64 bit. I'd also like to save most of the configurations, especially the installed packages because I have added and deleted quite a big ...
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Should I upgrade all the applications with Ubuntu's reinstall/upgrade?

This should be an easy question but since it is my first experience with this I thought I'll be better off asking some questions: Is upgrading Ubuntu the exact same as reinstalling the new version. I ...
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reinstalling ubuntu on new partition

I had Ubuntu installed on a dual boot computer along with Windows 10. After having problems with Ubuntu (and searching to solve them) I figured out I had to reinstall Ubuntu. Now I have formatted the ...
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How do I get my stuff off a non-working Ubuntu machine? [duplicate]

So, I've somehow managed to wreck my Ubuntu machine (Ubuntu 16.04) by installing some software. Now, when I try to log in, the screen just goes black for a bit and then takes me back to log in ...
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How to install 32bit Kubuntu over 64bit Kubuntu [duplicate]

I have an old system with 2G ram and 64-bit CPU. I installed the X86_64 version of Kubuntu 17.10 on my machine. I am using encrypted LVM volumes. I have decided I would like to try the 32-bit version ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu and transfer data from OpenSuse

I want to use Ubuntu again,but at this moment my OS is OpenSuse. What would be the best way to install Ubuntu and transfer all data from OpenSuse to my new installation ?
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Force UEFI installation?

I'm trying a fix or more preferably a reinstall on the previous Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS I had installed as I had lots of issues with and instead of going the hard way, I simply went for a reinstall. The ...
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Getting errors trying to install UNetbootin in order to reinstall Ubuntu

I'm new to Linux, and was given a laptop a few months ago with Ubuntu on it, and have been enjoying it so far. I don't do much other than browsing the web, playing Steam, and checking email. Now, I ...
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How to install windows(dual boot) after installing ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have been running ubuntu for a few months. But ubuntu lacks certain features that i would like on my laptop. Is there any way that i can now dual boot with windows (using iso file) without losing my ...
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I'm trying to reinstall ubuntu but I cannot find the option? [duplicate]

These are the options that I have available: And this is what I've got if I try "Something Else": What can I do to reinstall it without losing my files? UPDATE: Is this how I should select the ...
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Remove package files from previous Ubuntu installation

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu (actually updated from 16.10 to 17.10) and while my Home directory is intact, any packages that were installed by me earlier are gone (not installed). However, it seems ...
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php7 on 16.04 not working after reinstall of Apache

I was making changes to Apache and killed the configuration. Apache didn't work. So, I removed it and reinstalled. Apache works. Mysql works. But, the PHP test won't work. The php test file is there ...
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Reinstalling created new user - how to merge with old

Because of some upgrade problems with 17.10 I reinstalled it from live image DVD. I used first option (Reinstall Ubuntu 17.10). When prompted to chose username I chose another username and I get ...
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I want to re-install 16.04 on dual boot laptop [duplicate]

The system goes slow or seems to stop, screen then goes to black and white and laptop is unusable, but usually recovers after a few minutes. During this outage disk read/write light is on constantly....
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Reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 with online update and Internet is not coming wireless or wired

I have reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 with Online update but I don't see any Internet neither with Wire nor with wireless. I have b43 Broad come device but since wired net is not there I am not able to ...
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Reinstall no CD OR USB

My system is Ubuntu only, how do I completely reinstall Ubuntu from terminal deleting everything and resulting in a fresh install without USB OR CD
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Reinstalling Ubuntu 16.04, while keeping /home [duplicate]

I managed to break my system, so I would like to do a full 16.04LTS reinstall (wiping the whole /), while keeping my /home. The /home is on a separate partition. I looked around here, and I saw it ...
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Problem downloading python 3

While updating my nvidia drivers I got a warning about inconsistent python 3 package and the advise to reinstall python 3. Searching the forum gave me another post with the exact same warning (Python ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu with minimal installation

Currently I have a computer with a Windows partion and an Ubuntu installation. Something weird happened with my original Ubuntu instllation. It came with Kubuntu, and Gnome Shell and Unity. I want ...
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Reinstall in new hdd restoring home folder. What happens to apps?

I want to reinstall ubuntu (or maybe a different distro) to a new hard drive. I have the home folder backed-up using dejavu. I have the following questions: When I reinstall ubuntu, and restore the ...
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how to reinstall bootloader on to a different partition

Hi i'm a linux newbie and i've just installed ubuntu as a dual boot with windows 7 but foolishly installed the bootloader on the same partition as ubuntu. is there an easy way to reinstall it on ...
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How to reinstall encrypted ubuntu in dualboot with windows 10 [duplicate]

how to do this safely without loosing my windows 10 install? My version 16.04 LTS.
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Reinstall Grub in 16.04 [duplicate]

I upgraded from 14.04 which had Gnome DE. My Grub is black in colour since then. I am hoping to reinstall Grub to match with Unity I have now. I do not have any other DE s for now. Does reinstalling ...
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Re-installing Atom Fails

I have been using Atom as my default text editor for Python coding, but today I was having a number of issues with it. I couldn't save any new files. It would freeze up and crash every time. So, I ...