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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Best way to go about wiping and installing most recent version of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

There is a computer that has been sitting in our lab office that nobody has used in +8 years. It's running Ubuntu 14.04. I've been trying to download some useful software to it, but I've run into a ...
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Ubuntu server reinstalled, ghost gnome desktop returns?

I am experiencing a weird situation: I was using Ubuntu Server LTS and later installed the Gnome desktop. Now I've decided to do a fresh install of Ubuntu Server to return to just the CLI. The re-...
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can I reinstall Ubuntu 20.10 with all settings, apps and themes? [duplicate]

I set up the ubuntu 20.10 system perfectly for myself and installed some software. And can I keep the system I’m using right now to reinstall or give it to someone else? is it possible. can I ...
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apt - reinstall with all default config files [duplicate]

I installed samba for a while. Now I want to get the default installation and their default config files. Removing and installation by 'apt install --reinstall samba' doesn't work because of the ...
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Reinstall ubuntu on MacBook Air

New to this OS. I installed Ubuntu 20.1 on Mack book air 2013. Now, I want to re-install the Ubuntu again because the WiFi and network connection not working. Also, can’t get to the bios on the Mac. ...
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How to reinstall notification bar in Kubuntu 20.4

In my last question any one can't answer me so i try to fix my problom from another way I wan't to reinstall default notification bar in my Kubuntu 20.4 and i need your help to do that Please help me ...
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Trash folder survives two drive wipes!

Somebody please convince me that I'm not in the Twilight Zone. I've been using Xubuntu for years (20.04 presently) but yesterday I was in the mood to be bold so I installed Manjaro from USB, choosing ...
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Installing Ubuntu while replacing Mint OS remotely over SSH and VNC

I have a machine with Linux Mint OS that I would like to remove and install Ubuntu OS instead, yet I don't have a monitor, mouse and keyboard attached to it. Is there a method for replacing the ...
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Unable to remove nor reinstall docker-ce; Both apt and dpkg hang without error in CLI

I initially tried to reinstall the docker-ce package when its service was not starting successfully but reinstall would hang at 20% progress. When that wouldn't work I attempted to remove it, and then ...
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Gedit now unusable

Ubuntu 20.04, Gedit 3.36.2. Suddenly it has a black background with white characters. Click on a line turns it into a long white highlight, hiding the text underneath. Also, tabs are now freaky. ...
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Reinstall ubuntu In ubuntu

So I made some mess in the machine. I want to reinstall everything from 0. I'm running Ubuntu. I have the bootable USB with the last distro of ubuntu aswell. While it is recognised by the system and ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu Option

I have dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Sometimes ubuntu doesn't work the way it used to work so i reinstall. In the live boot, there is a option Reinstall Ubuntu 20. 04. Just asking, will ...
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How to proceed after getting black screen when booting Ubuntu 20.04?

A few days after Ubuntu 20.04 upgrade I got into a login screen loop. I tried to solve it with this. None of the suggestions helped and after the final sudo apt-get -y install lxdm I only get black ...
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How to handle missing mysqld.sock socket?

I am new to MySQL. I naively tried to uninstall my MySQL from by Ubuntu 20.04 before attempting to reinstall it again. In order to do this, I followed the instructions listed in the accepted answer in ...
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I'm gonna move my SSD from my laptop to a desktop computer. Do I need to reinstall the OS?

I have read many similar questions and they all said I wouldn't need to reinstall the OS, but I just want to be sure, as none of them mentioned switching from a laptop to a desktop computer.
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Issues when uninstalling and reinstalling .Net SDK 3.1 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I have been trying to uninstall and reinstall the dotnet sdk on my ubuntu 18.04LTS, but I have been running into issues. I had looked up how to remove dotnet from linux, and the suggestion I got was ...
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upgrading with 1386architecture

Recent upgrades of my Ubuntu 18.04 have not gone through - the message says it is because of the .1386 architecture, and that I should re-install ubuntu 18.04. How do I do this?
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Does ubuntu live cd erase files if you install ubuntu again?

I lost access to my ubuntu operating system because of a sudden "kernel panic", which I described in this question (Kernel panic 0x00007f00). I spent the entire day trying to boot to the ...
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Need help with GRUB loader in dual boot after new hardware and reinstalling windows

Apologies if this doesn't make much sense. Ask questions and I'll clarify as best I can. Appreciate and thanks for any help! History: upgraded hardware on my desktop. Had issues with windows so had to ...
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force reinstall of 20.04 over top of existing 20.04

I successfully upgraded from 19.10 to 20.04. I then went looking for a few new themes and in an effort to test out the POP_OS theme, I accidentally installed the ppa:system76/pop PPA repo, and during ...
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Is there any way I can replace Ubuntu Budgie 20.04 (Dual Boot with Windows 10) with Focal Fossa without disturbing the data?

I have presently installed Ubuntu Budgie 20.04 as dual boot on my machine alongside W10. I want to replace Budgie with Focal Fossa without losing any of my data - any software(s), files etc. Is there ...
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UUI not showing in boot options

i want to reinstall ubuntu from a bootable USB, when i go into the startup menu on my hp elitebook it only shows me the options to boot into ubuntu recovery mode or simple ubuntu. I want it to boot ...
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MySQL Server refuses to uninstall

So, I type "apt install mysql-server-8.0" and it comes back with: Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Suggested packages: tinyca The following packages will ...
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New Ubuntu install. Still have old Ubuntu install on old drive?

2yrs ago I bought an cheap Windows laptop to install Ubuntu on. I installed Ubuntu and formatted/removed Windows completely. The install went great and the laptop worked great. Last year I decided to ...
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Ubuntu blinking underscore

I had Ubuntu installed in Dualboot with Windows 8.1 but I don't know how I deleted the 2 OSes so now it's stuck in Grub Rescue. Now I am trying to install Ubuntu but when I boot to my USB it shows a ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu system files from Live CD reinstall to encrypted LUKS partition

I boot from Live CD and select Try Ubuntu. Now I need to find my SSD encrypted volume. When i back to normal boot i check previously sudo fdisk -l give me lot of loop devices and Disk /dev/nvme0n1: ...
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apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop

First I would like to note, my problem is similar to this but the response didn't work. Unable to sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop --reinstall When I run sudo apt install --reinstall ubuntu-server,...
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mysql-server-8.0 conflict, unable to install due to a conflict with “itself” [duplicate]

---I have already tried (twice)--- Install of mysql-server after mariadb fails mariadb is not the issue because although it was installed on this computer, all dependencies have already been removed, ...
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How can I reinstall ubuntu focal 20.04 on encrypted system?

I'm a very long time ubuntu user (over a decade) but have not been here as I've had no issues with Ubuntu. With the arrival of 20.04 LTS I decided to encrypt my data (or system if needed). I'm looking ...
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Upgrade from 16.04 to 20.04 with back up

I would like to re install Ubuntu because I have major problems with the currently installed 16.04 (it will not update). I want to go straight to 20.04 Please help by describing; How I back up what ...
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Repairing/Reinstalling Ubuntu 18.04.4

I have a 32-bit ubuntu 18.04.4 installed in my i386 laptop which is acting up. I want to repair/reinstall my OS but I can't find any 32-bit version of Ubuntu on their website. What can I do to repair/...
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Replace 16.04 with 20.04, keep my /home… and /boot?

Below I am showing my current disk/filesystem. I mean to replace my current 16.04 with a fresh install of 20.04 in /dev/sda6, keeping my /home partition. What precautions should I take (besides ...
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I broke Ubuntu, I want to backup my data and reinstall it

I love Ubuntu, started using 16.04 in December. I was trying to use some terminal commands to resolve an issue with Docker, and I think that's what led to Ubuntu failing to boot thereafter. (The main ...
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How to access existing files when you have booted from USB due to load kernel module error

A couple of years ago I received a desktop computer through a local program that had Edubuntu installed (I am afraid I do not know the release number). Recently the software updater advised that an ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu on a dual boot system

My laptop has two hard disks 256GB (SSD) & 1TB (HDD). I have Windows 10 installed on the SSD and Ubuntu (18.04.4LTS Desktop) on a 300GB partition on the HDD. I had a lot of driver issues with ...
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Why does Ubiquity not recognize an EFI System Partition which has a Windows Boot Loader in it? (aka can't reinstall Ubuntu 19.10)

I have a dual-boot Ubuntu 19.10 + Windows 10 laptop (details below), and (UEFI) dual booting works fine. I'm trying to reinstall Ubuntu 19.10 off a live usb and Ubuiquity is throwing an error "No EFI ...
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Cannot open Ubuntu installation LIveUSB in desktop

After trying to solve a problem and failed, I decided to reinstall ubuntu 18.04. But the desktop icons do not open either with the left double click or with the right button. The only thing that works ...
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Problem reinstalling Ubuntu 18.04 (plus can't fix broken packages)

I have 2 major problems: When I open Synaptic, it says that the package linux-image-5.3.0-26-generic is broken. I tried to fix it using the button Fix broken packages and removing it. But it gives me ...
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Reinstalling g++ and get bus error

Today I removed the g++ package with the commands: sudo apt remove g++ sudo apt purge g++ So, I reinstalled it with: sudo apt-get install g++ sudo apt install build-essential After the ...
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Ubuntu fonts missing

So I have this problem, the entire /usr/share/fonts folder is gone, deleted by error. I managed to reinstall some fonts but not all are back. I couldn't find the list of all the packages that are ...
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reinstall Ubuntu 18.04 does not show option keep files

I want to reinstall Linux 18.04 on my laptop after I screwed up several things (see this question, also help is welcome with that), but when I boot with the USB live I don't see the option for keeping ...
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problem in sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop

There are some problems with my Ubuntu 18.04 packages. I want to reinstall my Ubuntu via terminal, but when I type : sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop It shows : Reading package ...
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Ubuntu Didn't Gave The Option To Reinstall Without Erasing The Previous Version

I was having some trouble with ubuntu and decided to reinstall it. I was halfway through the reinstallation when ubuntu didn't provided me with the reinstall ubuntu without erasing the previous ...
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How to overwrite previously dual booted Ubuntu with fresh install?

I have a dual booted Ubuntu 19.10 with Windows 10. I recently started facing a lot of problems with drivers which couldn't be resolved. I want a complete fresh install for Ubuntu 19.10. How do I do ...
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How to remove 19.10 and go back to 18.04 (black screen of death)

I had the silly idea of upgrading from 18.04 to 19.10 and all I got was BSOD. Is there a way to reinstall 18.04 without loosing applications configuration? I have both /home and /etc backups using ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu (minimal bash likeline editing)

I have a Windows 10- Ubuntu 18.10 dual boot system. I have had some issues with Grub showing me at boot: minimal bash like line editing I tried some troubleshooting and while using gParted with USB ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu from the live USB's command line?

I am not sure this is the right question to solve my problem... I have a 8 GB SSD, where I installed Ubuntu, and a 1 TB HDD with several partitions: a big one with all my important data, a smaller ...
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Resize a ubuntu partion with an EFI between both

I have two disks, one with Windows (sdba) and one with a linux partition (sdb). It need to allocate the unllocated memory to the LInux system if possible. I can't make a resize, because EFI is between ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu without ereasing other partitions

I already have Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS. It is in a disk partitioned with Windows 10 ( With windows boot manager and UEFI). I also have a ext4 partition just for files, obviously only avialble in ubuntu. ...
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Unable to install packages or rload repository

I'm having issues with updating or installing all packages in ubuntu 18.04. I was trying to load openvpn so followed some instructions to edit my /etc/apt/source.list and now nothing is working. I ...

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