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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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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Unable to boot in or reinstall ubuntu, no sign of HDD in installer

At present I'm not able to boot into my ubuntu, nor reinstall, the installer doesn't detect my HDD, but the bios does. I'm using asus F560ud, I started having issues with windows 10,the laptop rarely ...
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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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Reinstalling 18.04 dual boot with windows, which partition to select

Beginner here: I already had ubuntu 18.04 alongside with windows 10. I am again installing the ubuntu. How should I proceed from here so that I don't lose my old files (which were on ubuntu)? I ...
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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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Does Reinstalling Ubuntu Causes Loss Of Data? [duplicate]

I know I could have easily looked up for this over the internet, I did. But wanted to be sure as I don't know much about linux. I installed ubuntu a couple of months ago and it was causing some ...
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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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18.04 re-install

I've currently 18.04.2 LTS installed on my desktop. For some reasons, I want to re-install it (the same version). Some malfunctions have motivated this idea. (occasional freezes, online & local ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu on non-booting partition keeping the files

I have a corrupted internal ssd with Ubuntu installed that does not boot anymore. However using a USB stick booting device I manged to: uncrypt the disk using Disks application using my encryption ...
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Can I backup all data from a live USB [duplicate]

My ubuntu 18.04 is broken due to an issue Ubuntu 18.04 stuck on verbose screen on startup Now I am planning to reinstall ubuntu from USB. I have booted from live USB and was able to backup my home ...
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re-installing ubuntu

I recently installed 18.4 bionic beaver, have since messed things up trying to use installs for LUA and wine, now I get lock ups a lot on watching videos. Want to do a fresh install, or whatever will ...
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Not able to launch TeamViewer

I am not able to launch TeamViewer in Ubuntu 16.04. I am wondering how to remove and install again. Any help on this?
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Failes to decrypt encrypted home directory after reinstall of Ubuntu 18.04 (fscrypt)

I encrypted my /home/ directory on Ubuntu 18.04, by following http://tlbdk.github.io/ubuntu/2018/10/22/fscrypt.html Due to a failed update, I had to do a reinstall. Since I had /home on a separate ...
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How do I reinstall Pulseaudio in 16.04?

I am running Xubuntu 16.04 on my Chromebook through Crouton. I am trying to get the Steam game Saint's Row 2 to run. I am experiencing a crash to Desktop every time I start the game at one of the ...
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i want to get rid of an entire package?

So I installed Wireshark just now and I said no to the super user thing(in hindsight I have literally no idea why), and when I tried to run it it said it didn't have permission, then gave me some ...
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How to reinstall 18.04 lts after 19.04 with many problems. Is installed beside windows

I tried to install 19.04 because of fractional scaling. During installation, there was an error https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1825420 After this, many small errors. update ...
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how to access home files from try ubuntu

I am forced to re-install ubuntu because upgrading from 14.04 to 16.04 gave me problems. However, I would like to save my files in my home directory first before proceeding with re-install. using "...
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How to reinstall all networking drivers?

I'd like to do a fresh reinstall of anything related to networking, not just the network manager, back to default "just installed" settings. Reinstalling Ubuntu entirely isn't an option, I was just ...
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I reinstalled Ubuntu 18.04 on a dual boot machine, and now I have very little disk space. What to do?

I installed Ubuntu for the first time half a year ago, so I'm a fairly new user. Back then I installed Ubuntu 18.04 alongside Windows 10 with a dual boot setup, with Ubuntu being the default OS. A ...
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Recover files without a screen?

My screen is zoomed to max rendering it useless to navigate. I need the files on the drive and I wanted to re-install Ubuntu 18.04 to fix the zoom problem since nothing else has worked to correct the ...
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Wipe a hard drive that won't boot from a USB? or delete and move partitions?

I have an older Aspire E1-470P. It was getting old and slow so I installed Ubuntu as a dual boot. It worked for a while and then after a windows update it got stuck in update hell. Despite my best ...
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Destroyed my drivers after using my Ubuntu drive in Hyper-V (need to restore all device drivers)

Yeah I know really stupid. I suspected booting my Ubuntu 18.04 drive inside a Hyper-V VM might add some additional drivers but I didn't suspect it would remove any. Now that I have removed the drive ...
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How to fully uninstall python and reinstall it in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

Python is not configured or broken in my system Ubuntu 18.04. Can anyone suggest command to uninstall python and reinstall only python3.6 I ran below command : sudo apt auto remove Andd when I try ...
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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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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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