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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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Re installing using USB

on my recently bought HP desktop I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 using a USB. It worked like a dream for a few months until suddenly it could not connect with the internet, I have wireless in my house. ...
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Booting DVD ROM from grub boot menu

I have a system running Ubuntu 20.04 and I would like to reinstall it but I can't because the BIOS is password locked and won't let me change the boot order. Is it possible to boot the installer on a ...
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Reinstall kubuntu while keeping configuration and data

I'm facing constant issues with my system and have decided to do a reinstall while keeping /home intact, but the guide I find are either old guides or not the information I'm looking. I'm currently ...
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I've had 18.04 for years on my Acer Aspire 5, I would like to reinstall and start over. Do I need to change anything (again) in the BIOS or UEFI?

For clarity, I have an Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-5504 I installed 18.04 years ago and I've been using it ever since. I now use virtual machines for everything but when I started dabbling in linux back in ...
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How to install ubuntu in SSD after removing from HDD without loosing files? (My PC does not have separate partition)

I bought a DELL with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installed on it. It becoming slow day by day. I am thinking of adding a SSD to my PC and installing the OS (Ubuntu 20.04) in there. Currently, the OS is installed ...
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Where fingerprint sensor storages fingerprints. One finger not recognized anymore

I have a fingerprint sensor in my machine (Dell Vostro 3515) and in the first instalation of 21.10 I registered one finger and it worked well, after reinstall 21.10 (I installed and removed Ubuntu 22....
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Dual boot Ubuntu 20.04, Win 10: Ubuntu now suddenly freezes the moment I log in, how to reinstall Ubuntu only? [duplicate]

There are really 2 problems here, but at this point, I just want a clean re-install of the Ubuntu partition. I used the same laptop with Win10 and Ubuntu 16.04 for several years with no issue. Then I ...
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Best way to backup data and settings before reinstalling ubuntu?

I want to switch from Ubuntu 21.04 to 20.04 LTS and was wondering if there is a way to backup my settings (e.g. Gnome extensions) and data (Directions and files) in a way which makes it easy to ...
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Ubuntu not working properly after recovery

My Ubuntu 20.04 crashed but I was able to get back reinstalling using the recovery options and with some codes in the hard terminal. But the folders are not opening, icons are not showing I can only ...
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reinstall ubuntu mate 21.10 without losing data

how can I reinstall ubuntu mate 21.10 without losing my data and installed packages.
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How do I rebuild/reconnect encrypted RAID array on new computer?

I am looking for help to have a previously built/functioning 2 HDD RAID1 array (encrypted with LUKS and containing two partitions) mount/decrypt at boot on a new rig. I'm having trouble finding ...
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How to fix broken OS installation in a RAID 0 array?

I had Ubuntu server 16.04 installed to run a media server in my house in a RAID 0 array (3 hdd). After upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04 many problems occured in the OS and some ofthe features I installed ...
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Many failures trying to re-install ubuntu

My situation has just gone from bad to worse. First I had an issue that suddenly started with a black screen with just a cursor. I spent a couple of days trying to fix it. Now I've decided to ...
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Windows Installed apps transfer to ubuntu [duplicate]

I had backed up all my apps and software to a hard disk while switching from windows to ubuntu. I'm a beginner and I have no idea how to transfer the backup to the new operating system and reinstall ...
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reinstall deleted /dev/dvb directory

I'm still a noob on ubuntu. After struggeling to get DVB working (Kafeine) I was fed up with it and removed everything also /dev/dvb. Now updated to "Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS" I want to try ...
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I want to do a clean reinstall of 20.04

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 -- dual-boot -- but there are some problems, and I'd like to do a clean reinstall. I originally installed ubuntu from a live usb. But when I power off, insert the usb, ...
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How can I install the release version of Ubuntu 21.10 after I have installed the beta of 21.10

I installed a beta of 21.10 over 21.04. Now that 21.10 is released I want to install the released version over the Beta version.It keeps telling me I have the latest version but there are some things ...
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Re-installing Ubuntu without affecting Windows partition (dual-boot) [duplicate]

I want to re-install Ubuntu but I am afraid to start because I am using a dual-boot and don't want to affect my Windows partition. Has anyone done this before? Tutorials I'm finding is how to ...
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Problems reinstalling MySQL

I tried to reinstall MySQL but I was having problems. Initially I tried to solve the problem by reinstalling GNOME control center, but this didn't work and I am still experiencing problems trying to ...
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Would reinstalling Ubuntu solve a software problem?

I am having a rather complicated and confusing software problem relating to DNS and, despite the marvelous advice I have gotten about it, am still stuck. I am increasingly drawn to the idea that I ...
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Any way to reinstall that authenication screen in XUbuntu?

This is a real problem for me but when I try to open an app that asks for password (example:software updates), the screen never appears,thus leading to no root acess. Is there a way to reinstall the ...
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I have a Dell Chromebook with 16 gb HD and 4gb memory with Kubuntu and wish to rest Kubuntu OR put Chrome OS back on

Have KUbuntu on a Dell 16gb Chromebook and wish to reset Kubuntu or reinstall Chrome OS. New to Both Kubuntu and Chrome OS, Can someone simplify a step by step to reset or reinstall KUBUNTU. The ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu option not available

Recently my Ubuntu software isn't working great so I tried to reinstall Ubuntu and I put the Ubuntu iso on USB and went to download it, but the reinstall Ubuntu option isn't available to choose. What ...
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(Ubuntu server 20.04) MySQL DB failing to reinstall

I tried to make a login system but inexperienced in servers and backend as I am, I followed two tutorials with different login credentials for the DB and now I've locked myself out. The first password ...
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Uninstalled program will not re-install because dependencies now not met?

Ubuntu 20.04 I have used the (ancient - 2006) Catalog management software Gwhere since Ubuntu 18. Recently, on starting, it had "forgotten" the directory where my data was stored and I had ...
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Reinstalled Ubuntu 20.04 and now running out of space

here is output from cat proc/mounts: teddy@teddy-GWTN141-10:~$ cat /proc/mounts sysfs /sys sysfs rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime 0 0 proc /proc proc rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime 0 0 udev /dev ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu the installer doesn't recognize the EFI partition

I'm quite new to Linux and when I have done an update on the Ubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo, on restarting the system hasn't worked anymore. As I am not an expert I've thought that the most ...
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reinstall spamassassin (broken perl)

spamassassin was broken on my Ubuntu 20.10 and I can't reinstall it. I have done dpkg --purge spamassassin sa-compile spamc deluser --remove-all-files debian-spamd apt update apt upgrade apt install ...
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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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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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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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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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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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