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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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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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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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Unable to reinstall mysql on Ubuntu

Linux newb, so please be gentle. Tried to start mysql using mysql -u root -p and I got the following error: ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/...
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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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How to reinstall grub from a liveUSB if the / partition is encrypted and there is a separate /boot partition?

I found few threads that explain how to reinstall grub2 by the mean of chroot but none of them explain how to proceed if my / is encrypted and if there is a plain /boot partition. Thing is I installed ...
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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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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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How to revert to factory settings?

I want to reverse all my Ubuntu modifications and return the system to factory settings. I've installed useless stuff and now I want to uninstall everything I manually installed/factory reset.. Is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu system is broken after accidentally uninstalling many packages

I accidentally removed all the packages starting with the name jpeg with: sudo apt-get remove jpeg* This screwed up a lot of things, removed Unity, Firefox, Flash player etc. I somehow managed to ...
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How to access encrypted Ubuntu 16.04 files from Windows 10 in a dual boot system?

I am unable to access my Ubuntu 16.04 files from my Windows 10 OS, because I had enabled encryption during installation. Is there a way I can decrypt and use my files from Windows? Else, my plan is to ...
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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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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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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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How to reset Ubuntu installation

How do I reset my Ubuntu installation just like it's freshly installed (like factory reset), with my files being intact and without a reinstallation.
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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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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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Reinstall NodeJS and npm

I installed NodeJS and npm in 14.04 in the hope of setting up Ionic Framework. But there seems to be something wrong and I was told to reinstall NodeJS and npm. Can someone please give me the commands ...
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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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Removed Python 3 and now Ubuntu Software Center, terminal and other applications don't work

I am a new Ubuntu user running Ubuntu 13.04. I've been trying to install and use a DeDRM tool, but I've been having problems doing so. I was following some directions that said I needed a version of ...
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How to Reinstall or Remove Wacom Drivers

I'm a new user banging my head against the wall trying to get my Wacom tablets to work on Kubuntu 14.04. I have two tablets: a bigger, older Intuos 2, and a smaller, much newer Intuos Pen Small. I ...
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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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Repairing from 12.04 live USB failed. Suggestions?

I wanted to repair my system using live USB. In 12.04 Installation, there is no keep my files and repair the system only option (Which was introduced in 12.10). I went with the normal steps. The ...
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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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The package grub-common needs to be reinstalled

i got this error "E: The package grub-common needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it." This error is the reason why i can't install updates and applications from ubuntu software. ...
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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 ...