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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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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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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 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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Reinstall to existing encrypted partitions

My disk layout is like this: Encrypted partition for / Encrypted partition for /home Unencrypted partition for /boot I set this up last time I did a complete reinstall (incl. wiped disk) of Ubuntu a ...
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How to downgrade back to 14.04 from 14.10 without live cd or usb drive?

My laptop does not have a cd drive and attempts to create a live USB disk have failed as the software crashes for some reason. Is there any method to reinstalling 14.04 without either of these ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Purchase

About a year and a half again, I purchased this wonderful game "Machinarium" from Amanita Design at the Ubuntu Software Center. Now, after I got a new Laptop Computer, I wanted to re-install my ...
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Reinstall default truetype fonts (Ubuntu 16.04)

I accidentally (recklessly) rm -rf my /usr/share/fonts/truetype directory. All my truetype fonts are gone now. :/ Is there anyway to get them back? I'm on Ubuntu 16.04.
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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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Unable to start Apache2 with Error AH00526: Syntax error - Invalid command $

Recently I re-installed Apache because of some problem but since then this particular error is failing it to start. There are related answers which I have tried like below but that too not effective: ...
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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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Restore Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to the default settings (No concern for any data or files on hard drives)

I started using Linux Ubuntu two weeks ago. Now, after I have installed A LOT of junk on it, I wish to restore it to default settings. To further clarify. I want to reinstall Ubuntu 16.04.LTS, but I ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu option is disabled

I have a Ubuntu and Windows on my machine and I have to reinstall Ubuntu without losing any of my data, /home folder, but reinstall ubuntu option is grayed out for some reason. What should I do in ...
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Does Ubuntu require reinstalling?

Sorry for newbie question, I've been using Windows for over 20 years now and simultaneously OS X for last 5 years and I'm shocked the OS X is still working like 5 years ago while I really HAVE to ...
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How to reinstall ubuntu 14.04 without cd drive or usb

I want to reinstall ubuntu 14.04, but the cd drive of my laptop isnt working and my laptop is old so it cant boot from usb sticks. What can i do?
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How to wipe the past allocated space from Ubuntu?

I uninstalled Ubuntu recently and I want to reinstall it. Before I can reinstall it, I need to make some unallocated space. But I'm confused where was the past "ubuntu" came from?
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apt-get reinstall all packages

I was facing some problems with my system, after executing: sudo chroot aditya:aditya /* Instead of executing: sudo chroot aditya:aditya ./* So I wanted to reinstall the system. But before I ...
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Ubuntu Stuck In Login Loop After Reinstall

I reinstalled Ubuntu 16.04 LTS due to getting stuck at the splash-screen for an unexplainable reason. However, now I get caught in a login loop instead. My hardware is a Dell XPS-13 9350. I appear to ...
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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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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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What will happen to home partition if I reinstall ubuntu

I decided to reinstall ubuntu because of many problems that I can't fix. I have a home partition that is encrypted. If I reinstall ubuntu can I access to /home and how to do it. I don't know the ...
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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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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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Encrypted Ubuntu - can I reinstall?

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a new Lenovo laptop. I thought it might be a good idea to encrypt the whole hard drive. It wasn't good idea. And also thought it would be easy to undo. I learned that ...
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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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Install Ubuntu: Wipe previous installs but do not touch my data partition

I have a non-functional installation of 14.04, byproduct of a failed upgrade to 16.04 and an attempt at reinstalling 14.04. This is related to Install Ubuntu from ISO... cannot install grub Broken ...
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Installed 16.10 now the whole thing is buggy. [duplicate]

I just installed 16.10 today and it's made using my computer nearly impossible. I want to reinstall 16.04 and just get rid of 16.10 and never touch it again. I tried looking it up how to do it and the ...
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How to reinstall ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 , but when i installed it the laptop was not connected to internet. But now the bluetooth is not working and laptop only gets connected to wifi for 20 minutes then ...
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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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A complete guide for backing up Ubuntu via the tar command?

I have given up on solving my wifi problem which can be seen here -> Wifi not working (Greyed out in NetworkManager) So I am going to reinstall kubuntu 14.05. However this is like my 20th time doing ...
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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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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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how to get executable of dumpcap?

I was trying to remove wireshark from my system. Unfortunately at that time, I removed bumpcap file from /usr/bin folder using rm command. Now I am reinstalling an application wireshark. It's asking ...
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Problems with Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell XPS 13

I bought me a Dell XPS 13 9343-4228. It came with Ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. Because I accidentally deleted the X11 folder my system didn't work any more and I did an 'reset' which I found in the Boot ...
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Does Re-installing Ubuntu remove Windows/Other OSes?

I have a dual boot laptop, and recently install Windows 10 Technical preview on it (also with Windows 7 Installed), but that got rid of the Ubuntu purple boot menu. I want to re-install it, but I don'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to reinstall Ubuntu, please help

I was updating my Netbook to Ubuntu 16.04.02 and the thing froze in the middle of the update. Unfortunately I turned the computer off and now it won't boot up at all. I get a message as its booting ...
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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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Uninstall and reinstall Ubuntu 16.04 in dual boot with Windows 10

Main OS: Windows 10, New OS: Ubuntu 16.04, Firmware in laptop: UEFI, Platform: 64 bit I had created a partion in Windows 10 for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and successfully installed it. But the installation ...
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cannot reinstall cuda 8 correctly (cuda folder does not show up anymore in user/local/) after in unistalled it and removed the cuda folder

I am a Linux newbie. I am dealing with cuda 8 and Ubuntu 16.04 for 10 hours and it just does not like to work. Please HELP!!! I messed up during my cuda8 installation and had to uninstall and delete ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Network Problem & Shutdown Problem

I have laptop HP 635 with Atheros AR5B195 network chipset. I was using Ubuntu 16.04 for several months with no problems, but suddenly it could not be turned off. It freezed at the "shutdown screen" (...
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how to install ubuntu server over dual boot system? [duplicate]

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14 and Ubuntu 16 :/ don't ask me why. I want to install a Ubuntu server and delete completely the previous OS. how can I do this?
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How to reinstall Ubuntu?

I used to run Windows 7 on my laptop and over time it got very slow, so fairly recently I installed Ubuntu on my machine and it was all good, untill I deleted Python 2.7 and downloaded Python 3.6, and ...