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Remove other operating systems, as in dual-booting.

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Moving my folder from Desktop to Downloads (Folder)

I tried to move a folder from my Desktop into my Downloads folder several times, all my tries end up with renaming my folder name only. ex: tuxedo@cosmos:~/Desktop$ sudo mv myFolder Downloads I don't ...
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cannot delete a file that does exist

I started copying a (large) file inside a python script with copyfile from shutil and I had to interrupt the transfer. Now I notice that I cannot delete the file The file that I am trying to delete is ...
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Remove special repository

In trying to install googledrive repository with google-drive-ocamlfuse, I got stuck with this error: cannot access 'googledrive': Transport endpoint is not connected I can't remove googledrive (...
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How to purge okular?

I have ubuntu 20.10, 64 bit. In Menu, there are 2 instances of Okular. I can use it but cannot remove via Terminal. igor@igor-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo apt remove okular Reading package lists... ...
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How to remove Ubuntu and install Windows with no USB or CD? [closed]

My situation is slightly different from that described in other similar threads. Specifically: I have Ubuntu installed and it's the only OS installed. I have a Windows 10 ISO but no USB or CD. I want ...
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Deleting Multiple Progressive Files Using Command Line

I have set of image files in a directory that I want to delete using command-line. The file names progress as follows: image0000.png .... image0599.png I know we will need to use for-loop in the ...
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How can I get autoremove to actually remove things?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. I want to clean out the /usr/src directory, but didn't want to do it manually using the advice here -- Safe to remove /usr/src/linux-headers after purging older linux images? ....
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How to remove audio from an avi video?

With reference to a previous question entitled 'Remove audio Tracks from a video file' I could not get it to work. voice is 0:0 and audio is 0:1. I get the following error. I would like to remove the ...
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Removing Windows - a safe procedure

I'm finally ready to completely switch to Ubuntu a and remove my Windows partition. Ubuntu is installed in its own primary partition, so it should be pretty easy, but I'd like to make sure not to run ...
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How to remove system locales

How to remove system locales, as oppose to package locales as asked in How to remove unnecessary locales? I'm getting the following errors recently: locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No ...
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Removing desktop icons in Ubuntu [duplicate]

How can I use the desktop trash can to remove icons in Xenial Ubuntu Linux?
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How do I remove Arduino completely?

I have tried remove Arduino on Ubuntu 16.04 but apt doesn't remove it. These are the commands that I've tried: sudo apt-get remove arduino sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove arduino sudo apt-get ...
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Can not remove VirtualBox Guest Additions with “apt-get remove” command

I have tried to remove package with "remove" command, but there was not any request to delete it, even though something was found. I'm newbie, so maybe I made something wrong? vic@vic-VirtualBox:~$ ...
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How to remove grub completely

I have two HD, one with windows 8 installed and on the other with Ubuntu 17.04 that I installed using a bootable USB drive. This worked in the beginning as I was able to boot into windows and Ubuntu ...
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Kernel dependency issue on Ubuntu 16.0.4

I'm new to Ubuntu system. My server runs on Ubuntu 16.0.4 and kernel is 4.4.0-98-generic as shown by uname -r. I have successfully removed some of kernel images, but I'm experiencing the issue with ...
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Removing Ubuntu Dualboot from Windows10 [duplicate]

At first in my Windows I deleted the volume for Ubuntu. After that When I am restarting , "GRUB" editor is opening. So what I have to do now to remove the ubuntu completely
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Removing Texlive From Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Installed using terminal, apt-get)

I am using TexLive 2015 and I would like to move on to 2016 or even better 2017. I read on internet that uninstalling and doing a fresh install is a better idea than upgrading TexLive, is it true? ...
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Unable to remove old kernel's to free up space on /boot [duplicate]

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-x.x.x-x-generic does not work Unable to install anything as in synaptics, because there is no space on boot. I get a message that boot has 0 bytes available. After ...
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I am installing Ubuntu for the first time, i want it to be my main OS

So i have Windows 8.1 or something like that right now but it's a dirty version since i once have sent it to a friend to repair it for me, but this is not the reason why i want to switch, i do it ...
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How to remove proxy permanently from ubuntu>

How to remove proxy permanently from Ubuntu? I tried the following but each time I restart it shows up and I have to rerun the command. env|grep proxy while read var; do unset $var; done < <(...
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How to remove old kernel in 16.04

I am using Linux Ubuntu mate-desktop 4.4.0-24-generic #43-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jun 8 19:27:37 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux. Just recently I am experiencing problems with updating and ...
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Completely remove openssl dev version

I installed openssl dev version from github. However, I now wish to remove it to install openssl from the official repos. I tried to remove it using sudo apt-get remove --purge openssl but it's still ...
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Strange undeletable folder appeared in user home directory

Something strange happened yesterday: I found a folder in /home/<user>/ (called Ak25_gFVIc) and I deleted it using nautilus. Then, today, I was trying to wipe the trash and the system has gotten ...
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I need help cleaning my /boot [duplicate]

I'm a linux nubie. For some reason my /boot is really small. I need to do a software update but when I try it says I need to free space. here is what is on my /boot now. I'm not sure what I should ...
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How to move windows files to ubuntu without dual booting?

I'm about to install ubuntu again after using windows for a couple of months and I was wondering if there was way to move my files to ubuntu during installation, maybe dual booting, moving them, then ...
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Usinstalling BricsCAD V15 on Ubuntu 14.04 is not possible?

I have installed BricsCAD V15 from the internet as .deb and the USC helped to complete the installation, what ever I could not find it on the Synaptic Package Manager and I also can't uninstall it ...
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Switching to Ubuntu from Windows

I've been using Ubuntu for a while now. I still have windows installed and it's taking up the majority of my hard drive space. I want to fully switch to Ubuntu though. I've backed up everything I need ...
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How do I remove the brontok virus that has infected my Ubuntu via Wine?

My laptop runs on Ubuntu and was recently infected with the brontok virus it managed to infect my Ubuntu - through my flash drive - because I have Wine installed. I had used the USB in an infected ...
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How to remove in correct way qt4 development libraries? [duplicate]

Since I am using Qt5 stuff which installed in /opt directory and about to install Ubuntu SDK seems like Qt4 packages will be redundant in my system. Moreover I am not in need exactly Qt4 libs. So how ...
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removing Ubuntu 14 [duplicate]

I have installed BY ITSELF Ubuntu into a computer (replacing Windows 8 altogether). There is no other operating system in this computer. Now I want to remove it and reinstall windows 8 and I have no ...
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Breaking boot-up Raid 1 array into two independent drives

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 which boots from two identical drives configured as a Raid 1. I would like to break up the array so to keep the existing data on one drive and use the second drive to ...
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Can't boot to windows after removing ubuntu [duplicate]

If this is not the right place, please tell me where to ask this. I tried to remove ubuntu from windows, and I deleted the partitions. after starting up windows, I executed in command line: bootrec /...
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How can I remove jdownloader?

How can I remove jdownloader? I installed it by the following process: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jd-team/jdownloader sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install jdownloader
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I have dual boot 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS, how do i remove 12.04 lts?

I had 12.04 LTS and did a dual boot with 14.04 LTS in case something went wrong with upgrading. It seems to be working fine with either version, so to remove 12.04 leaving just 14.04 LTS should I ...
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How to remove g++

I recently installed the g++ complier for c++ coding somehow its messing with my fonts and only a restart fixes the issue. Is there any way to uninstall g++?and is that safe to do?
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how to remove files in a list of paths easily?

I have a list of lines like /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libavfilter.so /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libavfilter.so.3 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libavfilter.so.3.42.103 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/...
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Remove GRUB boot selecting after Windows is gone

I've been looking for this answer quite a while in the last few days, but all google and question searches here seem to retrieve are for removing grub and restoring Windows's bootloader after deleting ...
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unable to login after removing guest account

Hello i try to disable the guest account in ubuntu 14.04 by typing these commands sudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf allow-guest=false After re-staring ubuntu it boot up but dos not go to log-...
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I am new to ubuntu and have some questions way beyond a first timer

Back story is I was given a desktop with ubuntu 12.04 installed and the guy could not remember any of his setup(u/n pass) info. He told me to just install what os i wanted over his. When i did this ...
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How do I remove a rar file that has stuck on the applications/places toolbar?

I was moving a rar file to another place when it stuck on the bottom toolbar, see screenshot below. Right click only shows 'launch' and 'properties' options, No delete option is available. Running ...
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Removing sublimetext installation

I followed this link http://www.technoreply.com/how-to-install-sublime-text-2-on-ubuntu-12-04-unity/ To install sublime-text 2 and i followed the steps hoping it would work and it does. Except that ...
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Removing Ubuntu and Installing CentOS

I currently have a dual boot Acer laptop running Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I want to remove Ubuntu 13.10 and install CentOS on that partition instead. What's the safest and best way to remove it? I still ...
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Installing only Ubuntu on a Vista/Ubuntu PC with separate hard drives

I installed a 160GB hard drive D: and installed Ubuntu on that drive using Windows installer (WUBI). I am running Vista on the C:drive (320 GB) and am using dual boot to access either Ubuntu or Vista ...
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How exclude folders for remove when using ( rm -rf *) on the parent dir

i run the following command line to remove all files/dirs in directory : cd /home/abdennour/android/ rm -rf * the architecture of this directory is as following : /home/...
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Broken packages because of trying to install Adobe ConnectAddIn [duplicate]

On 13.04 I tried to install Adobe ConnectAddIn, but now I have broken packages all because of it. I have tried sudo apt-get install -f, and removed the .deb file, but still I have 4 broken packages, ...
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How can I remove my hard drive icons from my desktop? [duplicate]

I'd like to remove some of the icons on my desktop but I cant seem to find out how. Specifically I'm talking about my hard drive, its partitions, and the file system. Any help would be great! I'm ...
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How to remove Windows and GRUB problem

At the moment I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed on my hard drive. Since I don't want to split my memory I want to remove Windows, but I have no idea how to do it since I am new to Linux. Another ...
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Why did Ubuntu try to self-destruct?

I was using Ubuntu happily for some months (almost fully updated, latest AMD driver and everything). About a week ago I started trying to install some games that I bought on Humble Bundle that I ...
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Removing an Ubuntu installation

I first had windwos 7, then I installed Ubuntu alongside and when my laptop starts I can choose between ubuntu and windows (the ubuntu boot screen) . Now I have installed another ubuntu inside the ...
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Running 12.10 on an old computer with xp, I no longer want xp [duplicate]

I used the windows installer from the Ubuntu website and want to remove windows as I no longer need it help!