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How to remove 2 or more linux distros on a windows dual boot to install ubuntu again

So I have two linux distros along with windows 11. Windows 10 was present first and then ELEMENTARY OS and KALI LINUX were installed. About a year later, since my pc was low on RAM and not doing good ...
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Uninstall Debian while keeping grub entried of other OS

I have 3 OS on my laptop: Windows, Ubuntu, Debian (installed in such order) and Debian at the top of grub entries. I hope to uninstall Debian while keeping Windows and Ubuntu the way they are. The ...
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Uninstalling Linux from external hard drive [closed]

I have installed Linux 20.04 on my external hard drive and now I want to uninstall it. How do I go about it?
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Are init scripts not removed after uninstalling packages?

I installed and later uninstalled webmin with Apper years ago. Since I switched to Wayland on Debian11/KDE starting the computer from standby, sessions are breaking all the time (currently once every ...
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Uninstalling Showing Unexpected Packages

I've gone from a single server to multi server setup in the past few weeks. I am now ready to uninstall Let's Encrypt / Certbot from the original server. (I've setup SSL termination with HA Proxy.) I'...
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Program will not uninstall

I have john the ripper installed on my ubuntu 20.04 machine. Originally, I simply installed it using apt-get. But now I need to remove it from my machine. Currently when I type john I get this: ask@...
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How to uninstall versions of Java openJDK

I am using Linux Mint XFCE 20. Recently I installed Java by running sudo apt-get install openjdk and it automatically installed versions 8 and 11 of both JRE and JDK, including JRE headless. It turns ...
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I have a package I can't seem to uninstall (Debian)

So I am using the Pine Phone running Debian and it comes preinstalled with an app Chatty which does SMS but isn't able to do MMS. A community member had their own branch which runs MMS so I went and ...
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SPEC File How to Remove All Dependencies postun

I'm using the maven rpm plugin to build a WinCC OA application. The following are my require statements: <requires> <requiresPre>minizip</requiresPre> <require>WkRt-Lin&...
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How to uninstall another linux os(manjaro) and reassign space to Pop!_OS safetly?

Recently I somehow manage to have a triple boot configuration (Windows, Manjaro and Pop!_OS)on my machine. But the Manjaro OS was not working well so I have decided to axe it from my system. While ...
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List installed dependencies after building software from source

When wanting to completely remove a built-from-source program: is there any way one could see which packages were installed as dependencies and easily remove them? Note that I mean the packages that ...
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Does using checkinstall instead of make install allow to easily remove dependencies?

I'm very new to Linux, so please excuse any normie errors/misconceptions. I want to learn how to build programs from source, but I'm having a hard time understanding how dependencies are managed when ...
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Remove recommended dependencies of installed package without uninstalling the package nor its actual dependencies with apt

I want to remove the recommended packages of a package using apt. my-package is installed, and I want to keep it and its dependencies. apt-cache depends <my-package> | grep Recommends returns a ...
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Linux: How to Completely Remove ALL Traces of a Program? [closed]

Is there a way to completely remove ALL traces of a program in Linux? I've researched a lot on this, and I've seen people talk about apt-get remove packagename, apt-get purge packagename, apt-get ...
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Safe to remove Mousepad dependencies in POP_OS?

Note: Originally posted question on Ask Ubuntu and they kindly directed to this StackExchange as more appropriate for a non-official Ubuntu derivative. Background information. Currently Running ...
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How to remove dual boot with Debian GNU/Linux and Windows 10 (Beginner and unexpected result)

I need assistance with how to remove Debian GNU/Linux from my Windows 10 PC which was an unexpected result from an install for a course. I have this installed on 2 PCs but only need to remove this on ...
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How to find out which packages that have no install candidate can be removed? (How to properly clean out such packages?)

To find packages which have no installation candidate in my current repositories I ran: apt-show-versions | grep "No available version in archive" (as recommended here) I think it would be ...
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Python3 not installed, but installed

I could not remove the python 3.9.1 from my debian, so I tried cleaning the python3 folders and files in /usr and /bin and /share. But now when I try to install python3, it shows python3 already in ...
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How to uninstall ProxyChains in Kali Linux? [closed]

I mess few things while editing proxychain4 file. Then I searched in online, one answered mentioned that use apt-get purge proxchain4. I did that afterwards when tried to reinstall Proxychain4 it is ...
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How to completely uninstal HPLIP

I have this annoying popup every time I start my pc and I don't know how to eliminate it and either the HPLIP. I tried this method without success https://askubuntu.com/questions/1056077/how-to-...
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How to completely uninstall munin on Ubuntu or RaspberryPi? [closed]

I would like to uninstall munin, including the configuration files. How do I do that?
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Does Pacman's "-n" flag purge configuration files for AUR packages?

In Pacman's man page, there is a -n (nosave) flag that purges all the configuration files of the package being removed. Does this flag work for packages installed from AUR? Is manual cleanup ...
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Uninstall Packet Tracer which is installed using wine

I have installed Packet Tracer 7.2.2(.exe file) using wine and have uninstalled it using the same uninstall.exe file provided. When uninstalled all the files of packet tracer are removed except the ...
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Why can't remove vim?

uname -a Linux MiWiFi-R3-srv 4.19.0-0.bpo.9-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.118-2~bpo9+1 (2020-05-20) x86_64 GNU/Linux sudo dpkg -l vim Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-...
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Uninstalling every program from ArchLinux

I installed Arch and was using it for a while, but I want to go back to a completely clean system. Is there a way to uninstall everything that is installed without reinstalling the whole system?
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How can I uninstall obs-studio built from source code | CentOS 8

How can I uninstall obs-studio built from source code from my CentOS 8 machine? It was built from source code - without the browser - and doesn't work on this PC. When I'm trying to uninstall OBS I'm ...
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Using "*" doesn't work when Uninstalling Applications in Linux Mint 20

I have (for example) different LibreOffice products installed and I want to remove them. I tried: sudo apt purge libreoffice* This had worked before uninstalling everything that was part of ...
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How to totally remove Ubuntu?

I've got Ubuntu on my laptop and I want to completely remove it so I have no OS on it. Google provides no answers which would be relative, they are only like "How to delete Ubuntu if you have Windows/...
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What are the apt commands for purging all packages from a specific repository only, and removing it?

I am using Trisquel 7, a variant of Ubuntu 16.04, that uses a custom version of Mate as its desktop environment. I added a https://deb.nodesource.com/node_8.x repository to install some npm stuff we ...
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Cannot open MiKTeX, error “File is empty”. Cannot uninstall

I am using KDE neon. After I installed MiKTeX, I updated everything from it, downloaded the "standard package" and then tried to install TeXStudio... a message appeared "installation failed". But ...
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How to remove/uninstall Apache Netbeans if there is no uninstall.sh?

Some time ago I installed Apache Netbeans on my Linux Mint laptop, but since there are no official installers for the LTS version, I downloaded the binaries and unzipped the archive they were in. ...
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Having problem uninstalling f.lux from pop!_os, how do I uninstall f.lux completely?

I'm using pop!_os I installed f.lux, and I uninstalled flux (at least fluxgui..) I was going to try Redshift. I installed Redshift and uninstalled Redshift (as it wouldn't open and my screen began ...
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How do I remove a GRUB?

So I messed up my Arch system by accidentally installing a broken GRUB. I have a working GRUB called grub_uefi, and a broken one just called GRUB. I'd like to remove GRUB from my system but keep ...
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Unable to remove devtoolset-7 from my CentOS System

I am trying to remove devtoolset-7 from my CentOS system. For this I am running following commands:- sudo yum remove devtoolset-7 sudo yum remove devtoolset-7-libatomic-devel sudo yum remove ...
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Safe to remove snap on Ubuntu Server?

I don't use snap and never install snap packages. On a new Ubuntu Server 18.04, snap list shows: No snaps are installed yet. Is it safe to remove it? I'm not sure what weird dependencies are ...
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how remove sid (unstable) repositories

While setting up Debian, allowed sid repositories to install some stuff, but forget disable it after. So latter executed apt update & upgrade. That added more than 500 mb of insecure repos. How ...
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how to uninstall vscode with apt

I installed Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu using: sudo apt install ./code_1.37.1-1565886362_amd64.deb I then found these commands to try to find out more information about the package: dpkg -l ...
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How to remove programs completely on Arch Linux, including files that it created in home directories?

I'd atom installed on the system and tried to remove it with: pacman -Rs atom I still have a .atom folder in /home/user and another Atom folder in /home/user/.config, not sure whether there's ...
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How to remove VirtualBox vboxdrv kernel module?

I previously was using VirtualBox on Fedora 30, but recently moved to using Boxes (review) and am quite happy with the switch. I've removed VirtualBox, but upon booting up my system, I still get a ...
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How to completely uninstall java from RHEL?

When I do which java I get the following output: which java /dir/java/bin/java I have already uninstalled java rpm using the following `rpm -qa | grep -i java` rpm -e rpm-name Still java is not ...
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How to uninstall or remove recently-installed packages

I installed the development packages for X11 today and now want to remove them. I do not remember the exact name of the package that I installed. I installed by running apt-get install ... and now ...
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Remove MariaDB in non-interactive mode

When I want to remove MariaDB from the system, I run # apt remove --purge mariadb*, but then I get a prompt like this one: Is there a way for me to skip this prompt specifying a value for yes or no? ...
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How to uninstall Mongoose OS from Debian?

I installed Mongoose OS using the following command on Debian 9.5.0: curl -fsSL https://mongoose-os.com/downloads/mos/install.sh | /bin/bash How do I safely uninstall this software?
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How to remove faulty GPU drivers Ubuntu 18.04

I have a new build which I have set up as dual boot with Windows10 alongside ubuntu 18.04. The Ubuntu installation has a root/home and swap partitions. As part of the set up process I was trying to ...
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How to uninstall Linux, from a dual-booting Windows 10 PC?

Suppose I installed some type of Linux on a Windows PC, to achieve a dual-boot system. Then, what steps do I need to un-do the installation of Linux? This question applies to: Standard EFI boot, as ...
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How do I uninstall RHEL7? [closed]

I am trying to replace my operating system. How do I uninstall RHEL7? How do I install a new operating system (non Linux)? Thanks.
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Synaptic: How to completely remove dependant packages by default?

I want to sort out some preinstalled programs, but when a package depends on the package I want to remove, it only gets marked for removal, not complete removal, so I have to mark all of them for ...
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cgroup files for uninstalled software

I recently had some issues with running pycharm-community where it completely failed to load, so I decided to completely remove the software and try again with a fresh install. Unlike most software I ...
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How does the purge command know where to look to delete package config files?

I am just starting to get how purge and remove are different from each other, but one thing I don't get is: How does purge know where to look for user config files, and how much does it actually ...
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How can I uninstall Microsoft Word Online on Manjaro (Gnome ver.)?

Manjaro with Gnome comes with some preloaded applications. One of them is a suite of Microsoft Word Online applications (Word, Outlook, etc). And I would like to uninstall them, since I'll be using ...
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