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uninstalling linux lite from terminal
« on: January 21, 2021, 05:39:26 PM »
 

Kevin Hansen

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Hi,
 I need to uninstall linux lite from my hard drive but haven't had any luck so far. It is the only operating system on this HD. I have tried virtually everything but nothing seems to work. Is there anyone that could possibly help me uninstall linux lite from a terminal possibly?  I need in detail directions because I have tried searching but most of the commands do not work in linux lite for some reason. Thanks
 


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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 07:26:45 PM »
 

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Hi,
 I need to uninstall linux lite from my hard drive but haven't had any luck so far. It is the only operating system on this HD. I have tried virtually everything but nothing seems to work. Is there anyone that could possibly help me uninstall linux lite from a terminal possibly?  I need in detail directions because I have tried searching but most of the commands do not work in linux lite for some reason. Thanks

You can't "uninstall" any OS, being it Linux, Windows or MAC, what  you can do is;
1. Install another OS over it; this will overwrite the existing HDD replacing the old OS with the new one.
2. Delete/remove the OS from the HDD; use something like dban https://dban.org/ burn to a USB, boot the live iso and follow the instructions. Or just use Linux Lite live USB, launch gparted, select the HDD and  fromat it.

Hope this helps! :)
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2021, 11:35:17 AM »
 

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@Kevin Hansen
Ditto what @Moltke suggests...


But you CAN also use the a LL liveusb (where you burned the ISO to a usb" boot to it and use gparted in the same manner...


OR reinstalling LL choosing the same partitions or formatting will overwrite the current install.


Kinda curious as to results your wanting?? formatting is erasing/prepping the disk - but not completely wiping it, lets say to get rid of all data in order to sell/give away the hard disk...





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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2021, 10:00:05 PM »
 

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Say I want to install windows xp over Linux lite for the simple reason that I cannot run a certain outdated program on anything but XP. I've tried to install it with the disc but it just goes to grub or something. How can I get it to install over Linux Lite? Thanks again.
 

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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2021, 10:48:19 PM »
 

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Say I want to install windows xp over Linux lite for the simple reason that I cannot run a certain outdated program on anything but XP. I've tried to install it with the disc but it just goes to grub or something. How can I get it to install over Linux Lite? Thanks again.

You need to change the boot priority in BIOS settings, right now is booting from the HDD, where Linux Lite's installed, look for the option, so it boots from the
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2021, 11:06:40 PM »
 

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@Kevin Hansen
Depending on the application ... You could try WINE in LL, or run WinXP as a VM in VirtualBox...
Remember XP is outdated - no updates - no security....



Else ditto what @Moltke suggests
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2021, 01:33:28 AM »
 

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I changed the boot priority in Bios but it just seems to default to linux every time or that grub menu.
 

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I changed the boot priority in Bios but it just seems to default to linux every time or that grub menu.

Hmmm... What options are available in boot priority? There should be 3 at least; internal HDD, USB and network. Is it UEFI or Legacy BIOS? Did you choose USB? What option did you choose? If UEFI, you have to change the UEFI boot order too, it probably is set to boot from internal HDD so change it to boot from USB/CD-ROM drive.
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2021, 04:27:04 PM »
 

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Nice opportunity to learn how to partition a hard drive!
Make yourself a Gparted CD, start from that, partition HD for windows and linux. Linux does not need a lot and can run from partitions at the end of the disk - XP must be installed and run from first partition.

Or run gparted from a ubuntu install cd.

run both windoze and linux..
 

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To remove a PPA, select the ones you want to remove and click on Remove. sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:owner/ppa Optionally, you can delete the  bitlife pc jiofi.local.html
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