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I've completely screwed up my Ubuntu install, and want to start over (I want to try a different edition anyway, so downloading a new package using apt-get won't be necessary). Is there any way to completely wipe the boot disk using UNIX commands? As it happens, in screwing up my Ubuntu, I've gotten rid of the GUI, and it freezes when I try to boot into GUI-less mode; recovery mode is my only option.

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There's no need to erase the old install prior to installing the new one. Just boot from the LiveCD of the new Ubuntu, choose manual partitioning and make sure you choose to format the root partition.

If you have your home directory on a separate partition, you may keep it, which will preserve your documents - but, as usual, making a backup of all your data is essential before re-installing.

[#37894] Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 7 Months  [reply] [flag answer]
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