Universal Netboot Installer

won't prompt to uninstall

Asked by korby peterson on 2012-04-02

wouldn't let me select usb stick. won't prompt to uninstall. how do i get this off my machine? yes, it is a hard drive install, but as i said it won't/doesn't prompt for reinstall. it does not show up on any menu. i have to search root files to find it. this is ubuntu 10.10 not windows (i should have said that, sorry). actually it won't open there. no permission. chmod and rmdir onroot terminal don't work either. i was apparently opening the downloaded copy in my home folder earlier, which may explain the lack of device choice. i would like to try bodhilinux as a live cd, if we can get this to work. if not i'll do a clean install, which will remove (the currently untrusted) unetbootin and try bodhi but before i spend the next three days doing this (and possibly again to reinstall ubuntu) i would love to hear any further ideas you may have.

it lets me choose the distro to install but not the usb stick to install it on. at first the device choice remained blank now it insists on the hard drive. if i install to the HD can i run it as a live disc or will it give a full install. at this point it it doesn't matter. i see a lucid install in my future either way. if i get bodhi on here can i then install lucid (and upgrade to maverick) on a dual boot.? again, there is no uninstall prompt.

Really? My name and email address is posted for all to see? what's the point of a forum? I don't get enough crap email now? I see no other real names here. Take mine off and unsubscribe me. you are now spam.

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2012-04-02
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2012-04-02
Geza Kovacs (gezakovacs) said : #1

I assume you did a hard drive install? If yes, you should be able to just go to the add/remove programs, select UNetbootin, and uninstall it. Alternatively, running the UNetbootin executable again should also prompt you to uninstall. If you did a USB install, then you can just delete the files on the USB drive that were added.

Geza Kovacs (gezakovacs) said : #2

Sorry, could you describe what happens when you run the unetbootin executable, the same way you ran it to do the installation? Does it just run as usual? It should display a prompt to perform an uninstallation.

Geza Kovacs (gezakovacs) said : #3

Since the uninstaller is strangely not running, you can just move /boot/grub/grub.cfg.bak to /boot/grub/grub.cfg, that will at least remove the boot menu entry. The remaining files you'll have to delete manually

Anyhow, you can edit your Launchpad account settings to change your display name or hide your email from logged-in users (it isn't visible unless you're logged in), and if you're looking to delete your Launchpad account see https://answers.launchpad.net/launchpad/+question/20674

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