49 Comments

  1. jefferson

    Thank you soo much!

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  2. daniel

    thank you very much i apresiate it a lot very usefull!

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  3. mr yang

    ????????

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  4. samba

    thanks!!!!!!alot

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  5. lokman

    Brilliant! Worked flawlessly. Thanks!

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  6. sifuni

    It works!! very nice

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  7. Hasim

    Thank you!

    worked perfectly !

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  8. gfirm

    awesome this is the best tutorial that I got...

    thanks dude, two thumbs up for you!!!!

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  9. mozepha

    very useful and informative - Thank you

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  10. jordi

    Thanks for sharing ! Gracias !

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  11. Thank you so much. It worked for me clearly.

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  12. shimba

    That was fantastic. Thanx

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  13. spidymac

    Mahalo very helpful blog!

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  14. panji prasetyo

    thanks.. it is very usefull for me. :)

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  15. yakup

    thnak you..

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  16. Very useful!
    Good

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  17. cununduru

    This commands very useful to me thx

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  18. Awesome, thanks a lot!

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  19. Deepak Ludhiarich

    This is very useful.At last i find coorect solution of my problem thanks lot.

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  20. This is very helpful! Thanks a lot!

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  21. Bolaji

    Thank you for saving me a huge amount of time

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  22. Mauricio

    idem :D

    Hey,
    its so good, very very useful. it worked for me.
    Thank You.

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  23. Hey,

    its so good, very very useful. it worked for me.

    Thank You.

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  24. o_junk17

    thanks, but why there is an inscription on my ubuntu
    " E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)"
    please help me..

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  25. fuf... i reinstall Virtual Box and operating system were in place... removed shell only.

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  26. it was impossible at first to put "Do not do this"and then write code that is not done, and not vice versa.
    I am Russian and I find it hard to understand it all, but better I have not found ...
    I removed the flooring system ... Virtual Box with three operating systems... PulseAudio...
    must now restart my computer and the sound will be gone ...

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  27. Thanks for the post!! it helps!!

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  28. Udaya

    Thnx...It's really helpful...

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  29. Vikram

    Awesome!!

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  30. Eva

    Thank you so much - you made my day!

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  31. pradeep

    I have done the same mistake. I didn't see the big DO NOT DO THAT!!. And after running that command i had restarted my system and i lost everything stored in my system.

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  32. Idiot

    I have a habbit of not reading things, and now I'm going to reinstall Ubuntu. xD
    I didn't see the big DO NOT DO THAT!! thing, and just assumed that, with most guides, I run whatever is in the box through the terminal xD

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    • Linerd

      You can still reinstall the desktop stuff from the terminal with

      sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

      That should get the default applications and Gnome desktop installed again. You'll probably still have install any other applications you had beyond the base install before.

      Don't feel too bad, I've actually done it myself even after writing this post. I guess that's why I have to write things down.

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  33. kelv

    Thanks, it worked fine for me. Really useful info :)

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  34. santy

    when i try to remove mysql-server-core-5.1 it wants to remove also this packages which of course i dont want to remove: akonadi-server* kaddressbook* kdebase-workspace* kdebase-workspace-bin* kdepim-groupware* kdepim-runtime* kdepim-wizards*
    kmail* knotes* kontact* korganizer* kpackagekit* kscreensaver* kscreensaver-xsavers* kubuntu-debug-installer*
    kubuntu-desktop* mysql-server-5.1* mysql-server-core-5.1* plasma-widgets-workspace*
    what can i do?

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    • Linerd

      I'm not sure why all those KDE packages depend on mysql-server-core, but it seems like you have no choice but to keep it on you system if you want to keep those other packages. Just remove the other mysql packages and you should be fine.

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  35. Vext

    Hey there. I got real stupid and forgot my phpmyadmin password. I've seen some reset phpmyadmin procedures, but they're all over my head as a newbie. So I've tried your uninstall method and I've tried uninstalling through synaptic, but the process just can't seem to complete without the password. What the hell do I do now, aside from something ridiculous, like nuke/paving my whole box? Any help would be deeply appreciated!

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    • Omni461

      It s is possible to bypass the authentication process and to access MySQL, first stop the MySQL server:

      #/etc/init.d/mysql stop

      Restart MySQL, disabling network communication and skipping the authentication procedure:

      #mysqld --skip-grant-tables --skip-networking &

      Get connected to the system database (mysql) of MySQL:

      # mysql mysql -u root

      Type in the following command and reset your password:

      UPDATE user SET password=PASSWORD('newpassword') WHERE user="root";

      If you didn't go through the first step, to validate the changes simply type:

      FLUSH PRIVILEGES;

      If you started MySQL manually(bypassing the authentication process), the server must be restarted:

      #/etc/init.d/mysql restart

      Now log in with your new password

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      • Anonymous2011

        I tried your method, but when i type " mysql mysql -u root " tried both with and without the # , says Access Denied ?

        Also when I do the step after that, says bash: syntax error ;L when i type the command.

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  36. fgtrt

    THANX A LOT MAN... thanx for helping out!

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  37. "You're now ready to reinstall your LAMP server if that's what you want to do."

    This made me laugh! Thanks! And yes, I want to reinstall server, but its XAMPP this time.

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  38. Perfect just what i was looking for spen ages search around because i didnt get it installed properly and needed to redo it all.

    Was thinking about installing ubuntu again but you saved my day!

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  39. Azif

    Great... I appreciate it..........

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  40. round.crow

    wow thank you!

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  41. Yamil

    Thank's, that's so good...

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