Does installing Ubuntu erase all data? Yes an install can overwrite and destroy everything on your system (with it replaced by the new system you just installed), but if you use the correct options nothing will be erased (my last test was upgrade via re-install). It’s all up to you options you use.
How can I fix Ubuntu OS without reinstalling it?
- Step 1: Login from Live CD or bootable USB.
- Step 2: Remove the lock files.
- Step 3: Reconfigure dpkg.
- Step 4: Clean local repository.
- Step 5: update all the packages.
- Step 6: install all broken packages and dependencies.
- Step 7: Reboot the system.
Can you uninstall and reinstall Ubuntu? Use Ubuntu live disk to boot up. Select Install Ubuntu on hard disk. Keep on following the wizard. Select the Erase Ubuntu and reinstall option.
How do I install Ubuntu but keep files? You can reinstall Ubuntu and keep your existing /home directory, by booting a Ubuntu 16.04. 1 Live DVD, and choosing Something Else, choosing your existing Ubuntu partition to reinstall into, and unselecting format partition. Erase all, and create 3 partitions: a 32GB / (8GB minimum, depending on what you want to do)