how to uninstall ubuntu 12.04 from virtualbox 4.3

  • Kujua

    Due to some difficulties encountered in using the currently installed ubuntu, Iam trying to uninstall this ubuntu 12.04 from virtualbox 4.3. My aim is to redo the whole installation process. Iam using window 7. I tried once by unistalling virtualbox through control panel, uninstall program. But after re installing again i find that the works done in ubuntu are still there. I wanted to start a fresh, please advice

  • Answers
  • Dkyc

    In the VirtualBox Manager interface, right-click on the virtual machine you want to remove and just hit Remove... and select Delete all files from the dialog.

  • matv1

    The file that contains a certain virtual machine (like the Ubuntu machine you are trying to get rid of), are completely separate from the Virtual Box software. So you shouldn't need to uninstall/reinstall that.

    Probably what is happening is that you just deleted the Virtual Machine from the virtual box interface. To completely remove the files, go to the virtual box manager. On the left you will have listed your Ubuntu installation. Click right on that. Then click 'Remove'. Then choose the option 'Delete all files'

    You probably forgot to do that last one, the previous time.

    Hope that helps

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  • Anonymous

    I need to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04. When I installed it, I installed it alongside windows, and with a USB boot drive. I recently uninstalled windows completely because it was causing an issue. I wish to re install the same version of Ubuntu after this. I really want to do a total clean install. I don't need any files on here, I never saved anything important anyways. So how should I go about totally removing everything and starting fresh with Ubuntu 12.04? Thanks.

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  • Emerson Hsieh

    Boot through a live CD/USB, then Select "Install Ubuntu".

    At this step:

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    Choose "Erase disk and install Ubuntu". Choose the same option if there are other options available.

    This will install a Fresh new copy of Ubuntu on your computer.

  • alfC

    Boot from the Ubuntu Live CD or USB, don't install it but use it in Live mode, look for an application called gparted, with that you will be able to format the partitions related to Ubuntu or delete these partitions all together.