Reinstalling Ubuntu Linux system - How to go about it ?

Ubuntu (pronounced oo-BOON-too) is one of the most well-founded and authentic operating systems of this era. It is an open source Debian-based Linux distribution. It hardly causes any problem until we execute such programs that are unable to fix. Sometimes we perform some tasks that cause cracks in the system and we are unable to determine the issue. The only possible situation, in this case, is to reinstall your operating system.

Here at LinuxAPT, we shall look into how to reinstall ubuntu along with a backup of your data.

To know more about the working of ubuntu visit the official website of ubuntu.

The need to reinstall Ubuntu system

Before reinstalling your operating system you should know the actual reason behind this. Below are a few reasons to reinstall ubuntu:

  • Some users like to alter multiple things in their system and face issues that are unable to be resolved. If you are one of them and stuck in a state where you are unable to use your system properly then, reinstalling Ubuntu is the best option for you.
  • There are cases where users want their systems clean after a while. Instead of going through a bulk of files, reinstalling the system stands to be good for them.
  • If you are messed up with boot order and stuck in the loop of files. In this scenario, you are abandoned to get back to your system until you reinstall your operating system.

What to do before reinstalling your Ubuntu system ?

Reinstalling Ubuntu is a simple process and keeps your data safe. But for security purposes make a backup of your data specifically the following:

  • /home folder with the concealed files.
  • All entries of the boot menu, if you have more than one operating system.

Steps to reinstall Ubuntu system

1. Take Back up your data

Before reinstalling the Ubuntu, backup your data on external storage such as USB or disk.

2. Run Ubuntu installer

Now, Run the Ubuntu installer and select install ubuntu where you can choose the Language.

3. Select a keyboard layout

Now, Select the suitable language for your keyboard layout Language format.

4. Updates and other software

Here, Choose the type of installation you want and update on your system.

5. Select Installation type

You can Either erase all your data and install a new operating system or go for multiple partitions.

6.  Select your region

Now, Select the region you belong to.

7. Personalize your account

Give your personal information and set a password and press continue.

8. ReInstall Ubuntu

Now your system is ready to reinstall ubuntu. The process will copy files and install the system. 

9. Restart the system

Once the installation is completed restart your system and once the system is ready, you can use it.

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This article covers the reinstallation process of ubuntu Linux system. In fact, if you have messed up your Ubuntu system and after trying numerous ways to fix it, you finally give up and take the easy way out: you reinstall Ubuntu.

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