Uninstall Fedora 36, delete entire partition, and reinstall Fed36


In order to have a clean OS for pro beta testing of applications and software, I want to completely uninstall Fedora 36 and delete all data, then reinstall Fed 36.

Can this be done using terminal, such as RPM, Anaconda, or other? Are there 2 or more options for doing the uninstall / delete partition / reinstall Fed 36?

It is not critical that I completely delete the partition this time, but I would like to learn how to do it for the inevitable future need to do it.

Any help would be appreciated


Welcome to ask.fedora @clinton2022

While installing with the live iso, you have the possibility to reclaim used space.
This will remove all your data.

Otherwise, please be more specific what exactly do you want to learn/achieve?

How to do a backup or how to reformat/partitioning a hard-drive etc ?

Uninstall Fedora 36 and reinstall it. I want all of the app and personal data deleted in the process

Then go for this … it will remove all your date if you reclaim the used space.

How ? How how how how ???
Uninstall Fedora 36 and reinstall it ?

Restart your system with the live Iso … select Install on hard drive.
The system tells you that there is an existing installation and there you can say reclaim full or all space. This will remove your data and reinstall Fedora over it again.

There is a dual boot of Windows 10 and Fedora 36. I will try it. The only thing I know to do is use boot manager.

So we do need more information then.

Do you want to remove Windows10?
Do you want just to reinstall Fedora 36

First please make a inxi -Fzx in your terminal and post the output as pre formatted </> text here.


BASH needed for me to install inxi, which I did. Command -Fzx resulted in a list of system info and specifications, including Drives, Partitions, etc…

Yes, please cut and past this list here. Please use the </> option to past it. So we have it nice formatted to see how your system looks.

  Kernel: 5.19.15-201.fc36.x86_64 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
    v: 2.37-36.fc36 Desktop: GNOME v: 42.5 Distro: Fedora release 36 (Thirty
  Type: Convertible System: LENOVO product: 82BH v: Yoga 7 14ITL5
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0J40700 WIN
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: LENOVO v: F5CN52WW date: 10/08/2021
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 71.8 Wh (99.0%) condition: 72.5/71.0 Wh (102.0%)
    volts: 17.2 min: 15.4 model: LGC L19L4PDC status: full
  Device-1: wacom_battery_0 model: Wacom HID 5252 charge: 0% status: N/A
  Info: quad core model: 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    arch: Tiger Lake rev: 1 cache: L1: 320 KiB L2: 5 MiB L3: 8 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1989 high: 4158 min/max: 400/4200 cores: 1: 2400 2: 557
    3: 4158 4: 499 5: 2400 6: 1101 7: 2400 8: 2400 bogomips: 38707
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Device-1: Intel TigerLake-LP GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics] vendor: Lenovo
    driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-12.1 bus-ID: 0000:00:02.0
  Device-2: Syntek Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 3-8:2
  Display: wayland server: X.Org v: with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
    compositor: gnome-shell driver: gpu: i915 resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel Xe Graphics (TGL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.7
    direct render: Yes
  Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio vendor: Lenovo
    driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl bus-ID: 0000:00:1f.3
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.19.15-201.fc36.x86_64 running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.59 running: yes
  Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
    bus-ID: 0000:00:14.3
  IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-1: virbr0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 3-10:4
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: down bt-service: enabled,running
    rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: see --recommends
  Hardware-1: Intel Volume Management Device NVMe RAID Controller driver: vmd
    v: 0.6 bus-ID: 0000:00:0e.0
  Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 19.93 GiB (4.2%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: MZALQ512HALU-000L2
    size: 476.94 GiB temp: 40.9 C
  ID-1: / size: 140 GiB used: 19.91 GiB (14.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p8
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 1022 MiB used: 14 MiB (1.4%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p7
  ID-3: /home size: 140 GiB used: 19.91 GiB (14.2%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p8
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 7.13 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p9
  ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 8 GiB used: 6 MiB (0.1%) dev: /dev/zram0
  System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
  Processes: 698 Uptime: 1h 22m Memory: 11.49 GiB used: 4.42 GiB (38.5%)
  Init: systemd target: graphical (5) Compilers: gcc: 12.2.1 Packages: 7
  note: see --rpm Shell: Bash v: 5.2.2 inxi: 3.3.21

As I do understand, you not have a Live USB yet?
To create one install:

sudo dnf install mediawriter
and create a live usb to install afterwards.

You still not confirmed if you want a dual-boot system or if you want totally start over and just have a Fedora 36 installation ?!

The original USB flash which I used to install Fedora is right here by me now.

I want to keep my dual boot, just reinstall Fedora 36.

If I understand right, I should be able to restart my computer and the UEFFI should recognize the USB flash drive. Correct?