I just spent 2 hours installing all my programs and getting everything set up the way I wanted it. The last thing I did was install tlp... I used the command sudo tlp start and my system suddenly froze up, I couldn't move the mouse or anything. So I shut it off by holding down the power button, restarted, and now it just freezes while it's booting. Is there any way I can uninstall tlp from my system without actually starting up the os? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Did you modify tlp's configuration file by chance?
    – embik
    Jan 16, 2016 at 11:32

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To remove software before the system boots you need to use recovery mode which can be accessed by holding down SHIFT while booting and selecting recovery mode. Then open the shell or terminal (something like that) and type sudo apt-get remove <package you installed tlp with> and also type sudo apt-get autoremove after that. Reboot your system and it should boot

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