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    Help! VirtualBox Install Error

    I need to install VirtualBox with USB support because I had the OSE version but it lacks USB support. When I attempt to install VirtualBox, I get the same error every time:

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    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/virtualbox_1.5.2-25433%5fUbuntu%5fgutsy_i386.deb: trying to overwrite `/lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/misc/vboxdrv.ko', which is also in package virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.22-14-generic

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    Re: Help! VirtualBox Install Error

    Uninstall the OSE version first. You VMs are in ~/.VirtualBox so they will stay.

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    Re: Help! VirtualBox Install Error

    Quote Originally Posted by maybeway36 View Post
    Uninstall the OSE version first. You VMs are in ~/.VirtualBox so they will stay.
    I already uninstalled the OSE version.

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    Re: Help! VirtualBox Install Error

    Wow, wicked stupid mistake, I completely forgot to uninstall the OSE modules.

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    Re: Help! VirtualBox Install Error

    Quote Originally Posted by Malh View Post
    I already uninstalled the OSE version.
    Did you also uninstall the package that is being complained about:
    virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.22-14-generic
    The problem appears to be that you only uninstalled the Virtualbox application and not the Virtualbox kernel module(s).

    EDIT: Not quick enough I guess. You figured it out while I was still typing!

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