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    VirtualBox Update

    I am attempting to update VBox 2.2.4, tried 3.04 first, GDebi says conflict with existing. Then tried 3.0, same result, I can understand the first but not the second, 3.0 is the next rung up from 2.2.4, any suggestions please.

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    Re: VirtualBox Update

    Maybe update it from the update manager just add the
    ppa lines according to your distribution and update
    it may work but that is the way i installed mine.you
    will find them here

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    Re: VirtualBox Update

    You will need to uninstall VirtualBox 2.2.4 first, then install VBox 3.04.
    I tried with both Synaptic and by clicking on the .deb file, getting the same error message.
    Hope this helps.
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    Re: VirtualBox Update

    The deb is not what's in ubuntu by default that's
    VirtualBox ose the deb is the full version and the
    ppa line is alsoif you add the ppa line then install
    that one from synaptic it will update the ose version
    will not i think thats were the problem is

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    Re: VirtualBox Update

    I have the ppa version listed in sources.list, and therefore do know what I have stated is correct.
    Further, I am aware of the OSE version in the repos, and this version is not installed.

    What I posted earlier about the error message is what i stand by, and apparently is what the the OP is experiencing also.
    The last time i came across this problem on upgrading between VBox versions was from 1.xx to 2.xx, whereby the 1.xx version had to be uninstalled before the 2.xx version could be installed.

    Under all circumstances, I had either used the ppa version, or the one from http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads.
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    Re: VirtualBox Update

    I am not using the repo version, 2.2.4 is the deb version downloaded from th VBox site, as are the attempted updates.

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    Re: VirtualBox Update

    Quote Originally Posted by malty View Post
    I am not using the repo version, 2.2.4 is the deb version downloaded from the VBox site, as are the attempted updates.
    OK. Open Synaptic, search for Virtual Box.
    When you find it, mark it for Complete Removal.
    When it completes, close Synaptic, then install the .deb file of the latest VBox, 3.0.4.
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    Re: VirtualBox Update

    Quote Originally Posted by TransitMan View Post
    I have the ppa version listed in sources.list, and therefore do know what I have stated is correct.
    Further, I am aware of the OSE version in the repos, and this version is not installed.

    What I posted earlier about the error message is what i stand by, and apparently is what the the OP is experiencing also.
    The last time i came across this problem on upgrading between VBox versions was from 1.xx to 2.xx, whereby the 1.xx version had to be uninstalled before the 2.xx version could be installed.

    Under all circumstances, I had either used the ppa version, or the one from http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads.
    I was not saying that you were not correct on yours.
    I was saying on mine vb would update only after i
    added the ppa and has updated good.

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    Re: VirtualBox Update

    when you un-install & then install 3.x do you loose all of your configurations and have to re-construction them?

    thanks

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    Re: VirtualBox Update

    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamHaynes View Post
    when you un-install & then install 3.x do you loose all of your configurations and have to re-construction them?

    thanks
    Your configuration and your virtual machines are in the hidden file .VirtualBox in your home folder, which will not be deleted when you use Synaptic to uninstall and then reinstall the *.deb by double-clicking it. It will all be there when you start Virtual Box after the upgrade.

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