Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: innotek virtual box

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Beans
    3

    Red face innotek virtual box

    i was trying to install this when i had a power failure now my update manager
    gives this message. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message:

    'E:The package virtualbox needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it


    and synaptic package E: the package virtualbox needs to be reinstalled but i cant find an archive for it.

    E: internal error opening cache (1) Please report.


    Both the manager and synaptic will not let me do anything els until this is fixed


    please can someone help thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    /
    Beans
    824
    Distro
    Kubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: innotek virtual box

    have you tried fixing broken files
    Code:
    sudo apt-get --help
    there is a command (which I can not remember off the top of my head) to fix broken things run that command and then update your apt. hopefully it helps you
    VI Cheat Sheet
    Ubuntu Counter Project-user#21143

  3. #3
    forestpixie Guest

    Re: innotek virtual box

    do
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq virtualbox
    and try installing it again - had exactly the same problem once

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Beans
    3

    Re: innotek virtual box

    the terminal will not let me enter my password do you think i have a buggy copy of ubuntu ihave so many bugs like i have to restart many times for sound to work and it freeze up alot? thaks

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    London, England
    Beans
    5,578
    Distro
    Xubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

    Re: innotek virtual box

    Sounds bad. A reinstall might help. Double-check your install CD first. Get the md5 sums file from the downloads page and check the CD with the command
    mdsum /dev/cdrom

  6. #6
    forestpixie Guest

    Re: innotek virtual box

    If you mean you can't see the password that is normal - but it is being entered.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    China
    Beans
    39
    Distro
    Xubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: innotek virtual box

    Well, had the same problem myself.
    sudo dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq virtualbox
    the above line worked.

    read man for the -remove-reinstreq option
    thanks
    ...and ideas are bulletproof, Mr. Creedy.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •