View Full Version : [ubuntu] Help needed in application Installation

August 18th, 2010, 02:39 PM
Hi, i am a newbie of Ubuntu, and using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I have installed this Ubuntu in virtual-box running in windows xp.

my INTERNET connection is working fine but i m using proxy for that.

my problem is that when i want to install something through sudo apt-get install xxxx(whatever)
it gives error "Couldn't find package".

#sudo apt-get install wine

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package wine

August 18th, 2010, 02:51 PM
Are you able to access the internet from the guest?

ping www.ubuntuforums.org

Are you able to update the package lists?

sudo apt-get update

August 19th, 2010, 07:50 AM
No I am not able to update the package lists and PING is also not working

But My Internet connection working , I am able to browse Internet.

sudo apt-get update also show error

root@sushant-desktop:/home/sushant# apt-get install update
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package update

What's going wrong i can't understand ??????????????????

August 19th, 2010, 08:00 AM
maybe the proxy is interfering. disable proxy and try again. srry i havent even touched ubuntu yet, but yea, sometimes the biggest problems have the simplest solutions.

August 19th, 2010, 08:13 AM
If i will disable the proxy then how could i connect to internet.

I am running linux in virtualbox.

August 19th, 2010, 08:16 AM
u need a proxy to access the internet?

August 19th, 2010, 08:46 AM
In browser setting i have to add proxy then only i can access Internet.

August 19th, 2010, 10:43 AM
either way, first thing you have to do is try to isolate the problem. from what u are describing, im assuming that u will still be able to access the internet, just that someone else will also be able to use it at the same time. but just try it for a few mins and then apply the proxy again, just to see if that may be the problem. if it is try experimenting with diff proxies.

srry, im a bigger noob than u, but whatever.

August 19th, 2010, 11:40 AM
I removed proxy, my internet is working now but problem still remain same..

now what to do???

August 19th, 2010, 11:45 AM
i dont know sh** but try http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=179

seems as if someone had similar problems.