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    Remove VirtualBox

    So, I installed VirtualBox a week or so ago. Now, I would like to remove it. I have removed the virtual machines that I created. How do I remove the program?

    I can list my directories in a terminal, but cannot navigate to or remove the one that is listed as VirtualBox VMs.

    I get no such file or directory.

    I cannot get VB to come up under the software center, either. Usually, I remove an application by brining it up in the Software Center, then, merely clicking 'remove' or 'uninstall' (can't remember which).

    Help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Caruso

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    Re: Remove VirtualBox

    Try

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove virtualbox-ose --purge
    in the terminal

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    Re: Remove VirtualBox

    @OP

    Did you install Oracles Virtualbox from their website?

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    Re: Remove VirtualBox

    Thanks for the replies. I do not remember how I installed this application, and I tried the terminal commands suggested. Ubuntu runs the commands, then reports that the application was not installed, so it was not removed.

    Yet, I can use Unity to invoke the application, an she pops up plain as day.

    I received a message from VB that a newer version was available, and I downloaded but have not installed it. Would like to make certain I have uninstalled the existing version first.

    Thanks again for the replies, but I remain stumped.

    Caruso

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    Re: Remove VirtualBox

    Quote Originally Posted by carusoswi View Post
    ...
    Try:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove virtualbox* --purge

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    Re: Remove VirtualBox

    You may need to run this command if you installed from a source other than the Ubuntu repositories:


    Code:
    sudo ./VirtualBox.run uninstall

    Worth a try.

    Hope it helps you.

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    Re: Remove VirtualBox

    Seems to have worked this time.
    Thanks for all the replies/suggestions.
    Caruso

    Quote Originally Posted by synaptix View Post
    Try:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove virtualbox* --purge

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    Re: Remove VirtualBox

    Quote Originally Posted by carusoswi View Post
    Seems to have worked this time.
    Thanks for all the replies/suggestions.
    Caruso
    It works... thanks...

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    Re: Remove VirtualBox

    Quote Originally Posted by synaptix View Post
    Try:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove virtualbox* --purge
    I had the same issue, this solved it for me, thanks.

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    Re: Remove VirtualBox

    Try:

    Code:

    sudo apt-get remove virtualbox* --purge

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