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    Virtualbox installation failed - error processing /tmp/virtualbox-2.0_2.0.2

    Hi,

    I was sucessfully running Virtualbox 1.5.6. I then removed 1.5.6 and tried installing virtualbox 2.0.02 by downloading and running the deb package from the sun site.

    However I am getting the following error message.

    dpkg: error processing /tmp/virtualbox-2.0_2.0.2-36488_Ubuntu_hardy_1386.deb (--install):
    trying to overwrite '/lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/misc/vboxdrv.ko' which is also in package virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-19-generic
    dpkg-deb:subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)


    Can anyone help please?

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    Re: Virtualbox installation failed - error processing /tmp/virtualbox-2.0_2.0.2

    im glad im not the only one with this problem

    i was about to post about this myself


    i will keep my eyes on this and see what happens


    i suspect there is another update to come our way to update the kernel for virtual box
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    Re: Virtualbox installation failed - error processing /tmp/virtualbox-2.0_2.0.2

    bump
    Ubuntu user # 16304 www.nocleanfeed.com
    If someone asks you to sudo rm -rf anything, don't do it, and don't run any command with rm in it unless you know exactly what you're doing.things i have learnt changing from Xp pro to Ubuntu

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    Lightbulb I have found it

    Quote Originally Posted by jimseg View Post
    Hi,

    I was sucessfully running Virtualbox 1.5.6. I then removed 1.5.6 and tried installing virtualbox 2.0.02 by downloading and running the deb package from the sun site.

    However I am getting the following error message.

    dpkg: error processing /tmp/virtualbox-2.0_2.0.2-36488_Ubuntu_hardy_1386.deb (--install):
    trying to overwrite '/lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/misc/vboxdrv.ko' which is also in package virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-19-generic
    dpkg-deb:subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)


    Can anyone help please?
    I HAVE THE ANSWER!!!!!!!




    The VirtualBox binaries can be downloaded from here: http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads. If the PUEL license is ok for you and there's a package for your distribution, you can install that package. For example, there is a VirtualBox .deb package for Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft), so if you use Ubuntu 6.10, you can use that package. I've also tested this package successfully on Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn), so it seems you can use that package there, too.

    To install the VirtualBox .deb package, please open a terminal window (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and become root:

    sudo su

    Then install some prerequisites for VirtualBox:

    apt-get install bcc iasl xsltproc xalan libxalan110-dev uuid-dev zlib1g-dev libidl-dev libsdl1.2-dev libxcursor-dev libqt3-headers libqt3-mt-dev libasound2-dev libstdc++5 linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential

    Then go to the VirtualBox download page and pick the right .deb package for your Ubuntu version and download it to your system:

    cd /tmp
    wget http://www.virtualbox.org/download/1..._edgy_i386.deb

    After the download has finished, you can install VirtualBox like this:

    YOU HAVE TO DO THIS!!!!!

    dpkg -i --force-overwrite /.../.../..../virtualbox-2.0_2.0.2-36488_Ubuntu_hardy_i386.deb



    You might get asked the following questions:

    Do you agree with the PUEL license terms? <-- Yes
    Should the vboxdrv kernel module be compiled now? <-- Yes

    That's it already. You can now find VirtualBox under Applications > System Tools:


    SPREAD THE WORD!!!!!!

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    Re: Virtualbox installation failed - error processing /tmp/virtualbox-2.0_2.0.2

    thanks for your reply, and i would love to say this has worked, but it has not.

    im about ready to backup my data and FASA this pc

    Format
    and
    start
    again


    i did everything you said and got no errors

    if at the end of at all i type in to shell

    virtualbox

    it says it can find it

    i have restarted the pc as well

    and if i look in applications->system tools

    virtual box is not listed either
    Ubuntu user # 16304 www.nocleanfeed.com
    If someone asks you to sudo rm -rf anything, don't do it, and don't run any command with rm in it unless you know exactly what you're doing.things i have learnt changing from Xp pro to Ubuntu

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    Re: Virtualbox installation failed - error processing /tmp/virtualbox-2.0_2.0.2

    well, i decided to bite the bullet and FASA my pc


    again it failed to work untill i followed your instructions *EXACTLY* and now it works fine


    Thanks you
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    If someone asks you to sudo rm -rf anything, don't do it, and don't run any command with rm in it unless you know exactly what you're doing.things i have learnt changing from Xp pro to Ubuntu

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    Lightbulb Re: Virtualbox installation failed - error processing /tmp/virtualbox-2.0_2.0.2

    the solution is quite easy: remove the package virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.**-**-generic and then install the virtualbox.deb package.
    hope this helps

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