Error were encountered while installing Virtualbox on Ubuntu 8.0.4

Victor Vahe Kevorkian vivakevian at
Wed Feb 4 20:05:58 GMT 2009

I have been using Innotek Virtualbox version 1.5.6 successfully for a long
time, on Ubuntu 8.0.4
Yesterday I decided to upgrade to version 2.1-2.1., since it was in
After selecting the download and proceeded to apply, Synaptic asked me to
remove vs 1.5.6 first
before installing 2.1-2.1, I agreed to apply.

The download went on and started the installation when mid way it stopped
and the following Error
poped out:"Error were encountered while processing: E:

trying to overwrite `/lib/modules/2.6.24-23-386/misc/vboxdrv.ko', which is
also in package virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-23-386"

I couldnt understand why using Synaptic Package I was getting an error so I
searched Ubuntu Forums and I found this Link:

I followed all steps and I reached to : sudo apt-get install virtualbox-2.1
which proceeded until...
"The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 18 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/37.9MB of archives.
After this operation, 77.8MB of additional disk space will be used.
Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 514416 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking virtualbox-2.1 (from
.../virtualbox-2.1_2.1.2-41885%5fUbuntu%5fhardy_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing
 trying to overwrite `/lib/modules/2.6.24-23-386/misc/vboxdrv.ko', which is
also in package virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-23-386
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

It seems to me the same error, which I really dont understand.

I lost version 1.5.6 and I am left with an error.

Can I have help please.

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